A group defended as representing the “moderate” face of Islam has called for the killing of all Jews.
The Muslim brotherhood, which recently won a majority of seats in Egyptian elections, has often been called a “moderate” faction of Islam.
The website, Ikhwanophobia .com, states that the group wants to represent the Muslim brotherhood as the face of moderate Islam. Following the election victory, many mainstream media outlets also claim the Muslim Brotherhood is a moderate Islamic organization.
The Muslim Brotherhood claims to be a moderate group. Speaking to the Associated Press, Essam el-Erian, deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s new political party in Egypt, said, “We represent a moderate and fair party. We want to apply the basics of Sharia law in a fair way that respects human rights and personal rights.”
If Muslim Brotherhood defenders are correct, that the group is the face of moderate Islam, then it appears that moderate Islam believes in the killing of all Jews and the destruction of Israel.
YNet news reported at the end of November a Muslim Brotherhood rally of moderate Muslims was held at Cairo’s most prominent mosque.
The rally, which over 5,000 people attended, was called to promote the “battle against Jerusalem’s Judaization.”
Many worshippers left the mosque before the rally got underway, although a group spokesman for the moderate organization urged attendants not to leave the protest.
Muslim Brotherhood spokesmen called for liberating the whole of Palestine, a reference to all of the land Israel currently occupies.
On Monday, Dec. 27, Ismail Haniyeh, Gaza’s Hamas premier, met with Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mohammed Badie.
Hamas charter calls for the total destruction of Israel. Badie said Hamas served as a role model for the Brotherhood and the Brotherhood supported Hamas in its “resistance” against Israel.
Egypt’s Middle East News Agency reported that Badie said Hamas has served as a role model to the Brotherhood. Haniyeh describes Hamas as the “jihadi movement of the Brotherhood with a Palestinian face.”
The moderate Muslim Brotherhood has also called for re-evaluating the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.
Mahmoud Hussein, the group’s secretary general, said, “A long time has passed since the Camp David accord was signed, and like the other agreements it needs to be reviewed, and this is in the hands of the parliament.”