Sunday, January 01, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt insists it will never recognize Israel

From Al Masry al Youm:

Dr. Rashad Bayoumi, deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, told the newspaper Al Hayat of London in an interview published Sunday: "Is there a requirement that the government recognize Israel? .. This is not an option at all, whatever the circumstances, we will not recognize Israel at all, they are an usurping criminal enemy occupier entity."

He stressed that the Brotherhood "will not recognize the state of Israel under any circumstances," suggesting that the group "would put a peace treaty with Israel to a referendum."

Bayoumi stressed that "none of the members of the group will ever sit in the future with Israelis," adding: "I will not allow myself to sit down with a criminal .. We will not deal with Israel in any way."

And on the peace treaty, Bayoumi said: "We will take legal procedures against the peace treaty, it does not oblige us at all."

He explained: "The Brotherhood respects international conventions, but we will take legal action against the peace treaty with the Zionist entity ... It is the right of any party to reconsider the treaty."
If this is how the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt will behave when it becomes part of the government, then is there any question how Hamas would behave even if it joins the PLO?

The Islamic winter is upon us.