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Friday, August 17, 2012

Sinai Jihad group says its only targets Jews

From Al Ahram English:

The media committee of the Mujahideen Shura Council, a jihadist group, issued a statement on Thursday denying any involvement in the 5 August attack near Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip in which 16 Egyptian borders guards were killed.
In its statement, the militant group said that it, along with other Jihadist groups, was being falsely accused by the media of standing behind the attack based only on statements by Israeli military spokesman Avichay Adraee.

The Mujahideen Shura Council also rejected "baseless accusations" against the Palestinian people in general, saying that such accusations were merely aimed at justifying the six-year-old Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the Gaza Strip.

The council also condemned the ongoing "media campaign" against it, stressing that the group's sole objective was "to fight the Jewish invaders" of Palestine.
Their English version waters down the their Arabic version significantly.

In Arabic, the headline says that the Shura jihadists "assert that the Jihad is against the Jews." In the article it mentions that their targets are "Jews," "Jewish usurpers" and the "Jewish forces."

But state-run Al-Ahram wouldn't want their Western audience to think that the jihadists were anti-semitic or anything.