Monday, May 2, 2011

Egypt Muslim Brothers echo Iran ~ on Osama bin Laden/ US

Brotherhood called on the US to pull out from Afghanistan


TEHRAN, Iran said on Monday the death of Osama bin Laden has removed "any excuse" for the United States and its allies to deploy forces in the Middle East under the pretext of fighting terrorism.

"US and their allies have no more excuse to deploy forces in the Middle East under pretext of fighting terrorism," foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast was quoted as saying on the website of Iran's English-language Press TV channel. AFP


Ezzat said the United States had long used Bin Laden and his extremist network as a "pretext to wage war in Muslim countries."
 Muslim Brotherhood

MB says, ''terrorism was mixed up with Islam'' & "Islam is not Bin Laden" ~ though Islam's history tells a very 'different' story.

The rejection of Bin Laden is a retraction of Muhammad's vision. Either Muslims retract it or it will be retracted for them.

Obama said it best ~ 'we' make up our minds what we want to do.




CAIRO (AFP)— Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said on Monday that Osama bin Laden, who was killed by US forces in Pakistan, did not represent Islam and said the United States should pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan.

"Islam is not Bin Laden," Mahmud Ezzat, the Brotherhood's number two, told AFP.

"After September 11, there had been a lot of confusion. Terrorism was mixed up with Islam," he said. "In the coming phase, everyone will be looking to the West for just behaviour."

The Muslim Brotherhood was long banned under ousted president Hosni Mubarak, but it has since formed a political party and plans to contest elections.

Ezzat said the United States had long used Bin Laden and his extremist network as a "pretext to wage war in Muslim countries."

"The United States should pull out (of Iraq and Afghanistan) because it should not be occupying these lands, not because Bin Laden is dead," he said.

The Al-Qaeda mastermind was killed on Sunday in a firefight with covert US forces in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad, northeast of the capital Islamabad.

Bin Laden's deputy, Egypt-born Ayman al-Zawahiri, recently accused Washington of installing sympathetic new regimes in Tunisia and Egypt following popular revolts that toppled their long-time presidents.

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