Monday, May 2, 2011

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood:"Islam is not Bin Laden"

Unlike Hamas, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood does not not believe that OBL is a "holy warrior" to be counted with the "true believers and martyrs".  In fact, in a blunt comment, Mahmud Ezzat, the Brotherhood's number two, told AFP that "Islam is not Bin Laden(...) After September 11, there had been a lot of confusion. Terrorism was mixed up with Islam (...) In the coming phase, everyone will be looking to the West for just behavior."

While I will not hold my breath for "just behavoir" from the West, I think that it is an ecouraging sign that the Egyptian MB is distancing itself from Bin Laden and his clueless supporters.