Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Leader in Tehran Calls for Israel to Be “Wiped Off the Map” – Amir Taheri (New York Post)
This week, Kamal al-Halbawi became the first Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader to visit Tehran. There he announced that he wanted for Egypt what Iran has today: “a true Islamic state.”
“Egypt and the world of Islam as a whole need leaders like President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,” he said.
Egypt should join “a new world order with Iran and Venezuela plus Hizbullah and Hamas to chase away the Americans.”
“Every night when I go to bed, I pray to wake up the next day to see Israel is wiped off the map.”
Hamas Asks Rival Fatah to Reconcile for “Jihad” Against Israel (AFP-Jordan Times)
Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal on Sunday called for reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah based on “jihad” against Israel, in a speech in Khartoum broadcast live on Sudanese state television.
“The first step [to liberating Jerusalem] is refusal to negotiate with Israel…and to establish a new, reconciled Palestinian position based on jihad,” he said.
Sudan’s President Omar Bashir said, “What is going in the region is a prelude to the battle for Jerusalem. And we are committed to supporting the [Palestinian] people of Jerusalem in their jihad.”