A former Muslim Brotherhood leader spells out its ideology: Muslims "are masters of the world and Jihad should be waged against the "thieving gangs of Zion, according to a Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) translation of the book by Mustafa Mashur, "Jihad is the Way."
He was the official leader of the Muslim Brotherhood from 1996 until he died in 2002.
The ideology in the book stands behind the "Freedom and Justice party, the euphemism chosen by the Brotherhood as the name of its political party that won 40 percent of the votes in Egypts first-round legislative elections last week.
Another Islamist party, representing the Salafists, won 20 percent, giving the Muslim fundamentalists a solid majority.
Other choice quotes in the book: "The Islamic Ummah [nation]... [is] the most exalted nation among men; you are the masters of the world, even if your enemies desire your degradation..."
"Jihad and preparation towards Jihad are not only for the purpose of fending off assaults and attacks of Allah's enemies against Muslims, but are also for the purpose of realizing the great task of establishing an Islamic state and strengthening the religion and spreading it around the world...
"...Jihad for Allah is not limited to the specific region of the Islamic countries, and it shall continue to be raised, with the help of Allah, until every inch of the land of Islam will be liberated, the State of Islam will be established...
"Then comes the power of arms and weapons,... and this is the role of Jihad , a religious public duty... incumbent upon the Islamic nation, and is a personal duty to fend off the infidels' attack on the nation (...)(...more)