Video: Muslim Brotherhood Leader: "Every Israeli who enters Egypt--tourist or not--should be killed"

www.translatingjihad.com - 28 September 2011

Last month Dr. Salah Sultan, a member of Yusuf al-Qaradawi's International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, declared on al-Jazeera that the IUMS would restore the fatwa they issued in 1994, which stated that "every Zionist who enters Egypt--tourist or not--should be killed." Despite the importance of this fatwa for Egyptian-Israeli relations, this unfortunately received little attention in Western press. MEMRI did publish a short excerpt of the statements (see here), but I believe there is more in Salah's comments that we should be aware of, especially that this is not about mere retaliation for Israelis supposedly killing Egyptian officers, but rather it is about the desire to destroy Israel altogether.

The subtitled video is above, transcript is below (see the original Arabic here):

If they are not able to protect our children then we, the International Union of Muslim Scholars, will mobilize the Egyptian people, as well as the Arab and Islamic people, to carry their burdens with their own hands. A new revolution will be launched to uproot the Zionist entity. We consider that to be in fulfillment of a warning from Allah Almighty: "When the first of the warnings came to pass, We sent against you Our servants given to terrible warfare: They entered the very inmost parts of your homes; and it was a warning (completely) fulfilled” [Qur’an 17:5].

As long as they remain in Egypt, and kill our children, we will bring back the fatwa which we declared (previously) in the Cairo Conference of 1994 after the killing of 60 people who were worshiping in the al-Ibrahimi Mosque. Also the number of Egyptians killed from the (Cairo) agreement until now, exceeds 140 slain, all who were killed at the hands of the Zionists. In response to this, I said at that day, that every Zionist who enters Egypt—tourist or not—should be killed. We don’t kill tourists from any (other) country. We declare that the fatwa is specifically for those Zionists who destroyed our land and country, killed our children, and shed our blood upon our land. The incident of the killing of those officers will not be forgotten, because it was after the revolution. (...)

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