Islamic Spring: Jihad and Death for Allah
Supporters of Mohamed Mursi, the head of the Muslim Brotherhood group’s political party, and the group’s candidate in Egypt’s presidential election, wear T-shirts with Mursi’s picture on them as they participate in a rally to support Mursi, on bicycles in Alexandria May 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih)
Top Egyptian presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood told supporters this weekend,
“Jihad is our path and death in the name of Allah is our goal.”
Voice of Russia reported, via ROP:
Egypt’s Constitution should be based on the Koran and Sharia law, presidential candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement Mohamed Morsi said.
“The Koran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader, jihad is our path and death in the name of Allah is our goal,” Morsi said in his election speech before Cairo University students on Saturday night.
Today Egypt is close as never before to the triumph of Islam at all the state levels, he said.
“Today we can establish Sharia law because our nation will acquire well-being only with Islam and Sharia. The Muslim Brothers and the Freedom and Justice Party will be the conductors of these goals,” he said.
The Muslim Brotherhood Islamist group has been banned in Egypt for decades before being legalized following the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in last year’s popular uprising, and has since emerged as a powerful political force.
And yet the Obama Administration blames Israel for its growing isolation in the region.