Syria’s Assad and Saudi King Abdullah Hail New Egyptian Leadership
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (right) and the Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi met in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and discussed regional issues and economic cooperation. (Ahmed Fuad / AFP)
Syrian tyrant Bashar al-Assad gloated today following the fall of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammad Morsi.
Sky News reported
Syrian President Bashar al Assad has hailed the fall of “political Islam” in Egypt as he fights an armed opposition movement at home.
“What is happening in Egypt is the fall of what is known as political Islam,” Assad said in an interview with Syrian state newspaper Ath Thawra, excerpts of which were posted on an official Facebook page.
“Anywhere in the world, whoever uses religion for political aims, or to benefit some and not others, will fall.
“You can’t fool all the people all the time, let alone the Egyptian people who have a civilisation that is thousands of years old, and who espouse clear, Arab nationalist thought.
“After a whole year, reality has become clear to the Egyptian people. The Muslim Brotherhood’s performance has helped them see the lies the (movement) used at the start of the popular revolution in Egypt.”
Saudi King Abdullah on Wednesday sent a message of congratulations to Egypt’s new caretaker president saying his appointment comes at a “critical” time in the nation’s history