Hamas issues double speak statement on bin Laden

by Kal El on May 5, 2011 · 12 comments

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Typical islamists, say one thing in English, and another in Arabic. Taqqiyah, anyone?

On Bin Laden, Muslim Brotherhood Makes Different Statements in English and in Arabic

In Arabic, they honor bin Laden as a “sheikh” and call for terrorism against American forces in Muslim lands.

The Muslim Brotherhood, a dominant political force in Egypt and around the Arab world, is notorious for saying one thing to Western media and something else to local media. That was the case today, when leading member Essam al-Erian gave Reuters a strong but measured statement on the killing of Osama bin Laden — but left out key details from the group’s reaction on its Arabic-language website.

“With Bin Laden’s death, one of the reasons for which violence has been practised in the world has been removed,” Essam al-Erian, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s governing body, told Reuters. “It is time for Obama to pull out of Afghanistan and Iraq and end the occupation of U.S. and Western forces around the world that have for so long harmed Muslim countries.”

While al-Erian portrayed bin Laden as a cause for violence in the Reuters article, the Muslim Brotherhood’s statement on their Arabic-language page said nothing critical of him. The website refers to the killing of “Sheikh” Osama bin Laden, using an honorific title, and condemns the attack as an assassination. It demands America stay out of the internal affairs of Arab and Muslim countries, and blames the West for launching a media campaign to demonize Islam.

Above all, the MB’s Arabic-language statement “confirms that the legitimate resistance against foreign occupation, for any country is a legitimate right guaranteed by divine law and international convention,” in reference to America’s presence in Iraq and Afghanistan. By supporting violence against America’s troops in Muslim lands, the MB essentially defends the al-Qaeda campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The text also instructs the United States to stop its intelligence operations in Muslim lands, the key source of information that led to bin Laden’s killing. It furthers support the “legitimate resistance” of Palestinian groups against Israel, and tells the U.S. to do the same.

So while the MB claims to have renounced violence, it has honored bin Laden as a sheikh and called for terrorism against American forces in Muslim lands.

See the translation of the Muslim Brotherhood’s statement on the next page.


Statement from the Muslim Brotherhood on the assassination of Sheikh Osama bin Laden

The whole world has lived and the especially the Muslims have suffered from a fierce media campaign to label Islam as terrorism and to describe the Muslims as violent, by attaching the September 11th attacks to al-Qaeda.

Today, the U.S. president has announced that a special task force of U.S. marines has succeeded in assassinating Sheikh Osama bin Laden, a woman, and one of his children, along with a number of his companions. [With this development], We find that we are facing a new situation.

The Muslim Brotherhood declares that they are against the use of violence generally, and against the methods of assassination, and they are with the fair trial of anyone accused of any crime, whatsoever.

The Muslim Brotherhood demands for the world (in general) and the Western world, as peoples and governments (particularly) to stop linking Islam with terrorism, and to deliberately correct the erroneous image which it has already promoted for a number of years.

The Muslim Brotherhood confirms that the legitimate resistance against foreign occupation for any country is a legitimate right guaranteed by divine law and international convention. Confusion [shuffling papers] between legitimate resistance and violence against innocent people was intended by the Zionist enemy in particular.

And so long as the occupation remains, the legitimate resistance will remain. It is on America, the NATO pact, and the European Union to speedily end the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq and to recognize the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.

The Muslim Brotherhood demands that the United States cease its intelligence operations against the violators and to desist from interfering in the internal affairs of any Arab or Muslim country.

The Muslim Brotherhood

Cairo, on the 29 of Jumada 1 1432 A.H., corresponding to May 2, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    How about, mohammadan countries don’t meddle in the internal affairs of America? You’re about a thousand years too late to establish a caliphate. Even mohammadans are too well educated to believe that is more than a pipe dream and with so many cell phones to provide instant communication, all fanatics can do is stage insignificant raids.

  • SirWilhelm

    Maybe the world would stop linking Islam with terrorism, when they get rid of organizations like Hamas, Hizbollah, Al Qeada, the Taliban, and many others too numerous to list. And maybe we would stop linking Islam with terroism when more Muslim countries recognize Israel’s right to exist, instead of calling for it’s destruction. And maybe we would trust the Muslim Bortherhood, if they stopped saying one thing in English, and another in Arabic.

    • hellosnackbar

      Yes Sir W ironic isn’t it that one of their most frequent whines ;is that quotes from the Koranus have been
      misconstrued due to translation difficulties.
      And now in the modern day ,quotes in English that in no way mirror their quotes in Arabic.
      It would appear that either Arabic is wildly imprecise ;or pathological lying is part of Arabic culture.
      As a child”you lying Arab!” was a very common expression,amongst my peers.
      Seems like it’s an historically based cultural tradition.

      • Sirwilhelm

        Arab culture is indistinguishable from Islamic culture, and, as I’m sure you know, they have words in Arabic for how they condone lying to non-Muslims: dawa, taqiyya, and kitman. So, call it pathological if you want, Islam could be considered pathological then, too, if you ask me. When you’re taught to lie in the name of your religion, how can lying be anything but natural, whatever the circumstances?

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  • Tonto

    Yep, typical muz BS. A little whining, a little chest pounding a little murder of defenceless one….burn churches….you know, peace and love muzleem style.


    The Muslim Brotherhood makes Charles Manson’s “family” look like the Partridges.

  • hellosnackbar

    Off Topic,
    Kal I’ve just written a long missive in reply to Muslim Woman and I got a notification that it has to be approved!
    This is the third time this has happened and the former comments never appeared.
    Furthermore info@infidelsarecool.com doesn’t work.
    Be a good lad and fix it.

  • Yuval

    I must say i agree with the Ichwan on the subject of American presence in Afghanistan and iraq. Killing the perps of 911 and other attacks on US personnel is one thing. Nation building along a western values is another. As for the Arab wish to elimiate israel, well, let the jews deal with it. They do not need hand-holding and they dont need American tax-payers to subsidise UNWRA, or USAID, or the PA, or the Keith Dayton terror brigade, or the Egyptian military, jordanian military, or the israeli military. All they need to do is stand aside and let the jews do their own self-defense. There is no need for the so-called commitment to israeli security aside from stopping the arming and subsidizing israel’s enemies. its quite simple really. Keep the money and let the righteous do their job.

    • SirWilhelm

      I think we should turn the Muslim world into one big, flat, barren, parking lot, although the resulting radiation would make parking there a bit hazardous. Oh well! I’m oversimplifying, I know, but sometimes I have to vent my frustration a little bit.

      • Beejj

        Vent away, old fellow! When you say the Muslim world I take it you mean countries ruled by this vile religion: Saudi, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Jordan, etc, etc. I would be content to leave them well alone, but to transfer to them Muslims from countries where they are a growing problem and an eyesore – from Europe and the USA, for example. A fanciful idea, I agree, but a pleasant one. Imagine how much more difficult it would be for Muslim terrorists to perform their deeds were this dream ever to be realised. By the way, I asked John to forward you something about global warming yesterday, so I hope you received it.