The Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide – the group’s highest ranking official — is calling on the Muslim world to carry out “holy jihad” against Israel and capture Jerusalem. Mohammed Badie’s remarks were reported Thursday by AFP:
Badie said that because “the Zionists only understand force,” Muslims should sidestep any efforts at negotiation with Israel. The Times of Israel provided more quotes from the Muslim Brotherhood leader’s anti-Jewish message [emphasis added]:
This isn’t the first time Badie has conveyed an extreme anti-Semitic message. As TheBlaze reported in July, Badie said waging jihad against Israel is an imperative for every Muslim in order to “to save al-Quds [Jerusalem] from the hands of the rapists [Israelis].” And before that, Badie called for gradually establishing a global Islamic Caliphate leading to “mastership of the world.”
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has said he will respect all international treaties, but senior Egyptian officials have expressed a desire to revise the Camp David Accords which Egypt and Israel signed in 1979. Morsi’s adviser Mohamed Essmat Seif al-Dawla said last month that amending that treaty is just “a matter of time” in order to secure full Egyptian control over military deployments in the Sinai, which are limited under Camp David.