Friday, 20 July 2012

Ed O'Keefe is wrong about the Muslim Brotherhood

Letter to the Beebs:
In his interview with BBC WorldService, Ed O'Keefe of the Washington Post  said the Muslim Brotherhood was now "very different" from the past and was now just a political organisation (and by implication: secular).

But that's not what  Mohamad Morsi thinks.

See the New York Times article about Morsi, April 23rd.

He has argued for barring women and non-Muslims from Egypt’s presidency on the basis of Islamic law, or Shariah. He has called for a council of Muslim scholars to advise Parliament. He has a track record of inflammatory statements about Israel, including repeatedly calling its citizens “killers and vampires.”

“This is the old ‘Islam is the solution’ platform,” he said, recalling the group’s traditional slogan in his first television interview as a candidate. “It has been developed and crystallized so that God could bless society with it.” At his first rally, he led supporters in a chant: “The Koran is our constitution, and Shariah is our guide!”

Hardly secular or just "Political"!