New Muslim president declares Jerusalem will be Egypt's capital

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What kind of insanity is this?
One of the first statements made by the newly elected president of post-Arab Spring Egypt is “Our capital shall be Jerusalem, Allah willing.” The last time I looked, Cairo is the capital of Egypt, not Jerusalem!

Mohammad Morsi

writes for Gulag Bound that yesterday morning, Mohammed Morsi, the candidate of the radical Muslim Brotherhood, was named the winner of the Egyptian election.
Morsi received up to 13.2 million votes out of just over 26 million, giving him approximately 51% of the vote. Morsi’s opponent, Ahmed Shafiq, the final Prime Minister under Hosni Mubarak, received 12.3 million votes. More than 800,000 ballots were invalidated. 95% of Egyptian Muslims in the United States voted for the Muslim Brotherhood. This leaves the fate of Egypt’s 12 million Coptic Christians in serious doubt. By Islmaic law, they can convert, pay the Jizya tax or die.
Upon winning, Morsi declared that very little would change but that “Our capital shall be Jerusalem, Allah willing.”
Born in Egypt, 60-year-old Mohammad Morsi received a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in engineering from Cairo University, and a PhD in engineering from the University of Southern California in 1982. He was an Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge from 1982 to 1985. In 1985, he returned to Egypt to teach at Zagazig University. Two of his five children were born in California and are U.S. citizens by birth. Morsi was chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party founded by the Muslim Brotherhood after the 2011 Egyptian revolution until he resigned when he was elected president yesterday.

Official seal of the Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood wants a pan-Islamic (that is uniting all the world’s Muslim countries) theocratic state. From Wikipedia:

The Society of the Muslim Brothers …  is the world’s most influential and one of the largest Islamist movements, and is the largest political opposition organization in many Arab states. Founded in Egypt in 1928 as a Pan-Islamic, religious, political, and social movement by the Islamic scholar and schoolteacher Hassan al-Banna, by the end of World War II the MB had an estimated two million members. Its ideas had gained it supporters throughout the Arab world and influenced other Islamist groups with its “model of political activism combined with Islamic charity work”. Its most famous slogan, used worldwide, is “Islam is the solution.”

The Brotherhood’s stated goal is to instill the Qur’an and Sunnah as the “sole reference point for …ordering the life of the Muslim family, individual, community … and state”. The movement officially opposes violent means to achieve its goals, although it at one time encompassed a paramilitary wing and its members were involved in massacres, bombings and assassinations of political opponents; notably Egyptian Prime Minister Mahmoud an-Nukrashi Pasha and the movement’s own founder Hassan al-Banna.

Despite that, not only did Obama congratulate Morsi on his electoral victory, the White House instructed Egypt’s military to speedily hand over power to The Muslim Brotherhood or risk losing billions of dollars in U.S. military and economic aid.
So much for the euphoric proclamation by western media last year of an “Arab Spring.” More like an Islamic winter in hell.
H/t FOTM’s beloved Tina & Grouchy.

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0 responses to “New Muslim president declares Jerusalem will be Egypt's capital

  1. Not going to end well at all…

  2. And I noticed in the crowd of 100,000+ celebrating his election, not one woman. Not one.

  3. Thank you Dr.Eowyn for this informative post! Yes, it will be like an Islamic winter in hell. To think that this person was just elected and he already is declaring Jerusalem the capital of Egypt shows his extreme narcissism and complete hatred of Israel. And we are not surprised that the king congratulated this man!

  4. Jay Carney, latest Spokesmodel for the WH, called the election result a “milestone” in Egypt’s transition to democracy and said Washington looks forward to working with Morsi’s government “on the basis of mutual respect.”
    Now tie this in with Skippy’s refusal to support the Iranian protests in June, 2009 against the terrorist Islamic regime. He could have supported the people but instead spoke oh so respectfully of the autocratic Ayatollah Khamenei. The result was a brutal and violent crackdown that resulted in the deaths of many women; some were shot, and a major number were subsequently hanged by the brutal cleric regime in Iran.
    Again, connect the dots.

  5. America would feel a might safer if Hillary Clinton and Huma were put under arrest. Huma a known muslim brotherhood supporter,her mother is part of them,is Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff. Huma is obviously practicing “muruna” something she learned from Qaradawi,the Al-Queda godfather as they call him. Do we think between Clinton and illegal obama,there are any secrets left?

  6. Non-muslims in Egypt: Get out now, while you still can.

  7. If I know my bible prophecy right, Egypt is the king of the south. Will be destroyed. It’s all starting to fit together. Hang on……

  8. The Egyptian military has stripped the president of most of his power.
    Let’s hope they don’t give any of it back, as they appear, at least to me, to be the sanest bunch in that sad country right now.

    • Dave,rumor has it the illegal commie muslim in the whitehouse has threatened along with Hillary to withold their billions if they don’t turn it to the M.brotherhood.

      • tina,
        I saw that earlier today.
        Hopefully the Egyptian military will tell the Chicago Jesus and the Hildabeast to go pound sand.

  9. This is just fear mongering. I live in Egypt. I heard all of his statements and speeches. I am not a Muslim Brotherhood supporter but he said nothing of the sort. What he did say is that Egypt will honour all standing interational agreements.

  10. Britcapitalist, I was not present at this event nor did I see it even reported on the news as it was a minor event in one of the provinces. I did ask people. Who know about it. Firstly this Safwat Hegazi is not a member of the MB’s FJ party, nor does he represent them or the majority of Egyptians. He seems to be expressing his own wishful thinking. It has been confirmed that he does not speak for Morsi or the MB. Secondly in response to these rumors Morsi stressed that Cairo will always be the capital of Egypt. To think otherwise would be ridiculous, this is an ancient country with an Ancient history – no Egyptians would want to throw that away. He also said that there is no intention of opening the borders at Rafah between Egypt and Palestine. His main priority is getting Egyptians out of poverty. There are millions here living below the poverty line whereas the are billions of dollars which have been embezzled out of the country by corrupt politicians. Millions of Egyptians voted for Morsi in the last elections which were a choice between him and someone representing the old regime. Even those openly against the MB voted for him as we want to have a truly representative government and not the old cronies pulling the strings and stealing the country for all it’s worth. If Morsi steps out of line there are millions watching to take him to account. Thirdly, the US backed army is still very much in power. once they got wind that Morsi has a good chance of winning they changed the law to strip the President of most of his powers. The US and the Army wanted Shafiq to win and they were Planning to to some tampering with the results but the Egyptian people were on to them and millions were in the streets protesting, so they knew they could not pull it off with out a considerable fight.

  11. If any one can read the following transcript in Arabic of the TV interview where Morsi states his position here it is:
    وحول علاقة مصر بالفلسطينيين حال فوزه بالرئاسة، استنكر “مرسي” الشائعة المثارة على تمليك الفلسطينيين أرض سيناء، مؤكدًا أن أرض سيناء ستملَّك لأهل سيناء، مشددًا على حب المصريين لفلسطين وشعبها، مشيرًا إلى عدم وجود خطر في فتح معبر رفح البري بين مصر وقطاع غزة كما فتحت الحدود المصرية مع ليبيا، مؤكدًا على إبقاء القاهرة عاصمة مصر.
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