A quick look at the Muslim Brotherhood’s credo is all that’s needed:
Allah is our objective.
The Prophet is our leader.
The Qur’an is our law.
Jihad is our way.
Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.
BARACK Obama’s top US intelligence official has pledged to step up “observation” of the Muslim Brotherhood after admitting to ignorance of its agenda in Egypt.
James Clapper, the President’s director of national intelligence, conceded yesterday that he was unclear about the group’s attitude to Iran, Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel or arms-smuggling to Gaza.
Challenged by members of the US Senate intelligence committee yesterday, Mr Clapper said: “It is hard to, at this point, to point to a specific agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood as a group.”
The Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic-based opposition group started in 1928, was officially banned under the ousted Mubarak government.
It was nonetheless the largest and most organised opposition group during former president Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule and took a prominent role in demonstrations that led to his downfall last weekend.