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January 4, 2012 0

Muslim Brotherhood Official: “We do not recognize Israel at all!”

In an Jan­u­ary 1, 2012, inter­view with the Arabic-language Al Hayat news­pa­per, Rashad Bay­oumi, Deputy Chair­man of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, vowed that his group would never rec­og­nize Israel. “We do not rec­og­nize Israel at all. It is a rap­ing, occu­py­ing, crim­i­nal enemy entity. I shall never tol­er­ate for myself to sit with a crim­i­nal and we shall not deal with Israel under any circumstances…The peace treaty absolutely does not oblig­ate me and the peo­ple will give their opin­ion about this.”