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February 8, 2012 2

Attacker of the Israeli Embassy in Cairo Welcomed in Iran

Dhia Al-Sawi, who gained pop­u­lar­ity in Egypt for his role in attack­ing the Israeli embassy in Cairo last year, attended a con­fer­ence in Tehran, Iran, under the patron­age of the Iran­ian leader Aya­tol­lah Khamenei. The con­fer­ence, held in the Iran­ian cap­i­tal last week, was billed as “The Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence for Youth and the Islamic Awakening.” 
Rep­re­sent­ing the “Egypt­ian youth,” Al-Sawi deliv­ered a speech declar­ing that it was an honor to be involved in the attack on the “Zion­ist” embassy in Sep­tem­ber 2011. Assert­ing his sup­port for Hamas and Hezbol­lah and his oppo­si­tion to the State of Israel, Al-Sawi, stated “We are close to lib­er­at­ing Pales­tine. Just as we attacked the Zion­ist embassy in Cairo, a day will come, when we will lib­er­ate the pris­oner mosque of Al-Aqsa.”
Al-Sawi fur­ther called on Arab and Mus­lim nations to unite in sup­port of Iran’s nuclear pro­gram. “The Mus­lim nation and espe­cially the new Arab rev­o­lu­tions should line up to sup­port Iran’s right to pos­sess nuclear knowl­edge and tech­nol­ogy… If the Zio-American alliance and the West suc­ceed in this bat­tle, we will never obtain this technology.”
Al-Sawi’s speech con­cluded with a request that Khamenei pro­claim May 15, Israel’s Inde­pen­dence Day, as a day to cleanse the Arab and Islamic world of Zion­ist embassies and con­sulates and attack them. In response to his request, the crowd cheered and chanted, “Death to Israel.”
Hun­dreds of Islamist lead­ers from more than 73 coun­tries attended the con­fer­ence, accord­ing to a record­ing of the event.

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