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February 1, 2013 3

UAE Official Links Israel and Jews To Muslim Brotherhood Conspiracies Via Twitter

“…how fast you roman­ti­cized the Jews, couldn’t you wait a year at least… such a rush.”

Dubai Police Chief, Dahi Khal­fan, who is known for his pub­lic ani­mos­ity toward the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, is increas­ingly using anti-Israel con­spir­acy the­o­ries and anti-Semitism in his Twit­ter cam­paign against the Mus­lim Brotherhood.

Khal­fan, who also holds the rank of Lieu­tenant Gen­eral and serves as a mem­ber of the Exec­u­tive Coun­cil of the Gov­ern­ment of Dubai, has over 300 thou­sand fol­low­ers on his Twit­ter account, which he devotes pri­mar­ily to crit­i­cism the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood.

In his tweets, Khal­fan tries to dis­credit the Broth­er­hood by describ­ing nefar­i­ous alle­giance to Israel and Jews. The way Khal­fan uses these con­spir­acy the­o­ries demon­strates that no alle­ga­tion made against Jews and Israel is too absurd when it is used to stig­ma­tize and dis­credit oth­ers in Arab world.

“The Jewish-Muslim Broth­er­hood alliance and the project of estab­lish­ing Greater Israel.”

On Jan­u­ary 2, for exam­ple, Khal­fan Retweeted a link to a YouTube video titled “The Jewish-Muslim Broth­er­hood alliance and the project of estab­lish­ing Greater Israel.” The video accuses the Jews of using the Broth­er­hood to achieve their goal of con­trol­ling Mus­lims and estab­lish­ing greater Israel.

Sev­eral of Khalfan’s tweets from Jan­u­ary 4 attempt to dis­credit the Broth­er­hood by sug­gest­ing that the group cares too much about Jews. For example:

  • When one of the broth­er­hood offi­cials, Essam El-Erian, called for Egypt­ian Jews to return to Egypt to accel­er­ate the destruc­tion of Israel, Khal­fan mocked the Broth­er­hood, tweet­ing, “Essam El-erian says to the Jews who left Egypt ‘Wahash­toona’ [love song: We miss you].”
  • He also tweeted, “The Mus­lim Broth­er­hood fell down in pub­lic opin­ion as their ugly creed is shown to be ‘The goal jus­ti­fies the mean’/// how fast you roman­ti­cized the Jews, couldn’t you wait a year at least… such a rush.”
  • A third tweet read, “Yes­ter­day the song of the Ikhwan­jia [Mus­lim Broth­er­hood] was: in Mil­lions we march to lib­er­ate Pales­tine, but today the Ikhwanjia’s chant ‘Oh pre­cious Jews, come back where you are, take what­ever you want’”

Below is a sam­pling of Khalfan’s tweets link­ing Israel to the Broth­er­hood, which he views as a safe­guard for Israel.

  • On Jan­u­ary 26, Khal­fan tweeted: “The Broth­er­hood is a cor­rupt group that can­not lead the Ummah [Islamic nation]. They came [to power] by an Amer­i­can choice to achieve the secu­rity of Israel — no more.”
  • On Jan­u­ary 25, Khal­fan tweeted that Hamas and Islamic Jihad are com­plicit in a Mus­lim Brotherhood’s role to pro­tect Israel: “Get the facts: the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood means ensur­ing the safety of Israel by Hamas and [Islamic] Jihad…”

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November 14, 2012 0

Muslim Brotherhood Leadership Denounces “Zionist Aggression” in Gaza

Free­dom and Jus­tice Party news­pa­per: “Israel Announces the War on Gaza”

UPDATE (11/16/12): Pres­i­dent of the Free­dom and Jus­tice Party Sa’ad Katatni presided over a press con­fer­ence today in Cairo, where he gave a state­ment on behalf of a coali­tion of Egypt’s polit­i­cal par­ties on events in Gaza. The coalition’s state­ment con­demned Israel’s mil­i­tary oper­a­tion against Hamas and denounced the “scan­dalous Amer­i­can and West­ern sup­port for the ter­ror­ist Zion­ist entity, which is a rapist of the indige­nous Pales­tin­ian rights.” Fur­ther­more, the coali­tion demanded “Arab and Mus­lim gov­ern­ments … to take steps to pun­ish the Zion­ist entity,” and called on the  “Arab League to with­draw the Arab Ini­tia­tive, which no longer exists due to Zion­ist insolence…”

In response to Israel’s tar­geted mil­i­tary action today to pro­tect Israelis from renewed rocket fire from Gaza, senior lead­ers and mem­bers of Egypt’s Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and its polit­i­cal party, the Free­dom and Jus­tice Party (FJP), have made a series of state­ments denounc­ing Israel’s right to defend itself and its cit­i­zens. For example:

For Israel, the Egypt­ian rev­o­lu­tion meant that “they could not prac­tice their daily hobby of killing our peo­ple in Pales­tine. They are in a sit­u­a­tion of severe anger and they think that their hands are no longer cuffed; but they are delu­sional.” - Moham­mad Saif al-Dawla, aide to Egypt­ian pres­i­dent Mohamed Morsi

Israel is “turn­ing the tables and renew­ing the war on ter­ror again and [caus­ing] instability…regional intel­li­gence agen­cies assist­ing the Entity in order to divert atten­tion from the crimes com­mit­ted in Syria.  - Essam El Erian, Vice Pres­i­dent of the Free­dom and Jus­tice Party and senior Mus­lim Broth­er­hood member

“The Zion­ist entity is exer­cis­ing the usual crime and bloodshed…Egypt should with­draw the ambas­sador and freeze rela­tions, open cross­ings, and pro­tect and sup­port the resis­tance.” -State­ments made by Sobhi Saleh, senior Broth­er­hood and FJP mem­ber, accord­ing to FJP’s website

The Mus­lim Broth­er­hood also pub­lished an offi­cial state­ment, which read in part:

Today there was “a dan­ger­ous esca­la­tion of the Zion­ist army, which has been built on killing and ter­ror­ism since its first day…”

“This crim­i­nal aggres­sion [by Israel] is a real change that threat­ens the con­tin­u­ing sta­bil­ity of the region; this is hap­pen­ing under the pro­tec­tion of the United States of Amer­ica, which sup­ports it [Israel] in all it does and main­tains a hos­tile posi­tion towards Pales­tin­ian attempts to acquire inter­na­tional recog­ni­tion for a state. In addi­tion, the silence of the West­ern states and their posi­tion as an audi­ence is encour­ag­ing this Entity’s bul­ly­ing and aggression.”

“The Pales­tin­ian Author­ity must can­cel its secu­rity coor­di­na­tion with the Zion­ist occupation’s army, immediately.”

“It is impor­tant [for the Arab states] to com­mu­ni­cate with non-aligned coun­tries and African coun­tries to adopt deci­sive res­o­lu­tions; we don’t envi­sion any­thing less than cut­ting diplo­matic and trade rela­tions with this usurp­ing entity. The Egypt­ian gov­ern­ment must be the first to do this, so it can become an exam­ple for Arabs and Mus­lims who main­tain rela­tions with this entity.”

In addi­tion to these remarks, the Syr­ian gov­ern­ment, which has been engaged in a bloody civil war against its civil­ians for over a year, con­demned Israel’s “atroc­i­ties” in Gaza and called on the inter­na­tional com­mu­nity to “pres­sure Israel to stop the sin­ful aggres­sion on our peo­ple in the defi­ant Gaza Strip.”

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