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May 4, 2012 Off

Muslim Brotherhood Electoral Rally Marked By Call To Restore Caliphate in Jerusalem

Dur­ing a large elec­toral rally in sup­port of Mus­lim Broth­er­hood pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Mohamed Mursi on May 1, Dr. Safawat Hijazi, a promi­nent Islamist fig­ure in Egypt, pre­dicted that under Musri’s lead­er­ship a new Islamic Caliphate will emerge with Jerusalem as its capital.

“We real­ized our dream of the Caliphate is being ful­filled by Dr. Mursi, his group and his party,” Hijazi told the crowd at the foot­ball sta­dium in El-Mahalla El-Kubra. “With his efforts, the united Arabs states will come true and its cap­i­tal will be holy Jerusalem.”

These remarks were fol­lowed by a chant: “I am Egypt­ian with pride… tomor­row Mursi will lib­er­ate Gaza.” Hijazi responded by incit­ing the crowd with his own chant: “Come on, lovers of martyrdom…all of you are Hamas…Come on lovers of mar­tyrs, all of you are Hamas.”

Hijazi, a mem­ber in the Inter­na­tional Union of Mus­lim Schol­ars (IUMS), also told the crowd, “We will not accept from Dr. Mursi and the group any­thing less than the appli­ca­tion of God’s Sharia’ in the land of Egypt.” He con­cluded by issu­ing a fatwa on elec­tion par­tic­i­pa­tion. “The one who does not go to vote in the elec­tions is a sinner.”

Other promi­nent mem­bers of the Broth­er­hood attended the rally and gave speeches focus­ing on Mursi’s Islamic agenda.

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