The chameleon Muslim Brotherhood, Holocaust one more time
The chameleon movement, known as the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, is changing statements according to the local and international political situation.
Yesterday, the head of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood echoed Iran’s president in describing the World War Two Holocaust of European Jews as a myth.
Knowing the international lobbying against Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, the Muslim brotherhood would like to play the hero in the eyes of the millions of Muslim Middle Easterns who regard Iran as a Muslim country that other Muslims must defend and that regard the UN Security Council as part of the western monopoly on the Muslim world that the infidel west is working hard everyday to weaken it according to the conspiracy theory.
On December 25, 2005, the same Muslim brotherhood leader said the media misinterpreted his statements on the Holocaust. The leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has said that when he called the Holocaust a myth this week, he did not mean to say it never happened but wanted to highlight the West's attitude toward democracy." Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has refuted media reports of denying the World War II Holocaust as a myth.
Mohamed Mahdi Akef, the group's leader, told IslamOnline.net on Friday, December 23 "The weekly statement, in which the Holocaust was cited, mainly focused on criticizing western democracy."
International news agencies and media said Akef had described the Holocaust as a myth in his weekly statement on Thursday, December 22. In December, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad drew international criticism after he described the Holocaust as a "myth" and called for the relocation of Israelis to Europe.
Abdul Moneim Abul Futuh, a leading Muslim Brotherhood figure, also dismissed reports of denying the Holocaust as saying "The Holocaust is an established fact."
Essam El-Erian, another Muslim Brotherhood leader, echoed a similar stance. "Akef's statement does not stand as a Holocaust denial."
In December 2005, three leaders from the Muslim Brotherhood are saying the Holocaust is not a myth. But why then and not today? That was following the November/December Egyptian legislative elections when the international community had set its eyes on Egypt’s elections. The MB won 20% of the parliament seats. They wanted to impress the world by their political gains and change of approach. But it was not too late until they revealed their true color when their leader yesterday said what he really intended to say last December that the Holocaust is a myth. The Muslim Brotherhood is the elder sister of Hamas and believes that if Hamas won in the Palestinian Territories that can bring a government in Egypt.