Al Qaeda vs. the MB
Ohh, there are fighting words between those 2 groups if you can believe it: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has responded to Al-Qaeda's accusations of complicity with Washington by charging that the Islamist violence advocated by Osama bin Laden's network was counterproductive. Counterproductive. Not wrong. Just..counterproductive. Please take not of that. In a video broadcast by the Al-Jazeera network on Friday, Al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri lambasted the Muslim Brothers for taking part in Egypt's parliamentary elections last year. Zawahiri said Egypt's largest opposition movement -- which controls a fifth of parliament since its resounding electoral success last month -- had betrayed Islam to make a political deal with the US administration. But Brotherhood spokesman Issam al-Aryan rejected the allegations and said the Egyptian-born Zawahiri was playing into US hands by joining the ranks of those opposing moderate Islamism. "Those opposing the participation in power of moderate Islamist movements are the Americans, authoritarian Arab regimes, radical secularists... and Ayman Zawahiri. Isn't that a strange alliance?" he told AFP. "It is in Al-Qaeda's interest to claim that our gains are useless because our movement does not believe in violence, but Zawahiri's stance serves neither Islam's interests nor the nation's," Aryan added. Actually Mr. Aryan, Zawahiri's stance serves the MB's interest, doesn't it? I mean, after all, it's not good for your image when the second man in Al Qaeda is an actual old member of the MB, huh? For him to go out and attack you like that, makes it seem like you two are not in the same camp at all, while, in reality, you are. I mean, both of you believe in islamism and want an islamist state in Egypt, both of you highly dislike the US, both of you consider Israel to be a cancer that has to be removed. What's the difference again Al Qaeda and the MB again? You guys don't use guns anymore? Yeah, we know, you leave that to Zawahiri and those like him. Memebers that you recruited and trained and now claim have defected. His opposition to you surely makes you look good doesn't it? If only people didn't have good memories, your act may have worked better.