Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohammed Badie called on
Muslims worldwide to liberate Jerusalem by means of jihad, according to AFP.
his weekly message to supporters, Badie reportedly asserted that “The
jihad for the recovery of Jerusalem is a duty for all Muslims,”
stressing that the city's conquest “will not be done through
negotiations or at the United Nations.”
Badie in the past stated that if the Muslim
Brotherhood ever rose to power in Egypt, it would work to sever
relations with Israel. "We are certainly not happy with the illegitimate
marriage between Cairo and Tel Aviv," he said.
"Once we rise to
power we will change many things in Egypt's policy, starting with the
country's relations with Israel which have caused us great harm."