Egyptian President Morsi vowed today to stand with Gaza and the terrorist organizations within against Israel. I know, you’re so shocked you just spewed your drink didn’t you? Who would have thought a Muslim Brotherhood president would stand with terrorists? Apparently not Barack Hussein Obama who said from the beginning that they should play a part in Egyptian governance and who also gave them 2 billion of our tax payer dollars.
So is this just amped up rhetoric to scare Israel or is Morsi serious?
EGYPT INDEPENDENT – Egypt will continue to support Gaza against continued attacks rom Israeli armed forces, President Mohamed Morsy reiterated on Friday.
“The price will be high if the aggression continues,” Morsy said after he performed Friday prayers in Fatma Al-Sharbatly Mosque in Cairo’s Fifth Settlement.
“Egypt is different from yesterday,” he added, referring to his predecessor ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s soft stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict.
“We assure them [Israel] that the price will be high for continued aggression, and [we tell them] you have to bear the responsibility,” Morsy continued.
During Morsy’s speech, worshipers chanted: “Khaybar, Khaybar, Oh Jews, the army of Mohamed will return,” in reference to a historical battle fought between Muslims and Jews in Saudi Arabia.
“I say to those on behalf of all the Egyptian people that Egypt today is different from yesterday, and Arabs today are different from yesterday. I say confidently that Egypt will not leave Gaza alone,” Morsy said.
“We seek to be a protective shield for our Arab and Islamic nation,” Morsy continue, adding that, “An official delegation has visited Gaza to express clearly our solidarity with the people of Gaza and state that what affects them, affects us.”
Also, regarding the Khaybar reference for any of you who are not familiar with it, Robert Spencer wrote a great article in 2006 called “Why Khaybar Should Concern the West“. You should click over and read the entire article, but here is the pertinent part to understand regarding why they are chanting about Khaybar:
Thus when modern-day jihadists invoke Khaybar, they are doing much more than just recalling the glory days of Islam and its prophet. They are recalling an aggressive, surprise raid by Muhammad, which resulted in the final eradication of the once considerable Jewish presence in Arabia. To the jihadists, Khaybar means the destruction of the Jews and the seizure of their property by the Muslims.