Egypt Islamist vows global caliphate in Jerusalem
"The capital of the United States of the Arabs will be Jerusalem," preacher tells thousands at Brotherhood rally.
Egypt's Islamists aim to install a global Islamic caliphate with its capital in Jerusalem, a radical Muslim preacher told thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters in a clip released Monday.
"We can see how the dream of the Islamic caliphate is being realized, God willing, by Dr. Mohamed Mursi," Safwat Higazi told thousands of Brotherhood supporters at a Cairo soccer stadium as Mursi -- the movement's presidential candidate -- and other Brotherhood officials nodded in agreement.
"The capital of the caliphate -- the capital of the United States of the Arabs -- will be Jerusalem, God willing," Higazi said. "Our capital shall not be in Cairo, Mecca or Medina," he said, before leading the crowd in chants of "Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem."
|God hasn't so willed since the fall of the Ottomans early in the last century...|
Higazi is an unaffiliated Islamist who is barred from the United Kingdom for making statements endorsing terror attacks against Israelis. The clip, from Egypt's Islamist-oriented Al-Nas television station, was aired last week and uploaded to YouTube on Monday by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
|Martyrs like every attempt since 1948. Your discarded sandles will mark the trail through the desert back toward Cairo, as they did in 1973.|
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