Egyptian extremists an ill wind in Arab Spring
By Harry Sterling, For the Calgary Herald September 2, 2011
[While many have been encouraged by large-scale demonstrations in Arab countries denouncing repressive regimes and demanding more open and democratic societies, there are growing concerns extremist groups may be making inroads, undermining the efforts of reformers to end authoritarian regimes and the rule of small corrupt elites.]
More on the Egyptian "extremists" at "Calgary Herald"[In an interview Aug. 13 with the Egyptian daily Roz Al-Yousef, the sheik said that if the group comes to power, "We still espouse the old jihadi ideology that is today the ideology of Sheik Ayman al-Zawahri, the late Sheik Osama bin Laden and Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi . . . ."
The sheik said that if the Muslims rise to power in Egypt, they will form Muslim battalions to enforce sharia law through "a campaign of Islamic conquest throughout the world."
When asked what his position would be regarding Christians (Egypt's Coptic Church represents about 10 per cent of the country's 77 million inhabitants), the sheik said, "The Christian is free to worship his God in his church, but if the Christians make problems for the Muslims, I will exterminate them."]
Why would anyone think that is "extremist" - it is quite consistent with allah's handbook of murder, conquest, terror, maiming and extortion - the koran.