Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood called on U.S. to withdraw from Afghanistan

Cairo (Reuters) The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood have considered on Monday that U.S. troops should withdraw from Afghanistan and Iraq after the death of Osama bin Laden, who orchestrated the attacks of 11-S which led to two US-led wars . "With the death of Bin Laden, one of the reasons that has been practicing violence in the world has been eliminated," he stressed Essam al Erian, a member of the governing board of the Muslim Brotherhood, told Reuters.

"Now is the time for Obama to withdraw from Afghanistan and Iraq and end the occupation of U.S. and Western forces in the world that have harmed so long t ime to Muslim countries," he argued. The Muslim Brotherhood renounced violence as a means to achieve political change in Egypt for decades.

Since President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown on 11 February, the Muslim Brothers have created a political party to contest elections. "The revolutions that are occurring throughout the Middle East are proof that democracy has its home in the Middle East and we do not need more foreign occupation," stressed Al Erian, warning that there could be a violent reaction to death of bin Laden in the areas of the world where Al Qaeda is present.

"Afghanistan, Pakistan, Morocco and Algeria could react violently since the influence of Al Qaeda there is ubiquitous, has considered the head of the Muslim Brotherhood, arguing that not equate Islam with terrorism or the type of violence that uses Bin Laden. "Now is the time for the world to understand that violence and Islam are linked and that link has been an intentional error in the media" has riveted.

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