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Muslim Brotherhood, future moderate warlords of Egypt, mourn the death of Osama bin Laden

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The Muslim Brotherhood, players in the new Egyptian “democracy” the administration was so keen to support -- and the media was so quick to describe as moderate -- have an interesting take on the death of Osama bin Laden.

Money quote:

لقد عاش العالم كله وعانى المسلمون خاصة من حملةٍ إعلامية شرسة لدمغ الإسلام بالإرهاب ووصفِ المسلمين بالعنف من جرَّاء إلصاق حادث 11 جرَّاء إلصاق حادث 11

Actually, I have no idea what that means. But a superb rundown of the Mulsim Brotherhood's so-called moderation from the Atlantic, points out:

Most of yesterday's headlines proclaiming the death of Osama bin Laden used epithets like "terror mastermind" or "bastard" to refer to the internationally feared mass murderer. (That latter headline is from the New York Post.) But in its first public statement on the killing of bin Laden, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood used the honorific term "sheikh" to refer to the al-Qaeda leader. It also accused Western governments of linking Islam and terrorism, and defended "resistance" against the U.S. presence in Iraq and Afghanistan as "legitimate."

Those who read the "The Looming Tower" understand the ideological kinship and historical connections between al-Qaeda and the Mulsim Brotherhood. Actually, some argue that one will soon overtake the other as the world's leading Jihadists. PoliFact claimed that Glenn was "half true" when he brought this link up recently.

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