Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hamas rejoices at probable Islamic win in Egypt

And why not?  Hamas is the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza and has as many dogs in the fight as the MB.  We are seeing the beginning of the end of peace in the Middle East, and the coming clash will be quite unpleasant.

It's not as if we didn't have fair warning that this was coming.

From Al-Arabiya June 19

Hamas jubilant over Mursi’s Egyptian presidential victory claim

Hamas leaders and supporters in Gaza Strip celebrated Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood presidential victory, according to preliminary results announced on Monday.

The Islamist bloc’s candidate Mohammed Mursi claimed he had won the election over former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in the early hours of Monday, in line with primary results that were announced later that day.

Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zohri said that the result, which will be officially announced by the electoral body on Thursday, is a victory for the Egyptian people, its martyrs and the uprising which ousted former president Hosni Mubarak last year.

But perhaps more significantly for Hamas, an Islamist group born from the Muslim Brotherhood which controls the Gaza Strip, Zohri said that Mursi’s win will help break the siege on Gaza and support the Palestinian cause, especially on the issue of the disputed Jerusalem, Egypt Independent reported.

Mursi amassed 13.2 million votes, according to Al Arabiya TV, citing the primary vote counts, which resulted in a 51.8 percent win – against 12.3 million for Shafiq.

Initial results contain a margin of error of about two percentage points, meaning the result may be premature.

Just what we need, a contested Islamic election.

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