Our friends in Egypt can be so empathetic. Take for example this interview with Egyptian Salafi cleric Sheik Murgan Salem, which aired on Tahrir TV yesterday the day after the Boston Marathon Bombing. This “religious leader” gave his take on the bombing, that it was a message from Mujahideen to the United States and indeed all the West (especially France): you will be destroyed.
Read excerpts of the interview and watch the video below from MEMRI to understand what we are up against:
Interviewer: Today, we will be talking about the Boston bombings, which took place yesterday, during the marathon. There were casualties. People were wounded and killed. What is your analysis of what happened?
Murgan Salem: In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Obviously, I do not know who carried out that operation, but if it was done by the mujahideen, it serves as a message to America and the West: We are still alive. Contrary to what you say, we have not died. The [Americans] wanted to send a message to the entire world that they had finished off the mujahideen – not just the mujahideen of Al-Qaeda, but the mujahideen all over the world. I do not know who carried out this attack, but if it was indeed themujahideen, it was meant as a clear message to America and to the West.