Jihadi Cleric Calls On Muslims In Egypt To Take Up Arms And Confront The 'Infidel' Egyptian Military

 November 6, 2013

The jihadi website Minbar Al-Tawhid Wal-Jihad has published an article by Sheikh Abu Mundhir Al-Shinqiti, a member of the website's Shari'a Committee, dated October 17, 2013, calling on Egyptian citizens to abandon the method of demonstrations and nonviolent protests. Saying that these have proven ineffective, Al-Shinqiti says that Egyptians must take up arms against the regime in general and the Egyptian military in particular – which he terms "an army of infidels" and "a collection of criminals." He claims that in light of the Egyptian military's crimes against Islam and Muslims, it is the individual duty of every able Muslim to carry out defensive jihad against it.

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