23 Aug '13, 5pm

Ansar al Sharia in Libya criticizes Muslim Brotherhood

On Aug. 20, Ansar al Sharia in Libya released a statement that criticized the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt for participating in the democratic process, and for failing to implement sharia, or Islamic law. The statement, which was obtained and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group, is very similar to criticisms leveled by al Qaeda's emir, Ayman al Zawahiri, and by Shabaab, al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia. Ansar al Sharia in Libya says that the Muslim Brotherhood was wrong for using the democratic process to attempt to gain power, and that it failed to implement sharia once it won the election. The group then criticizes the leadership of the Brotherhood for not recognizing its own errors. Below is an excerpt from the statement: What did you gain from entering the game of democracy under the pretext of implementing the Shariah, even though that way and that excuse are not ...

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013...

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