And these are the rebels that the Obama administration is helping. What a shame, and its a shame that McCain wanted to give the rebels weapons too.
Assem Abdel Maged, a leader of the Egyptian extremist group Gamaa Islamiya, has issued a statement in Egyptian newspapers today, September 1, asserting that three of the group’s members, or, as he described them, “martyrs,” had been killed while helping the rebel forces in Syria. Abdel Maged helped found the group in the late 70s and remains one of its most important leaders as a member of its policy-making Shura Council.
According to Abdel Maged:
The three martyrs were among the members of the group who had traveled to Syria to participate in relief work and fighting with the Syrian people and defend the cities and innocent citizens from the suppression of the regime and the acts of killing and extermination practiced against their brothers.
Gamaa Islamiya, which is on the U.S. State Department terror list, is of course not new to violence. Its spiritual leader is the “Blind Sheikh,” Omar Abdel Rahman, who was convicted of the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993 and now serving a life sentence in a federal penitentiary in North Carolina. The group was also found responsible for numerous attacks in Egypt on Christians, police, and tourists in the 80s and 90s, the most well-known being the Luxor Temple massacre of 58 foreign tourists.
Posted by Theodore Shoebat