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Arafat - Jihad, his affiliation with Muslim Brotherhood

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Submitted by Melissa (United States), Apr 11, 2012 at 02:08

Black September: its short, violent history - Page 6 - Christopher Dobson - Macmillan, 1974 - 179 pages

...his followers to kill in a Jihad, a Holy War, against the Jews in 1947, a war which was to end in disaster for the Arabs of Palestine and disgrace for Haj Amin, who now lives in Beirut, still yearning for power, still hating the Jews.

But, while the Mufti is deposed and disgraced, and the Moslem Brotherhood broken, their most extreme supporters maintain a strong influence on the modern terrorist organizations. The links are both physical and philosophical. Yasir Arafat, leader of Al Fatah, parent organization of Black September, not only was a member of the Moslem Brotherhood but also belongs to the Mufti's large and powerful clan, his father having been a cousin by marriage of the Mufti.
http://books.google.com/books?id=MNRtAAAAMAAJ&q=%22jihad%22
http://books.google.com/books?id=MNRtAAAAMAAJ&q=%22mufti%22
http://books.google.com/books?id=MNRtAAAAMAAJ&q=%22brotherhood%22

Yasser Arafat: Architect of Terror | Middle East Newswire
This Muslim Brotherhood connection helped Arafat gain entry to traditional Muslim circles in Egypt and the Persian Gulf states of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
http://www.mideastnewswire.com/yasser-arafat-architect-of-terror

Arafat's War: The Man and His Battle for Israeli Conquest - Page 103 - Efraim Karsh - 2004 - 304 pages

By controlling what was said at these Friday sermons, Arafat has found an extremely powerful tool of incitement. ... Preserving the Holy Land can be achieved only through holy war [jihad]."
http://books.google.com/books?id=EiUXQgruG7EC&pg=PA103

Yasser Arafat: Biography
After returning to the university, Arafat joined the Muslim Brotherhood and served as president of the Union of Palestinian Students from 1952 to 1956. By 1956, Arafat graduated with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and served as a ...
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/arafat.html

Clinton-Barak Meeting Ends; Arafat Wants 'Holy War' to Continue - By Julie Stahl - Jul 7, 2008
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) -
Washington's special Mideast envoy Dennis Ross is expected to hold talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in the region later this week, following a weekend meeting between President Clinton and Prime Minister Ehud Barak that produced no breakthroughs.
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/clinton-barak-meeting-ends-arafat-wants-holy-war-continue

The Many Faces Of Arafat - CBS News - Feb 11, 2009

60 Minutes on CBS News: The Many Faces Of Arafat - Mike Wallace Looks Back Past...
Wallace: But you incite Palestinians, especially young Palestinians, to violence. Just this past week, you said publicly, "Millions of holy warriors are on their way to Jerusalem. Jihad, jihad, jihad, jihad, holy war, holy war, holy war." What does that mean?
Arafat: I am repeating some of holy Muslim words, not mine.
http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-18560_162-655482.html

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