How convenient that Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast is saying that the U.S. has no reason to keep troops in the Middle East now that Osama bin Laden is dead, and thus terrorism has been eliminated. Far from it. Iran continues calls for the obliteration of Israel, President Ahmedinijad called on Arabs to “free” themselves from “arrogant powers” (the U.S. and Israel), and Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said:
People of the Middle East, the Muslim region and North Africa — people of these regions — hate America from the bottom of their heart.
Islamists are seizing the occasion of Osama bin Laden’s death to undermine the US’ resolve against terrorism, but the War on Terror is far from over. Islamists continue their hate-driven quest to conquer Western infidels, with Iran becoming increasingly powerful, and now, successfully wooing Egypt–an increasingly radicalized country since Hosni Mubarak’s departure.
Most Egyptians want an end to the peace treaty with Israel, according to an opinion poll. The survey also showed strong support for Islamic law and for the Muslim Brotherhood, which condemned the American killing of bin Laden and issued an inauspicious request:
The Muslim Brotherhood asks the US to stop conducting intelligence operations against those who disagree with them and to stop interfering in the business of Arab and Muslim countries
The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and al Qaeda, though at odds in methodology, are conjoined twins in their objectives to conquer the world and subdue it under dhimmitude. The MB is attempting to undermine the American resistance against stealth and violent Jihad as it continues to serve in its own Axis of Resistance “led by Iran and comprising Syria and non-state but nonetheless popular nationalist actors such as Hizballah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Palestinian territories.”
Iran and Egypt have also been conducting so-called diplomatic meetings; Iran has now appointed its first ambassador to Egypt in over 30 years and Egypt, after years of cooperating with the Israeli blockade of Gaza, ended it for so-called humanitarian reasons after the flotilla incident. Now, following secret negotiations, Egypt has mediated a reconciliation deal between rival Hamas and Fatah as it brokers a restructuring and unifying of Hamas security forces to assist the Palestinians.
Voices of appeasement coming from the far Left about provoking Islamists throughout the Muslim world are bound to surface with the killing of Bin Laden. But America and its allies need to continue vigilance and an even tougher resolve against the forces of terrorism and Islamism in the wake of Bin Laden’s death and with the rapidly developing events in the Middle East.