Behind each bomb there are ideas of incitement. The pictures aired by Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis of suicide bombers smiling as they think that worshipping God is killing citizens reveal the extent of brainwashing that lead youths to make bombs and explosive tools.
In the 1970s and 1980s, there were always fatwas justifying murder.
Behind the assassination of former President Anwar Sadat, there were the thoughts of Mohamed Abdel Salam Farag and his “absent duty” deeming that killing the president was jihad.
After Sadat’s assassination, Farag killed police officers in the Asyut security directorate and Sheikh Shokry Mostafa.
And in the 1980s and 1990s, ideas of killing based on religion were a mixture of Sayyid Qutb’s and Abul Ala Maududi’s thoughts, which represented the Islamic action charter at that time.
These thoughts transferred from one generation to another like viruses, as the main thought remained to picture the Muslim Brotherhood as performing the role of the Prophet and his companions to restore Islam to a faithless society.
An organization like Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, most of its operations are implemented against Egyptians, considers army and police forces as its enemies.
Some analysts refer the killings to an “assassin” group, which was led by its first grandmaster, Hassan-i Sabbah.
Sabbah’s followers were ready to throw themselves from mountain tops under his orders, thus killing others would be a normal thing.
When the Brotherhood assassinated Prime Minister Mahmoud Fahmy Nokrashy and Judge Khozendar, Hassan al-Banna issued statements condemning the killers; however investigations proved that Banna had justified killing them.
On the rise of takfiri groups, the second guide Hassan el-Hadeiby published his book “Preachers not Judges” condemning violence.
The Brotherhood maintained two faces; one apparent as they practice politics publicly while the other face is hidden as they keep running their secret organization.
After the Brotherhood reached authority and presidency, the old trend of believing in violence to solve political disputes was back again. That is why the MB leaders who promoted violence were the closest to the group, like Assem Abdel Maged, Safwat Abdel Ghani and Tareq el Zomor.
At the sight of current terrorist operations, there is always the same response – “no evidence for MB involvement” – in attacks like the recent ones in the Sinai and Mansoura.
The suicide operations and car bombings left incitement, thoughts, financing, minds, where someone is needed to link all these threads together to uncover the involved.