Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (not “Magdis,” as in this article) means “Supporters of the Holy House,” which refers to the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and the surrounding area. Anyway, in the U.S. we are constantly told that only greasy Islamophobes think that Islam and democracy are incompatible, despite the fact that there has not been a single Islamic democracy (Turkey is, or was, a secular democracy, not an Islamic one) throughout the history of Islam. So how did Ansar Beit al-Maqdis get the Islamphobic idea that democracy and Islam are incompatible, and that Islam doesn’t allow for Jews, Christians and Muslims to be equal? Have they been reading books by that horrible Spencer?
“Egypt: Ansar Beit al Magdis will fight ‘crusaders, Zionists,’” ANSAmed, May 9, 2014 (thanks to Blazing Cat Fur):
(ANSAmed) – CAIRO, MAY 9 – Al-Qaeda-inspired militant group in the Sinai, Ansar Beit al Magdis, has posted an audio message on Islamic websites saying that ”democracy equals apostasy” and that it will fight ”crusaders and Zionists”. The jihadist group, which has carried out a number of attacks against Egyptian security forces, explained its doctrine in the statement, saying that ”democracy leads Muslims to follow a world order dominated by Zionists and crusaders that promote their perception of the world, where only their blood is valued and not that of Muslims”.
”The fortunes and resources of Muslims are in the hands of apostate rulers due to this democracy soiled by Muslim blood which prevents the prophet’s principles from being carried out”, the statement also said.
The movement concluded stressing that democracy must be eliminated because ”it does not allow to save Muslims and theorizes the equality of Jews, Copts and Muslims and must therefore be condemned”. (ANSAmed)