by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

The Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) translation of "Jihad is the Way" by Mustafa Mashhur, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, from 1996-2002

A very important book for understanding Muslim Brotherhood ideology has been translated by Palestinian Media Watch ( Jihad is the Way by Mustafa Mashhur explains the beliefs and aspirations of the Muslim Brotherhood. Particularly significant today are how the Brotherhood sees violent Jihad and the necessity of patience and timing in bringing about a world under Islam."

PMW's op-ed "The Muslim Brotherhood's Patient Jihad" that appeared in yesterday's bulletin cited from Jihad is the Way.

To read the translation of the entire book, click here.
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PMW has selected the following quotes from the book to illustrate the critical ideologies of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Muslim Brotherhood goal: Islamic world domination
Means: Jihad - a mandatory religious duty
Timing: Don't rush, prepare carefully for Jihad
Personal goal: Aspire to Shahada - Death for Allah
Jihad against Israel

The entire translation of Jihad is the Way in PDF is at
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Itamar Marcus, Director of Palestinian Media Watch(, is an authority on Palestinian Arab ideology and policy. He was Israeli representative to the Tri-Lateral Anti Incitement Committee established under the Wye accords, and has written reports on Palestinian Authority, Syrian and Jordanian schoolbooks. Nan Jacques Zilberdik is an analyst at PMW, focusing on the opinions and messages of the Palestinian Arab leadership as transmitted to the Palestinian Arab public, with an emphasis on the impact on peace, messages and values communicated to children, and glorification of terrorists. This article is archived at

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