Gaza – Palestinian terrorist group Hamas’ roots are in Muslim Brotherhood, and Iran has helped it with weapons, said group’s founder Khaled Mashal.
“Yes, our roots are in Muslim Brotherhood. We were and still are Muslim Brotherhood”, Mashal said. “Iran has helped us with weapons and technology. And everyone who helped us, we thank him”.
Muslim Brotherhood is an extremist group founded in Egypt in 1928. The key-backers of the group are Qatar and Turkey, however, as of 2015 the group was declared as a terrorist organization by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Russia, and Bahrain.
The group’s literature designed by Syed Qutb and Hassan al-Banna is considered as the foundational work for terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS.