While Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood condemned the bombing of the Boston Marathon in an official statement on Tuesday, senior leader Essam el-Erian engaged in conspiracy theorizing, saying there could be a connection between current world events and the Monday terrorist attack.
According to el-Erian, the Boston Marathon bombing cannot be considered separated from the context of the French War in Mali, “the destruction in Syria and Iraq, and faltering rapprochment between the Turkish government and Kurdish rebels.”
Like any true conspiracy theorist, el-Erian doesn’t follow up with any analysis of his speculation, leaving open-ended questions unanswered:
Who disturbed democratic transformations, despite the difficult transition from despotism, corruption, poverty, hatred, and intolerance to freedom, justice tolerance, development, human dignity and social justice? Who planted Islamophobia through research, the press, and the media? Who funded the violence?