The following excerpts are from an interview with the general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Muhammad Badi', which aired on Dream 2 TV on April 14, 2010.
Muhammad Badi': We will continue to raise the banner of Jihad and the Koran in our confrontation with the enemy of Islam. The Zionists still put two blue stripes on their flag. Even the Zionists...
Interviewer: What does this represent? You are Egyptian, just like me and the viewers. Is the sword still...
Muhammad Badi': The Muslim Brotherhood still considers the Zionists to be its main and only enemy. The Jews who occupy Palestine have their eyes set on Egypt.
Interviewer: Is this symbol directed against the Zionists?
Muhammad Badi': It is directed against whoever fights Islam, the Muslims, and our homeland. Do you really think that we have completed liberating the land of the Arabs and Islam?
Interviewer: Let us dream – or if you prefer, hallucinate – that the Muslim Brotherhood becomes a political party. Will this symbol remain? I am talking about an Egyptian political party. Since we are talking about dreams – perhaps this party will even come into power. Is it conceivable that Egypt would be ruled by a party whose symbol is directed against the Zionists, as you've said? I want a symbol that relates to me as an Egyptian.
Muhammad Badi': When we become a political party, we will make other symbols for you.
Interviewer: The sword and the verse "Prepare for them..." will continue to make people feel that anyone who does not belong to the Muslim Brotherhood is an enemy.
Muhammad Badi': No, I think this is an unfair interpretation of both the verse and the symbol. This will continue to be the symbol of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood is a force without violence, that is flexible without being weak. We will continue to be like this forever, Allah willing.