Following are excerpts from an interview with Riyadh Al-Shaqafa, General Guide of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, which aired on BBC Arabic TV on October 25, 2010:
Interviewer: You declared that if Syria is attacked, [the Muslim Brotherhood] would be a Jihadi Vanguard. Where were the Muslim Brotherhood in all the Israeli-Syrian wars?
Riyadh Al-Shaqafa: The condition is that we be allowed to. If Syria is attacked, we will serve as its soldiers, but only if they allow us.
Interviewer: I'd like to ask you this question. You deride the Syrian regime for not allowing a single bullet to be fired from the Golan Heights. If you come to power, will you be ready to open the border to all the militants and resistance fighters, so that they can open fire on the other side? Will you be ready to do so?
Riyadh Al-Shaqafa: There is a saying that goes: "What was taken by force will be regained by force alone." This regime want to liberate Iraq, Palestine, and the Shaba' Farms in Lebanon, while the fate of the Golan Heights is left to the strategic peace with Israel. Yes, the Syrian people should start a guerrilla war to liberate the Golan.