Following are excerpts from an interview with Sheik Sadeq Abdallah bin Al-Majed, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Sudan, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on July 28, 2007:
Interviewer: We are visiting you at a time when events in Darfur are casting a shadow on Sudan. I would like to ask you for your opinion about what is happening, and who is responsible for it.
Sheik Sadeq Abdallah bin Al-Majed: The West, and the Americans in particular, have been planning this for years.
Interviewer: The West or the Americans?
Sheik Sadeq Abdallah bin Al-Majed: The Americans in particular. The reason is that they studied this region extensively – the Darfur region in particular – and realized that it is full of treasures, the likes of which have never been found elsewhere in Sudan.
Interviewer: So in your opinion, the Americans are behind what is happening in Darfur?
Sheik Sadeq Abdallah bin Al-Majed: Yes. They are behind all the tragedies that are taking place in Darfur.
Interviewer: Would you accept a Christian as the ruler of Sudan, now that peace accords have been signed here?
Sheik Sadeq Abdallah bin Al-Majed: I would not accept this.
Interviewer: Even if he is elected by the people?
Sheik Sadeq Abdallah bin Al-Majed: If he is elected by the people, and this becomes a reality, then that's it – this will be the reality. But if you ask for my opinion – no.
Interviewer: Why not? What is the reason for this?
Sheik Sadeq Abdallah bin Al-Majed: Islam does not permit a non-Muslim to rule over Muslims.
Interviewer: You issued a fatwa prohibiting the vaccination of children, claiming it is a conspiracy of the Jews and Freemasons. Is this true?
Sheik Sadeq Abdallah bin Al-Majed: This is 100% true.
Interviewer: How come?
Sheik Sadeq Abdallah bin Al-Majed: I followed this issue in several shocking articles, which failed to shock anyone in the government.
Interviewer: But where did you get the information about a conspiracy?
Sheik Sadeq Abdallah bin Al-Majed: I am following this issue, along with two or three brothers. We are following this issue globally through the Internet, through several media outlets, and through the ministry that carries out this procedure, which I consider to be a crime against the children.
Interviewer: But how come? After all, there is medical supervision...
Sheik Sadeq Abdallah bin Al-Majed: No, brother. They only claim that there is medical supervision. I wrote and challenged the Health Ministry to meet with me for a dialogue, in which I would provide the proof, and they would have to prove me wrong. But they refused. Allah be praised, the fact that I followed this issue bore fruit, and thousands of children were saved from the claws of the Jewish movement, which is represented by the watchamacallit...
Interviewer: The Freemasons?
Sheik Sadeq Abdallah bin Al-Majed: ...the Freemason movement, which is behind this. If the Jews could find a way to annihilate the people throughout the world, and ultimately have the rule to themselves – they would do it.