The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt said the United States must withdraw its troops from Afghanistan and Iraq now that Osama bin Laden has been killed.
Brotherhood spokesman Essam Al-Erian said in a statement that bin Laden’s death “will stem terrorism and eliminate one of the causes of violence in the world.”
Mr. Al-Erian said revolutions in the Arab world are a clear indication that the region is in no need of foreign intervention.
He also predicted the possibility of a backlash to the killing of bin Laden in the regions of the world where elements of al Qaeda are located, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Morocco and Algeria.
Mr. Al-Erian said the media must make clear that al Qaeda does not reflect the teachings of Islam.