Q: â€œIf you rise to power in Egypt, will you launch a campaign of Islamic conquest?â€
Shehato: â€œOf course we will launch a campaign of Islamic conquest, throughout the world. As soon as the Muslims and Islam control Egypt and implement the shariâ€™a [there], we will turn to the neighboring regions, [such as] Libya [to the west] and Sudan to the south.
All the Muslims in the world who wish to see the shariâ€™a implemented worldwide will join the Egyptian army in order to form Islamic battalions, whose task will be to bring about the victory of [our] faith. We hope that, with Allahâ€™s help, Egypt will be the spark [that sets off this process]â€¦â€