Thursday, August 22, 2013

US Egyptians Rally Against Muslim Brotherhood

While our media is busy portraying the Muslim Brotherhood and it supporters as victims of oppression and unchecked violence at the hands of the military, US Egyptians rallied in Washington DC against the MB and in support of the army.

-From Ahram:

"About 500 Egyptian protesters protested outside the White House in Washington DC on Thursday against the Muslim Brotherhood and in support of the Egyptian army.

Protesters denounced the Brotherhood as terrorists and insisted that the ouster of Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi was not a coup.

Protesters chanted "down with the Brotherhood" and demanded Obama not interfere with the military's crackdown.

Vivian Michael, 24, said that Egyptian-American groups and Coptic Christian churches organised the protests. She said that if Obama can't support Egypt's transition, he at least should not condemn it.

According to a statement released by the protest's planners on Wednesday, the demonstration aims to "expose Muslim Brotherhood terrorism and its collaborators around the world.”

The statement added that the protests will also "expose the clear bias of the Obama administration and the American media in support of the Muslim Brotherhood and its terrorist ideology."......"

I don't like when the military seizes control of any nation. I strongly prefer that the military steers clear  of any role in governing a nation. In a nation such as Egypt, however, I will make an exception.

When Mubarak was on his way out, I noted to friends that the Muslims Brotherhood would have great success in the first election. Politics abhors a vacuum, and the MB was far and away the most effective and well-organized political body in Egypt. They had been around for a long time and were not going to be beaten by any start-up group that tried to hammer together a platform and a base of support.

As I expected, Morsi quickly sacked a few senior military leaders. According to Copts, he did nothing in response to their pleas for help but smile and give bland assurances that he would put a stop to the anti-Christian violence, which of course never happened.

General Abdel el-Sisialthough due to his position as a military leader is not what one would cite as a first choice, has nevertheless demonstrated that he will not allow Egypt's Christians to be treated as a conquered people. He appears to be what many of us fear to be a rarity among Muslims - a moderate who is not afraid to use his authority to challenge radical Islam. Egyptians Muslims who want no part of a Sharia state also have much to be thankful for.

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