Millions of disgruntled Egyptians returned to the streets two years after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, a “moderate” Islamist leader, who was ousted via the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. This time they are protesting against the Muslim Brotherhood that strengthened Sharia law and reinstated slavery.
It’s now pretty much obvious that the Obama regime played an indispensable role in the toppling of the “secular” (???) Mubarak government that led to the more radical Muslim Brotherhood gaining political power.
However, the difference between the Mubarak regime and the Muslim Brotherhood under Mohamed Morsi is that the latter will do everything to cling to power. The radicals cannot be bargained with, and they’d rather see piles of dead bodies in the streets of Cairo rather than surrender political power.
This is the same mentality held by the power-hungry Ampatuans who masterminded the Maguindanao massacre a few months before the 2010 elections in the Philippines.
The Muslim Brotherhood, which was established in the 1920s or a few years after the fall of the Islamic Ottoman empire, has been patiently waiting for the right opportunity to achieve its religious and political agenda.
The religious vision of the MB’s most influential leaders is the reestablishment of the Ottoman Empire. However this time, they want a global caliphate under Islam.
U.S. President Barack Obama showed he is wiling to support the Muslim Brotherhood by sending monetary (US$1.3 billion) aid and F-16 fighter jets to Egypt. The Obama admin also urged the persecuted Coptic Christians not to protest the Muslim Brotherhood.
Here’s a report from Frontpage Magazine:
As Egyptians of all factions prepare to demonstrate in mass against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Morsi’s rule on June 30, the latter has been trying to reduce their numbers, which some predict will be in the millions and eclipse the Tahrir protests that earlier ousted Mubarak. Among other influential Egyptians, Morsi recently called on Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II to urge his flock, Egypt’s millions of Christians, not to join the June 30 protests.
While that may be expected, more troubling is that the U.S. ambassador to Egypt is also trying to prevent Egyptians from protesting—including the Copts. The June 18th edition of Sadi al-Balad reports that lawyer Ramses Naggar, the Coptic Church’s legal counsel, said that during Patterson’s June 17 meeting with Pope Tawadros, she “asked him to urge the Copts not to participate” in the demonstrations against Morsi and the Brotherhood.
Yet despite Obama’s generous help at the expense of American taxpayers, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood top officials were caught live on camera calling America and Israel “enemies” and talking about starting a war with Ethiopa.
The New York Times blog reports:
Unaware that their words were being broadcast live on a state-owned television channel, many of those seated around the table said the dam was in fact a secret American and Israeli plot to undermine Egypt that must be stopped at all costs.
The politicians learned they were on live TV only after Magdi Ahmad Hussein, chairman of the Islamic Labor Party, urged that all present vow not to leak any information to the media. Before being told he was on television, Hussein described the U.S. as an enemy [emphasis added]:
I’m very fond of battles. With the enemies, of course – with America and Israel, but this battle must be waged with maximum judiciousness and calm. Even though this is a secret meeting, we must all take an oath not to leak anything to the media, unless it is done officially by sister Pakinam [el-Sharkawy, a Morsi aide]. We need an official plan for popular national security, even if we…
The viewer sees him being handed a note, which presumably points out that his words are not confined to the room. Hussein laughs, then continues with the anti-American and anti-Israel rhetoric: “Okay… Fine… The principles behind what I’m saying are not really secret… Our war is with America and Israel, not with Ethiopia. Therefore, engaging in a war… This is my opinion…”
This only means one thing: damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Help them or not, they will still consider you their “enemy” because you’re an infidel. You can never appease a group of people that made it its “divine” duty to kill you.
People of the free world should just let Egypt, Syria and Turkey sort out their problems. Let them kill one another.
Related News: Egypt military issues 48-hour ultimatum against Muslim Brotherhood regime
From Fox News:
Egypt’s powerful military warned on Monday it will intervene if the Islamist president doesn’t “meet the people’s demands,” giving him and his opponents two days to reach an agreement in what it called a last chance. Hundreds of thousands of protesters massed for a second day calling on Mohammed Morsi to step down.
Military helicopters, some dangling Egyptian flags, swooped over Cairo’s Tahrir Square where many broke into cheers with the army’s announcement, read on state television. The statement seemed to fuel the flow of crowds into city squares around the country where protesters chanted and sang.
“Come out, el-Sissi. The people want to topple the regime,” protesters in the Nile Delta city of Mahalla el-Kubra chanted, urging military chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to intervene.
- Egyptian protests in pictures
Photos from Daily Mail.
Fireworks explode over Tahrir Square as the sun sets during protests this evening
As nightfall came to Cairo, opponents of Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi protest were still gathered in their thousands outside the presidential palace