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BIRDS OF A FEATHER?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jul. 4, 2013) — Just over one year ago, Mohamed Morsi claimed victory in Egypt’s first presidential election since the Arab Spring protests of 2011. Now he has been forced from power in what has been described as a “military coup.”
Dissatisfaction had grown over Morsi’s seizing of dictatorial powers and the increasing influence of The Muslim Brotherhood in government since he took office on June 30, 2012. Morsi was a member of the radical Islamic organization for many years and made anti-Semitic and anti-Western comments prior to running for president. He had promised “democracy” in Egypt after his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, had been forced from power two years ago, which the Obama regime had favored.
Upon Morsi’s election, Obama had spoken with him to promise support for Egypt’s “transition to democracy” and “congratulated the Muslim Brotherhood candidate on his victory.” In January, despite evidence of a rising Islamic state and Morsi’s attendance at an Islamic sermon which called for the destruction of Israel, the Obama regime sent tanks and fighter jets to Egypt.
On May 10, putative Secretary of State John Kerry approved $1.3 billion in “annual” monetary aid to Morsi’s government.
Some believe that last year’s Egyptian elections were “fixed” in favor of Muslim Brotherhood candidates. Despite Morsi’s promises of inclusion for all Egyptians, The Muslim Brotherhood reportedly heavily influenced his running of the government. Violent clashes last winter between Morsi’s supporters and opponents resulted in multiple deaths and injuries.
As did Morsi, Obama has attempted to seize unprecedented executive branch power by ordering dissenters incarcerated, labeling those defending the nation’s founding documents “Sovereign Citizens” and “right-wing extremists,” and issuing 23 “executive actions” to restrict Second Amendment rights without congressional action. His appointment of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Protection Financial Agency, although declared unconstitutional by a federal court, has been decried by both the political left and right as abuse of power but remains in place.
In June of last year, Obama issued an executive order allowing young illegal aliens to remain in the country after the regime had already decreased the rate at which illegals were deported in 2011. The Department of Homeland Security has reportedly ceased conducting routine background checks on those who had applied to amnesty under the executive order because of the overwhelming number of applications.
Another new Justice Department “policy” allows mentally-ill illegal aliens to benefit from the regime’s objective to “provide enhanced protections to unrepresented immigration detainees with serious mental disorders or conditions.”
Recent revelations from former National Security Agency contract employee Edward Snowden show a massive NSA data-mining operation of not only Europeans, but virtually all Americans’ electronic activity which reportedly could be used to blackmail political opponents. Two weeks ago, Rep. Steve King told Glenn Beck that Republicans are aware that their internet activity was tracked during the 2012 campaign cycle.
Many believe Obama’s re-election in 2012 was fraudulent.
On June 19, The Jerusalem Post predicted “looming war” as evidenced by fortifications made at Muslim Brotherhood headquarters and growing dissatisfaction with Morsi’s affiliation with the Islamic group, whose stated creed reads, “Allah is our objective; the Quran is our law; the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.”
Last week, at least two people were killed and 170 injured in protests in the city of Mansoura, and 23 were killed in Cairo on Tuesday. As of Monday, the White House issued no statement on the unrest which threatened Morsi’s short-term presidency.
Various Morsi cabinet ministers resigned on Monday and Tuesday, although the Obama regime did not withdraw its support of Morsi.
On Tuesday, the leading military general, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, had issued an ultimatum to Morsi which he refused to address, although the general had vowed not to involve the military in “politics and government.” Sisi had been appointed by Morsi ostensibly to “underline civilian control of the army.”
Many protesters carried signs in English stating America that its de facto leader, Barack Obama, “Backs Up a Fascist Regime in Egypt.” Some believe that Obama was instrumental in Morsi’s ascendancy to the presidency. Obama has alluded to his “Muslim faith” and placed his first telephone call as de facto president to Mahmoud Abbas, leader of the Palestinian Authority. He also voiced support for the Ground Zero Mosque to be built where two airliners destroyed the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, killing close to 3,000 people from nations around the world.
Morsi was educated in Egypt and the United States, having acquired a doctorate degree in Engineering from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He later taught at California State University at Northridge.
Morsi reportedly “helped NASA develop space shuttle engines.” Under Obama, NASA was instructed to “improve relations with the Muslim world” and work to boost Muslims’ “self-esteem.” After violence erupted between Israelis and Palestinians in late 2012, Obama and Morsi spoke three times on the phone, with The New York Times describing the exchange as the blossoming of “a singular partnership.”
Obama has also attempted to Islamicize the U.S. military. His Joint Chiefs Chairman, Gen. Martin Dempsey, singled out an instructor of a course designed to teach officers about the dangers of radical Islam for a negative review after excoriation of his teaching methods via a “White House directive.”
Radical Islamists have been granted access to the White House and high positions in national security under Obama.
After Morsi assumed power, Christians faced persecution, with thousands fleeing Egypt to more hospitable countries. Morsi reportedly differed on the meaning of “persecution.” Many Christians have reported persecution in the U.S. since Obama has been in office. An Army training program publicized earlier this spring depicted evangelical Christians and Catholics as potential “religious extremists” on the same level as radical Islamists.
One theory of Morsi’s involvement in The Muslim Brotherhood is that he and his wife joined a related organization while in Los Angeles. A link to Morsi’s “profile” describing his purported connections to The Muslim Brotherhood is broken, despite the fairly recent publication date of July 2, 2012.
On Thursday, July 4, 2013, Constitutional Court Chief Justice Adly Mansour was sworn in as Egypt’s new interim president, with Morsi reportedly being held under house arrest. The constitution has been “suspended” and the date for new elections has not yet been announced.
WND’s Aaron Klein reported earlier this week that circumstantial evidence exists that Morsi could have played a part in the terrorist attack on a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya on September 11 of last year which killed the U.S. ambassador to that country and three other Americans. The theory that Morsi planned to kidnap Amb. Christopher Stevens to demand the release of Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as “the blind sheikh,” has been floated on more than one occasion.
Walid Shoebat, a prominent Middle Eastern expert, states that “ironclad” evidence he possesses demonstrates that Morsi is implicated in the Benghazi attack.
Rahman was convicted in 1995 of carrying out the attack on the World Trade Center in 1993 and has been described as “a radical Egyptian cleric” who had once ran a business in Jersey City, NJ. Rahman was sentenced to life in prison for his part in the bombing, but on September 20, nine days after the Benghazi attack, The New York Post reported that Obama was considering releasing him. Rahman reportedly has an online presence maintained by “his sons and other devotees” of radical Islamic interests.
In February, CBS News stated:
Al Qaeda’s current leader, Ayman Al-Zawahri, has repeatedly invoked Rahman as a reason for kidnapping and killing Westerners. In an undated two-hour videotape posted last October on militant forums, he said that abducting nationals of “countries waging wars on Muslims” is the only way to free “our captives, and Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman.”
The Egyptian military has reportedly arrested Muslim Brotherhood party leaders and barred some from leaving the country. The White House’s response was one of “deep concern” that the military had intervened and called for a return to civilian control through democratic elections as soon as possible.
Last month, the Obama regime announced plans to aid Syrian government opposition groups embroiled in civil war which have reportedly beheaded Christians and committed other atrocities. Several members of Congress co-sponsored a resolution stating that aid to the Syrian rebels would be considered an impeachable offense. Some called Obama’s Syria plans a “proxy war on Mideast Christians.”
In an interview with a political researcher dated September 6, 2012, it was reported that the Syrian rebels are “dominated by The Muslim Brotherhood. The researcher reported that the rebels’ “long-term agenda is introducing an al-Qaeda or Taliban like fanatical Islamic Sharia law in Syria and ending the tolerance of different religions which has been the trademark of Syrian life for decades under the Assad family.”