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U.S. EMBASSY IN CAIRO CONSIDERS TERROR GROUP “PART OF BROAD OUTREACH”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Feb. 13, 2014) — The U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt believes that The Muslim Brotherhood should be included in discussions regarding that nation’s proposed new government following the deposing of President Mohamed Morsi, who is a member of the terrorist organization.
The Muslim Brotherhood was outlawed in Egypt as of December 25. However, the U.S. embassy stated that it “has not labeled the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization” after having been questioned about the arrest of one of its Egyptian employees amidst allegations of his having “arranged meetings between visiting American government officials and Muslim Brotherhood deputy head Khairat el-Shater.”
After his removal, Morsi was charged with serious crimes including collaborating with “foreign terrorist organizations,” including with the brother of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of Al Qaeda since Osama bin Laden’s reported demise in May 2011, in numerous allegedly recorded phone calls.
After Morsi seized powers not granted to him by the Egyptian constitution in late 2012, Egyptians took to the streets in protest, resulting in his removal from office on July 3, 2013. Following Morsi’s ouster, the Egyptian military arrested members of The Muslim Brotherhood and jailed Morsi, who was later accused of crimes against his own people.
The Brotherhood has declared as its goal the conquering of “Western civilization” and its conversion to Islam under Sharia law. Groups related to The Muslim Brotherhood have been receiving farm subsidies in the U.S. since at least 1998, and one, the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), is connected to ISNA, which Obama praised in an August video address.
On Tuesday, Jihad Watch reported that “Barack Obama has been an indefatigable and unstinting supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, as well as of its proxies in the U.S. Thus it is not surprising that U.S. Embassy employees in Cairo would be Brotherhood allies as well. Obama was the target of vociferous criticism during the anti-Brotherhood demonstrations last summer for his uncritical support of the Brotherhood.”
On August 20, the Egyptian military arrested Mohammed Badie, who was known as the “Supreme Guide” of The Muslim Brotherhood. A long-time member, Badie had been arrested and convicted in 1965 for his activity in the group but paroled in 1974 by then-Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. Badie’s deputy was Khairat el-Shater, whose son declared in August that “his father had in his hand evidence that will land the head of United States of America, president Obama, in prison.”
As reported by Walid Shoebat, Barack Hussein Obama’s purported half-brother, Malik, is deeply involved with The Muslim Brotherhood as its worldwide financier and his connections with the Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO), which Shoebat describes as “an arm of the Sudanese government.” The state of Sudan has been designated a sponsor of terror by the U.S. State Department since 1993.
Obama’s uncle was quoted as having said that the entire family is Muslim, and Barack Obama has described himself as practicing the “Muslim faith.” Shoebat contends that Malik’s organization was illegally granted tax-exempt status on an expedited basis by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and that its true function of funneling money for human trafficking, promoting Islamic extremism, and polygamy has been camouflaged. New_IRS_Scandal_052113
Obama has proved itself sympathetic to Islam by allocating $195 million in recognition of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr last August. Conversely, the regime has labeled Christians in the United States “potential domestic terrorists” and “Sovereign Citizens” and has failed to recognize Christian persecution worldwide.
In late October, an Egyptian official stated that “Malik Obama (Barack Obama’s half-brother) is a major player with the International Muslim Brotherhood and that this reality explains Barack Obama’s coziness with the group.” On January 23, Shoebat reported that “Shocking documents…by Egyptian security forces monitoring the movements of Malik Obama’s Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO) and the father (Essam el-Haddad) of a former Clinton employee (Gehad El-Haddad) sheds further light on the nefarious dealings of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.”
Islamic terrorizing and murdering of Christians in Egypt and throughout the world has increased over the last several years. After Morsi’s removal, Muslim Brotherhood members burned approximately 70 Christian churches and murdered Coptic Christians “in a wider pattern of retribution from Muslim Brotherhood supporters against churches and security forces.”
In a February 10, 2014 report, The World Tribune quoted an Egyptian Interior Ministry official as reporting that the Brotherhood “has organized cells to attack the Egyptian military and security forces.”
In September 2012, Morsi had met with Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, to discuss building an “Egypt-Sudan highway” and a branch of an Egyptian bank in Sudan. More than two years before the meeting, Bashir had been indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for violence which culminated in genocide in the Western Darfur region of his country.
In April of last year, Morsi visited al-Bashir and stated that the two nations were “integrated.” Toward the end of Morsi’s reign, discussions of a dam among the nations of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia had been held. Morsi had planned to develop business enterprises with al-Bashir which included a transnational railroad, pharmaceutical-producing complex, trade, and “food security.”
Human Rights Watch has described Bashir as having participated in ethnic cleansing in his own country, which is considered a crime against humanity. Bashir came to power in 1989 with the support of The Muslim Brotherhood.
On August 5, Fox News reported that Deputy Secretary of State William Burns met with El-Shater after his imprisonment stemming from accusations of involvement in the deaths of eight people who had protested against Morsi outside of the Cairo Muslim Brotherhood office on June 30. Burns and Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain were dispatched by Barack Obama to “ease the political crisis” initiated by Morsi’s overthrow and effect “mediation.”
In November, Obama and Morsi were accused of crimes against humanity by a complaint filed with the ICC by Egyptian attorneys. Last month, attorneys for The Muslim Brotherhood filed a counter-complaint with the ICC on Morsi’s behalf, citing similar crimes on the part of the Egyptian military and contending that Morsi remains the “lawful, democratically-elected government of Egypt.”
In April 2012, Obama’s State Department relaxed inspection rules for members of The Muslim Brotherhood admitted to the country to “visit government officials and think tanks in the United States.” The contingent included an individual who was reportedly involved in known criminal activity, which normally would have required additional screening.
The trial of El Shater and other Brotherhood defendants was delayed twice but scheduled to begin on February 4.
The U.S. embassy employee arrested on January 25 reportedly had overseen “political Islam” and was in “constant contact with Khairat el-Shater.”
Shoebat has reported that Morsi may have been involved in financing the Benghazi attack and that El-Shater might have “smuggled arms” into Egypt. The day following terrorist attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and mission building in Benghazi, Libya which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, Obama reportedly called Morsi “to review the strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt, and our ongoing efforts to strengthen bilateral economic and security cooperation.”
Shoebat has called for the U.S. House of Representatives to convene a grand jury to examine evidence against Morsi and “to decide if administration officials should be indicted (impeached).”