« | »

US Demands Egypt Stop Arresting Muslim Brothers

From BBC News:

US calls for halt to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood arrests

12 July 2013

The US has urged Egypt’s leadership to stop the "arbitrary" arrests of Muslim Brotherhood members, warning against targeting any particular group.

"You’re working against yourself if your effort is to be inclusive," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon also warned against the exclusion of any party…

Hilarious. When are the Muslims ever made to be inclusive? In fact, even as we speak the Muslim Brotherhood are slaughtering Christians. But neither the White House nor their media minions nor the UN care about that.

Besides, we thought Obama said the US was going to stop interfering in other country’s internal affairs?

On Thursday, the Obama administration and UN both raised concerns about Egypt’s decision to issue arrest warrants for the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood – to which Mr Morsi belongs – and nine senior figures of the movement…

Remember their concern when Hosni Mubarak was arrested and put into prison and probably killed? We don’t either.

"The only way this is going to work successfully… is if all parties are encouraged and allowed to participate and that’s why we’ve made clear that arbitrary arrests are not anything that we can support,” Mr Carney said.

Mr Ban "made clear that there is no place for retribution or for the exclusion of any major party or community in Egypt," in a telephone call with Egypt’s Foreign Minister Kamel Amr on Thursday.

US state department spokeswoman Jen Psaki voiced even harsher criticism, saying the arrests contradicted reassurances they had received by the Egyptian military and authorities of inclusivity.

US policy makers would monitor the situation closely as they review decisions on assistance to Egypt, she added…

Notice that Obama is threatening to withhold aid in order to protect the Muslim Brotherhood. Just like the threatened to withhold aid to put them into power. But he isn’t ‘taking sides.’

But this is the kind of thing they want to put a stop to, from the Associated Press:

Egypt to investigate Morsi for 2011 jailbreak

By HAMZA HENDAWI | July 12, 2013

CAIRO (AP) — Prosecutors will investigate allegations that Egypt’s ousted president escaped from prison during the 2011 revolution with help from the Palestinian militant group Hamas, officials said Thursday.

Chief prosecutor Hesham Barakat has received testimonies from a court in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia that will be the base for an investigation by state security prosecutors into the jailbreak by Mohammed Morsi and more than 30 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders, according to the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

The question of whether Hamas helped them escape amid the chaos surrounding the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak has been debated in the media for months and proved a political headache for Morsi during his one-year rule as Egypt’s first freely elected president. Critics in the opposition and judiciary have suggested that proof of foreign intervention on Egyptian soil could lead to treason charges…

Hamas has denied any role in the Jan. 29, 2011, jailbreak at Wadi el-Natroun prison northwest of Cairo. Morsi and other Brotherhood leaders have said local residents helped them escape after most inmates left the facility.

This is what comes of not vetting your Presidential candidates. (Ahem.) But, hey, what’s so wrong with having Hamas help you break out of jail? Obama probably sees that as a feather in Morsi’s cap.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, July 12th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “US Demands Egypt Stop Arresting Muslim Brothers”

  1. yadayada says:

    so they’re re-arresting terrorists who broke out of jail?
    and little nero is of course against this?

    Zimmerman should have yelled “allah hu akbar” before he shot little tray.
    I wonder how his case would have rolled then?

  2. Astravogel says:

    It is really tiresome for the US to always come
    in on the losing side. Never reinforce defeat!

  3. GetBackJack says:

    Why, somebody be acting like he be Emperor of the World

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    I’m positive our IRS could straighten them out once the wink comes from Cincinnati.

« Front Page | To Top
« | »