The Muslim Brotherhood has the presidency of Egypt right now. This cannot and will not end well. And Barack Obama and the others who enabled the Brotherhood’s rise to power in Egypt bear the responsibility. If the U.S. from 9/11 on, and before that, had embarked on a policy of strengthening secular and pluralistic values in Muslim states, instead of enabling Sharia, this might not be happening today.
“Muslim Brotherhood mobilizes protests against Israel in Cairo,” by Sarah Lynch for USA TODAY, November 16:
CAIRO — Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets Friday protesting Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, waving Palestinian flags across the Egyptian capital and demanding the Egyptian government cut ties with Israel.
“We’re here today to say to Israel: Go to Hell,” said Mustafa Kamel from a Cairo neighborhood called Imbaba at a demonstration outside Al-Azhar Mosque that was planned by the Muslim Brotherhood. “Muslims are strong. In Egypt, we refuse Israel and the politics of America.”
Demonstrations also took place in Tahrir Square following days of intense escalation in violence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, posing challenges for Egypt’s new government and its president, Mohamed Morsi.
“The Muslim Brotherhood has made it clear they want to use this as an excuse to sever ties,” said Eric Trager of the pro-Israeli Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Morsi,who formerly headed the Brotherhood’s political wing but no longer officially belongs to the party, is caught between his ideology and affiliation with the group and the Egyptian officials he’s entrusted to manage Egypt-Israel relations, Trager said….