Egypt’s secular leaders responded to President Obama’s remarks the other day on the situation in their nation. To put it mildly, they were left disappointed. Here are a few highlights from their scathing response.
“Like most Egyptians, we listened with attention to your statement on Egypt’s latest developments. As representatives of the non-Islamic political forces in Egypt, we believe in the same fundamental values on which the U.S. was founded. Be we also have 7,000 years of civilization and history that give us a special identity that we are fighting to keep since the Muslim Brotherhood came to power.
“Let us first inform you about who the Muslim brothers are: They’re an unlawful organization operating outside the realm of Egyptian law, receiving foreign funding and laundering money in a flagrant breech of international law. Their aim is to rule the world through a so-called Islamic Caliphate as they believe in their absolute supremacy. …
“Since July 3, 2013, the day deposed President Morsi was ousted by popular demand of millions of Egyptians, the Western media and prominent emissaries from the U.S. and Europe have consistently described the sit-ins that paralyzed a large part of Cairo as ‘peaceful demonstrations.’ They chose to ignore what was happening across Egypt from torching churches and killing randomly and destroying private and public properties.
“Mr. President, peaceful demonstrators do not have the capacity to kill more than 50 police personnel in just a few hours.
“Peaceful demonstrators do not attack a police station with RPG and kill the police chief and his deputies, strip them of their clothes and drag their naked bodies down the street.
“Peaceful demonstrators do not threaten Christians with genocide as many of the Muslim Brotherhood declared in hate speeches from the sit-in stage. Peaceful demonstrators do not raise the black flags of al-Qaida while marching with pictures of bin Laden and al Zawahri on their chests.
“While the Western media was focusing yesterday on the clearing of the sit-ins, more than 45 attacks were made on Christian installations across Egypt, resulting in the torching of 19 churches and cathedrals, some built in the 6th Century.
Obama has pretty much managed to turn all parties in Egypt against the US. It’s just one foreign policy debacle after another, and Hillary Clinton, one of the primary architects of that foreign policy, is wanting to run for president in 2016. Oh, and speaking of Hillary Clinton and foreign policy, Sharyl Attkisson is still trying to obtain White House photos from the night of the Benghazi attack, but she continues to hit a stone wall. They wasted no time in releasing photos of the night Bin Laden was killed, but they’ve got nothing from September 11, 2012. What a surprise.