Obama to Egyptians: Stop arresting Muslim Brotherhood members or else

Obama to Egyptians: Stop arresting Muslim Brotherhood members or else

5a65bc74d4cairo.jpgEgypt’s Christians caught in the middle… again.

A key spokesman for the Obama administration stated in no uncertain terms that if the interim Egyptian government continued to arrest members of the Muslim Brotherhood, American aid very well could come to an end, as reported by the Times of Israel.

In the wake of the military removal of Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government from power, arrest warrants have been issued for the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader Mohammed Badie and nine other Islamists accused of inciting violence.

In the meantime, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki ensured that the new government understood that Obama’s Department of State wanted the arrests of MB members to cease. Else,  American aid could be re-evaluated and possibly brought to an end:

The arrests we’ve seen, of course, over the past several days targeting specific groups are not in line with the national reconciliation that the interim government and military say they are pursuing.

If politicized arrests and detentions continue, it is hard to see how Egypt will move beyond this crisis.

We’re looking at what happened last week and how things are certainly handled moving forward.

Those are all factors in our decision-making around our policy as it relates to Egypt.

The Business Recorder (of Pakistan) reported on Nov. 23, 2012 that Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once heaped praise on Mosri as a mover and shaker who strove for “a comprehensive peace for all the people of the region.”

Since Morsi’s removal from power, the MB stands accused by the Mansour government of of fomenting violent clashes, resulting in the deaths of 53 and the wounding of well over 400, to include attacks upon and the murdering members of the country’s Christian minority.


T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman is a retired Master Sergeant of Marines. He is the founder of the blog Unapologetically Rude and has written for Examiner and other blogs.

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