An Islamist President Coming to Town


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Yet Morsi’s allies remained defiant. Freedom and Justice Party spokesman Momen Zarour, contended the brief meeting served notice that Egypt’s new political leaders will not be intimidated. “We had to hold a session today, and we will hold more sessions next week,” he said. “This is the first democratically elected parliament that Egypt has had in its history.”

Next Saturday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due in Cairo after a visit to Israel. Prime Minster Binyamin Netanyahu has already made it clear Clinton’s visit will not be a pleasant one. In response to president Obama’s fecklessness, he has ordered construction on the fortified fence on the Israel-Egyptian border to be sped up, and expanded military deployment in the border region to be completed. Netanyahu will undoubtedly bring up the other promises abandoned by Obama as well. They included the new Egyptian government’s respect for human rights, especially relating to the Christian Copts, the formation of a broad national unity government representing Egypt’s active mainstream parties (not just the Muslim Brotherhood), ending the rabid anti-American and anti-Western rhetoric pervading the Egyptian media, and reining in the terrorist elements in the Sinai Peninsula.

Yet such elements are apparently irrelevant to an Obama administration seemingly determined to facilitate the Islamist ascendancy in Egypt. As Obama prepares to hand Morsi a PR boon, the Egyptian president’s stated ambitions matter very little. Morsi pledged, for instance, that the new Egyptian constitution will be founded on the Quran, and he intends that it will impose a strict version of Sharia law. In an interview last year, Morsi told the Washington Post that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s ultra-conservative version of Sharia was a good model for Egypt. Thus it could only be imposed by a complete takeover by the Brotherhood, or a pan-Islamist revolution similar to that which occurred in Iran. Such an occurrence would cement Obama’s reputation as the second coming of President Jimmy Carter.

Yet the most troublesome aspect of Morsi’s invite, is that it occurred in spite of the fact that he pledged to seek the release of Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman from U.S. custody. Abdel-Rahman, also known as the “Blind Sheikh,” is serving a life sentence at a federal penitentiary for his role in planning the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City. He is also the leader of the Egyptian terrorist group Al Gama’a al Islamiyya, which has been accused of masterminding the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. Abdel-Rahman managed to leave Egypt unscathed after the assassination. He then moved to Afghanistan–where he allied himself with Osama bin Laden.

President Obama’s willingness to grant official status to a leader who openly supports a mass murdering terrorist thug is disgraceful. That he would do it less two months before the election says something else as well. It says that he believes Jewish Americans will never abandon their support for him, no matter how much he is willing to compromise Israel’s security. That bespeaks a profound level of arrogance on his part, or a belief that Jewish Americans are ideologically paralyzed to the point where they are beyond antagonizing. However, there are plenty of other Americans who are bound to wonder how far this administration is willing to go to appease radical Islamists under the banner of mutual understanding. If the Abdel-Rahman had been able to realize the totality of his vision, thousands upon thousand more Americans would have been murdered. Mohammed Morsi wants him released from prison.

That alone should make Morsi persona non grata at the White House. Instead, president Obama intends to make him an honored guest. almost anything could happen between now and September, including further violence.

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  • Rationalist

    The Egyptian democratic elections is a perfect historical example of how easy is is for democracy to descend to tyranny: elect a charismatic tyrant. The Brotherhood wants one thing: the Muslim Caliphate all over the planet; the death of all infidels (that would be Jews and Christians), and Sharia Law. Welcome to the Arab Spring.

    • Spider

      The reason any democracy descends into tyrannny is because they don't have a Constitution (republic) that guarantees human rights. The lack of a Constitution will only get you mob rule and or a dictatorship. This is also happening here in the US because we no longer follow our constitution thanks to Obama and company.

  • logdon

    'The Egyptian democratic elections is a perfect historical example of how easy is is for democracy to descend to tyranny: elect a charismatic tyrant'.

    For 'Egyptian' one could also read 'American'.

    Or in the case of Europe, remove the terms, 'charismatic' and 'elect' then you'll be on the mark.

    • WildJew

      You are right but at least there was a time the Americans were "semi" responsible enough to elect fairly decent men to high office. No more is that a certainty since the rise of Barack Obama. When I hear polls which indicate his popularity, I think I am living in a nation full of idiots!

      As to the Muslim-Arab world. I got the following from the Daily Forward, published Jan. 12, 2007:

      "(S)ometime prior to March 2003, Sharon told Bush privately in no uncertain terms what he thought about the Iraq plan. Sharon’s words — revealed here for the first time — constituted a friendly but pointed warning to Bush. Sharon acknowledged that Saddam Hussein was an “acute threat” to the Middle East and that he believed Saddam possessed weapons of mass destruction.

      Yet according to one knowledgeable source, Sharon nevertheless advised Bush not to occupy Iraq. According to another source — Danny Ayalon, who was Israel’s ambassador to the United States at the time of the Iraq invasion, and who sat in on the Bush-Sharon meetings — Sharon told Bush that Israel would not “push one way or another” regarding the Iraq scheme.

      According to both sources, Sharon warned Bush that if he insisted on occupying Iraq, he should at least abandon his plan to implant democracy in this part of the world. “In terms of culture and tradition, the Arab world is not built for democratization,” Ayalon recalls Sharon advising.

  • http://ampatriot.blogspot.com/ C.R.

    It will not surprise me–when Barack H. Obama releases this criminal!

  • ze-ev ben jehudah

    Adolf Hitler was also democratically elected.We all know what happened after his election.
    Mr Barack Hussein Obama I smell something very bad,please leave the oval office trough the
    back door as soon as possible.

    • Asher

      Hitler deceived his people to get elected too. Islam and this President hate America…easy to explain the destruction that is going on.

  • RonaldCarnine

    If Obama releases this murderer, it will be time for all freedom loving people everywhere to step forward and condemn this action. Why, when Egypt now calls for the destruction of Israel and denies it's friendship with the US, is this man being invited to the US as an honored guest? Obama seems to be continually spitting in the face of the American people. But, since we must wait for the Congress to act, urge your congressman to get going, Republican and Democrat, and demand a stop to such behavior. Congress holds the purse strings to American aid to Egypt, it is time for us to put our wallet back in our pocket.

  • popseal

    Nothing in his life history, appointments, associations, policies, or high flying speeches say that 'Bam is anything other than a SEMI-CLOSETED COMMUNIST. His hatred of July 4, 1776 is so obvious it is insulting to anyone paying attention. Pandering to this breed of Muslim is his way of polking a finger in the eye of America.

  • WildJew

    A devout (shariah-compliant) Muslim is coming to town. These are the people Obama has been courting. Morsi follows the Islam of the prophet Muhammad; authoritative, authentic Islam. Obama is furthering the most severe (and literalist) interpretation of Islam throughout the Middle East and North Africa. I cannot say I buy into this Islamist vs. Islam dichotomy. I am with those who say Islam is Islam. Speaking at Kanal D TV’s Arena program, Turkey's Prime Minister Erdoğan commented on the term “moderate Islam”, often used in the West to describe (his party) AKP and said, ‘These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”

  • Choi

    "Unsurprisingly, military and government officials in Israel were taken aback by the news, primarily because the move represented a breach of President Obama’s assurances to U.S. Jewish leaders at the White House last month"

    And NOW it's TIME for Jewish voters to BREACH their"loyalties" to the Democratic Party.
    NO SANE Jewish voter should vote for any Democrat,anywhere on the ticket.

  • mrbean

    Did you kmow that the first phone call to any foreign leader by Obama from the Oval Office in 2009 was to Mahmoud Abbas the head of the Palestinian Authority? I am wondering if this Islamist Mohammed Morsi will get a bow from Obama when he arrives at the White House?

  • Ted G

    Aiding and abetting the enemy is treason!

  • Ar'nun

    Islamists do not honor treaties unless it is a treaty (or contract) between two Islamists. They view non Muslims as less than human and therefore any treaty signed by a non Muslim according to Sharia is a worthless piece of paper. In many cases through out History, they have signed treaties as a way to regroup, rearm and resupply so they could then reingage their Infadel enemies. Morsi, since he has already stated his devotion to Sharia, will not honor the 1979 Peace Treaty with Israel for this reason. Same as when the Islamists ignored the Mandate for Palestine of 1922 which ignoring this agreement is how the Palestinians can claim the land of Israel. There are hundreds of examples of this throughout history, Liberals just refuse to see them.

  • Drakken

    It would not surprise me in the least if Obummer releases the blind cleric in a bid to curry favor with islamic savages. Obummer and his appeasement policies will get us into a war with the muslims, you mark my words.

  • Ronald Johnston

    We have an illegal alien terrorist as president!!!! The FBI, CIA, and all the rest of our so-called police force in this country has been nullified!!!! I guess it is up to those of us who refuse to give up our guns unless it is over our cold dead bodies!!!!

  • Ghostwriter

    If President Obama was the moderate that his supporters CLAIM that he is,he'd rescind Morsi's invitation to the White House immediately. Otherwise,people will say that it's just one more questionable person that the president likes to hang around with.

  • Boston

    2 Islamist Presidents meeting each other. What's the big deal ?

  • Anamah

    This W.H. stinks.

  • Asher

    Of Course, the new President of Egypt and the President of the US are Islamic Brothers with big plans for Israel and America!

  • hammar

    poison the pigs!