This isn’t exactly surprising considering that Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood has a lot more in common with the Mali Jihadists than it does with France. Mubarak would have seen the intervention as being in Egypt’s interest because those Jihadists are not just going to stay in Mali.
Morsi however has a different view.
Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi has broken ranks with the international community at large over France’s intervention in Mali, saying he was opposed to the action out of fear it would sow seeds of unrest in the region.
Speaking at the opening session of an Arab economic summit in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh on Monday, Morsi said he had hoped for a more “peaceful and developmental” approach to the crisis in Mali.
“We do not accept at all the military intervention in Mali because it will fuel conflict in the region,” Morsi said.
The invasion of Mali by Islamist Jihadists, many of them foreign, already sowed seeds of unrest and fueled conflict in the region. Stopping them is about the only chance for tamping down the conflict and unrest, but Morsi, like so many Muslim leaders, knows that “Stability” is the magic key to the opinions of Western policy leaders. Most of them support him, just like they once supported Hitler, in the name of stability. So that’s the argument he makes.
Silly Western infidels want peaceful resolutions. So that’s the argument that the candidate of a violently ruthless group makes.