Egypt Arrests US Embassy Employee in Charge of Political Islam

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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To be clear, we are talking about an Egyptian employee. Things haven’t gotten so bad that Egypt is arresting US diplomats. Yet.

CAIRO: National Security arrested a local employee on Jan. 25 who works for the U.S. embassy in Cairo, the embassy confirmed Tuesday.

“We confirm that one of our local employees was arrested on Jan. 25. According to our information, there are no charges against him so far,” said Mofid al-Deek, Media Attaché and the spokesperson of the U.S. embassy in Cairo.

Deek said the embassy is communicating with the Egyptian government to understand the reason for the employee’s detention.

A security source reported National Security arrested Ahmed A., a U.S embassy employee in charge of the political Islam file. The source added that the employee was in constant contact with Khairat el-Shater, First Deputy of the General Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, when the group ruled the country.

The suspect was arrested while participating with others in marches and riots in Giza Governorate. He is being investigated by the National Security Agency to determine the dimensions of his activity.

It wouldn’t be too surprising to learn that the US embassy did indeed hire a Muslim Brotherhood member to serve as its connection with Islamist groups.

  • southwood

    I am waiting for the Egyptians to finally repudiate Islam altogether. Hopefull that day is not too far distant.

  • sherrades

    MB here-MB There_MB MB Everywhere
    The Coptics and SISI Egyptians are much further ahead with this than many in the world-They have a good army for their people- hope they get to keep it. WE are watching you Egypt.

    • DB1954

      We are ROOTING for you, General Al-Sisi.

  • truebearing

    The Egyptian government will torture this guy, and not with waterboarding, and will add to its growing file of Obama cooperation and complicity with the Muslim Brotherhood, and islamists in general. My guess is that there is a lot of money and probably weapons being sent in secret to the enemies of the Egyptian military by Obama’s minions. What the Egyptian military already knows about Obama and Hillary would bring any president down, unless, of course, the media refused to report it. A dictator is a little harder to unseat.

    The Obama administration wants the MB back in power, and soon. Besides the threat of the damning truth about Obama’s conspiring with the MB being exposed is the pressure relief Israel is getting by having the Eyptian military in control. Maybe that is partially why Obama has pivoted to helping Iran and the Shiites. He can’t enable Muslims enough.

    • kikorikid

      Egypts secular “Loyal Officers” are going to
      convict and hang about a dozen Muslim Brotherhood operatives
      as well as Morsi. taking even bets.

    • DB1954

      I don’t know that the Sisi regime will torture him. Why would they do that when the mere threat of torture will be enough to make him cough up the truth. I don’t think al-Sisi is stupid enough to do something drastic that isn’t necessary. Besides, if they did torture him, they’d start with the light torture and build upward until he cracks. Otherwise, I agree with your post.

  • Ken

    Hey that is what We the People need to do to obama (No Respect for that POS) his administration, all Democrats, all Rhinos, almost all Federal Judges, all Major lying Media. Book-em Dano.

  • Lou Hodges

    Go get’m Daniel.