US Diplomat Accused of Ties to Muslim Brotherhood, Lies to Congress about PA Support for Terrorism

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You may remember Anne Patterson as Obama’s US Ambassador to Egypt who was forced to leave her post due to popular outrage in that country over her support for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Patterson called on Egyptians not to protest — including by meeting with the Coptic Pope and asking him specifically to urge the nation’s Christian minority not to oppose the Brotherhood,

El Fagr reported that, during their most recent phone conversation, Patterson demanded that Egypt’s recently appointed Supreme Commander of the Egyptian Armed Forces, General Abdul Fatah al-Sisi, release all Muslim Brotherhood members currently being held for questioning: “And when Sisi rejected this order, the American ambassador began threatening him that Egypt will turn into another Syria and live through a civil war, to which Sisi responded violently: ‘Neither you nor your country can overcome Egypt and its people.’”

True to form in Obama Inc, where doing awful things only nets you a promotion, she became the assistant secretary of state in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and is continuing her career of lying about and defending terrorists.

In testimony to Congress, US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Ambassador Anne W. Patterson, defended the Palestinian Authority practice of paying salaries to terrorists in prison saying “they have to provide for the families.”

Palestinian Media Watch has documented repeatedly that this is not correct. According to PA law and in practice the PA does not give stipends to terrorist prisoners’ families but salaries to the terrorist prisoners themselves. PMW has already reported that the PA Minister of Prisoners vocally rejected the claim that the payments are social welfare aid to the prisoners’ families, stressing instead that the prisoners receive salaries “out of esteem.”

In addition, when challenged by Congressman Weber at the hearing on the Administration’s Middle East and North Africa Budget Request for 2015 about possibly cutting off US funding because of the PA salary program to terrorists, Assistant Secretary Patterson twice told the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa that she “knows” that the PA “are going to try to phase that out, and we should give them an opportunity to do so.”

There is nothing in all the activities and statements of the PA to back up that claim. PMW has not encountered any PA statements regarding a “phasing out” of the salaries to terrorists. To the contrary, in 2013 and 2014, PA officials have regularly been adding additional regulations and benefits for prisoners. In addition, they have reiterated in government meetings and in public statements to Palestinians that the salaries and other benefits to prisoners is a high priority for the Palestinian Authority and will continue.”

So Anne Patterson has gone on lying in support of Islamic terrorists. Her reward for her egregious behavior in Egypt was the opportunity to continue it in Washington.

  • pupsncats

    One more example of how Obama rewards the lying, terrorist-supporter, leftists and once more proves that he is both anti-America and pro-terrorist.

  • WillielomanIII

    So the US government is paying salaries to arabs to murder Jews….just great

    • Gee

      The US has been doing so for decades – to the tune of over $1 billion per year

  • glpage

    I wonder how many people in the current administration would be consider treasonous by the founding fathers. Her statements constitute, to some extent, aid to those who would harm this country.

  • sydchaden

    Obama and Hillary Clinton supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt when Egyptians were protesting for Freedom and Democracy. They didn’t support the protesters. When the Egyptians ousted Morsi, Obama told them that they had to reinstate him, or the US would cut off aid, which it did.
    Obama appointed Muslim Brotherhood members to his White House Advisory Council.
    In view of the above, Obama and Hillary Clinton are advocates for the Muslim Brotherhood.

    • PAthena

      (1) President Obama’s half-brother from Kenya is a Muslim Brotherhood leader.
      (2) When she was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had as a close aide, Huma Abedin, from a Muslim Brotherhood family.

    • Mohamed Metwally

      As an Egyptian i would like to show my respect for your comment. And i would like to add that : he didn’t stand by the protesters and we didn’t need him to stand by us. He has even continued his support to MBs by claiming that they were peacful protesters and this is a miliatry coup while if the Army has stood by Morsi and killed Protesters it wouldn’t have been a coup.. and simply SiSI represents a hero to the Majority of Egyptian who revolted against morsi so its logic that we have voted for him. . Obama and his Admin, have supported Brotherhoods by CIA info. and weapons to terrorize Egyptians and spread terrorism all over Egypt … but he failed ! he should be accused of crime wars !

  • nimbii

    CIA Director John Brennan is a Islam convert. I wonder if she is too.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      We need to see proof.

      • patriotdaddy

        proof of what?! and if u need it that bad……do your due diligence and google it…the proofs are all online…….

  • SoCalMike

    ANYONE responsible for the transfer of money to the PLO belongs in prison.
    I don’t care what their political affiliation is.
    This is blatantly criminal.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      CAIR? Holy Land Foundation?

  • SCREW SOCIALISM
  • AlgorithmicAnalyst

    Are any of the supporters of terrorism going to be tried for treason at some future point?

  • AlgorithmicAnalyst

    The figures she didn’t have, about how much terrorists in prison and such get each month, is about NIS 40 million a month, according to PLO spokespersons. How much is that in dollars?