Reaping What Obama’s Sown in Egypt
By Matthew Vadum
President Obama continues to offer his blessings to the theocratic totalitarians of the Muslim Brotherhood as they spill blood on Egyptian streets in an effort to restore Mohamed Morsi to power.
Our terrorist-supporting president has the gall to scold the military, the most stable, trusted institution in Egypt, while his Islamofascist allies burn scores of Coptic churches in the region where Christianity began more than six centuries before the birth of Mohammed. The military has been struggling mightily to shut down Morsi supporters’ camps that Islamists use to launch attacks.
Yesterday an angry-sounding Obama took time out from his busy golf schedule while vacationing in a $7 million mansion on Martha’s Vineyard. Ignoring the violent provocations of his friends in the Muslim Brotherhood, he declared that the interim government and security forces in Egypt were out of control.
The Egyptian government has embarked on “a more dangerous path taken through arbitrary arrests, a broad crackdown on Mr. Morsi’s associations and supporters, and now tragically the violence that’s taken the lives of hundreds of people and wounded thousands more.” Obama left out the fact that
Morsi is a Holocaust denier who calls Jews “bloodsuckers” and “the descendants of apes and pigs” and who has vowed to wage war against Israel.
Without mentioning the weeks of murderous Morsi-supported attacks on innocents, Obama pontificated:
We deplore violence against civilians. We support universal rights essential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. We oppose the pursuit of martial law, which denies those rights to citizens under the principle that security trumps individual freedom, or that might makes right. And today the United States extends its condolences to the families of those who were killed and those who were wounded.
Just as he pretends not to be author of growing chaos stateside, Obama spoke as if a bystander, as if he himself were not the author of the events in Egypt. Obama, of course, backed the removal of Hosni Mubarak, a longtime U.S. ally who kept Morsi’s barbaric followers under control and respected Israel’s borders. Mubarak was forced out as Egyptian president on Feb. 11, 2011, after weeks of massive, violent, Obama-supported protests against his government.
What is happening in Egypt now is Obama’s will.
In his tee time chat off the coast of Cape Cod, Obama also air-brushed over Islamists’ ongoing Kristallnacht against Egypt’s Christians, referring to killed and injured Muslim Brotherhood supporters as “civilians” who “are being killed in the streets” as “rights are being rolled back.”
As John Rossomando reports at the Investigative Project on Terrorism website, last week a 10-year-old Coptic Christian girl was shot dead by Islamic militants while heading home after Bible school.
“Muslim extremists tossed firebombs through the windows of four Christian homes and a local church last Sunday to stop a Christian neighbor from building a speed bump in front of her home,” according to Rossomando. “The clash left 15 people wounded.”
Coptic priests and laymen have been murdered by Islamists who have also burned and defaced Christian churches with anti-Christian graffiti over the past month.
“These guys have been blowing places up and killing people in Sinai. They’ve been attacking churches all over Egypt – putting al-Qaida flags and Morsi’s pictures on churches, so there is no question that the Brotherhood are the new terrorists,” Michael Meunier, president of Egypt’s Al-Haya Party and a Coptic Christian, reportedly said about the orgy of violence that has erupted against Christians since Morsi’s overthrow.
In his vacation press conference, the worst thing America’s pro-Islamist leader could say about the ousted Morsi’s brutal, bloodthirsty government was that it was “not inclusive and did not respect the views of all Egyptians,” as if he were still a part-time university lecturer holding forth on civics and the supposed virtues of multiculturalism.
Obama portrays the Muslim Brotherhood as possessing the moral high ground, when in reality its members are the bad guys and their camps are centers of Islamist warfare, torture, rape, and mass murder. The truth is that Egypt is divided and on one side is an enormous, breathtakingly violent, authoritarian movement within the country — the progenitor of al-Qaeda and Hamas. It’s no surprise that the conflict has escalated in this way, and will probably continue.
As Raymond Ibrahim writes, the pro-Morsi camps to which Obama refers are terrorist bases that the mainstream media portray as filled with “innocent victims merely ‘holding vigil’ only to be slaughtered, while calling for the prosecution of the military for ‘human rights abuses.’” The media “essentially follow the pro-Brotherhood Al Jazeera’s lead of portraying these bases in Rab‘a al-Adawiya and elsewhere as peaceful ‘sit ins.’”
Dupes working for international news agencies are doing propaganda duty for the Brotherhood. Instead of blaming Islamists for violent provocations, a Reuters report, for example, referred to the clearing of two pro-Morsi camps in Cairo in which “[a]t least 623 people died and thousands were wounded on Wednesday,” baldly as “the third mass killing of [Morsi] supporters since his ousting.” The report fails to note that innocent, nonviolent Morsi backers are increasingly hard to find.
On Capitol Hill, dupes have been busy in Congress promoting the restoration of the Morsi dictatorship. The perpetually wrong Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) criticized Obama for not doing enough to help the Muslim Brotherhood.
Obama’s decision yesterday to cancel scheduled joint military exercises with Egypt isn’t enough to show American governmental displeasure with the Egyptian military’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, McCain said. “[Sen. Graham’s and my] message was ‘release these people from jail, have a constitutional change, set up a national dialogue and move forward with elections,’” he said.
Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood called on its supporters to march in towns and villages across Egypt today in what it bills as “a Friday of Anger.”
After a little golf and playing with Bo, his Portuguese Water Dog he had specially airlifted into Martha’s Vineyard separately, perhaps the Nobel Peace Prize winner will grab some salt water taffy and watch the chaos in Egypt unfold on TV.