It’s come full circle in Obama’s first term. We warned you while the media wet their panties over the Arab Spring. Now the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood is literally IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!! WTF? via Officials from Egypt’s Brotherhood at White House – Yahoo! News Canada.
White House officials held talks with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood in Washington this week, as the Islamist group threw itself into the fray in Egypt’s presidential election.
The meeting on Tuesday with low-level National Security Council staff was part of a series of US efforts to broaden engagement with new and emerging political parties following Egypt’s revolution last year, a US official said.
The White House pointed out that Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain, and other US lawmakers and officials had also met with Brotherhood representatives in Egypt and elsewhere in recent months.
“We believe that it is in the interest of the United States to engage with all parties that are committed to democratic principles, especially nonviolence,” said National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor.
“In all our conversations with these groups, we emphasize the importance of respect for minority rights, the full inclusion of women, and our regional security concerns.”
The Muslim Brotherhood’s political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, said on Saturday it would nominate Khairat al-Shater, a professor of engineering and business tycoon, to contest Egypt’s first presidential election since a popular uprising ousted Hosni Mubarak last year.
The Islamists, who control parliament, had repeatedly said they would not put forward a member for the election in order to mitigate fears that they were trying to monopolize power.
Of course they lied and as former NYC mayor Ed Koch wrote, The Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost:
…it has become crystal clear that a great number of the experts who recently waxed almost lyrical in support of the Arab Spring have much to answer for.
To anyone paying attention it has always been crystal clear that the Muslim Brotherhood has been and always will be for sharia law. It’s no surprise to the alert that Egyptian presidential candidate ‘will push for sharia’:
CAIRO (AFP) – The Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate for Egypt’s presidency, Khairat el-Shater, has pledged to press for the implementation of sharia (Islamic law) if elected, a Muslim think tank said on Wednesday.
Shater, whose candidacy for the May election sent political shock waves throughout the post-uprising country, said implementing the sharia was “his first and final goal,” said the Legal Authority for Rights and Reform after meeting with him on Tuesday.
Shater, who stepped down as the Brotherhood’s deputy leader to run, said “he would work to form a group of scholars to support parliament in achieving that goal,” according to a statement on the group’s website.
Over at CNN, Fulbright fellow Lauren Bohn continues to shill for the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood in an effusive piece that fails to even mention sharia but gets the title right, The Muslim Brotherhood comes to America. Of course, they’ve been here for a while under other names – CAIR, ISNA, MAS, MSA. And of course Obama was coordinating with the Ikhwan before he even took office.
The Obama administration couldn’t be more happy that sharia-promising el-Shater is running for president:
State Department officials said they were untroubled and even optimistic about the Brotherhood’s reversal of its pledge not to seek the presidency. The Brotherhood’s candidate, Khairat el-Shater, a millionaire businessman considered the most formative influence on the group’s policies, is well known to both American diplomats and their contacts in the Egyptian military. Though in and out of prison, he was the Brotherhood’s main point of contact with Mr. Mubarak’s security services and is now its main conduit for talks with the council of generals who took power at his ouster.
Mr. Shater has met with almost all the senior State Department officials and American lawmakers visiting Cairo. He is in regular contact with the American ambassador, Anne Patterson, as well as the executives of many American companies here, and United States officials have praised his moderation as well as his intelligence and effectiveness.
In other words, el-Shater is the Obama State Department’s candidate. Wake up America. The water is starting to boil!
A rocket attack was launched at one of Israel’s major cities on Thursday. Eilat, one of Israel’s vacation spots and a prime location for visitors during Passover, which begins tomorrow, was targeted in the attack. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned: “We are seeing now with Eilat that the Sinai Peninsula is turning into a terror zone. We cannot grant immunity to terror, we must fight against it.”
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