Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood candidate arrested in Egypt

In April 2012 we posted this, Obama welcomes Muslim Brotherhood in the White House.

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 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.

That post contained the following paragraphs from a New York Times article:

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.

Little more than a year later, Brotherhood deputy leader Khairat al-Shater arrested:

A deputy leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, former presidential candidate Khairat El-Shater, has been arrested, security sources, his party and state news agency MENA said on July 5.

Security sources said al-Shater, a wealthy businessman seen as the movement’s main political strategist, was taken into custody on suspicion of incitement to violence. He was arrested at his apartment in Cairo.

Among the Brotherhood’s best known public figures, Shater was the latest of several of its leaders to be taken in since elected President Mohamed Morsi was overthrown by the army on July 3.

Morsi was propelled into the presidential campaign last year when Shater was disqualified on the grounds of a past criminal conviction.

Apparently those past criminal convictions didn’t disqualify him from being Team Obama’s go to guy in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.

When will U.S. officials begin investigating members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood – as they’ve been asked by Congress?

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9 thoughts on “Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood candidate arrested in Egypt

  1. Send McCAIN AND GRAHAM TO EGYPT AND LEAVE THEM THERE!!! They are becoming TOTAL ASS’S with respect with the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD THUGS. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!! The BROTHERHOOD is the snakes head of the WORLD JIHAD in trying to take over the world. EGYPT GETS IT RIGHT AND OUR COWERDLY CONGRES GETS IT WRONG!!!! STUPID AS STUPID GETS, hopefully we will REMOVE STUPID FROM THE SENATE IN 2014.

    • I agree, and the only people that don’t know how to read or to lazy wouldn’t understand what your talking about.

  2. If we support the Muslim Brotherhood as our government has been doing by giving them (what they admit to giving) 450 million dollars a year to terrorize and exploit the minorities and people who are against them. The Muslim Brotherhood is the cancer in this area. They are connected to Hamas which as we know want to wipe Israel off the map ot this earth. The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria has been killing Chritians and wiping out their villages. The are guily of murder, rape, torture and kidnapping. Why in the hell are we supporting this. Don’t we have enough Americans who need money.
    If we aid them, then we have a hand in the world beocoming more extreme with regard to Islam. I see America living under Shari Law very soon. We are all to blame for not doing anything to stop our governemnt from allowing Muslim extremists from entering the United States where they are given the power to implement it.

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