Consorting with the Muslim Brotherhood is wrong no matter what the political stripe
Muslim Brotherhood’s $1.5 billion Holy Week Windfall
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On the same day that Hagmann and Hagmann Report radio host and senior Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Doug Hagmann confirmed that the Muslim Brotherhood was having their friendly little tête-à-tête with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Brotherhood left with a booty of USD 1.5 billion in foreign aid.
“Washington, April 5, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)—The White House defended the decision to release USD 1.5 billion in foreign aid to Egypt, on Thursday, following meetings between U.S. officials and lawmakers and representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood in Washington.”
In his Wednesday CFP report, Hagmann, who described the “Origins of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) as having been founded in Egypt on 30 April, 2011 by the Muslim Brotherhood, “which is the ideological forefather of al Qaeda and Hamas, supporter of Sharia Law, and an advocate of terrorism against Israel and the West”, named names:
“Abdul Mawgoud Dardery, a VIP of the delegation hosted at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is an outspoken proponent of Sharia law over democracy and openly critical of American business influences in Egypt. In the same USA Today report, Dardery complained that “American non-profit groups were working toward a type of democracy that will not bring Islamists to power, and this is wrong.”
“Also part of the delegation visiting the U.S. is Dr. Hussein El Kazzaz, and Egyptian businessman and senior advisor for the FJP economic team, Khaled Al Quazzaz, FJP Foreign Relations Coordinator, and Sondos Asem, member of FJP’s Foreign Relations Committee and senior editor at Ikhwanweb, the Muslim Brotherhood’s English language website.
Hagmann’s suspicions of the Muslim Brotherhood in Washington DC during Holy Week were right on the mark.
“We believe it is in the interest of the United States to engage with all parties in Egypt and to continue to engage with Egypt because Egypt has been an important ally of the United States and has played a significant role in the region, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters. (KUNA). “Carney did not answer why the foreign aid was released all at once, rather than in tranches as some lawmakers had strongly lobbied for after the Egyptian government prosecuted American and international pro-democracy workers.
“However, he said the Obama administration is engaging with Egypt’s new actors “to try to work with them during this historic transformation in the post-revolution era and to try to encourage them both to pursue democracy in its fullest sense as well as pursue the kind of international obligations that they’ve maintained in the past.
“The United States gives Egypt USD 1.5 billion in military aid annually that must be spent on U.S. made weapons and goods, including M1A1 tanks and F-16 fighter jets.
“Separately, Carney acknowledged the Obama administration, including national security officials and lawmakers met with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood, saying “Anyone who has paid any attention to the post-revolution developments in Egypt (knows) that the Muslim Brotherhood will be a major player.
“He defended the meeting in Washington as “the right thing to do” and said the White House will judge “all of the political actors in Egypt by their actions.”
With the booty horse now out of the barn, the White House likes to point 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.
Consorting with the Muslim Brotherhood is wrong no matter what the political stripe.
At the time of this writing, Lucianne.com was the only major website to carry the Kuwait News Agency media release.