Muslims Already Preparing to Condemn Obama’s June 5 “Outreach”

 President Barack Obama has scheduled a major “outreach” speech to Muslims in Egypt on June 5 and already some Muslims are planning their counter- offensive.

In Iran, President Ahmadinejad often attacks Egypt and President Hosni Mubarack for his recognition of Israel.  Iran refuses to admit that Israel does or should exists.  Ahmadinejad calls the Israeli people “Zionists” and their land is Palestine.

Most Muslims attack Egypt for Mubarak’s poor human rights record and even the U.S. Department of State is often at odds with Egypt for its failed but often promised democratic “reforms.”

Now the Muslim opposition in Egypt is setting the framework for their response to Obama’s “outreach.”

Going to Egypt to speak in behalf of Muslims is a tricky proposition for Obama.  Many Muslims regard the Egyptian government as totally without human rights….

Hosni Mubarak
Hosni Mubarak

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood dismissed on Saturday U.S. President Barack Obama’s plan to deliver a speech to the Muslim world from Egypt as part of a plan to keep Arab and Muslim states divided.

Deputy leader Mohamed Habib said overtures by the United States to countries like Syria and Iran, and recent visits by U.S. officials to Egypt and Saudi Arabia, indicated the speech would be used to further the superpower’s pro-Israeli agenda.

“The U.S. administration is trying to use each of these countries individually to serve the American agenda and American interests, in addition to securing, promoting, protecting and guaranteeing the superiority of the Zionist entity (Israel),” Habib told Reuters.

From Haarets (Israel)

The Brotherhood is Egypt’s largest and most powerful opposition group, and seeks an Islamic state through democratic means. It disavowed violence decades ago and is officially banned, but operates relatively openly.

Obama will deliver a speech to the Muslim world in Egypt on June 4 in which he will seek to repair ties that were severely damaged under his predecessor George W. Bush.

“The statements are rosy, but politics is not built on statements as much as it’s based on practices on the ground. Let’s wait and see,” Habib said.

The Brotherhood controls roughly a fifth of seats in Egypt’s lower house of parliament. The group played a seminal role in the development of Islamist ideology and political groups around the Muslim world.

 

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