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White House Corrects DNI Clapper's Claim That Muslim Brotherhood Is 'Secular'
Fox News ^ | 2/10/2011 | fox news

Posted on 02/10/2011 3:12:42 PM PST by tobyhill

The Obama administration took the rare step Thursday of correcting its own intelligence chief after the official claimed Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is "largely secular."

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper discussed the Islamist group during a hearing on Capitol Hill earlier Thursday. He testified that the organization has "pursued social ends" and a "betterment of the political order," and downplayed its religious underpinnings.

"The term 'Muslim Brotherhood' ... is an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam," Clapper said.

But the DNI later issued a statement to "clarify" that claim.

"To clarify Director Clapper's point, in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood makes efforts to work through a political system that has been, under Mubarak's rule, one that is largely secular in its orientation. He is well aware that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a secular organization," DNI spokesperson Jamie Smith said.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egyptcrisis; foreignpolicy; jamesclapper; mubarak; muslimbrotherhood

1 posted on 02/10/2011 3:12:48 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Beyond STUPID!


2 posted on 02/10/2011 3:15:06 PM PST by WellyP
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To: tobyhill

The Obama Administration should just come out and say how they really feel, they think the Muslim Brotherhood are their fellow hommies. They want Israel destroyed and the entire world to become Sharia


3 posted on 02/10/2011 3:16:25 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: tobyhill

“oh, I mean, like wow dude, they establish women’s health clinics and stuff like that.”


4 posted on 02/10/2011 3:16:31 PM PST by sand lake bar
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To: tobyhill

I expect a formal resignation letter on Obammy’s desk Monday morning.


5 posted on 02/10/2011 3:17:20 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: tobyhill

If Obama only had a $1 for every appointment that has bitten him on the ass over the last few years.

Ted Mack would love this White House.


6 posted on 02/10/2011 3:17:36 PM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: tobyhill

A bit of a trial balloon that burst in their face?


7 posted on 02/10/2011 3:17:43 PM PST by Carley (ARAB STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN AMERICA'S LEFT)
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To: tobyhill

8 posted on 02/10/2011 3:18:15 PM PST by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: tobyhill; All

http://www.politico.com/blogs/joshgerstein/0211/DNI_Clapper_Egypts_Muslim_Brotherhood_largely_secular.html

DNI Clapper retreats from ‘secular’ claim on Muslim Brotherhood

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is backing away from comments he made Thursday calling Egypt’s branch of the Muslim Brotherhood movement “largely secular.”

“To clarify Director Clapper’s point - in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood makes efforts to work through a political system that has been, under Mubarak’s rule, one that is largely secular in its orientation,” a spokesman for Clapper, Jamie Smith, said Thursday afternoon. “He is well aware that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a secular organization.”


9 posted on 02/10/2011 3:21:10 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: tobyhill

That was no gaffe. The backtrack is from a backlash.


10 posted on 02/10/2011 3:21:59 PM PST by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: tobyhill
He is well aware that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a secular organization

Then someone should tell the person who wrote the statement Clapper read to Rep. Myrick.

11 posted on 02/10/2011 3:23:02 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

You got it. Obama must be a Stealth Muslim.


12 posted on 02/10/2011 3:26:46 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: sand lake bar
“We've got to ask, why is this man (Osama bin Laden) so popular around the world? Why are people so supportive of him in many countries … that are riddled with poverty? He's been out in these countries for decades, building schools, building roads, building infrastructure, building day care facilities, building health care facilities, and the people are extremely grateful. We haven't done that.” Senator Patty Murray -D- Wash - idiot.

Yes, Osama bin Laden builds day care facilities so that women can go to work or school, except that if they go to work or school “WE KILL YOU!!!!!”.

13 posted on 02/10/2011 3:28:26 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Stealth Muslim. Crypto Muslim. Manchurian Muslim. Take your pick.


14 posted on 02/10/2011 3:28:31 PM PST by fhayek
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To: WellyP

This guy is an idiot machine. But looking at him explains the sexual molestation policy at the airports to “keep us safe” while the border with Mexico is wide open.


15 posted on 02/10/2011 3:29:11 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: fhayek

He is a clear and present danger.


16 posted on 02/10/2011 3:29:30 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: screaminsunshine

Of course he is a Muslim. I knew he was a Muslim before he went on ABC’s show and talked about “His Muslim Faith” during the campaign. Obama hates America, Israel, and anything that stands in his way of creating the Muslim new world order that his minions want


17 posted on 02/10/2011 3:33:18 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Do you think Fox has joined the drive by state controlled media?


18 posted on 02/10/2011 3:34:18 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: tobyhill

God in Heaven, save us from the ignorance and incompetance of the obama regime.


19 posted on 02/10/2011 3:36:29 PM PST by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: All

Clap on...clap off...the Clapper.

Lights are on but nobody’s home....(he’s getting a list goin’ eh?)

December 22, 2010
“White House Admits Intel Chief Was Not Briefed on Britain Terror Arrests”
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/12/22/intelligence-director-clapper-stumped-mention-london-terror-plot/#ixzz1DbLrTlRV


20 posted on 02/10/2011 3:37:25 PM PST by Irenic
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To: tobyhill

21 posted on 02/10/2011 3:38:32 PM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: tobyhill

He simply got “mixed up” on which lies to tell the press.


22 posted on 02/10/2011 3:42:03 PM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: tobyhill
There is a place for OJT.

Any thing, place, or office, involving the presidency is NOT it.

23 posted on 02/10/2011 3:43:00 PM PST by norton
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To: allmendream

Yep, the current administration has adopted the Patty Murray school of diplomacy where the speaker must id a sworn enemy of the US as really just a bunch of community organizer social justice devotees..


24 posted on 02/10/2011 3:43:49 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: tobyhill

This White House has the most stupid appointees in the history of this country. This is unbelievable. This character has to leave the White House permanently.If he is as smart as they try and promote him I have an IQ of 200.


25 posted on 02/10/2011 3:46:51 PM PST by RocketRoland
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To: tobyhill
Obama is completely

http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad73/blacklicorice99/animated/lost.gif

26 posted on 02/10/2011 3:46:55 PM PST by KC_Lion (America is on the Brink of War with its self, and no one seams to notice or care)
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To: tobyhill

This White House has the most stupid appointees in the history of this country. This is unbelievable. This character has to leave the White House permanently.If he is as smart as they try and promote him I have an IQ of 200.


27 posted on 02/10/2011 3:46:55 PM PST by RocketRoland
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To: tobyhill

What a pathetic appointment Clapper is! If this passes for “intelligence, “ we are in deep do-do.


28 posted on 02/10/2011 3:49:34 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: tobyhill

If the Obama Director of National Intelligence is this dumb, imagine how intellectually challenged the rest of the Obama administration is.


29 posted on 02/10/2011 3:53:21 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Only two things come from Texas and I see you're wearing an "I Heart Austin" t-shirt)
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To: tobyhill

Maybe Obama will be the last and final payment on the White Guilt account.

This is EXACTLY what diversity hiring gets you. Let’s not look at the content of the character, the skills, the education, or the experience - just the color of the skin, the cut of the suit, and how well you can read from a cue card.


30 posted on 02/10/2011 4:01:51 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: tobyhill

That’s not just “walking back” a mistaken statement, it’s a full-fledged retreat...

Definitely gonna leave a mark...


31 posted on 02/10/2011 4:12:35 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: RocketRoland

You know, a great leader/manager works hard to surround him or herself with people more knowledgeable than he or she is. I’d say that Regan was a great example.

A weak and pathetic leader/manager deliberately surrounds themselves with idiots so he or she they can demonstrate “superiority”.


32 posted on 02/10/2011 4:13:41 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: tobyhill

Rumsfeld fired Clapper when he was the head of NGA. He kissed butt with the Democrats and he got put in as DNI. He expresses the party line.


33 posted on 02/10/2011 4:16:21 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: tobyhill

It is pre CHAOS in the Whitehouse!


34 posted on 02/10/2011 4:17:56 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: tobyhill

The only disaster bigger than The Regime’s domestic policy is its foreign policy. The domestic policy is stupid. The foreign policy is dangerous. Stupid and Dangerous...The Regime.


35 posted on 02/10/2011 4:22:28 PM PST by clintonh8r (Member Emeritus of Vitriolics Anonymous.)
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To: kittymyrib
If this passes for “intelligence, “ we are in deep do-do

I'd bet the cleaning crew at the CIA is more up to speed.

36 posted on 02/10/2011 4:23:18 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

First class leaders want first class help.
Second class leaders want third class help.


37 posted on 02/10/2011 4:32:58 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: tobyhill

Elliot Abrams was one of the panelists on “Special report” this afternoon, and he described Clapper’s statement as “Making the Muslim Brotherhood sound like the March of Dimes”. That’s the best description I’ve heard yet.

God help us all when something really bad happens and this crew has to really step up to the plate...


38 posted on 02/10/2011 4:34:49 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: The Antiyuppie

See #37


39 posted on 02/10/2011 4:35:51 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: tobyhill
Too late, f*cktard regime.

The entire planet already saw, heard, and recorded how completely *stupid* and *purposefully dishonest* you are. *Again*.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

40 posted on 02/10/2011 4:40:21 PM PST by The Comedian (Muslim Brotherhood = A.N.S.W.E.R = Soros = Obama)
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To: tobyhill

RESIGN Barack Obama.


41 posted on 02/10/2011 4:48:25 PM PST by PGalt
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To: tobyhill

Here is a classic example of spinning world events to support BO Plenty’s Muslim foreign policy.

“Muslim Brotherhood = Islamic dictatorship.”


42 posted on 02/10/2011 5:38:18 PM PST by mohresearcher
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To: tobyhill

These idiots will have the blood of our children on thier hands, they are reckless, oblivious and will be held responsible by the American people for thier treasonist ways when the shtf


43 posted on 02/10/2011 5:43:36 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V.........................................)
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To: tobyhill

Someone out there refresh our memories on Clappers previous cluelessness. I remember he was asked about something that was all over the news, and he said he never heard of it. I can’t remember what world event he was in the dark about.


44 posted on 02/10/2011 5:51:22 PM PST by gusty
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To: gusty

IIRC, the London bombings.


45 posted on 02/10/2011 5:58:58 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: gusty

Correction: The London arrests @ Christmas, 2010. Potential terrorists

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/feeling-safe-today-diane-sawyer-stumps-director-of-national-intelligence-on-terror-arrests/


46 posted on 02/10/2011 6:02:45 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: tobyhill
Hussein is to Carter what Egypt is to Iraq!

Hussein: clueless and worthless in his assessment of foreign affairs. A completely and utterly inept dunce.

Like Jimmy Carter.

47 posted on 02/10/2011 6:07:25 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: allmendream

Yeah, that Patsy Murray quote was the one I was thinking of!
Day care centers and health care! Ha! The Osama Bin Laden Day Care Pre-School!


48 posted on 02/10/2011 6:20:49 PM PST by sand lake bar
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To: tobyhill

God help us all.


49 posted on 02/10/2011 11:00:50 PM PST by expatguy (Support "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - DONATE)
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To: tobyhill

DNI James Clapper: Muslim Brotherhood “Largely Secular,” “Has Eschewed Violence”

VIDEO:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/02/10/dni_james_clapper_muslim_brotherhood_a_largely_secular_group.html


50 posted on 02/11/2011 7:31:12 AM PST by KeyLargo
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