Skip to comments.White House Corrects DNI Clapper's Claim That Muslim Brotherhood Is 'Secular'
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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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
“oh, I mean, like wow dude, they establish women’s health clinics and stuff like that.”
I expect a formal resignation letter on Obammy’s desk Monday morning.
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.
A bit of a trial balloon that burst in their face?
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 Clappers point - in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood makes efforts to work through a political system that has been, under Mubaraks 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.”
That was no gaffe. The backtrack is from a backlash.
Then someone should tell the person who wrote the statement Clapper read to Rep. Myrick.
You got it. Obama must be a Stealth Muslim.
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!!!!!”.
Stealth Muslim. Crypto Muslim. Manchurian Muslim. Take your pick.
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.
He is a clear and present danger.
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
Do you think Fox has joined the drive by state controlled media?
God in Heaven, save us from the ignorance and incompetance of the obama regime.
Clap on...clap off...the Clapper.
Lights are on but nobody’s home....(he’s getting a list goin’ eh?)
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