Skip to comments.Obama Phones to Congratulate Muslim B'hood on Victory in Egypt’s ‘Milestone’ Election
Posted on 06/25/2012 1:46:36 PM PDT by IbJensen
CNSNews.com) President Obama phoned the Muslim Brotherhoods Mohammed Morsi on Sunday evening to congratulate him on becoming Egypts new president, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo said in a Twitter message around 7 PM eastern time.
Earlier, White House press secretary Jay Carney in a statement called the Islamists election a milestone in Egyptians transition to democracy.
Millions of Egyptians voted in the election, and President-elect Morsi and the new Egyptian government have both the legitimacy and responsibility of representing a diverse and courageous citizenry, he said.
Egypts election commission earlier announced that Morsi had beaten his second-round opponent, former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq, by a margin of 51.7 to 48.3 percent or just 800,000 votes.
Results had been delayed for four days, worsening an already tense atmosphere after an incident-laden campaign, including a recent court ruling dissolving the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated parliament and claims of a power grab by the ruling military council.
Carney commended both the election commission and the military council for their role in supporting a free and fair election, and look forward to the completion of a transition to a democratically-elected government.
We look forward to working together with President-elect Morsi and the government he forms, on the basis of mutual respect, to advance the many shared interests between Egypt and the United States, the statement read.
We believe that it is important for President-elect Morsi to take steps at this historic time to advance national unity by reaching out to all parties and constituencies in consultations about the formation of a new government.
We believe in the importance of the new Egyptian government upholding universal values, and respecting the rights of all Egyptian citizens including women and religious minorities such as Coptic Christians.
Muslim Brotherhood supporters celebrate the victory of Mohammed Morsi, in Cairo on Sunday. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
In his first address after the results were announced, Morsi said on state television he would be the leader of all Egyptians. Copts were widely reported to have supported non-Islamist candidates in the first round of voting, and Shafiq in the runoff.
Irans foreign ministry hailed Morsis victory, declaring that Egypt was in the final stages of the Islamic Awakening and a new era of change in the Middle East.
Celebrations were reported in the Gaza Strip, where tens of thousands of Palestinians demonstrated. Hamas leader called Morsis win a victory for all Arabs and Muslims.
Hamas, the terrorist group that controls Gaza, was set up in 1987 as a Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. Its founding charter calls for Jews to be killed and says all Muslims are duty-bound to join a jihad to destroy Israel. The U.S. government has designated Hamas as a foreign terrorist organization since 1997.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahus office said in a brief statement it respected the outcome of the Egyptian election.
Israel looks forward to continuing cooperation with the Egyptian government on the basis of the peace treaty between the two countries, which is a joint interest of both peoples and contributes to regional stability, it said.
Egypt in 1979 became the first Arab country to sign a peace agreement with the Jewish state, and U.S. governments have over the ensuing decades given Egypt more than $60 billion in military aid linked to the treaty.
The fall of the Mubarak regime last year and the rise of Islamist forces prompted concerns about the future of the agreement. In a recent Pew Global Attitudes Project poll 61 percent of Egyptian respondents favored ending the treaty, up from 54 percent a year earlier.
What’s the Vegas odds on having a US free election come November?
If Christians ever thought that President Obama had their backs, I’d say Egypt-you...
I’m sure he’s ecstatic.
If Obama had been around when Hitler was elected, I’m sure he’d have congratulated him, too.
“Way to go, bro! Just like we planned it!”
If Fluke and her sisters in philosophy actually did care about women’s rights per se, you could bet they’d be screaming about this. I fear that even for her, this women’s rights business is just a charade, a front for something else.
You can be sure that this will be the last - and only - election that Egypt ever has. From now on, all candidates will be required to be Islamists ONLY.
Democracy my ass, Obozo.
Back before this clown became president, I predicted that he would make Carter look like a genius.
Obama congratulates Egypt on becoming our new Iran. It fits.
That became abundantly clear when NOW and the Dem "feminists" threw Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broadderick under the bus and defended Bill Clinton against his sexual harassment and rape allegations.
He’s sending the MB Obama Phones?..........................
Obama to Jimmy Carter, I see your Iran and raise you Egypt, Libya and possibly Syria...
For someone who protests so loudly that he is a Christian, zero spends too much time bowing to Muslim tyrants and apologizing for American exceptionalsim.
The Kendonesian muslim is and has been dead wrong about the direction of ME countries and this phone call proves that he is STILL dead wrong!! His phone call to a muslim brotherhood tyrant is sending shockwaves across Israel.
( Earlier, White House press secretary Jay Carney in a statement called the Islamists election a milestone in Egyptians transition to democracy. )
islam is a death cult based on oppression fear, torture and death. What does any of that have to do with Democracy?
The Obama Administration is INSANE!!!
Morsi is a Univ of Southern Calif grad.
Two of his adult kids are anchor babies
They probably voted for Baraq.
Last night’s NBC news featured alot of oooh’s and aaah’s over Egypt’s FREE election, and DEMOCRACY.
They showed footage of jubilant crowds.
None of the newsreaders were smart enough to figure out that the crowds were 100% men.
Egypt is in a tail-spin, heading for the middle ages.
O’Dumbo” calls the muslimes to congradulate them but doesn’t bother to greet or thank our returning veterans who have put their lifes on the line to protect him.
The dirty scum needs to be washed out with the bath water and soon.
Remember the definition of ‘carney.’
A lout who works in carnivals and circuses who sweeps up the mess left by the performers and their assorted animals.