Skip to comments.Obama invites Egypt's Islamist leader to US
Posted on 07/08/2012 9:32:15 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
CAIRO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has invited Egypt's newly elected Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, to visit the United States in September, an Egyptian official said on Sunday, reflecting the new ties Washington is cultivating with the region's Islamists.
Washington, long wary of Islamists and an ally of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, shifted policy last year to open formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood, the group behind Mursi's win. Mursi formally resigned from the group after his victory.
Mursi's success at the polls mirrors the rising influence of Islamists in countries across the Middle East and North Africa in the wake of revolts and protests against autocratic rulers who have led the region for decades.
"President Obama extended an invitation to President Mursi to visit the United States when he attends the U.N. General Assembly in September," Egyptian aide Yasser Ali said after Mursi met U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns in Cairo.
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How deep will he bow?
Maybe Romney can schedule his trip to Israel at the same time to demonstrate the contrast between foreign policy objectives?
We shouldn’t be surprised about this. It’s one muslim to another.
Washington The nobama administration... shifted policy last year to open formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood..."
There's lots of folks in Washington that have no use for the Moslem Brotherhood.
Is that second pic real or photoshopped?
If you were to suggest the handful of Freepers who HATE Mittens and MORMONS and keep trying (unsuccessfully, I might as they have YET TO PRODUCE ANYTHING "SUBSTANTIVE" other than dated innuendo, personal ad hominem attacks and hyperbole) to convince us all to stay home come Nov. as...wait for it...Romney (and "Mormonism") is "more dangerous," and more of a "Threat" to our Security and Survival than is Dear Leader....
Then go to the head of the line...!
Calling himself the only authentic Islamist in the race, Mursi has targeted devout voters whose support helped the Brotherhood and the ultra-orthodox Salafi Islamist movement to secure 70 percent of parliament seats earlier this year.
He has promised to implement Islamic sharia during rallies peppered with references to the Koran, God and the Prophet Mohammad and occasionally interrupted by pauses for mass prayer....
Mursi has called for a review of Cairo's 1979 peace treaty with Israel, saying Egypt's neighbor has not respected the agreement, a line mirroring that of most of the other candidates in the race. The group has said it will not tear up the deal....
A stocky, bespectacled man with a grey-white beard, Mursi has traveled across Egypt promoting the Brotherhood's "renaissance project" - an 80-page manifesto based on what it terms its "centrist understanding" of Islam.
"We will work together to realize their dream of implementing sharia," said the Brotherhood contender, who himself spent time in jail under Mubarak.
Mursi, who obtained his doctorate from the United States, is a long-serving, influential figure in the Brotherhood, a movement outlawed under Mubarak but which won close to half of the seats in parliamentary elections held after his overthrow. Mursi ran only after the electoral commission barred Khairat al-Shater, the Brotherhood's preferred candidate, in April.
In a gesture to Gama'a al-Islamiya, another Salafi group, Mursi has pledged to work for the release of Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, a militant preacher imprisoned in the United States in the 1990s for plotting attacks in New York.
The son of a peasant, Mursi has spoken of a simple childhood in a village in the Nile Delta province of Sharqia, recalling how his mother taught him prayer and the Koran.
He studied engineering at Cairo University and in 1978 went to California to complete his studies. He returned to Egypt in 1985. Two of his five children hold U.S. citizenship.
He can bunk with imanutjob at Columbia. What a dangerous fool/tool we currently have in office.
It's "fake but accurate"
Obama invites Egypt’s Islamist leader to US
Oh My God!!! You have got to be kidding me. There needs to be a protest organized that will be so massive, it will shut down the city of Washington, D.C. the day that devil shows up.
Does anyone know if Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity know about this? Someone with the wherewithal needs to really organize a mass protest.
Facing him, or waiting for an insertation?
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