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Obama invites Egypt's Islamist leader to US
Reuters ^ | July 8, 2012

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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1 posted on 07/08/2012 9:32:18 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How deep will he bow?


2 posted on 07/08/2012 9:33:27 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My-Muslim-Faith brothers-in-allah flock together like birds of a feather.

No doubt Obama is excited by this man wanting to send 2 million islamic martyrs to Jerusalem to take that city away from da Jooooooooooz.


3 posted on 07/08/2012 9:35:36 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe Romney can schedule his trip to Israel at the same time to demonstrate the contrast between foreign policy objectives?


4 posted on 07/08/2012 9:36:05 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Diogenesis; ETL



5 posted on 07/08/2012 9:39:35 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We shouldn’t be surprised about this. It’s one muslim to another.


6 posted on 07/08/2012 9:48:15 AM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The pResident of Egypt says he will get the “Blind Shake” back to Egypt.
7 posted on 07/08/2012 10:14:55 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
C'mon Rooooooters, can't you tell the truth about anything?

"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.

8 posted on 07/08/2012 10:59:43 AM PDT by upchuck (FACEBOOK... Share pointless stuff with friends you don't know. Beg for intrusion into your life.)
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To: F15Eagle

Is that second pic real or photoshopped?


9 posted on 07/08/2012 11:11:56 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: piytar

It’s a fake somebody apparently made from the original.

However, given his policies, speeches, politics, past, associations, praise of islam, it might as well be real.


10 posted on 07/08/2012 11:17:58 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: COBOL2Java

11 posted on 07/08/2012 11:18:14 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: Free ThinkerNY
GUESS who we won't see commenting on this article.....

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...!

12 posted on 07/08/2012 11:35:29 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: Free ThinkerNY
From Jihad Watch:

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.

13 posted on 07/08/2012 11:47:42 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: Free ThinkerNY
For a celebratory beer summit?
14 posted on 07/08/2012 11:54:09 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He can bunk with imanutjob at Columbia. What a dangerous fool/tool we currently have in office.


15 posted on 07/08/2012 1:16:12 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: piytar
Is that second pic real or photoshopped?

It's "fake but accurate"

16 posted on 07/08/2012 1:18:43 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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17 posted on 07/08/2012 1:22:10 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

Obama invites Egypt’s Islamist leader to US
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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.


18 posted on 07/08/2012 3:35:17 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: COBOL2Java

Facing him, or waiting for an insertation?


20 posted on 07/08/2012 3:59:43 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

We’re going to have to wait until after the GOP convention before people get their heads out of their butts and realize what is at stake this year.

They want to try the “dump the Republican primary winner” thing first. You’ll get third party hyperbole non stop until after that is settled.

Probably irrecoverable by then.


21 posted on 07/08/2012 4:03:14 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: COBOL2Java

He invites a radical islamist leader at first opportunity, yet has not made a state visit to Israel.

What’s sad is a there are many of our fellow countrymen who fail to wake up.


22 posted on 07/08/2012 4:06:21 PM PDT by Doc Justice
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Free ThinkerNY.


23 posted on 07/08/2012 4:35:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe he will invite the Blind Sheik to the meeting as well.


24 posted on 07/08/2012 4:41:54 PM PDT by magellan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does Egypt have an idea how the US can increase jobs???


25 posted on 07/08/2012 4:52:01 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

 

Muslim Brotherhood Presidential Candidate [Mursi] Will Liberate Jerusalem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI3wG3loKlA

 

 

26 posted on 07/08/2012 5:05:04 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

If one of those children run for president someday, God help us....


27 posted on 07/08/2012 5:23:31 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“President Barack Obama has invited Egypt’s newly elected Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, to visit the United States in September”

Perfect!! September,,, right after Romneys Israeli trip in August. Obastard is really really not that bright.


28 posted on 07/08/2012 5:53:24 PM PDT by DesertRhino (perI was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Doc Justice

Yes...I know someone who voted for Obomba...and said...”well, at least he is a friend of Israel.” Haven’t talked to her since, and wonder HOW she FEELS now...


29 posted on 07/08/2012 5:54:53 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

I would assume the kids vote Democrat via absentee in California every two years.


30 posted on 07/08/2012 5:59:17 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

Romney has to go to Israel during the time Achmed the Tentmaker is in DC!


31 posted on 07/08/2012 6:13:03 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

TOSS THE Czar/Tsar/Caesar SALADIN in 2012


32 posted on 07/08/2012 6:51:26 PM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: COBOL2Java

It will be “prayer rug” night at the WH. It’s gonna be an explosive meeting.


33 posted on 07/08/2012 7:04:25 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I just wonder why the majority of the Jews still support THE ONE? Are they all that self-destructive? I think it would be great if Romney has his meeting with Netanyahu at the same time... It might be enlightening for many `liberal` Jews to see who the REAL Fascists are... Republicans or Democrats...


34 posted on 07/08/2012 7:13:11 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Which cabinet post will he be asked to fill?


35 posted on 07/08/2012 7:44:47 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You think this is bad... wait until he gets his second term. He will answer to no one and do whatever he likes. And he has some real whoppers up his sleeve. There are enough deceived/dumb down people in the US that would gladly vote for him again. He prances around like an angel of light and just underneath that empty suit lies a most heinous agenda. He may just be our judgement.


36 posted on 07/08/2012 7:55:49 PM PDT by BigFinn (The King is coming and He isn't riding a donkey this time.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

he wants to compare prayer rugs


37 posted on 07/08/2012 8:01:51 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: COBOL2Java
Egyptian Goat Recipes
38 posted on 07/08/2012 8:06:15 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Free ThinkerNY

EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT MOHAMMED MORSI: “JIHAD IS OUR PATH & DEATH IN THE NAME OF ALLAH IS OUR GOAL”

http://www.humanevents.com/2012/06/24/egyptian-president-mohammed-morsi-jihad-is-our-path-death-name-allah-is-our-goal/


39 posted on 07/08/2012 8:46:13 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Doc Justice; All

He invites a radical islamist leader at first opportunity, yet has not made a state visit to Israel.
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This needs to be played up big-time in pro-Romney ads in the heavily populated Jewish communities in Florida. There are a lot of Jews in NY, but forget NY; it’s a lost cause. Go for the Jews in FL. I’m not sure what other states have heavy, Jewish populations, that would make it worthwhile to run ads there.


40 posted on 07/09/2012 2:38:55 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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41 posted on 07/09/2012 4:43:38 AM PDT by SJackson (blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, take him on a car ride; he sticks his head out the window)
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To: bgill
"For a celebratory beer summit? "

I was hoping for a pulled pork barbeque.

42 posted on 07/09/2012 7:16:00 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Welcome to the White Mosque.


43 posted on 07/09/2012 9:56:17 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Doc Justice
What’s sad is a there are many of our fellow countrymen who fail to wake up.

Shhhhhhhh. New episodes of "Big Brother" are on. Leave them alone.
44 posted on 07/09/2012 9:58:05 AM PDT by crosshairs
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