Mother Sheehan: "My Family Was Treated Like the Muslim Brotherhood"
“It’s the same case.”
Cindy Sheehan says Casey Sheehan’s death in Iraq and the imprisonment of Muslim Brotherhood members is the same thing.
Cindy Sheehan stands in front of a poster showing her son Casey and members of the Muslim brotherhood in Cairo(?). The sign reads, “It’s the same case.” (Aljazeera)
Cindy Sheehan took her Congressional Campaign to unseat Speaker Pelosi to Cairo, Egypt this month. She is there to protest for the release of the moderate Muslim Brotherhood members detained by the Mubarak regime.
Aljazeera interviewed Cindy in Cairo:
Aljazeera: But what does the US have to do with a military trial in Egypt?
Cindy Sheehan: If we [America] really want to promote democracy in this region then we cannot silence the voices of the Muslim Brotherhood because they’re the moderate voice here and they are the ones who are actually working for democracy.
Aljazeera: Have you spoken to many of the families of the defendants in the military trial? Have you spoken to many female members of the Brotherhood mother-to-mother?
Cindy Sheehan: My conversations with the mothers and children of the detainees have been really emotional. They told me about the hardships [the arrests and trials] have placed on their families, from financial hardships to emotional and physical hardships.
It is very emotional for me because my family has gone through the same things since my son died. It has been really hard for us.
Ben Johnson at FrontPage Magazine wonders what Casey Sheehan’s death has to do with the radical ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood.