Barack Obama: Only Certain Strains of the Muslim Brotherhood Are Against the US
It’s like reliving the Carter years… Only worse.
For the first time ever, a US Administration supports granting Islamic extremists a government role.
Barack Obama told Bill O’Reilly that he’s not concerned about the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. After all, Obama says only certain strains of the Muslim Brotherhood are against the US.
FOX News reported:
Any sudden toppling of the Mubarak regime could create major headaches for the United States, particularly if the void permits a group like the radical Muslim Brotherhood, which is negotiating with the current government about leadership changes, to emerge victorious.
Obama suggested he’s less concerned about that.
“The Muslim Brotherhood is one faction in Egypt. They don’t have majority support in Egypt, but they are well organized and there are strains of their ideology that are against the U.S., there’s no doubt about it,” Obama said. “But here’s the thing that we have to understand, there are a whole bunch of secular folks in Egypt, there are a whole bunch of educators and civil society in Egypt that wants to come to the fore as well. So it’s important for us not to say that our own only two options are either the Muslim Brotherhood or a suppressed people.”
To avoid such scenarios, Obama said that the U.S. must make sure “that we get all the groups together in Egypt for an orderly transition and the one that is a meaningful transition.
Obama said this after a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood told the Egyptian Army this week to prepare for war with Israel.
By the way… According to a recent PEW poll 59% of Egyptian Muslims agree with the fundamentalists over the modernizers.
This doesn’t seem to bother the Obama Administration.