Egyptian Muslims shout Islamic slogans during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. (Times of Israel)
Secretary of State John Kerry announced over $250 million in aid to the Egyptian regime today during meetings in Cairo.
The New York Times reported, via Free Republic:
Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday that the United States would provide $250 million in assistance to Egypt after Egypt’s president promised to move ahead with negotiations with the International Monetary Fund over economic reforms.
In a statement issued after his two-hour meeting with President Mohamed Morsi, Mr. Kerry said the aid decision reflected Egypt’s “extreme needs” and Mr. Morsi’s assurance that Egypt would reach an agreement with the I.M.F. after more than a year of talks over a $4.8 billion loan package.
This comes at the same time as the Islamic Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice unleashed its morality police in Cairo.
The Digital Journal reported:
A new informal police force has been launched in Cairo, to ensure Islamic morals are adhered to. The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice denies it is linked to Saudi’s dreaded morality police, which share the same name.
Islamic Cleric Hisham el-Ashri, founder of Egypt’s newly launched Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, stated the morality police will only use “non-violent methods” to implement the moral principles of Islam, the IB Times reported.
El-Ashri said: “We will only offer advice to those who want to listen. We shall have no business with people who refuse to listen to us.”
In spite of el-Ashri’s declarations of non-violence the Salafist morality enforcers will carry canes to beat violaters.
It’s an Obama world.