The Investigative Project on Terrorism (ITP) released a report today that the Obama administration ignored warnings that the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi were not moderates or democratic in any way and posed serious threats to Egypt and the Middle East.
John Rossomando of ITP News reported that diplomatic cables they obtained and Egyptian opposition leader Michael Meunier statements to ITP News proved that, “The Obama administration chose to listen to voices suggesting that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood was more moderate rather than those who warned it would resort to violence if it came to power.”
Egyptian opposition leader Michael Meunier told the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), “The Obama administration repeatedly ignored and downplayed advance warnings that the Muslim Brotherhood would resort to violence and undemocratic tactics if it came to power.”
ITP posted several links of the Muslim Brotherhood, which Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi has close ties to, un-democratic statements and Coptic Christians persecutions. Diplomatic cables that were transmitted to Washington are within the report.
One such cable posted by ITP, dated Oct. 21, 2009, with the headline, “UPDATE ON REPORTS OF DIVISIONS WITHIN THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD” and sent to the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton office (FM: AMEMBASSY CAIRO TO: RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3965) stating that the Muslim Brotherhood were not moderates:
In the cable of Oct. 21, 2009, Christian intellectual Rafik Habib states, “The "left wing" of the MB (Eryan, Fotouh, and to some extent the Deputy Guide Mohammed Habib) pragmatic but cautioned that they should not be viewed as "moderates." Their goals are the same as "conservative" MB's; a religious state where Sharia is applied to all aspects of life. Pressure from the GoE, including the recent spate of arrests, has intensified that internal debate. Conservative members like Mohammed Ezzat are advocating for a period of isolation, including limited participation in the elections.”
Rossomando also mentions Islamist Wagdy Ghoneim, who had close ties to the radical U.S. organization, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), while he lived in the U.S. has issued calls for genocide against the Coptic Christians.
Coptic Christians fear Egypt's new establishment will do little to curb rising extremist assaults on Christian communities and institutions.
CAIR’s radical views against Israel and Jews while supporting the terrorist organizations, Hamas and Hezbollah, notwithstanding, not agreeing with moderate Muslims is shown here.
“Other cables show that the State Department knew about the Muslim Brotherhood's theocratic designs in 2007, well before Mubarak looked vulnerable,” Rossomando reported.
Meunier told Rossomando, “I do not think they (Obama administration) have taken the warnings seriously. They also don't take it seriously that the Muslim Brotherhood is not democratic."
The rest of the report is here…