Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi demanded that U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft show up in Cairo to explain why officials from President Barack Obama’s administration met with terrorists from the Muslim Brotherhood in January — and why they plan to meet with Muslim Brotherhood associates again sometime soon.
These meetings rightfully angered el-Sissi because it was he and his allies who overthrew Egypt’s former Muslim-Brotherhood terrorist government in 2013.
Furthermore, el-Sissi’s administration recognized the Muslim Brotherhood as being “part of a terrorist network that poses a threat to the Arab and Western world.”
That the Obama administration would meet with el-Sissi’s sworn enemy was telling. While Obama officials have claimed to want “to deal with the whole political spectrum in Egypt,” it would make more sense for officials to just meet with Egypt’s ruler. But Obama has a history of trying to talk to terrorists.
Obama also reportedly resented the way el-Sissi has cracked down on the Brotherhood. While Obama opposes our right to bear arms, he seemingly supports the right of terrorists to meet and cause havoc. Ironic, huh?
While the Muslim Brotherhood was in power in Egypt, its leaders allegedly abused power, thus alienating “secular and liberal Egyptians.” (H/T WZ)
So by standing up against the Muslim Brotherhood, el-Sissi is in fact defending the rights of Egypt’s more liberal — in the classical sense of the term — and open-minded citizens.
You would think that Obama would want to deal with freedom lovers like el-Sissi over freedom haters like the Muslim Brotherhood, but remember — we’re talking about Barack Obama.
The New York Police Department is working to recruit more Muslims, and is asking for help within the community to better refine outreach aimed at stifling the lure of overseas terror groups, officials said Monday.
Right now, there are about 800 Muslim uniformed police officers out of about 35,000, according to the NYPD Muslim Officers Society. Of those, only about 20 are higher ranked officials. Lt. Adeel Rana, commanding officer of the community affairs immigration outreach unit, said there has been a slow increase over the past decade, but it has been rapidly changing in the past year and a half.
“It’s changing every day; we are getting more and more recruits,” he said. “And as they see people of their own religion in uniform, their eyes brighten.”
There has been an effort to increase openness and communication with the community since the new administration took over, stinging from a public outcry over the contentious stop, question and frisk policy and the surveillance of Muslims. A unit that investigated Muslims under the previous police commissioner was disbanded, and Commissioner William Bratton said Monday officials had worked hard to regain trust.
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On August 21, 2011, a top aide to Hillary Clinton penned a memo lauding his boss for steering U.S. policy in Libya, aimed at convincing the media of her accomplishments as Secretary of State.
“HRC has been a critical voice on Libya in administration deliberations, at NATO, and in contact group meetings—as well as the public face of the U.S. effort in Libya. She was instrumental in securing the authorization, building the coalition, and tightening the noose around Qadhafi and his regime,” Clinton aide Jake Sullivan wrote.
Sullivan’s memo to Mrs. Clinton’s inner circle is, of course, embarrassing today, which is one reason you are not reading about it on the front pages of The New York Times or The Washington Post.
But that’s not the only reason.