What is not a joke is the proposed vote for the Egyptian parliament to show no confidence in the Military-backed government, that in just a few months will hand all control over to “civilians,” in reality known as the Islamist group, The Muslim Brotherhood. The joke is Egypt “moving toward” a vote to reject $1 BILLION in aid from the U.S. I’ll go on the record saying that’s not going to happen but…what do I know. Jihad Watch suggests foregoing the BILLION gives the Muslim Brotherhood the ability to throw out the Camp David accords, where the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty was signed 30+ years ago, and unleash whatever action toward Israel, Egypts thinks they are big enough to unleash. History shows they haven’t been nearly “big enough” and lost land in the process – which Israel has generously given back. Most Conservatives believe The Muslim Brotherhood will operate as hard core Islamists as soon as they hold the power. Remember, they immediately put “modesty police” on the streets to check the virginity of Egyptian women, and to protect their virtue.
The Muslim Brotherhood and the Camp David Accords need a small discussion. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat signed the treaty with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin in 1978. In the Treaty, Egypt got back the Sinai Penninsula, which Israel won in the 1967 War, and guaranteed that Egypt would not again attack Israel. Three years later Anwar Sadat was assassinated by Egyptian military members associated with the Muslim Brotherhood.
One of those suspected of being behind the assassination, although he was not in the country at the time, was Yousef al-Qaradawi who made a triumphant return to Egypt, after 30 years, when Hosni Mubarak stepped down. During the time of Mubarak, the Muslim Brotherhood was banned.
Today The Muslim Brotherhood’s “deputy Supreme Leader,” Rashad Bayoumi says, no matter what the people want, the “Brotherhood” will never “sit down” with Israel. “We will not deal with Israelis by any means,” he said. So maybe Jihad Watch is on to something. The level of hatred is such that Egyptian Air removed Israel from their map, although they fly passengers to Tel-Aviv four times a week.
CAIRO – Egypt’s parliament moved Sunday toward a vote to order an end to more than $1 billion in U.S. aid, a reflection of tensions with Washington over the case of Americans charged with illegal activity by their pro-democracy groups.
The U.S. was angry enough over the charges against the American workers that it threatened to cut off aid to Egypt. The measure in the Islamist-dominated Egyptian parliament, probably just symbolic, showed that there is considerable anger in Cairo over charges that U.S. pressure led to interference in the judicial process.
Bassem Khafaji: Let me tell you, in all honesty, that as a Muslim Egyptian, I am convinced of [the need to] complete the implementation of Islamic law in Egypt. I do not hide this truth in any way, because it is in keeping with the inclination of the Egyptian people .
Don’t rejoice over the BILLION savings in aid to Egypt. It isn’t happening.