President Obama “Deeply Concerned” By Egyptian Army’s Removal Of Morsi

July 5, 2013 8:50 amViews: 3539

Obama concerned about Morsi removal

Even though the radical Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has killed Christians, some even being crucified, did nothing to stop forced conversions and forced marriages, and they are for all intents and purposes a terrorist organization, President Barack Obama is "deeply concerned" about the removal of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and his thug government by the Egyptian Army.

Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood came to power in Egypt's fist democratic elections on June 18 2012 amidst what many are saying were fraudulent elections based on the allegations that the Brotherhood had ballots printed up with Morsi's name already selected. And even after the election Morsi went on to change Egypt's constitution and grant himself widespread authority that the people simply saw as a unjust power grab.

Interestingly, President Obama never expressed concern about the murder and crucifixion of Christians in Egypt or that Morsi gave himself nearly unlimited power with the Muslim Brotherhood written constitution, but Obama is concerned by the fact that after what some are calling the largest protests in human history, the Egyptian Army removed the thug Morsi and arrested many of his Muslim Brotherhood leaders.

It's hard not to think Obama is a radical Muslim sympathizer when you hear stories like this.

Read more below on this story from The Guardian:

The arrests of up to 300 Muslim Brotherhood officials are believed to have been ordered since the country's military commander, General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, brought an end to Morsi's presidency on Wednesday night, a little over a year since he was inaugurated as the country's first democratically-elected leader.

The shockwaves have resounded in Egypt since then, with scenes of euphoria in the capital being met with foreboding in some towns and provinces, particularly in impoverished areas that had remained loyal to Morsi throughout the past turbulent year.

Hostility between the judiciary and Morsi's office had been a defining theme of his presidency. He had clashed heatedly with judicial leaders over the drafting of a new constitution, which was set aside yesterday.

Barack Obama said that he was troubled by Morsi's removal, and warned that US authorities were reviewing aid to Egyptian military – but he stopped short of calling the army's intervention a coup. He also condemned the arrest of Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The US president had invested political capital in establishing Morsi's democratic credentials, while maintaining ties to the Egyptian military, which had been the main beneficiary of $1.3bn (£850m) in US aid.

However, Egyptian military leaders also hold leverage over the US, primarily by maintaining a peace treaty with Israel as well as keeping the Suez Canal open and patrolling the strategically sensitive Sinai Peninsula.

Obama said: "We are deeply concerned by the decision of the Egyptian armed forces to remove President Morsi and suspend the Egyptian constitution. I now call on the Egyptian military to move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible through an inclusive and transparent process, and to avoid any arbitrary arrests of President Morsi and his supporters."

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