September 4, 2013
Editor: While our politicians both Democratic and Republican decry the removal of Mohamad Morsi from office by the Egyptian military, the point is lost that when an elected leader becomes a power grabbing tyrant he must be removed. The Muslim Brotherhood is the sworn enemy of the United States, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the other gulf states. The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist origination period. They assassinated Anwar Sadat because he signed the Camp David peace treaty with Israel.
December 9, 2005
CAIRO, Egypt -- Nobody, not even the Muslim Brotherhood's members, expected the semi-underground Islamist group to emerge so powerfully in this fall's Egyptian parliamentary elections. The organization announced yesterday that its candidates had won 88 seats in Parliament, nearly 20 percent of the body's 454 seats, after weeks-long balloting. The victories, which make the Brotherhood a serious force in the legislature, came despite widespread complaints that supporters were attacked with tear gas, bullied and barred from voting.
September 5, 2013
It can now be said that President Barack Obama was instrumental and outspoken in causing the ouster of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, even though Egypt had been a friend of the United States and had kept general peace in the Middle East for some 30 years, especially between Egypt and Israel. President Obama, in calling for a democracy in Egypt and new elections, had to know that there was only one well organized political party in Egypt at the time, the Muslim Brotherhood. Sure enough, Mohammed Morsi, the head of the Muslim Brotherhood, became president of Egypt.
June 27, 2012
Since it has been determined to be absolutely necessary to overthrow the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, even though Egypt and Israel had managed to co-exist for several decades, the results are now a tragedy ("Islamist wins Egypt presidency," June 25). President Barack Obama was instrumental in supporting this and used the might of theU.S. military to help achieve it. He had to know that the vacuum created would be eventually filled by the Muslim Brotherhood, a virulent anti-Semitic organization, whose stated chief goal is the eradication of Israel and the Jewish people.
December 13, 2005
The last round of Egypt's parliamentary elections exposed the hollowness of President Hosni Mubarak's pledge to democratically reform the Arab world's most populous country. Last Wednesday, the final day of voting, eight people were killed in skirmishes with police. During voting, which took place over the past month, turnout was a dismal 26 percent. In some areas of the country, police firing rubber bullets or swinging batons met Egyptians who tried to vote. Election observers reported many voting irregularities, and Ayman Nour, a vocal opposition figure who challenged Mr. Mubarak for the presidency, was stuck in jail on dubious charges.
February 16, 2011
Unfortunately, with the limited experience that Egypt has with democracy, there is a very good chance that we shall see continuing chaos in that nation, spreading throughout the Middle East, a region not noted for listening to the voices of its own people. The results in Iran were devastating, with the initial acceptance of a purported democratic government, destroyed by the accession of Khomeini to power. Fortunately, the religious leaders of Egypt do not have the same following, but with the Muslim Brotherhood a strong factor we may be looking at a theocratic government with no possible conversion to what we consider a democracy.