Top Democrat Asks Trump to Free Muslim Brotherhood Leader
I recently met with @jkbadawy and @thefreedomi to talk about Hoda Abdelmonem, a political prisoner in Egypt. I hope that Trump brings up her case in his meeting with the regime that has imprisoned her. We must work to #FreeHoda. pic.twitter.com/3KMPNd4Kfb— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) April 2, 2019
Abdelmonem is a senior member in the Muslim Brotherhood's women's auxiliary. For years, the Muslim Brotherhood has advocated for an Islamist takeover of Egypt.
Reuters and The Guardian: pic.twitter.com/26q0oUQkAV— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) April 2, 2019
Red State reports:
Like much of the Middle East’s conflicts, there’s no clear “good guy” in the battle over Egypt’s internal politics. Regardless, it’s an objective fact that the Muslim Brotherhood promotes Islamism. That is, they support Islamic fundamentalism, not in just in their religious views but also at the political and legal levels. During Obama’s tenure, he sought to empower the Muslim Brotherhood and it turned into an abject disaster. Egypt’s military eventually had to remove Brotherhood member Mohamed Morsi as the people rose up to protest his increasing authoritarianism and Egypt’s decent into Islamism.
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So why is a U.S. Representative taking to social media to promote a Muslim Brotherhood member’s release? That’s a big question obviously.
I know we aren’t supposed to question Ilhan Omar’s motives because that makes you Islamophobic in today’s simplistic political scene, but her actions continue to bewilder. Since she’s taken office, she’s spent the vast majority of her time and political capital fighting for questionable interests. Whether it be her constant attacking of Israel, her fundraising for groups tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, or her shilling for Iran. In the same vein, what drives her to have such public outbursts antisemitism?
In regards to Abdelmonem, it’s logical to ask exactly why Omar sees an Islamist in Egypt as a priority. It’s also relevant to ask why she supports oppressive dictators like Maduro in Venezuela, even criticizing the U.S. for simply providing humanitarian aid? What is it about her world-view that causes her to hold and prioritize such positions? If President Trump were championing the release of a person who was a member of a white supremacist group, it would be national news and used as proof he’s a racist. Such a reaction would be completely justified. Rep. Omar should be held to the same standards.
Several countries have designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Russia, Egypt, and Bahrain.
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