Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Egypt: SCOTUS Clinton rebuked by Coptic Christians, anger over support for Islamist government

And you can't blame them for feeling as if the US has thrown them under the bus, because we did. By supporting the Muslim Brotherhood the Obama administration has effectively doomed the Copts in Egypt to mass extinction at the hands of their historical enemy.  I support their rebuke of Clinton, and expect nothing to change regarding the plight of the Copts in Egypt as long as Obama is in charge.

From MSNBC July 16 by Charlene Gubash

Christians snub Cairo meeting with Clinton, claim US backs Islamists
Prominent Christian Egyptians snubbed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday because they feel the U.S. administration favors Islamist parties over secular and liberal forces in society at the expense of Egypt's 8 million Christians.


The critical theme was repeated by others Sunday in Cairo and Alexandria despite Clinton denying U.S. interference in Egyptian elections.

The politicians, businessmen and clerics who snubbed Clinton were supposed to take part in meetings between Clinton and influential members of civil society.

Coptic Christian businessman and politician Naguib Sawiris and three other Coptic politicians said in a statement they were objecting to Clinton's policies in solidarity with the mainstream Egyptian.

They also said that since the revolution, the U.S. administration and Clinton have paid many visits in support of Islamic political currents in society while ignoring other civil movements.


The four prominent Copts consider the meeting with the Islamist parties a form of external pressure to push the Islamists to power and ignore other civil movements. They blamed the U.S. for even showing a preference for an Islamist presidential candidate.

As if this is the first time we have backed a horse that turned out to be carrying the ebola virus.

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