The recent arrest of 19 American aid workers has raised fears that the Egyptian revolution has gone horribly wrong.
The arrests follow sweeping victories by the Muslim
Brotherhood and other Islamist groups in the country’s parliamentary
Meanwhile, talk of breaking Egypt’s 31-year peace treaty with Israel grows by the day. The prospects for democracy look grim.
Bargaining with the Devil?
Egyptian native Majed El Shafie, president of the Canadian-based humanitarian organization One Free World International, told CBN News the Obama administration has miscalculated the Muslim Brotherhood’s true intentions.
“The political vacuum is being used by the Muslim
extremists. And that is what we are seeing today. And we warned about it
a long time ago. But the Obama administration did not listen. They were
excited, they were happy,” El Shafie said.
“This administration keeps saying, ‘We can deal with
the Muslim Brotherhood. We can have a dialogue with the Muslim
Brotherhood,'” he continued.
But according to El Shafie, the “Muslim Brotherhood
is the terrorist mother ship for Hamas, for al Qaeda, and for many other
Islamic terror groups in the Middle East.”
El Shafie said Brotherhood leaders held a strategy meeting in Cairo just a few days before their recent legislative victories.
SOURCE: CBN News