Images of the letter were also posted on the Electronic Intifada website run by Ali Abunimah, who was with Evans’s group in Egypt and who, this journalist previously reported, spoke at pro-Palestinian events in the 1990s alongside Obama. In one such event, a 1999 fundraiser for Palestinian “refugees,” Abunimah recalled introducing Obama on stage.
Hamas Training Muslim
Brotherhood In Egypt
The al-Qassam Brigades, the so-called military wing of Hamas, is in Egypt to help oversee the creation of an independent Muslim Brotherhood militia, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials.
Hamas’s Brigades are training Muslim Brotherhood gunmen amid concern by the Egyptian Islamist group that anti-Brotherhood protests in Egypt could become more serious.
The security officials said that Brotherhood gunmen already have taken up positions in Cairo and other major cities to establish a presence there as a de facto security force opposite the police and the army.
The security officials further said the Egyptian army recently arrested some cells of the Qassam Brigades in the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula in an attempt to disrupt the creation of a Brotherhood militia.
The officials described an internal campaign by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to purge the military of independent commanders, replacing senior officers with those sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood.