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Senator Kerry in Talks with Muslim Brothers Presidential Candidate

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.)

Sec. of State John Kerry (D-Mass.)
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Senator John Kerry, head of the Senate foreign relations committee, arrived in Cairo Tuesday evening, as part of his tour of the region, to hold talks with Egyptian officials about the “democratic transformation” of Egypt, according to the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA. Kerry and his Egyptian hosts will be discussing the presidential elections due late in May, and the conflicts in the region, including Syria, the Sudan and Israel.

According to Al Ahram, Senator Kerry and US Ambassador to Cairo Ann Patterson will meet with Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate and head of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Mohamed Mursi, at the FJP headquarters on Wednesday.

The FJP, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, came into being following the January 25 Egyptian revolution. Until then, the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest and most powerful Islamist organization, was not only prevented from forming a party, but was legally barred from political life altogether. The group paid a heavy price in incarcerations and persecution under the rule of deposed President Hosni Mubarak.

Khaled Kazzaz, an FJP member of Egypt’s foreign relations committee, told Al Ahram, “The visit comes in the context of the US government’s concern over Egypt’s democratic transition, witnessing the evolution of the political scene in the transitional phase, becoming familiar with the FJP’s presidential candidate and reviewing the renaissance project.”

Kerry’s last visit to Cairo was in early December. In their meeting then with the Democratic senator from Massachusetts, Brotherhood officials vowed to respect civil rights and international treaties, attempting to allay fears that the Islamist organization would revoke Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel.

In that vein, the FJP’s website on April 22 cited Dr. Morsi on the peace treaty with Israel “should his bid be successful in Egypt’s upcoming presidential elections.”

Dr. Morsi said that “Egypt is a great country, with honorable history and important international relations and diplomatic representation all over the world. A democracy’s institutions oblige the President to be representative of all Egyptians and to also respect agreements and conventions of the Egyptian state with the rest of world States.”

But on April 20, Deputy Chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood Gomaa Amin said that Egypt’s Grand Mufti’s visit to Jerusalem was unacceptable “because Jerusalem is under occupation. There is an almost unanimous consensus on banning all visits until Jerusalem is free again.”

Amin declared that “the Grand Mufti has violated the emotional perspective of Muslims. Pope Shenouda III had emphasized this ban for our Christian brothers and sisters, against visiting Jerusalem under occupation. So, it certainly is unacceptable for the Mufti to visit the Holy City at this time.”

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About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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174 Responses to “Senator Kerry in Talks with Muslim Brothers Presidential Candidate”

  1. This is another example of a treacherous minority currently governing America. Obama, Kerry, and of their seditious crew are going to go.

  2. Newsflash to John Kerry: Romney will not appoint you SecState. By the time a Dem re-occupies the white house after Barack "Jimmy Carter" Obama, you will be wearing depends and drooling on yourself. Stay home and give it up.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Why listen to this windbag? Total fake and phony.

  4. Turncoat Kerry. PIG lefty 1% dork. What a tool. Helping the Brotherhood terrorists.

  5. Michael Zacchio says:

    Moron. Cairo is a good place for ketchup boy (who served in Vietnam you know).

  6. Michael Zacchio says:

    Moron. Cairo is a good place for ketchup boy (who served in Vietnam you know).

  7. Why is it I feel the US is coming to it's own Sudetenland moment sometime soon?

  8. He's going to "hold talks with Egyptian officials about the “democratic transformation” of Egypt?" I gotta see this!

  9. Randy Nilson says:

    because you are wise.

  10. Trajan Long says:

    What a retard. The "transformation" in to an Islamist Sharia law state where women have no rights, and BTW, they hate our guts. Great foreign policy.

  11. Nathan Ray says:

    who cares about where and what kerry is doing?

  12. What else could we expect from a giggalo, far-left fake war hero liberal democrat from the NATHEAST.

  13. Jim Mackin says:

    Another American "friend" of Israel. It would serve him right if they take him hostage. Of course we could always put Jimmy Carter in charge of the rescue operation.

  14. Anonymous says:

    What democracy? What a load…however, the perfect idiot is on the job. Go get Herman Munster you f'n tool.

  15. Joe Dutra says:

    Is he going to take a few bullets? Will he be awarded an assortment of medals?

  16. Clear Head says:

    Johnnie boy Kerry is simply trying to steal Joe Biden's shtick. It just ain't going to happen.Even HE can't be that vacant.

  17. well will John Kerry show his 17 war wounds?

  18. Is this the same Kerry who served in Viet Nam?

  19. 3 splinters, 4 sunburns and 10 muscle aches! Superhuman if you ask me.

  20. Jeff Casteel says:

    I hear he served in Viet Nam.

  21. Anonymous says:

    John Kerry = useful idiot.

  22. Can someone explain to me what any of this has to do with representing the State of Massachusetts?

  23. Put him back on a Swft Boat and tell the Islamists he is the advance spearhead of a Jewish invasion!

  24. Kerry? What a laugh and what a giveaway for us taxpayers

  25. Curt Pangracs says:

    I wonder if he'll claim medical disability after driving past the seen of a car bombing…it seems to be his M.O.

  26. Curt Pangracs says:

    I wonder if he'll claim medical disability after driving past the scene of a car bombing…it seems to be his M.O.

  27. You do apparently. You read the article.

  28. Steve L Reid says:

    What the Hell can this 1%er duffus do?

  29. Bumper Sticker END OF AN ERROR! NO OBAMA Mitt 2012.

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