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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.”

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. Honestly, i didn't assume that offilcials of the government were this stupid. Oh, wait….

  2. Hanoi John at your service.

  3. Kerry is a friend of Israel? Be serious….

  4. News is news. Since when is reading it an internet faux paux? Unless, of course, you have decided that you don't read anymore

  5. Dan Weaver Exactly!!!

  6. Suibne Geilt says:

    isn't this the same sob that gave us John Edwards? What the fk is he doing anywhere, let alone egypt?

  7. I wish I had posted that !! funny as hell and what a pompous phony!!

  8. like for instance a purple heart for breaking a nail. what a jerk!

  9. Mike Henson says:

    What a massive GLOBAL JOKE! Are the people of the world really as stupid and liberal minded as American leftist leaders think they are? Does anyone who actually breaths, really believe that Egypt is going to become a true democracy? And yet these idiot Democrats are doing everything possible to make us all think that it's real. For the sake of being honest guys; please give it up! You people are embarrassing yourselves terribly!

  10. Mike Henson says:

    Unfortunately, we have NO SUCH LUCK here. Being a USEFUL collaborator has it's privileges. And especially if they are PRIVILEGED!

  11. Anonymous says:

    He's there to wind surf the Nile and look for tax free dockage for his million dollar sailboat.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Once John Kerry begins telling the story how he won three purple hearts, had Christmas in Cambodia, and testified against the US involvement in Vietnam, the Muslim Brother will do anything to get him out of the room.

    Kerry sees the handwriting on the wall that by engaging with the Muslim Brotherhood, he'll have a chip in the game whatever happens in November.

    Truth is the American people aren't fooled by his antics and after November, he'll be just another democratic functionary who'll slip into obscurity like he did 2004 and 2008.

  13. Mike Henson says:

    But Democrat collaborators don't care. So long that is, they are gaining something from it. I think secretly what Egypt is going to have is exactly what they want us to become. It makes ruling just sooooo much easier for them.

  14. John Dunshee says:

    Kerry has experience in dealing with embarrassion allies. I'm sure he can do for the Egyptians what he did for the South Vietnamese.

  15. It takes a buffoon like John Kerry to label the hijacking of the leadership in Egypt by the Muslim Brotherhood as a 'Democratic Transformation".
    How can the world take America seriously with such examples of idiocy representing her?

  16. Gavin Snyder says:

    Why do we have a Senate Foreign Relations Committee? I would have thought that this would be the job of the State Department. You know, the people appointed/confirmed as the Head of State?

    Isn't Senator Lurch (my pet name for Kerry) overdue to latch onto another rich heiress?

  17. George Locke says:

    I hope Kerry moored his yacht in a tax-free part of the Red Sea.

  18. George Locke says:

    I hope Kerry moored his yacht in a tax-free part of the Red Sea.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I think I'm going to PUKE. The Marxist Left has turned into America's enemies and a party of Traitors. And this, after Obama has hosted Ramadam dinner in the white House for Muslim Terrorists Orgs, like the Muslim Brotherhood.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Time will tell how well this democratic transformation plays out in Egypt.

    Hmm, I wonder if Kerry had any relatives glad-handing the future leaders of 1932 Germany?

  21. JOHN KERRY affectionately known as ''LURCH'' can't be trusted, with a picture of him hanging in an museum in HO CHI MIN city wouldn't surprise me a bit, has secret deal with the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD from HILLARY CLINTON and or the POTUS OBAMA I don't look for an ''democratic governmen''t in EGYPT, history suggests a much harsh rule, more like an dog&pony show, for the gullible, ISRAEL knows what's going on, an she should be very concerned.

  22. Bernie Cross says:

    This will be as "fair and open" as his '70s trip to the Paris Peace Talks where he met with parties on BOTH sides. Both the North Vietnamese AND the Viet Cong!

  23. Mark Peterson says:

    Obama and Kerry are wooing the Muslim vote. Obama effectively gave the brotherhood a 1.5 billion dollar campaign contribution… and now he is declaring the "war on terror" over and that we can "be friends" with the Taliban. The Taliban are like Puritans with rocket launchers, only without the benefit of a strong Western cultural influence… leave them to their ways we can figure out better ways to deliver central Asian energy resources to Western markets…

  24. georgelefever says:

    This is one of the group that visited Syria…Hillary, Dodd, Brezinski, Pelosi…saying we can work with this gov’t…Syria…yeah…amen

  25. From what I heard, he got a purple heart for having splinters in his ass.

  26. Neer end boy to do a mans job! Especially this one!

  27. Never sed a boy to do a mans ob! Especially this one!

  28. Randall Lape says:

    Kerry? Please…….
    No wonder the world hates us.

  29. Doug Myers says:

    So that idiot kerry, another individual that ducks taxes (BIG SAILBOAT), lies like a dog, has taken a worthless trip on the taxpayer just like his "spend it while you can leader" to do absoutely nothing worthwhile but bask in the glory of his own media sensationalism while he travels to the next great opportunity of a democratic country doomed to failure if they try. WHY CAN THIS COUNTRY NOT INSTALL SINGLE TERM LIMITS & A PART TIME LEGISLATURE? WHY MUST WE SUFFER AT THE HANDS OF THESE MORONIC ASS CLOWNS?

  30. johndoe says:

    I fully expect Johnny to be tooling down the Nile in a Swift Boat with his peace-sign tee shirt yelling “I would still make a great President”.

  31. Scott Descartes says:

    Senator Kerry was also asked to weigh in on the Egyptian farewell sex for deceased love ones law. He had no comment at the time, and we are now awaiting a response from his office after they thoroughly evaluate whether supporting it will get him elected somewhere to some position.

  32. Nathan Ray says:

    Patrick McCloskey dont assume the ministry of truth tells all we need to know mr winston. the filler of the articals are erlevent and only feed the ignorance of the masses

  33. Anonymous says:

    John Kerry: Legend in his own mind! Once more going where only fools tread!

  34. To believe that there is a democratic transformation is taking place in Egypt, one has to believe in unicorns. Barack Obama threw Hosni Mubarak (a friend to America and a person Israel could deal with) under the bus and the result is chaos. There is no good to come of this.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Yes! And he also parachuted into Cambodia, Laos, and Communist China. He and Al Gore introduced the North Koreans to the Internet!

  36. uh oh….Kerry will solidify the world's perception of the USA…..idiots….

  37. James Kent says:

    This is a replay of what jimmy carter did by validating the ayatollahs in their "democratic conflict" against the Shah in Iran.

    He sent democrats to make nice with the stone age butchers who took over the country, and then they attacked and held hostage the US embassy staff. Lots of other fun things too.

    And so how are things doing today in Iran jimmy? and fellow democrats?

    That's what Egypt will look like when the "brotherhood" takes over.

  38. Egypt’s democratic transition – yeah like in Russia in 1917 and in China in 1949… Kerry "the arrogant buffoon" is a Chamberlain clone, only not as good looking… pathetic…

  39. The haughty John Kerry (who once served in Vietnam), once again is on the wrong side of history. It will be interesting to see his face once the Muslim Brotherhood wins the presidency and declares the US to be their enemy. It will also be interesting when the abuses of women start coming out of Egypt……Liberal policies always generate the exact opposite results of their stated intentions. This will be no exception.

  40. US attempt to bore them to death.

  41. Jed Bower says:

    Negotiating – in discussion with – consulting with – The Muslim Brotherhood! – - – a group formally designated by the STATE DEPARTMENT – UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT as a TERRORIST ORGANIZATION!

  42. Joe Craig says:

    Maybe the Muslim Brotherhood will does the US a favor and keep him there.

  43. Gary Allan says:

    I wonder what its like to be married to someone who has about 5 billion dollars and can and has a job where he can pass laws that mandate how people live their lives. I wonder if the Kerrys pay their fair share. And you liberals think that only Republicans are for the rich, by the way, delve into Pelosi's money making schemes.

  44. Anonymous says:

    Why is John Kerry over there representing our country? He doesn't speak for me. He speaks for the people of Mass. who keep electing this moron to office. Let them suffer because of this buffoon not our country.

  45. Aldo Bender says:

    Egypt, you can have him forever, please….

  46. Polina Maire says:

    Guess we didn't spend enough money on all the Obama fundraising trips and photo-ups….and Osama aniiversary milking activities….Kerry has to run up some tab as well……what a farse of a man…

  47. Polina Maire says:

    Patrick McCloskey
    have you ever heard od a word SARCASM????

  48. Frank Essary says:

    My God! When will this incompetent idiot disappear. Kerry has been pretending he has a brain all his life—Just like that goofy Joe Biden.

  49. Anonymous says:

    Bwaaahahahahaaa… lurch made the news – did he say something catastrophically stupid again or is just looking like a moron enough this time? Hey, they can make him their court jester – he can send for that ignorant tramp he's married too and we can rid ourselves of two simpleton hacks who give scumbags a bad name.l.

  50. Polina Maire says:

    It is OUR tax money he is soendinging, we SHOULD care as our country is being LOOTED!!!!

  51. Frank Essary says:

    How come our comments are automatically posted to Facebook? I dispise that thing. If I wanted to post my comment to facebook I would do it myself.

  52. Frank Essary says:

    How come our comments are automatically posted to Facebook? I dispise that thing. If I wanted to post my comment to facebook I would do it myself.

  53. Jim Dea says:

    Way to go, Senator, stir up the animosity.

  54. Bob Dee says:

    Did not "war hero" Kerry attempt the same stunt with the North Vietnamese representatives in Paris as a private citizen upon his release from active duty? With the country facing serious $$$ problems, why is a senator traipsing around the world on our dime sticking his (and the US's) nose in another country's internal politics? Mama T has given him too much leash.

  55. Ron Williams says:

    Absolutely nothing and the dimwits of Massatochets get what they pay for: nothing!

  56. The Muslim Brotherhood is an Islamic extremist group which stands deeply against those whom support Israel and have ties with both the Taliban and key members which have implicated various plots of terrorism – including those which led to the events of 9/11. They are also for spreading the influence of incorporating Sharia Law throughout the world, which ironically discriminates by offering no rights to women or the LBGT community which liberals have strongly supported. Kerry as a liberal courting an organization that stands against everything that his party supposedly represents is blatant hypocrisy. It's a slap in the face to America, women, the LBGT and Jewish community for him to encourage their agenda.

  57. No one in Egypt is interested in any so-called "Democratic transformation". They never were. The idea of an "Arab Spring" was a figment of the imagination of gullible western journalists. Egypt will emerge with the anti-democratic Muslim Borhterhood in charge of a new Sharia dictatorship with less freedom for most Egyptians than under Mubarak and Kerry is too foolish or obtuse to understand that.

  58. Another mouth full of mush spending American taxes for a ride , hope he doesn't apologize for something like all the rest of the dem politicians and then reach for our walletts like it was theirs, Nov. can't come too soon to stop the vomit gushing from the mouths of these politicians.

  59. The US should NOT be dealing with terrorists, they picked a fine example to send there, maybe he will stay.

  60. Sid Weiss says:

    another naive dummy.

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