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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. Anonymous says:

    Lurch needs to stay home, Egypt is screwed up enough without his "help". Sorry Israel, sometimes he gets out.

  2. Anonymous says:

    He's the chairman of the foreign relations committee, a good gig if you like to travel on someone else s' dime.

  3. US, stop encouraging the MB!

  4. Anonymous says:

    …hardly anyone knows 'cause he's so modest…lol

  5. US, stop encouraging the MB!

  6. Anonymous says:

    "Can I get me a turban here."

  7. Spell check won't let me write Islamo-Fascist. So how does one go about calling these fanatics Islamo-fascists.
    ANSWER: Holy crap, I know I'm going to kick myself for not knowing this.
    QUESTION: Who did George Bush defeat to win his second term in office?

  8. Anonymous says:

    All these lefty tools, including Hillary, Lurch and the entire Democratic party establishment view Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood through the lens of their ideological Holy Grail: cultural and moral relativism. They have no fundamental understanding of Islam or the historical ambitions of the Muslim Brotherhood, and show no interest in investigating the subject, lest it conflict with their relativistic preconceptions. They are quite simply fools, and have no idea what evil they are about to unleash upon western civilization. This is a lesson they will learn the hard way, and the whole world will suffer the consequences of their fatuousness.

  9. Anonymous says:

    here we have a turn-coat senator praising terrorists in Cairo; in 1989 kerry and mccain held a senatorial investigation on MIA and POW from Vietnam and they decided that no more POW MIA where in Vietnam; and as soon as they did this their financial supporters open businesses; and POWs and MIAs are still coming out of Vietnam; Kerry is a traitor to every American Military member.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Now that obama the clown has sent his lap dog "Hanoi John" to visit the radical group Muslim Brotherhood I know we will send a few BILLION more to Egypt. Don't worry Michelle "Big Butt" obama will still find a few million to go on another vacation.

  11. Joe Macke says:

    Kerry is a pompous political hack and totally ignorant of Muslim Brotherhood aims. Democracy is totally forbidden under Islam.

  12. Bob Jackson says:

    The whole Egypt democracy bull is just that, bull, Obama either got punked by the Mooslims or he's doing their bidding.

  13. Adele Conner says:

    It's necessary for him to go to Cairo? How many people traveled with him? If anyone other than he went (from his family or friends group), it ought to be on thier dime. Not ours. Government family's can pay for their own damn vacations. This guy is a putz anyway.

  14. Adele Conner says:

    That would be, absolutely nothing! There is nothing about Massachusettes in this trip. And if his family went, he ought to pay up front, their entire costs. I am sick of the perks govt people get, on our dime. They make a career out of it and are ****ty at their work to boot.

  15. David Baker says:

    John Kerry "helping" the Muslim Brotherhood find their inner Thomas Jefferson is like John Kerry "helping" the North Vietnam communists find him during his meetings with them in Paris intended to undermine the U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's successful Paris Peace Accords negotiations. How well did that work out for Vietnamese democracy? (2 million massacred, plus "Boat People" and "reeducation camps" added to international lexicon.) Or Laos's democracy? (500,000 massacred, focused entirely on the U.S. allies, the Hmong.) Or Cambodia's democracy? (1 million massacred, plus "Killing Fields" added to lexicon.)

    In fact, come to think of it, it was President Thomas Jefferson's first act in office to initiate actions against the jihadis that precipitated the first war in our nation's history – The Barbary Coast War. So maybe Kerry is doing the OPPOSITE of eliciting democracy when he sticks his Marxist nose into other people's business?

  16. Hopefully, the MusBro will cut off his head with a steak knife — I mean, do we really need to listen to Lurch anymore?

  17. Mike Smith says:


  18. Suggestion, Jews: Stop your suicidal voting for Democrats! As having had only one Jewish parent I apparently was afforded the vision only to vote for Democrats for half of my adult life. (My views had changed by Tianenman Square in 1989 after my last Democrat vote for Michael Dukakis.)

    This predictable electoral march (after march after march) of lemmings maddens me as I watch policy after policy, decision after decision made my Democrats go against what might be narrowly defined as "Jewish interests." And how about this week's nearly $200 million appropriation for your Palestinian neighbors? No doubt that will be spent on textbooks depicting Jews and Palestinians holding hands and singing songs together.

    Is it Stockholm Syndrome? Do you think it's 1964? Is "Never again" to be replaced with "Beat me some more"?

  19. Bob August says:

    He's hob nobing with his fellow American hating terrorists. They want to murder us. Kerry just wants $12 / girl gas and our electric bills to quadruple.

  20. Gunny G Alz says:

    Hanoi John Fonda Kerry has been betraying America and Americans since he interefered with the Paris Peace Talks and betrayed the POW/MIAs in the 80's.


    Kerry is a filthy diaper stain and only the Democrud Party could produce such a lump of crap.

  21. Would you like some Heinz catsup on that camel patty?

  22. Gunny G Alz says:

    If this idiot is in Israel on an UNAUTHORIZED mission, he should be charged under the Logan Act but then again, breaking the law is a Democrud tradition!

  23. Kerry is a legend in his own very small mind.

  24. Nikki Leigh says:

    Hard to imagine him being nominated to head the defense dept.

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