Hoyer Meets Official From Egypt’s Banned Muslim Brotherhood
Comment by Jerry Gordon
What!! Another Washington politician meets “who,” the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt!! It was inevitable as night follows day. Why? Because the Muslim Brotherhood is the largest opposition bloc in what passes for Egypt’s parliament under strongman Hosni Mubarak that some U.S. political leader was going to meet with them. I mean even Condi Rice has avoided contact with the Muslim Brotherhood. Now it is House majority leader Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland’s turn to break the ice and play Dhimmicrat and suck up to this antisemitic Islamist group that supports terrorism and spawned Hamas. My Philadelphia buddy, Lori Lowenthal Marcus, preoccupied wioth tonight’s protest against Dhimmicrat Rep. Joe Sestak’s appearance at a local CAIR fund raiser had these comments about the Hoyer meetings this past week with Muslim Brotherhood parliamentarians.
Muslim Brotherhood is ‘evil incarnate:” This is their motto: “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”
U.S. Embassy spokesperson Berry said “It’s our diplomatic practice around the world to meet with parliamentarians, be they members of political parties or independents.” Lori’s comment was: “Yeah, sometimes we meet with their Al Qaeda Leadership, too.”
Saturday, April 07, 2007, Associated Press
CAIRO, Egypt — A top U.S. Democratic congressman met a leading member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, an outlawed opposition group, during a recent visit to the country, the Islamic fundamentalist group and U.S. officials said Saturday.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer met with the Muslim Brotherhood’s parliament leader, Mohammed Saad el-Katatni, twice on Thursday — once at the parliament building and then at the home of the U.S. ambassador to Egypt, said Brotherhood spokesman Hamdi Hassan.
U.S. Embassy spokesman John Berry would only confirm that Hoyer, who represents Maryland, met with el-Katatni at U.S. Ambassador Francis Ricciardone’s home at a reception with other politicians and parliament members.
Though officially banned since 1954, the Brotherhood is tolerated by the government and has become Egypt’s largest opposition group and President Hosni Mubarak’s most powerful rival.
Its members, who run as independents, make up the largest opposition bloc in parliament, holding about one-fifth of its 454 seats.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has refused in the past to meet with the Muslim Brotherhood. CONTINUE