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Egyptians Sign Petition Asking Obama To Designate His Muslim Brotherhood Friends As ‘Terrorists’

08/11/2013 3 comments

Barack Hussein Obama is all too quick to stab Israel’s Jews in the back, but the thought of doing it to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood will never cross his mind

By Caitlin Dewey, The Washington Post – “A WhiteHouse.gov petition asking President Obama to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization will far exceed the minimum number of signatures required to prompt an official response when it closes Tuesday. The catch? Many of the 174,000-plus signatures appear to come from Egyptians, not Americans.

This shouldn’t be too surprising, considering both the ease of registering for a WhiteHouse.gov account and the growing unpopularity of the Brotherhood among many Egyptians, exacerbated by a state media campaign since the military’s takeover branding the Islamist group as terrorists.

While the petition itself does not appear to have been originally authored by an Egyptian — the creator’s current town is listed as ‘La Mesa, California’ — many of the signees seem to be. The first person to send the link out on Twitter was an Egyptian dentist whose profile declares him as a ‘liberal.’ That was followed up by dozens of tweets from prominent Egyptians, including the celebrity news anchor (and former presidential candidate) Bothaina Kamel.

Notably, while the WhiteHouse.gov petition platform ‘We the People’ bills itself as a site for Americans, it doesn’t actually require that petitioners be U.S. citizens. That has made it a popular destination for foreign causes, though the Obama administration rarely takes action in response to such petitions. A petition asking the government to support Catalonia’s independence referendum, for instance, earned a terse statementon the ‘internal Spanish matter.’ And a response to an entreaty on Palestine rehashed the administration’s support for a two-state solution negotiated by ‘the Israelis and the Palestinians — not us.'” Read more.

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