Congress & Defenders Egypt
An intense lobbying movement has emerged in the United States meant to change the attitudes of the Obama Administration toward the Muslim Brotherhood. This effort has ramped up since the isolation of Mohamed Morsi on July third and the Obama Administration's seeming acceptance of the status quo in Egypt and its reluctant support of the "roadmap" announced by the Defense Minister, Gen. Abdel Fattah Sisi.
Sources familiar with these lobbying activities identify the Islamist organization, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), as the figurative "embassy" of the Muslim Brotherhood in Washington, DC. The sources noted that although CAIR launched the lobbying initiative through subordinate organizations and sympathetic individuals, the efforts were coordinated with the release of the organizations report on Islamophobia and rejection of the Muslim Brotherhood as a moderate group in the corridors of many research centers and think tanks in the United States.
These sources point out that the groups lobbying members of Congress and influential voices in Washington, DC, were the same groups that sought - in coordination with the Obama Administration - to cut of foreign aid to Egypt after the June 30th liberation of the Egyptian people from the government administered by Mr. Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. This lobbying effort included the targeting, by public relations firms hired by the lobby, of any member of the US Congress who supported the popular revolution.
This lobby specifically targeted members of the US congressional delegation that recently met with the popularly backed transition government during an official visit to Egypt, including US Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX), and Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who first introduced images and information into the congressional record, proving the lobby's purposeful misleading of US government officials and disinformation campaign targeting Western media.
CAIR's role as emissary for the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States, despite the ambiguity advanced in many efforts, especially in the many efforts to assuage US lawmakers, is not a secret to the Egyptian-American population in the United States. This reality is so widely known that Egyptian-American residing in the United States routinely protest outside CAIR's headquarters in Washington, DC.
Those familiar with CAIR's activities point out that the organization sent an official correspondence to the Obama Administration protesting the Administration's reluctance to label the popular uprising against the Muslim Brotherhood as a "military coup." The letter also criticized the Obama Administration for not denouncing in the strongest of terms the killing of demonstrators who marched in support of Mohamed Morsi and the Brotherhood. The letter included the declaration that CAIR supported the fourth Adawiya.
At the same time, in an interview on PBS America, CAIR operative Wael Haddara stressed that the removal of the oppressive Muslim Brotherhood from power in Egypt was a "loss for Democracy," and seen in Egypt as a coup against the legitimately elected government. Haddara alluded to the idea that the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood were not the only ones held captive by the Egyptian military, but that the people had been subjugated as well.
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