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While studying Egyptian media for this report on Barack Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, a distinct difference between how Egypt’s government is dealing with their Muslim Brotherhood problem and how the U.S. is doing the same, emerged. While U.S. media, politicians, and military generals debate things like whether Al-Qaeda, Ansar Al-Sharia, the Jamal Network, or a combination of them and others were involved in the Benghazi, Egypt’s new government doesn’t play that game – both groups are Muslim Brotherhood.
In Egyptian newspaper reports on Malik Obama’s alleged membership with the Muslim Brotherhood, a similar premise is established. The Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO) that Malik is known to belong to, is itself an arm of the Brotherhood. Instead of going on the wild goose chase of determining what motivates groups like the IDO, Egypt skips ahead several paces and lumps it in the Muslim Brotherhood pot and… voila! They’re ahead of the game.
Safi and ISNA President Mohamed Magid in white cap (Obama recently praised ISNA and Magid in video)
Obama administration officials and members of Congress who support attacks on the Assad regime in Syria are either hopeless dupes in this regard or they are dupers. During questions at a House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry said the following, via Reuters:
“I just don’t agree that a majority are al Qaeda and the bad guys. That’s not true. There are about 70,000 to 100,000 oppositionists … Maybe 15 percent to 25 percent might be in one group or another who are what we would deem to be bad guys.[...]