We have been concerned that the United States has failed to understand what is really going on in the Middle East. As a result, and due to an excessive deference to the oil sheiks of the Arabian Peninsula, American foreign policy has tilted towards aid to the very same people who attacked us on 9/11.
In Egypt, the U.S. put pressure on the Egyptian armed forces to overthrow a secular ruler and replace him with an Islamist. Even after Muhammad Morsi revealed his anti-American Islamist bias, the Obama regime continued to support him against the wishes of the Egyptian people. Propagandists on his behalf covered up evidence as to his Islamist ties.
Now Morsi is on trial, and Egyptian media is discussing the extent to which the Egyptian people barely avoided being handed over to an Islamic tyranny. Most recently telephone recordings of conversations between Morsi and Muhammad al-Zawahiri were released. Zawahiri is the brother of Al Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and a dedicated Islamist.
The recordings back the prosecution’s case that Morsi was conspiring to persecute Christians and secular-oriented Egyptians. Apparently, the recordings make clear that Zawahiri was giving orders to Morsi. Morsi promises Zawahiri, “We have taken deterrent measures to combat those few, and new legislative measures to limit their media, and in the near future, we will shut down these media stations and launch large Islamic media outlets. We are even planning a big budget from the [Brotherhood] International Group to launch Islamic and jihadi satellite stations to urge on the jihad. There will be a channel for you and the men of al-Qaeda, and it can be broadcast from Afghanistan.”
The United States Government helped to create the monster that became Al Qaeda, and yet seems to have forgotten. It is time for America to end its support for Jihadis in Egypt, Syria, Libya . . . and in Saudi Arabia.
SOURCE: Raymond Ibrahim, author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians