The morning after:
- Secular parties reject the Muslim Brotherhood Â blame Washington’s support for radical Islamic headbangers.
“Egypt will start a new phase in its history.”
- Reuters:Â Chants of “Allahu akbar!”— that’s not new. We been hearing plenty of that.
- Al Arabiya:Â Egyptian beat pregnant wife to death for not voting for Mursi–the spirit of the revolution.
- Reuters:Â Israel accepts election outcome–what are they to do? Throw hissy fits?
- AP:Â White House congratulates president-elect— No doubt the Muslim POTUS is pleased. Wasn’t that the plan?
“A year ago there were those of us who warned the Obama administration of a Muslim Brotherhood takeover in Egypt,” West wrote. “We were castigated as alarmists and loose cannons. Today our predictions have come to reality and the ominous specter reminding us of the Iranian revolution is evident.”
Calling the Arab Spring “nothing more than a radical Islamic nightmare,” West said the U.S. needs to “unequivocally reiterate” its support to Coptic Christians in the region and to Israel.
“What an incredible foreign policy faux pas by the second coming of President Jimmy Carter, the Obama administration,” West said. “I call upon President Barack Obama to cut off American foreign aid to Egypt, denounce the results of this election, repudiate the Muslim Brotherhood, and all radical Islamist political entities.
I tried to tell you. Will all the learned analysts who assured us back in January 2011 that the Brotherhood played no role in the Egyptian uprisings, and that a Western pluralistic republic would be created, now apologize or be considered discredited? Don’t hold your breath. “Islamist Morsi Named Egypt’s President,” from theÂ Associated Press, June 24 via JW
Mohammed Morsi was declared Egypt’s first Islamist president on Sunday, chosen in the freest elections in history that left the nation deeply polarized between supporters of an old regime figure and those eager for democratic change.