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Letter: Obama’s inaction in Egypt
August 20, 2013, 05:00 AM Letter


For reasons best known only to them, the Muslim Brotherhood is on the rampage against Coptic Christians in Egypt. Atrocities against Christians occurred repeatedly during the short reign of deposed President Mohammad Morsi.

President Barack Obama’s utter inaction in defense of these helpless civilians seems to show he is either sitting on the fence or supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. While the Obama administration says it deplores the violence as we all do, that should not prevent it from pointing out that there is no conceivable justification for the burning of churches and their occupants by Muslim mobs.

President Obama indirectly, if not directly, instigated a Muslim Brotherhood takeover of Egypt following his 2009 speech at Cairo University that ultimately triggered the uprising against former president Mubarak. Instead of addressing Egypt’s monumental economic problems, Mubarak’s successor, Morsi, embarked on the Islamification of Egypt as the Muslim Brotherhood’s stooge. He elevated Muslim Brotherhood members to top positions and violent attacks against the military in Sinai went unabated. That’s arguably why the army removed him.

With the Muslim Brotherhood openly taking it out on the Christians, President Obama’s failure to protest Muslim violence against Christians portrays spinelessness, or worse, taking sides against the victims. If the United States is to set a moral example, we should be leading the condemnation against attacks on defenseless Coptic Christians.  

Desmond Tuck

San Mateo



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