Title: Obamas visit

'AS HIS VISIT TO EGYPT APPROACHES, EVERYONE WANTS A

PIECE OF U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'

[Al-Masry Al-Yom, Egypt]

 

 

Amal Al Ummah, Egypt

Don't Be Fooled By Obama's Egypt Speech

 

"President Obama will visit Egypt - the heart of Arabism and the Islamic world - and direct an address to Muslims. But the real target is America, its people, its interests and its image, even if his speech is packaged with the outlines of principles and values. For Obama's beautiful words will bring no real benefit to the people he addresses."

 

By MP Mostapha Mohammad*

                              

 

Translated By Nicolas Dagher

 

May 12, 2009

 

Egypt - Amal Al Ummah - Original Article (Egypt)

President Barack Obama: Cynicism in the Arab world over his sincerity and his capacity to bring real change to U.S. foreign policy is widespread in the Muslim world, despite the fact that he enjoys a very high degree of popularity.

 

BBC NEWS VIDEO: In Turkey, Barack Obama reaches out to Muslims, Apr. 6, 00:02:41RealVideo

The administration of President George W. Bush has the distinction of managing to pit Arab and Muslim opinion against the America regime and its policies, while simultaneously, with its arrogant, stupid, selfish policies, generating the highest state of animosity and hatred between the Arab and Muslim world and people in other countries.

 

[Editor's Note: The name of this publication, Amal Al Ummah, means, The Hope of the Nation, and is the official newspaper of the Muslim Brotherhood. According to Wikipedia, the Muslim Brotherhood is a "trans-national Sunni movement and the largest political opposition in many Arab states, particularly Egypt. It is the world's oldest and largest Islamic political group, founded by Egyptian schoolteacher Hassan al-Banna in 1928." The author of this article, Mostapha Mohammad, like all Muslim Brotherhood members of Egypt's parliament, ran as an independent, since the group was declared illegal as a political party in the 1950s. During parliamentary elections in 2005, these "independents" won 88 seats (20 percent of the total) to form the largest opposition bloc.]

 

That anger and hatred is felt particularly strongly in our Arab and Muslim worlds because of America's complete alignment with the Zionist enemy and Zionist security, even when it comes at the expense of the actual owners of the land [the Palestinians], their rights and their security; the invasion and destruction of Iraq after the lies and fabrications of the administration were proven to be so; and due to the U.S. administration's malicious intent, which was apparent when it publicly called for spreading democracy while in fact it disregarded the truth about its own assassination of that institution with its support of dictatorship when it serves its own interests, as when it refused democracy when it brought Hamas to power.

 

The decay of American policy, with its superficial calls for democracy, became obvious with the desecration of human rights at Abu Ghraib in Iraq and Guantanamo in Cuba; with its opposition to the Iranian nuclear program and its neglect of Israel's nuclear program; and Israel's use of internationally forbidden weapons [white phosphorous] against women and children of the defenseless Palestinian people.

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These are just a few of the Bush Administration practices that reveal the true essence this government, which has been motivated by the pursuit of its own interests and not the principles and values it pretends to defend.

 

Operating on the same principles as the Bush Administration and pursing the interests of America rather than the victory of any principles or values - or love for Arab and Muslim peoples - President Obama and his administration are working to beautify America's image in the Arabic and Muslim worlds.

 

So it is in this context that the American president has made comments about Islam and the Muslim world; released Guantanamo detainees or transferred them to their home countries for trial; and spoken about human rights at Guantanamo. Similarly, it is in this context that Obama recently visited Turkey, which is considered the most democratic Muslim state.

 

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L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon: Arab Leaders Should Heed Obama's Words

Financial Times Deutschland, Germany: Obama's Brain Twister: Selecting a Muslim Venue

 

America has not withdrawn from Iraq, has not apologized to the Iraqi people for the barbaric destruction inflicted on that country by the U.S. military; has not withdrawn from Afghanistan to leave the fate of that country to its people; and is still dropping bombs on Pakistan.

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In addition, it has not exerted any real and effective pressure on the Zionist enemy to restore the rights of the Palestinian people or in practice, pressure any of the dictatorial regimes in the Middle East to encourage the democratic process. The Obama Administration has done nothing of the sort, and I doubt that it will. All it has done is utter beautiful words, which what Obama will do when he visits Egypt utter pleasant words and greetings.

 

So in that same context, President Obama will visit Egypt - the heart of Arabism and the Islamic world - and direct an address to Muslims. But the real target is America, its people, its interests and its image, even if his speech is packaged with the outlines of principles and values. For Obama's beautiful words will bring no real benefit to the people he addresses.

 

This is what Barack Obama has inherited and is why the hatred of Arab and Muslim people is rising by the day.

 

*Mostapha Mohammad is an independent member of the Egyptian Parliament and member of the Muslim Brotherhood

 

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