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Muslim Brotherhood Threatens EU Not to Recognize Egypt’s New President

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Archival photo of leading members of the International Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood international wing has reportedly sent a threatening note to several European Union states—including Britain, France, and Germany—demanding that they not recognize Abdel Fateh al-Sisi’s landslide presidential victory in Egypt.

An excerpt from the statement follows:

There is no legitimacy to a regime that has been rejected by its people, and based on the principles you profess, it is necessary that you not acknowledge or cooperate with regimes which you of all people know are illegitimate.  So if you insist on acknowledging and cooperating with him, then judgment between you and us will be left to the people—who will never forgive you.

Interestingly, the “regime that has been rejected by its people” is none other than the Muslim Brotherhood and former president Muhammad Morsi, who were ousted in the June 2013 revolution, when reportedly tens of millions took to the streets, in what has been described as the largest revolution recorded in human history.

Note also the final and not so veiled threat, that “if you insist on acknowledging and cooperating with him, then judgment between you and us will be left to the people—who will never forgive you.”

Which “people” will never forgive Europe?  Surely not the millions who voted for Sisi.  Clearly, this is a reference to the “people” of the Muslim Brotherhood and their allies, who, as precedent showed in Egypt after they were overthrown, resort to terrorism when they don’t get what they want.

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  • herb benty

    A grand opportunity for Europe to distance itself from it’s leftist self-destruction and fake fawning over Islam! The PEOPLE of Egypt spoke, without threats on how they spoke. Europe must not bow to Islam any longer.

  • FrontandCenter

    Thought Sisi got something like 93% of the vote. Sounds legitimate by normal standards.