CAIRO — On the eve of his first trip to the United States as Egypt’s new Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi said the United States needed to fundamentally change its approach to the Arab world, showing greater respect for its values and helping build a Palestinian state, if it hoped to overcome decades of pent-up anger.
i.e., we must become dhimmis. We must show the proper submission to Islam and abandon our non-Muslim allies. Got it. Anything else?
He said it was up to Washington to repair relations with the Arab world and to revitalize the alliance with Egypt, long a cornerstone of regional stability.
In other words, it's all our fault.
If Washington is asking Egypt to honor its treaty with Israel, he said, Washington should also live up to its own Camp David commitment to Palestinian self-rule. He said the United States must respect the Arab world’s history and culture, even when that conflicts with Western values.
Feel free to demonstrate exactly what we have failed to do in order to meet our obligations. And then show what the Palestinians have done to meet theirs. For example, have they stopped supporting and inciting terrorism? Have they stopped their vicious antisemitic propaganda? How's that revision of the Palestinian charter, the one that calls for the destruction of Israel, coming along?
And he dismissed criticism from the White House that he did not move fast enough to condemn protesters who recently climbed over the United States Embassy wall and burned the American flag in anger over a video that mocked the Prophet Muhammad.
“We took our time” in responding to avoid an explosive backlash, he said, but then dealt “decisively” with the small, violent element among the demonstrators.
Yes, he told the violent element to crack down on the non-violent protesters who told the embassy guards that they were following Morsi's orders. From Walid Shoebat:
Video from Libya: ‘Don’t Shoot us! We were sent by Mursi’by Admin on SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 in BLOG, GENERAL
There have been questions raised about whether the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya was done in conjunction with the attacks on the Embassy in Cairo. This video brings us closer to answering that question. In fact, it not only points to the same attackers but possibly to Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi himself.
Fast forward to the 1:15 mark in this video (if you don’t understand Arabic). Watch as the raw footage of a firefight in Benghazi is taking place. The news report loops the relevant portion of an exchange between gunmen, in which one can be heard, saying, ‘Don’t Shoot us! We were sent by Mursi’!
Obviously, that would mean at least two separate groups of gunmen in Libya are loyal to the President of Egypt.
“We can never condone this kind of violence, but we need to deal with the situation wisely,” he said, noting that the embassy employees were never in danger.
Really? How did he know that? Did he have prior knowledge of the mob's rules of engagement?
“If you want to judge the performance of the Egyptian people by the standards of German or Chinese or American culture, then there is no room for judgment,” he said. “When the Egyptians decide something, probably it is not appropriate for the U.S. When the Americans decide something, this, of course, is not appropriate for Egypt.”
In other words, you cannot expect Egypt to conduct itself as a modern nation. It will act as an agent of jihad and if the US doesn't like it, then we can go pound sand, after we've forgiven their debt and sent them the latest aid package, because even though they do not want us to expect them to act like a western nation, they do expect us to bankroll their corrupt, non-western hellhole.
“Successive American administrations essentially purchased with American taxpayer money the dislike, if not the hatred, of the peoples of the region,” he said, by backing dictatorial governments over popular opposition and supporting Israel over the Palestinians.
Would the dictatorial governments that we are bankrolling include the Palestinian Authority? Or Egypt under Sharia? They seem to get quite a bit of aid from us. Guess we'd better cut them off real fast.
He initially sought to meet with President Obama at the White House during his visit this week, but he received a cool reception, aides to both presidents said. Mindful of the complicated election-year politics of a visit with Egypt’s Islamist leader, Mr. Morsi dropped his request.
Now there's progress for you. Obama is snubbing him almost as badly as he's snubbing Netanyahu!
His silence in the immediate aftermath of the embassy protest elicited a tense telephone call from Mr. Obama, who also told a television interviewer that at that moment he did not consider Egypt an ally, if not an enemy either. When asked if he considered the United States an ally, Mr. Morsi answered in English, “That depends on your definition of ally,” smiling at his deliberate echo of Mr. Obama. But he said he envisioned the two nations as “real friends.”
Once we get over that whole Judeo-Christian thing, we'll be best buds under the global caliphate. World peace is just an Allahu Akbar away.