CAIR Official Blames Israel for Brotherhood Setback
by IPT News • Jun 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm
The civil rights manager for New York's Council on American Islamic Relations' (CAIR) chapter advocated for the Muslim Brotherhood political ascension and blamed Israel for the recent events in Egypt in sequential twitter posts Saturday.
Last week, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court dissolved the newly-elected Parliament, one dominated by the Brotherhood and other religious conservatives, saying a third of them "were chosen on an unconstitutional basis."
CAIR-NY's Cyrus McGoldrick characterized the move as a coup d'etat by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), which seized power immediately after Hosni Mubarak's ouster last year, and is comprised of several Mubarak apologists.
"My heart is with Egypt after yesterday's military coup," McGoldrick wrote in a Twitter post. "May Allah protect the revolution & people from the military doing Israel's bidding.
McGoldrick also advocated for the Muslim Brotherhood political dominance, denouncing "the powers" for prohibiting their takeover.
"We should have known the powers would never let the Ikhwan [Brotherhood] in through the front door," he wrote.
On Monday, the Brotherhood claimed its presidential candidate Mohamed Mursi, won elections held during the weekend. Those results have not been confirmed.
Reader comments on this item
not so much baloney
Submitted by Yitz, Jun 20, 2012 16:05
i think the Egyptian military are just scared to death of having to take on the IDF again.
Submitted by sulayman, Jun 19, 2012 16:11
Baloney. I read it as criticizing the military. You're really straining for stuff to criticize.