Against the backdrop of current events this little snippet will not reach the attention of too many people. However, it’s lack of visibility in the news is not to say the inherent message is not resoundingly indicative of something newsworthy.
When Egypt held their 2011 “election” after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, the Muslim brotherhood worked diligently to elect their President, Mohammed Morsi.
Upon hearing of the Brotherhood victory – President Obama promptly called Morsi.
Actually, he interrupted a vacation specifically to call Morsi on the day of his victory, offering congratulations and an immediate invitation to the White House.
But for Mohammed Morsi the actual trip to the White House would have to wait. There was another world leader he needed to meet first.
Indeed Morsi’s first official State Delegation, August 20th 2012, as the newly elected President of Egypt was to see an old friend:
However, President Morsi did send a delegation to the White House in his stead. The Delegation was the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Meeting of Muslim Brotherhood leadership in the White House
[In Egypt, and generally ignored by western media] Immediately following his election, President Mohammed Morsi began to systematically deconstruct the secular form of Egyptian government in favor of a more hard-line sharia compliant state.
Emboldened by their new president, the Muslim Brotherhood began slaughtering Coptic Christians throughout Egypt, even going as far as to begin crucifixions on the trees in front of the Presidential palace.
The body electorate in Egypt recoiled at how radically Islamist the new government was.
Their final straw was when President Morsi took it upon himself to disband the moderate and secular Egyptian court system. Mohammed Morsi began to oust a large number of Egyptian judges. His goal, as publically stated, was to put Sharia Law as the legal basis for his rule, and all legal authority, over the Egyptian people.
Egyptian citizens said enough!
The average and moderate Egyptian people turned to the only hope they held, the Egyptian military – for help.
Enter General Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi who leveraged his authority and leadership to remove the radical Islamists from power and install an interim governmental body more in line with the secular beliefs inherent within the Egyptian people.
On May 26-29th, 2014 another election was held.
23.4 Egyptian million people voted for Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi for President – significantly more than the 13 million won by Morsi two years ago.