It is decision time for the British government! Prime Minister David Cameron’s probe into the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood has placed him between a rock and a hard place. If the government concludes that the organisation is engaged in terrorist activities, it not only risks a violent backlash on the United Kingdom’s home soil, but will inevitably be met with the Obama administration’s disapproval.
It is an open secret that US President Barack Obama supported the Muslim Brotherhood’s takeover of Egypt. Indeed, as a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the US government has been obliged to release internal emails outlining a 2010/2011 policy review that concluded the Muslim Brotherhood was fit to “rule” Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Syria. A talking points memo written for then secretary of state, Hilary Clinton, praises the Muslim Brotherhood for “its inclusion of women”, which is utterly laughable when the Brotherhood’s constitution in Egypt advised women to stay at home and look after the children.
A US State Department document shows that the US maintained ties with the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood and arranged for its PR director to address a Carnegie Endowment conference. The US military has been hiring Muslim Brotherhood chaplains; Brotherhood leaders were given VIP treatment at US airports and there are claims by a former FBI agent, revealed by the Guardian, that the Brotherhood has infiltrated the US government, a premise that is backed by Representative Michelle Bachman.