10 April 2012, 16:26

Obama dealings with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood a new low?

Obama dealings with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood a new low?
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The Obama administration is defending its recent meetings with members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political party. Officials say the United States is engaging with a variety of Egypt’s emerging political actors. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood met with mid-level officials from the US National Security Agency.

The Obama administration is defending its recent meetings with members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political party. Officials say the United States is engaging with a variety of Egypt’s emerging political actors. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood met with mid-level officials from the US National Security Agency. Some are saying the meetings represent a sign of hypocrisy. A recent blog on Yahoo news lamented these meetings represented a new low for the administration as it seemingly has double standards for the treatment of women. Dean Ahmad, President of the Minaret of Freedom Institute, talks about the meetings and their larger significance.

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