NEW YORK – The Egyptian Air Force officer currently residing in the United States who has pressed terrorist charges in Egypt against President Obama’s half-brother Malik has characterized the decision of the Egyptian government to prosecute the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt as a conflict of “moderate Muslims vs. the Obama brothers.”
As Jan. 8, 2014, approaches and Egypt prepares for the next appearance in court of former president Mohamed Morsi and the 14 Muslim Brotherhood leaders facing charges of incitement to murder, Sadek Raouf Ebeid believes the Obama brothers will be implicated because of their support for the Brotherhood in Egypt.
Ebeid was the man who last August filed Complaint No. 1761 with the office of Egyptian Attorney General Hisham Barakat, accusing Malik Obama of managing investment funds for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
In a letter addressed to WND, translated and published on the website of Arab-language researcher Walid Shoebat, Ebeid noted the promptness with which Barakat responded to the filing of his complaint.
He said the quick response to his request that Malik be placed on the Egyptian terrorist watch list reflected not just the efficiency of Ebeid’s lawyer in Egypt, Ahmed el-Ganzory, but also the degree to which this case “resonated with the feelings of the majority of moderate Muslims in the Arab world.”
WND reported in September that Ebeid’s complaint cited Malik for managing funds for both the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the Islamic Dawa Organization, or IDO, in Sudan.
Earlier this month, WND reported Egyptian lawyers have filed criminal terrorism charges in the International Criminal Court against President Obama, in addition to the criminal terrorism charges previously filed in Egyptian courts against Malik.
The charges filed in the ICC assert President Obama coordinated, incited and assisted the armed elements of the Muslim Brotherhood in the commission of crimes against humanity, including the torching, destruction and plundering of some 85 Christian churches from March 7 through Aug. 18 in Egypt.
‘Two distinct understandings of Islam’
Ebeid says moderate Muslims in Egypt are working to criminalize the radical activities of the Muslim Brotherhood that controlled the Morsi government to enable Egypt to return to a more tolerant situation in which Christians and Jews are not persecuted.
One has to admit that there are two distinct understandings of Islam.
A moderate, peaceful understanding of Islam that is lead by the Egyptian Grand Sheikh of Al Azhar, Dr. Ahmed el-Tayeb, an Egyptian Sheikh, who has studied philosophy in Paris and is currently the head of Al Azhar Mosque. I am proud to be the first to nominate el-Tayeb for the Nobel peace prize, for his role in spreading the moderate understanding of Islam, referred to in Arabic as “Al Islam Al Wasati.”
The majority of the thirty-three million Egyptians who flooded the streets of Egypt in June 2013 were predominantly moderate Muslims.
While some political commentators may continue to argue whether this event was a coup or a revolution, any objective historian will admit that it was a human earthquake. It was a human earthquake that shook the ground of the Middle East, taking the Arab world out of the dark ages and into the Arab renaissance.
More than ever, Egyptians adhered to the moderate version of Islam, (“Al Islam Al Wasati”). This version is symbolized by the Sheik Ahmed el-Tayeb. He was the man whom the military Generals in Egypt consulted with and whose blessings were obtained, while etching into stone, the post-revolution road map.
In contrast to the earlier teachings of Egypt’s deposed president Morsi, who was recorded in 2010, saying that Arabs need to nurse their children on hatred of the Jews, Egypt’s pending constitution has a third amendment guaranteeing the right of Jews to practice their faith in Egypt.
Ebeid was asked how this relates to President Obama and his brother Malik:
Recently, Egypt’s only lady to ever sit on the Supreme court bench in the Arab world, Judge Tahani el-Gibally (al-Jebali) has made a declaration that has shaken all Egyptians & International observers worldwide. Per her testimony that we included in Case 1761 that I filed on August, 24th 2013, she confirmed what prominent investigative reporters in the US have published earlier.
The Shoebat Foundation has published photos and indisputable evidence that a gentleman by the name of Malik Obama, is serving as the right arm of General al-Bashir.
Photos of Malik Obama participating in an al-Bashir-sponsored organization are now on the desk of Egypt’s A.G., Hisham Barakat, which seeks to question Malik.
Soon after the case was filed, El Ganzory was permitted to serve Malik Obama with papers. He did so at the Kenyan embassy. Recently, after being called back to the embassy, the papers were returned to El Ganzory with a message that Malik is not in Kenya at this time and could not be served. El Ganzory was told Malik is in the U.S. I expect the next course of action to be that papers will be presented to the American embassy so that Malik can be properly served.
The Egyptian judicial system will not be intimidated by who Malik Obama’s brother is. While the writer of this article is proud to be a U.S. physician who deeply respects the USA, he cannot change history. Egypt had a high court in place when Christopher Columbus was still lost on the high seas.
While the US is definitely a major power politically, financially & militarily, Egypt’s deep-rooted judicial system is a lethal weapon of its own. It has already brought two of its own presidents to trial.
Bringing the brother of another country’s sitting president will not be an uphill battle!
In August, WND reported that Tehani al-Gebali, the vice president of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, gave a speech and participated in an interview broadcast on Egyptian television, identifying Malik Obama as “a major architect” managing investments for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
WND also reported in August the Egyptian government planned to introduce evidence the Obama administration paid bribes as large as $850,000 to individually named Muslim Brotherhood leaders, through the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
Attacks on Coptic Christians
The Muslim Brotherhood’s seizing of power in Egypt and its subsequent government led to attacks on the country’s Coptic Christians.
Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim said in a paper published Nov. 12 on the website of the Gatestone Institute that the attacks began with the June 30 Revolution that “saw the ousting of President Morsi and prompted the Muslim Brotherhood to scapegoat and incite violence against the Copts.”
Ibrahim reported the attacks became “even more brutal in mid-August after security forces cleared out Muslim Brotherhood ‘sit in’ camps, where people were being tortured, raped, and murdered.”
He noted the attacks were especially devastating in Minya in Upper Egypt, where the large Christian community was hit especially hard, with at least 20 attacks on churches, Christian schools and orphanages.
According to Ibrahim, the goal of the radical Muslims in their attack on the Copts in Egypt was “to erase all the traces of a Christian presence,” such that even the orphanages were looted and destroyed.
Earlier, in an article titled “Attacks on Christians Escalate in Egypt, Nigeria” published by the Gatestone Institute Sept. 19, Ibrahim wrote:
On July 4th, the day after the Egyptian military liberated its nation from Muslim Brotherhood rule, Christian Copts were immediately scapegoated and targeted. All Islamist leaders—from Brotherhood supreme leader Muhammad Badi, to Egyptian-born al-Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri, to top Sunni cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi—made a point to single out Egypt’s Copts as especially instrumental in the ousting of former Islamist president Morsi, a claim that ushered in a month of slaughter against the nation’s Christian minority.
Although religious violence by Muslims against Christians remains largely unreported in the mainstream media in the United States, Ibrahim warned that persecution of Christians in the Islamic world is on the way “to reaching pandemic proportions.”