WASHINGTON – Egyptian Attorney General Hisham Barakat is reportedly evaluating evidence that Muslim Brotherhood leaders, facing charges of murder, assassination and collaborating with foreign governments, accepted bribes from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
An Arabic Language press report in the Egyptian newspaper Almesryoon, translated by Walid Shoebat, a former Palestinian terrorist turned advocate for Christians facing Islamic persecution, cites a “judicial source” for the information.
Shoebat, author of “God’s War on Terror,” “For God or for Tyranny,” and the lecturer on eschatology in the video series “End-times Today,” says his own independent investigation of the toppling of the government of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi suggests the press report is correct.
“Evidence we have obtained lends credibility to the charges of ‘gifts’ (bribes) being taken in U.S. dollars from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo that were distributed to top ministerial level officials in the Morsi government,” he wrote on his website.
The trials of the terror suspects are scheduled to begin in Cairo Aug. 25.
The translated Almesryoon report states: “A judicial source stated that over the past few days, a number of complaints have been filed with the Attorney General Hisham Barakat. These complaints accuse the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and leaders of the centrist party of receiving gifts from the American embassy in Cairo. The sponsors of these complaints stated that among these leaders are Mohamed Badie, General Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Khairat Al-Shater, deputy leader and businessman, Mohamed Beltagy leading the group, Essam el-Erian, deputy head of the Freedom and Justice Party of, and Abu Ela Mady, head of the Wasat Party, Essam Sultan, deputy head of the Wasat Party.”
“The strength of these allegations is seemingly bolstered by another case alluded to by the newspaper in which a document is referenced,” says Shoebat. “This document reportedly reveals monthly “gifts” being paid to Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Egypt by the Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani, minister of foreign affairs to the Morsi government. These monthly payments were said to be denominated in U.S. dollars to each leader.”
Shoebat himself has obtained documents that seem to confirm the evidence. They include the names of several recipients of funds with signatures acknowledging receipt.
“The names listed on the Qatar document match several names mentioned in the Almesryoon article, including Mohamed Beltagy, listed as the last name in the Qatari document as being paid an annual ‘gift’/bribe of $850,000 annually in U.S. dollars,” says Shoebat.