Muslim-American Groups Silent on Anti-Democratic Moves in Egypt

Protests against Morsi for usurping powers in Egypt have drawn ten of thousands of protesters to Tahrir Square. (Photo: Reuters)

By Ryan Mauro

Over 200,000 Egyptians protested in Tahrir Square against President Mohammed Morsi’s decree granting himself absolute power. This is the top story in the Muslim world right now, but strangely, there is nothing but silence from prominent Muslim-American groups who cheered on the revolution against President Mubarak and instantly condemned Israel for retaliating against the terrorist Hamas regime.

The websites of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America, the Islamic Circle of North America, the Muslim American Society, the Muslim Students Association National and American Muslims for Palestine aren’t speaking out against Morsi. Actually, they aren’t speaking at all about his power grab and the subsequent protests of hundreds of thousands.

Sometimes, what someone doesn’t do tells you more about them than what they actually do. This is one such case. These groups were elated at the toppling of the regime of Egyptian President Mubarak. They insisted that their cries of joy were about the arrival of freedom and democracy in the largest Arab country. Now, the Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt is undermining that same freedom and democracy they claimed to support and we hear nothing.

The double-standard is explained by the fact that these groups are Muslim Brotherhood creations and Mohammed Morsi belongs to the Muslim Brotherhood umbrella organization located in Egypt. Their conferences always feature Islamists tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, many of which are on record supported Hamas and the eventual goal of turning the U.S. into an Islamic State.

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