Leder av Senatets utenrikskomite har vært i Egypt. Hvilken linje skal USA følge? Er Brorskapet til å stole på? I sør truer krig i Sudan, og Syria ser man ingen ende på.
Kan USA stole på Brorskapets forsikringer om å beholde fredsavtalen med Israel? Signalene er mostridende. At
Brorskapets parti, Frihet og rettferdighet, har nå Mohamed Mursi som kandidat.
In that vein, the FJP’s website on April 22 cited Dr. Morsi on the peace treaty with Israel “should his bid be successful in Egypt’s upcoming presidential elections.”
Dr. Morsi said that “Egypt is a great country, with honorable history and important international relations and diplomatic representation all over the world. A democracy’s institutions oblige the President to be representative of all Egyptians and to also respect agreements and conventions of the Egyptian state with the rest of world States.”
But on April 20, Deputy Chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood Gomaa Amin said that Egypt’s Grand Mufti’s visit to Jerusalem was unacceptable “because Jerusalem is under occupation. There is an almost unanimous consensus on banning all visits until Jerusalem is free again.”
Amin declared that “the Grand Mufti has violated the emotional perspective of Muslims. Pope Shenouda III had emphasized this ban for our Christian brothers and sisters, against visiting Jerusalem under occupation. So, it certainly is unacceptable for the Mufti to visit the Holy City at this time.”