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President Obama Lumped With Morsi by Egyptian Protesters

It may appear that the U.S. media and most Americans are sympathetic to the anti-Mohammed Morsi protesters in Egypt, which eventually led to the military coup on Wednesday, but supporters may not be aware that many of the demonstrations are also anti-Obama.

Egypt’s military ousted Morsi, the nation’s first freely elected president on Wednesday. The military suspended the constitution and installed an interim government, insisting it was responding to the millions of Egyptians who had opposed Morsi’s Islamist agenda as well as his connection with the Muslim Brotherhood.

“Surprising to some is the amount of anti-Obama sentiment expressed by the more than one million protesters who have been gathered in Tahir Square in Egypt’s capitol, Cairo. Protesters held up signs reading, ‘Obama supports a facist regime in Egypt’, and ‘Obama supports terrorism.'” –

“Noting that he’s seen images of signs claiming Obama ‘allied himself with terrorists, with the Muslim Brotherhood, with a fascist regime,’ CNN anchor Jake Tapper asked Cairo-based CNN International correspondent Reza Sayah how prevalent the anti-American and ‘anti-Obama’ imagery has been during these latest rounds of protests.” 

‘“It’s no secret that U.S. foreign policy is unpopular in, not just here in Egypt, but throughout the Arab world,’ Sayah reported. ‘Egyptians love Americans, but they don’t love U.S. foreign policy. Remember, they will never forget that for decades, it was Washington that supported the dictator Hosni Mubarak and his brutal police state.’”-

“‘Morsi and the entire presidential team are under house arrest in the Presidential Republican Guards Club,’ Gehad El-Haddad, the son of a top Morsi aide, told AFP news agency on Thursday. Haddad’s father, Essam El-Haddad, widely seen as Morsi’s right-hand man, was among those held, he added.”  – Al Jazeera




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