Syria's delegation to a Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran walked out on Thursday after Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi called for solidarity with the rebels fighting the "oppressive regime" of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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Mr. Morsi has shown a lot more backbone than I ever expected. First butting heads with the military, now creating some grief for the Iranian government. Hopefully, this will be used to the benefit of the Egyptian people in particular and the greater middle east in general.
By shaking Ahmedinejad's hand, Morsi endorsed this monster who gunned down hundreds of his own people during the failed Green Revolution of 2009. Morsi's ascent to the presidency was the result of a revolution that neither he nor the Moslem Brotherhood endorsed at the beginning. In fact, he hijacked the revolution. By going to Tehran he legitimized the brutal regime there. The only light he shed was in asking for Assad to resign.
All the respected political commentators/historians will tell you that there is not only hatred and blood fueds between the main sects of Islam but also between tribes and families that go back hundreds of years. This is never ever going to go away.
This protestation from Morsi is simply to make it easier for Iran to back Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood counterparts in Syria, as an alternative to the dying Assad regime. The sheer effrontery of Morsi, to talk about freedom in Syria, is utterly breathtaking, given the level of intimidation and persecution of Egyptians who are not fully signed up to the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood and/or other Islamist extremists. For instance: Muslim Brotherhood 'Crucifies' Opponents, Attacks Secular Media, Raymond Ibrahim.
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