Monday, September 24, 2012

Muslims - Muslim Brotherhood - #4239 - Egyptian President: U.S. Must Respect Arab History and Culture Even if It Conflicts with Western Values - The Blaze (2) Ultra-conservative Islamists in Egypt Call for U.N. Legislation to Make Defaming Islam Illegal - The Blaze

DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH, YOU CAN'T DEMAND RESPECT, YOU HAVE TO EARN IT.......
Egyptian President: U.S. Must Respect Arab History and  Culture, Even If it Conflicts with Western Values - Newly-elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi granted a 90-minute interview to the New York Times ahead of his first presidential visit to the United States this week, laying out the changing face of U.S.-Arab relations. Egypt’s first democratically-elected president, Morsi has been affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood for decades. In fact, according to the New York Times, Morsi even spent time in jail during Mubarak’s reign for his affiliation with the then-suppressed group. “I grew up with the Muslim Brotherhood,” Morsi reportedly explained proudly. “I learned my principles in the Muslim Brotherhood. I learned how to love my country with the Muslim Brotherhood. I learned politics with the Brotherhood. I was a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.” The New York Times has more on how Morsi says U.S.-Arab relations must change: He said it was up to Washington to repair relations with the Arab world and to revitalize the alliance with Egypt, long a cornerstone of regional stability. If Washington is asking Egypt to honor its treaty with Israel, he said, Washington should also live up to its own Camp David commitment to Palestinian self-rule. He said the United States must respect the Arab world’s history and culture, even when that conflicts with Western values.  Read more.......

Ultra-conservative Islamists in Egypt Call for UN Legislation to Make Defaming Islam Illegal - The Blaze - The head of the largest ultraconservative Islamist party in Egypt is calling for United Nations legislation to make defaming Islam and the Prophet Muhammad illegal. Salafist Nour Party leader Emad Abdel Ghaffour told Reuters on Saturday that Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi and other Muslim leaders should demand U.N. action during a meeting of the General Assembly in New York this week. We call for legislation or a resolution to criminalize contempt of Islam as a religion and its prophet,” Ghaffour told Reuters in an interview. “The voice of reason in the West will prevail if there is mutual respect, dialogue and efficient lobbying for this critical resolution.” The Salafist Nour Party is the second-largest party in Egyptian parliament and played an important role in supporting the Muslim Brotherhood during presidential elections this summer, according to Reuters.  Read more........

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