State Department admits it lied about Muslim Brotherhood visit
Caught lying by the investigative work of Free Beacon reporter Adam Kredo, State Department mouthpiece Jen Psaki confessed yesterday. (Hello, Pulitzer Committee!)
The State Department admitted on Monday that it misled reporters about a recent delegation of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and allies who were hosted for a meeting with officials at Foggy Bottom.
State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki claimed last week that the controversial delegation of key Brotherhood leaders and allies had been “organized and funded by Georgetown University.”
However, the university denied this is the case when reached by the Washington Free Beacon.
Psaki clarified her original comments made on Jan. 29 during a Monday meeting with reporters.
This is a serious and shameful incident that the mainstream media can be counted on to brush aside. The Muslim Brotherhood is the central Sunni coordinating mission for jihad, the conquest and subjugation of the world to the dictates of sharia law, and the supremacy of Muslims over infidels. The Egyptian government has identified the MB as a terrorist organization.
Egyptian government officials expressed anger at the Obama administration for hosting representatives of a group they consider to be terrorists.
By falsely claiming that Georgetown University sponsored and funded the delegation, the State Department attempted to legitimize its visit with a veneer of academic respectability, making it seem like a courtesy call since they were already in the neighborhood. But the group has already reaped a propaganda victory:
While at the State Department last week, one member of the delegation, a Brotherhood-aligned judge in Egypt, posed for a picture in which he held up the Islamic group’s notorious four-finger Rabia symbol, according to his Facebook page.
The Obama administration has pursued a pro-MB policy ever since the president invited MB members to his historic Cairo speech, in which he apologized for America to the Muslim world. However, the Egyptians, who experienced and rejected Muslim Brotherhood rule, are appalled.
“These statements are incomprehensible to me, we do not understand that there will be such a communication with the elements involved in terrorist acts to intimidate the Egyptians,” Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri was quoted as saying in the regional press.
“The Brotherhood is not a political party,” but “a terrorist organization,” Shukri said.
Just days after the Brotherhood-aligned delegation was hosted at the State Department, the Islamist organization released a statement calling for “a long, uncompromising jihad.”
“It is in incumbent upon everyone to be aware that we are the process of a new phase, where we summon what is latent in our strength, where we recall the meanings of jihad and prepare ourselves, our wives, our sons, our daughters, and whoever marched on our path to a long, uncompromising jihad, and during this stage we ask for martyrdom,” the statement reads.