Yesterday Fox News reported that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood government denied the U.S. access to a Benghazi terror suspect in Egyptian custody. This, of course, is the same government that, among other things, is led by a man who called Jews the “descendants of apes and pigs” and declared that Egyptian kids should be “nursed on hatred” for Jews. This is the same government that stood aside as an angry mob stormed our embassy, tore down the American flag, and hoisted the black flag of jihad in its place. This is the same government that is violently persecuting Christians, enacted a repressive shariah-based constitution, and has moved tanks into the Sinai in violation of the Camp David Accords.
The list could go on — support for Hamas, terror attacks launched against Israel from Egyptian soil, a senior presidential aide denying the Holocaust — and the list will continue to go on while the Muslim Brotherhood rules. So what is our response to these many provocations and violations of human rights?
We give the Muslim Brotherhood advanced weapons, and only 19 senators vote to stop the transfer. We are, quite simply, foolish.