Likewise, a farmer was “stabbed” by a “supporter of Morsi,” simply for putting up a picture of the secular Shafiq on his motorcycle. Another 52-year-old man and “supporter of Morsi” slapped his mother for voting for Shafiq. The man took his elderly mother to the voting booth, informing her that she must vote for Morsi; after she voted, he pressed her to confirm that she did in fact vote for the Islamist—only to be told that she did not. The man “lost his temper” and slapped her in front of the other voters and electoral supervisors.
Finally, and in accord with the Muslim Brotherhood’s own directives, whole segments of Coptic Christians were prevented from voting. According to Al Ahram, Egypt’s national newspaper, in Upper Egypt, where millions of Copts live, “the Muslim Brotherhood blockaded entire streets, prevented Copts from voting at gunpoint, and threatened Christian families not to let their children go out and vote.”
1. Many analysts would like to rationalize these anecdotes away as byproducts of “third world culture”—not the Islamic religion per se. Yet it is curious to note that all the violence and threats of violence that revolved around Egypt’s presidential elections were committed by the supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, not the supporters of the secular candidate, who instead were at the receiving end of the abuses, including death, violence, humiliation, and injustices in general. This fact speaks for itself.
2. Noteworthy, too, is that most of those abused were either women (including wives and mothers) or “dhimmi” Christian Copts—both members of society that, according to Sharia, are treated as “second-class citizens,” to be kept in subjugation by Muslim males, the only “full” citizens of an Islamic state.
3. Despite all these concrete facts and more, including widespread allegations of electoral fraud at the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Obama administration’s only response was to pressure Egypt’s ruling junta into declaring a victor—the administration’s favorite, Muhammad Morsi—thereby making the United States an accomplice of the Brotherhood’s electoral holy war.
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