Secretary of State John Kerry called Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy on Thursday and “expressed concern about the interim Egyptian government’s December 25 terrorist designation of the Muslim Brotherhood, and recent detentions and arrests,” according to State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.
She said Kerry “underscored the need for an inclusive political process across the political spectrum that respects the fundamental human rights of all Egyptians in order to achieve political stability and democratic change.”
An administration source indicated to Reuters that the White House has no intention of designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization and sees Egypt as going “way too far” against the MB.
Here’s a fun fact about the Muslim Brotherhood: Ayman al-Zawahiri, currently the leader of al-Qaeda, the Saudi Sunni Muslim terror gang, acquired his religious ideology in the Muslim Brotherhood.
So you know they must be okay with John Kerry and Barack Obama.