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Slowing Down Aid to Muslim Brotherhood

By David French1363030381000

For months we’ve been demanding that the Obama Administration suspend American aid to Muslim Brotherhood-led Egypt.  In fact, after an overwhelming public outcry, Congress placed a hold on aid to Egypt that had to this point deprived the Muslim Brotherhood of hundreds of millions of dollars. 

Last week it seemed that Congressional resistance had crumbled and the Administration was once again free to pour money into the Muslim Brotherhood.  Secretary of State Kerry, just days after the Sequester, agreed to give Egypt a $250 million economic stimulus package.  Today, however, comes word that Congress actually blocked Secretary of State Kerry’s full request for Egypt aid:

Secretary of State John Kerry had hoped to offer considerably more aid to Egypt than the $250 million he announced during his trip to Cairo but was blocked by Congress, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) said.

This is not the aid package that the administration wanted to announce,” Royce told The Hill. The administration wanted to release a “larger sum,” but bowed to the wishes of Royce's committee as well as congressional appropriators, he said.

Royce wouldn't say how much Kerry had hoped to announce, but the State Department has been pressing Congress to greenlight $450 million in direct aid since last fall.

The meaning here is obvious: Our fight is not over.  In fact, it’s hardly begun.  Had Americans at the grassroots not objected by the hundreds of thousands, there’s a good chance the Muslim Brotherhood would be millions – and perhaps billions – of dollars richer.

The battle against the Muslim Brotherhood – like all our battles against jihadism – will not be short.  They are fighting a long war, and so are we.  Take heart.  Your voice is being heard.

Add your name to the Petition to Sequester the Muslim Brotherhood today.

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