Western media and governments which are currently white-washing the Muslim Brotherhood should take note of the following, a classic example of the organisation’s traditionally forked-tongue way of working.
Ahram Online carries the story which relates the recent rioting across North Africa and the Middle East.
After the attack on the US Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, the Muslim Brotherhood’s official English-language twitter yesterday tweeted:
‘We r relieved none of @USEmbassyCairo staff were harmed & hope US-Eg relations will sustain turbulence of Tuesday’s events.’
The US Embassy tweeted their thanks in the following way:
‘Thanks. By the way, have you checked out your own Arabic feeds? I hope you know we read those too.’
A good point well made. For as Ahram points out, the Brotherhood’s English tweet was sent at the same time as their official Arabic Twitter account and website were busy praising the protests and calling for a ‘million man march’ today. An article on the Arabic Brotherhood site calls for Egyptians to ‘Rise to defend the Prophet.’
The question now is whether the government in Washington will learn the lesson that its Embassy in Cairo has just learnt?
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