A tweet from my friend Jay Sekulow highlights this item from his American Center for Law and Justice, courtesy of Matthew Clark:
Middle East news media have reported that the Muslim Brotherhood has “crucified those opposing Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi naked on trees in front of the presidential palace while abusing others.” Those opposing the new radical Islamic regime include Christians, and experts have suggested that “extra brutality is reserved for Christians.”
The ACLJ just sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging her to take action to stop this atrocity.
Our letter states:
Recent news stories concerning what is currently transpiring in Egypt should cause grave concern to the Department of State, to the Obama Administration, and the civilized world in general. . . . It appears that secular Egyptians and Coptic Christians are at heightened risk. Such barbarity cannot simply be overlooked by the Government of the United States and the rest of the civilized world. The United States Government must condemn such actions in the strongest terms possible and must encourage other nations to do so as well.
The letter also urges Secretary Clinton and the Obama Administration to “cut off all aid” to Egypt unless and until Egypt takes decisive action to prevent further brutality and prosecute those who committed these heinous acts.
Christians in Egypt need our support more now than ever, as the radical Muslim Brotherhood continues to pose a grave threat to their very lives.
The ACLJ adds that it has started a petition to urge the Obama administration to condemn Egyptian atrocities and cut off funding to its new, Muslim Brotherhood-run government. You can find and sign it here.
In his acceptance speech at the GOP convention, Gov. Romney vowed: “We will honor America’s democratic ideals because a free world is a more peaceful world. This is the bipartisan foreign legacy of Truman and Reagan, and under presidency we will return to it once again.” Mitt is right, as long as he does not confuse what that legacy is. What President Reagan championed was democratic principles, not procedures. A popular vote does not a democracy make, and if the popular vote installs totalitarianism, as it has in Egypt, then it augurs the very opposite of democracy — real democracy. The legacy that Mitt praised is a proud one precisely because it condemned, worked relentlessly against, and ultimately defeated totalitarianism.
Republicans are right: we desperately need “a new president unbound by the failures of the past.” That means a new president who stops looking at the Muslim Brotherhood as if they were Solidarity and starts seeing them as our totalitarian enemies.