Hosni Mubarak

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Sept. 1, 2010, during the Middle East negotiations; The Oval Office.

Hosni Mubarak was the longtime president of Egypt from 1981-2011, and the fourth man to hold the office. He assumed office in October 1981 after the assassination of Anwar Sadat and maintained the peace with Israel established under his predecessor at the Camp David Accords. The Muslim terrorist organization CAIR actively lobbied against Mubarak.[1]

Mubarak has been criticized for his persecution of the Coptic Church, and for his government's twenty nine year state of emergency, which allows him to imprison and hold his political opponents indefinitely without trial and cancel elections. During the presidency of George W. Bush, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice called for the state of emergency to be lifted and the Mubarak regime to commit itself to democracy.

Since Barack Obama has become president, the United States has been less willing to criticize Egypt's lack of democracy.

2011 Protests

In January 25, 2011, protests began against Mubarak's rule. Liberals claim that Mohammed ElBaradei, one of the protest leaders, is a moderate, but many experts fear that the rebellion aims to install Sharia law and a government opposed to Israel and the United States. Although the Brotherhood's terrorist military wing, al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, took part in the protests, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave speeches supporting the protests. [2]

George Soros' International Crisis Group and Barack Obama may have had a hand in the beginning of the protests. Obama's unwillingness to support a U.S. ally, the Mubarak's government, may show that in private Obama supports the radical Islamist protestors. In fact, Obama and Soros may even be attempting to install pro-Iran Muslim regimes in the Middle East and destabilize Israel, "[ceding] the power of the Judaeo-Christian west to Islamic tyrants."[3]

The ICG, which also supports dialogue with the terrorist organization Hamas, in 2008 urged Mubarak to allow the radicals in the Muslim Brotherhood to establish a political party. [4] Clearly, it is likely that Soros' goal is to legitimize radical Islam and make it the main political force in the Middle East, destabilizing the region and removing Western influence.Template:Cite

On February 10, 2011, the protesters succeeded in toppling Mubarak. Egypt is now ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood.

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