July 5, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On Monday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted an address by the CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, Hisham Fahmy.
A UPI article about the event states in part:
"Speaking to a group of about 60 business professionals Monday at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the chief executive officer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, said that the new leadership will deliver mutual benefits to the two countries.
'It will have to be good and both the U.S government and business community understand that well,' said chamber CEO Hisham Fahmy in an interview after his speech. 'The Muslim Brotherhood leaders are basically capitalists and pro-business. So from that point of view, we have no issues with them.'" [source, http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2012/06/25/New-Egyptian-leadership-brings-hope-and-challenges-experts-say/UPI-18481340660721/#ixzz1zmY0D0d2]
Mr. Fahmy's statement, "The Muslim Brotherhood leaders are basically capitalists and pro-business," is so absurd it defies description.
The Muslim Brotherhood was created in 1928 with a single goal, advancing Islamism through jihad. The organization is widely recognized as the intellectual forbear of al-Qaeda and other Islamic terrorist groups. It is beyond dispute that the MB created Hamas, a U.S. designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. It is also on very friendly terms with the terrorist state of Iran.
The Muslim Brotherhood seeks to create a universal caliphate which will subjugate all non-Muslim nations and place them under the dictates of Islamic religious law, Shari'a.
The group's motto is:
Allah is our objective.
The Prophet is our leader.
Qur'an is our law.
Jihad is our way.
Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.
Unfortunately this is not the Chamber's first dabbling in issues concerning the world's most virulently anti-Western Islamist organization.
As we noted in an April 4 piece Breaking - Why Is The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Meeting With Muslim Brotherhood Representative, The Freedom And Justice Party?
The American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt is that nation's arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber maintains some 60 similar affiliates world-wide. They are referred to as AMCHAMs, in this case AmCham - Egypt. [see, American Chambers of Commerce Abroad, http://www.uschamber.com/international/directory, U.S. Chamber of Commerce website]
"According to the Muslim Brotherhood's English website, 'A delegation from the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) began its first official visit to the United States on Monday April 2 for one week. During the visit, the delegation will hold meetings with major news media and think tanks in New York City, before heading to Washington DC to attend a one day conference on Islamist movements in power at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace on April 5. The delegation will also participate in other public events at Georgetown University, US Chamber of Commerce as well as meeting with the Egyptian community and US officials.' [source, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=29843]
Reached for comment this morning, a spokesman for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce confirmed that there will be a meeting today between it and Egypt's Freedom and Justice Party, a political wing of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, the organization which created the Palestinian terror group Hamas.
The spokesman would give no details regarding the reason for meeting or what agenda items would be discussed. He said the meeting was 'private.'" [source, https://www.pipelinenews.org/2012/apr/04/Breaking-Why-Is-The-U-S-Chamber-of-Commerce-Meeting.html]
So in April of this year the US Chamber met with the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing, the ironically named, Freedom and Justice Party. Few media sources event took notice. Now the CEO of the Egyptian representative of the Chamber, Mr. Fahmy has publicly declared an outright falsehood, that the Muslim Brotherhood supports American capitalism. He goes even farther declaring that his organization "..has no issues with them..."
Right now Muhammad Morsi, the new president of Egypt and leader of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, is preparing to turn Egypt into an Islamic theocracy which will, rather than bolstering Western capitalism be its mortal foe.
Fahmy's statement was indefensible not only does it entirely misrepresent the nature of the johadist Muslim Brotherhood, it gives the organization the official imprimatur of the U.S. Chamber. The Chamber must be called to account for Mr. Fahmy's outrageous dissembling and issue an immediate condemnation.