Last Update 13:30
Muslim Brotherhood denounces US ambassador's visit to military council
Egypt's biggest Islamist political group issues a scathing statement lambasting US Ambassador Paterson for alleged interference in Egyptian internal affairs
Ahram Online Ahram Online , Thursday 18 Aug 2011
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2508
Anne Patterson
US Ambassador Anne Patterson (Photo: AFP)

The Muslim Brotherhood issued an angry statement denouncing the visit of the new US ambassador to Egypt, Ann Paterson, to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) before presenting her credentials. Ambassador Paterson reportedly demanded during the visit that US funding of NGOs be taken off the agenda, claiming hatred towards the United States was being incited.

The Muslim Brotherhood described the visit as "dangerous" and "explicit interference" in internal Egyptian affairs. The group added that the regime that used to follow the US policies has fallen, asking citizens to refuse US funding.

Debate about US funding of NGOs in Egypt started when Ambassador Paterson stated in front of Congress that Washington disbersed more than $40 million to NGOs in Egypt since the January uprising. She reportedly told Major General Mohamed El Assar, a member of SCAF, that the sum will increase to $105 million. The Muslim Brotherhood demanded transparency in the funding.

Despite the attack on the US ambassador, the Brotherhood statement praised the EU and its officials, claiming that the EU has no hidden agenda and does not interfere in Egypt’s internal affairs, and that relations between Egypt and the EU are built on mutual respect.





Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 4000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
2



renbe
20-08-2011 10:59am
0-
0+
interference
All the USA does is interfere and meddle in other countries. In fact, Egypt would be better of without any "help" from the USA.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
1



A K Gabriel
18-08-2011 10:18pm
0-
0+
pattersons visit to SCAF
what evedence does the mb have that patterson has interferred in egypts internal affairs ?? is patterson expected to stay at home??
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment

© 2010 Ahram Online. Advertising