Unstable Egypt

A priest who directs the Jesuit Cultural Center in Alexandria, Egypt, harshly criticized Western support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt during a visit to Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, in early June. Henri Boulad, S.J., 82, a Melkite Catholic, singled out the United States, France and Britain for their support of the Islamist group, which he said has created a regime far worse than the military dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak that preceded it, and warned of looming catastrophe. “How democratic countries can support such movements is disgusting,” Father Boulad told a meeting of the Middle East Discussion Group. The Jesuit described Egypt as unstable and said that the government is running out of money to provide basic services. Forces comprised of a wide array of thinkers, journalists, youth, Christians and a large number of Muslims who oppose the aims of the Muslim Brotherhood are rallying to challenge the regime, he said.

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Vincent Gaitley
5 years ago
Blessings to you Fr. Boulad for speaking up. You've got the toughest ministry around, if you are trying to speak the truth to the usual suspects in government. These days the US foreign policy appeases any foul or foolish idea regardless of political persuasion. And it has long been so. Bravo for speaking against the reflexive responses of London, Paris, and Washington. I pray you do not suffer for your courage.

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