Egypt is exposed to continuous attacks by U.S. political leaders and by America’s Christian-Zionist controlled media. U.S. and foreign media are intensifying their attacks in an attempt to influence Egyptian decision making. This can only be described as blatant interference in the internal affairs of Egypt.
Since the June 30 revolution, foreign media have intensified their attacks on Egypt ignoring the will of the free Egyptian people. In the midst of these attacks against Egypt, I read a New York Times article which attacked an Egyptian law dealing with non-governmental organizations. The article described the law as a step backward in a country with little democracy.
The newspaper demanded that the law be canceled immediately and that Egyptian citizens be protected from it and its impact.
When Benjamin Netanyahu was elected prime minister of Israel in 1996, Egyptian-Israeli relations worsened.
There were many disagreements after Israel accused Egypt of hindering the Israeli-Palestinian peace process by pressing the Palestinian side not to make further concessions during peace negotiations. Egypt also supported the Syrian side with its land for peace proposal. Israel also accused Egypt of urging Arab countries to stop normalizing relations with Israel.
Is the American Congress the supervisor of governments around the world? On what basis are U.S. congressmen interfering in the internal affairs of independent countries?Hassan Tahsin
Furthermore, Israel added pressure on America’s Christian-Zionist lobby, which influences the decision making of the U.S. government, encouraging it to attack Egypt.
The second Egyptian revolution put an end to the “Big Middle East” project which Washington was preparing for many years to weaken Arab countries and defame the true meaning of Islam.
As a result, media attacks against Egypt began the day after the Muslim Brotherhood government, which was assigned to carry out the American project, fell.
The U.S. Senate and House Foreign Affairs committees during a special hearing to discuss the development of peace in the Middle East attacked the Egyptian law governing non-governmental organizations and demanded that the U.S. secretary of state take a stand against it.
They also demanded that a report be prepared on the development of democracy in Egypt and the rights of Egyptian Christians.
Is the American Congress the supervisor of governments around the world? On what basis are U.S. congressmen interfering in the internal affairs of independent countries?
This is totally unacceptable to Egypt and to all independent countries around the world. Does the U.S. government permit any other country in the world to interfere in its internal affairs?
American society is one in which racism is still practiced. Black people in the U.S. still suffer racism in a country that claims that it is a democracy and American society still considers Mexicans and Latinos to be second class citizens.
The Egyptian law regarding non-governmental organizations concerns only the Egyptian people. The general understanding of non-governmental organizations, not only in Egypt but around the world, is that they only work as service organizations. Political work is within the domain of political parties. Therefore, there are distinct differences between non-governmental organizations and political parties.
There are many non-governmental organizations around the world which act as a front for hostile activities against the country in which they operate.
It is also known that foreign intelligence services indirectly fund these non-governmental organizations in order to control their activities.
It is clearly necessary that governments protect their national security and people from foreign intervention. The attacks against Egypt are an attempt to pressure the country to limit its role in the Middle East, to isolate it from the peace process, to enable Israel to force its conditions on the Palestinian people and to ensure that American projects in the region will be successful. It is impossible for any of these objectives to be realized as long as Egypt is strong.
This article was first published in The Saudi Gazette on August 29, 2013.
Hassan Tahsin is a veteran Egyptian writer and a regular contributor to pan-Arab newspapers, including the Saudi Gazette. His writing focuses on Middle East conflicts. Tahsin’s political analysis particularly centers on Arab-Israeli relations on a regional level, and Egypt’s domestic and foreign policies, including ties with the Western world. Tahsin can be reached at email@example.com.