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Talk Like an Egyptian

This week, Cindy Sheehan gave Al Jazeera the pleasure of interviewing her in Cairo. After finally filling the last sane American with utter distaste for her, she has jetted to the Middle East to protest the military trial of 40 members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

In the interview (or if you watched the Oscars, Best Comedy Screenplay), Sheehan says:

"If we really want to promote democracy in this region then we cannot silence the voices of the Muslim Brotherhood because they're the moderate voice here and they are the ones who are actually working for democracy."

Above: Still dressed like an American mom?

I cannot think of a more poignant display of this woman's ignorance. The plague of religious "terrorism" as we know it today has its beginnings in the Muslim Brotherhood. They do not denounce violence in the name of Allah -- they carry it out. The groups credo even includes the phrases "jihad is our way" and "dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."

What are you doing there Cindy? I thought America wasn't supposed to meddle in the affairs of other nations. It's interesting that out of all the human and civil rights abuses in other countries, you're concerning yourself with the one you can use to vilify your own country.

"We hope this will put pressure on the Egyptian government to treat the prisoners better and to also maybe alleviate their punishment."

Can you imagine if an American mother whose son had been murdered by the Ku Klux Klan stood up and demanded that the prisoners be "treated better" and their sentences be "alleviated?" Sure, it's not a crime in America to hate your fellow man, but it is a crime to coerce a generation into killing him. There is a reason the Muslim Brotherhood remains banned in Egypt, just as there is a reason the Arab press drools over dissenting Americans. Ever wonder why the American media (and people) love Ayaan Hirsi Ali?

According to the interview, Sheehan also went to the Egypt's National Council of Women to request a meeting with First Lady Suzanne Mubarak. Again, America's favorite "peace mom" further illustrated the pointlessness of her visit to Cairo:

"I didn't really understand a lot of what was going on. There was a lot of yelling in Arabic."

I think it's fair to say Cindy Sheehan doesn't ever "understand a lot" of what's going on, and that the Iraq generation has found its Jane Fonda. So what's next Cindy? Exercise tapes and a remake of Barbarella?

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