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Senate Proceeding on Feb 2nd, 2011 :: 6:48:50 to 6:53:55
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Mark Pryor

6:48:46 to 6:49:06( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: comprised of 15 to 16 senior leaders as well as a broader body, the shura, comprised of roughly 100 members. mohammed badi is -- was elected as the eighth general guide of the muslim brotherhood in january of 2010. as noted by the u.s. government's open source center,

Mark Pryor

6:48:50 to 6:53:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Mark Pryor

6:49:07 to 6:49:27( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: badi is influenced by the writings of famous muslim brotherhood ideologues said katub and is known for his conservative views. in an april interview in 2010, mr. badi said, we will continue to raise the banner of jihad and the koran in our confrontation

Mark Pryor

6:49:28 to 6:49:50( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: with the enemy of islam. he went on to say -- quote -- "the muslim brotherhood still considers the zionists to be its main and only enemy. the jews who occupy palestine have their eyes set on egypt." two days ago, a leading member of the muslim brotherhood,

Mark Pryor

6:49:51 to 6:50:12( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: mohammed ganlam, reported told al-alam radio news network that he would like to -- quote -- "like to see the egyptian people prepare for a war agains israel." adding that the world should understand -- quote -- "the egyptian people are prepared for anything to get rid of this regime." he went on to say that the seuz canal should be -- quote -- "closed immediately" and that

Mark Pryor

6:50:13 to 6:50:34( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: the flow of gas from egypt to israel should cease -- quote -- "in order to bring about the downfall of the mubarak regime." in 2007, the muslim brotherhood released a political platform which contained a number of indications on how this organization would govern egypt if it came to power. according to the congressional research service, the platform

Mark Pryor

6:50:35 to 6:50:55( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: called for -- quote -- "the establishment of a broad -- of a board of religious scholars whom the president and the legislature would have to consult before passing laws." as noted by mohammed al-manshawi, the editor in chief of the tarak washington, an arab

Mark Pryor

6:50:56 to 6:51:17( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: insight -- quote -- -- "reminiscent of iran's guardian council, this unelected body could have the power vested by the state to veto any and all legislation passed by the egyptian parliament and approved by the president that is not compatible with islamic shah sharia law." the same document raises the

Mark Pryor

6:51:18 to 6:51:38( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: important question of the muslim government's commitment to a pluralistic society. despite pledges to treat minorities and women as equals, the platform allows neither to hold high public office. as stated in the platform -- quote -- "nonmuslims are excused from holding this mission."

Mark Pryor

6:51:39 to 6:52:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: for women, the post of president or prime minister would -- quote -- "contradict her nature, social, and other humanitarian roles." the draft also cautions against -- quote -- "burdening women with the duties against their nature or role in the family." madam president, the people of egypt and apparently its army

Mark Pryor

6:52:01 to 6:52:25( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: are mandating the fall of the mubarak regime. while we support human rights and democracy, we must heed the growing warnings about the muslim brotherhood, their leaders, and plans for taking egypt all the way back to the 13th century. we as americans have seen this

Mark Pryor

6:52:26 to 6:52:46( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: movie before -- in iran, in lebanon and in gaza. to prevent a strategic reversal on the scale of what happened in iran, the united states and our allies should do all that they can to support egypt's armies and secular leaders, ensuring no future for the muslim brotherhood.

Mark Pryor

6:52:47 to 6:53:07( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: an egypt locked under sharia law and depressing women, christians and jews would be a catastrophic setback for progress in the middle east. such a state could renounce the camp david peace accords or even start yet another war with israel. decisive action and influence now will benefit the national security and economy of the

Mark Pryor

6:53:08 to 6:53:28( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: united states later. the defeat of the muslim brotherhood and victory for egyptian secular nationalists would be the best way to avoid war and restore economic confidence in the middle east and the wider world. mr. president -- madam president, i ask unanimous consent my remarks be entered in the record as delivered without interruption.

Mark Pryor

6:53:29 to 6:53:52( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: and with that, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: without objectio mr. kirk: mr. president, i'd like to suggest the absence of a quorum. will call the roll.

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