April 5th, 2012
11:15 PM ET

White House meets with Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood, the controversial group in Egypt key to the country's new government, is on a public relations tour and members had meeting with White House officials. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports on the meeting that the White House hopes to open lines of communications.


Topics: Egypt • Muslim Brotherhood • White House

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  1. The REAL TRUTH...

    What!! Truth, Four and Fair haven't yet taken the opportunity to blast Obama for reaching out ?? Shame on you.
    FWIW – (since y'all appear to be asleep) Obama isn’t the first U.S. president willing to talk to Islamist groups or even specifically the Muslim Brotherhood. Most notably, the George W. Bush administration — where Rove was a top adviser to the president — talked to Brotherhood politicians during the short-lived “Freedom Agenda.”
    Thought I should share. :)

    April 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
    • Name*Liz Carter

      Thank you for reminding me of that. I had no problem with President Obama meeting with them anyway, There are many Muslim Americans too...he's also their President!! I had no problem whatsoever with him sitting down and talking to the 'brotherhood' since I've always known and realized that's what thoughtful and intelligent people do to address concerns that may be injurious to all sides. Thank you for your post.

      April 6, 2012 at 8:11 pm |
      • Howard

        BASED ON YOUR REASONING ... OBAMA SHOULD REACH OUT TO THE KLU KLUX KLAN ... AND INVITE THEM TO THE WHITE HOUSE NOW.

        April 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
    • mo2ca

      Obama is the first President of any color to actually be a Muslim. Thos. Jefferson went to war with radical Islamist's in 1784 and we've been fighting that backassward group of carpet riders ever since. Every Marine recalls the story of First Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon and his merry band of eight, count em , (8) blood thirsty, baby killing, dog eating Marines who stormed and took Tripoli without the aid of the French Air Farce and Herr Grifaz Obama, Der Flusterwitz leading from the waaaaaaaaaaaay back in rear.

      We still carry the Mameluke scimitar presented to us for that and other actions against the wacky Islamic bozo's stuck on stupid in the twelfth century Well they are still there, pissing and moaning about converting everyone to Mohammad and his 'FARTY' thieves ways of living. However, these highly advanced sand creatures are employing essentially the same weapons and employing the same failed ways of war they did away back then. One big difference is we gave them the knowledge and means to drill for petroleum so now they can pay money for what they used to steal from unarmed merchantmen..

      April 7, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
      • tinisha

        Please wake up and stop beleiving the BS President Obama IS NOT MUSLIM. My goodness wake up!!

        April 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm |
      • nvsun

        Give it up. The President is not a Muslim.

        April 8, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
      • Drew Rankin

        President Obama is not a Muslim and no amount of you repeating your stupid lie will make it true. Shut up, shut up forever, shut up.

        April 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
      • Brrgrr

        After attending the Assisi Primary School, Obama was enrolled – also as a Muslim, according to documents – in the Besuki Primary School, a public school in Jakarta.
        Not a muslim? Indeed

        July 20, 2012 at 10:44 am |
  2. Steveo

    The Muslim brotherhood? You mean the same group that declared Israel now to be the enemy of the state? The same group that stated they will disregard the peace treaty between israel and Eygpt. That Muslim Brotherhood? I just want to be sure!

    April 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
    • Name*Liz Carter

      Yes...they're the same ones Steveo!! That is what intelligent statesmen and diplomats do! They sit down and try to reason together!! I know all you Rethugs want to do is fight over everything!! I know....'Let's Go Fight'! Right!!

      April 6, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
      • Steveo

        Wrong Liz! disappointing that you have decide to respond to me in that manner but that is fine! News flash Liz, fighting while not pleasant is often necessary. if my memory serves me correctly, this country was birthed in war! That does not mean, I relish it! Let me add this, They have declared themselves to be the enemy of Israel! Read your bible, my sister! Talking with them is fine, The President needs to relay the message that we are the allies of Israel!! That does not mean war! What it means is they have been placed on notice! Again, I am disappointed in your tone!

        April 7, 2012 at 9:53 pm |
    • Dan5404

      you know the old saying, "Keep your friends close ans your potential enemies even closer". They may be far less than desirable, but most Muslims hate Israel and no one is going to install a non-Muslim state anywhere in that region. Why not find out what their plans are so we can deal with them.? It's pretty clear they will probably be in the majority.

      April 6, 2012 at 9:10 pm |
  3. RealityBites

    Meanwhile..., out of the other side of his mouth,
    Obama continues his effort to appeal to women voters, speaking at a women's forum hosted by the White House.

    April 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
    • Name*Liz Carter

      Yep...you do know he's a multi-tasker don't you? Or did it slip your one track mind?? LOL!

      April 6, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
    • Mrandmrz

      ASK THE FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Trust me, if u ask your future mthoer in law about all of this stuff she will be happy to help. Say u want the wedding to be perfect and that u want to follow of her families traditions. Not only will thiseer happy but u will become a favourite son in law.

      November 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
  4. Howard

    OBAMA IS A TRAITOR, WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN KICKED OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE A LONG TIME AGO.

    April 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
    • Dan5404

      You are dead wrong and it's not gonna happen for 4 more years.

      April 6, 2012 at 9:12 pm |
      • sonnie3

        obama ship is taking on water and fast. Get in a life boat for shore soon or you will go with him.

        April 11, 2012 at 12:12 am |
    • DAVID MANN

      Stop yelling! You're like a little spoiled 2 year old who's screaming for attention. If you want PRESIDENT OBAMA out of the White House you're going to have to do a whole lot better than the list of dimwits ( bachmann, cain, perry, sanctorum, grinch, donald, palin, "Flip" romney, etc... ) you have representing your point of view. You have anybody in mind? No? I didn't think so. Just flapping your jaw.

      April 8, 2012 at 9:44 am |
  5. will maslanik

    Only a fool passes up an opportunity to meet with potential enemies. Does anyone remember that Nixon met with Mao or that Roosevelt and Churchill me with Stalin, or that Reagan met with Gorbachev???

    April 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
    • Name*Liz Carter

      No! They conveniently forget everything that's happened with other Presidents when it comes to this President! It's just all about the conspiracy they've plotted and devised to put fear and more animosity into the psyche of the masses who can't think for themselves!

      April 6, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
    • sonnie3

      To prolem is he don't consider the brotherhood as eniemes and they are. He is color blind. You never know what sort of plot obama has up his sleeve as he talks to them. As in who does he represent anyway. Hard to tell I know

      April 11, 2012 at 12:15 am |
  6. DEcember 2012

    It is sad to see that the Muslim Brotherhood would appear more diplomatic than the Far Right extremists we have in our own country. TP Republicans can learn a lot about civility and respect from the Egyptian people.

    April 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
    • Name*Liz Carter

      Beautiful...I agree!

      April 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm |
    • Steveo

      APPEAR is the key word. Probably need to dig a little further than just external APPEARANCES! Let me suggest a starting point: How do they treat the women back home? Do the women have rights of any type? Are they treated with any type of dignity? Perhaps you are just mesmerized by their APPEARANCE!! Didn't Pelosi just ask that the women of Afghanistan not be forgotten? Why would she ask that when the women are treated so fairly?? Isn't sad when little girls risk their lives just to go to school? Yet you are satisfied with APPEARANCES! Amazing!

      April 7, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
    • scott

      Why would not Obama entertain them , he is a closet Muslin anyhow. Nothing like talking and planning with terrorist. News flash Obama this is America, we do not want terrorist coming to this country.

      April 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
    • sonnie3

      They are not diplomatic my friend, they are coniving. And letting obama in on it.

      April 11, 2012 at 12:17 am |
  7. Sponge-Bob

    Obama admires the Muslim Brotherhood, they come in the front door yet Israel and the Dali Lama have to use the back door. Obama says he's for women and then hosts a crew like this?

    April 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
    • Name*Liz Carter

      You are slipping again Sponge-Bob...what about the 'rightwing extremists' who tell us they're not racists and biggots, and have been secretly meeting with the KKK?? Most of them are card carrying members!!

      April 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm |
      • Lizzie

        And you know that how? Or are you just repeating what you would like it to be. The Muslim Brotherhood is a Terrorist organization dedicated to destroying America or anyone of other faiths, is Pres.Obama telling them the same thing he told the Russians, just wait till after the election I have more flexibility.

        April 7, 2012 at 11:17 am |
      • Sponge-Bob

        You're supposed to sip kool-aid, not guzzle it.

        April 7, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
    • emskadittle

      I don't understand your view on his closeness to radical mu slams, it seems that they have a lot more in common to right wing evangelicals that they do to moderate democrats

      April 8, 2012 at 11:08 pm |
    • sonnie3

      You got that right. Bingo for You.

      April 11, 2012 at 12:18 am |
  8. lilli

    oh Lord this will have the repos checking under their beds for spooks. Repos will start using scare tactics . Diplomacy is what it is called you morons. It is what we try to do before we blow people up.

    April 7, 2012 at 12:38 am |
  9. Gijoe

    Looking for donors for his campaign, potential appointees should he swindle americans again in november. He probably told them welcome home comrades, WE HAVE THE WHITE HOUSE WE HAVE THE WHITE HOUSE! Mohammed's horse was named burak. FOOLS!

    April 7, 2012 at 4:58 am |
  10. Gijoe

    Finalizing plans for the muslim hoardes to enter through el paso or maricopa cty arizona. Know your enemies? What more do you need to know about muslims? They are anti christian nuff said! Check out GODS WAR ON TERRORISM by walid shobat a former muslim terrorist if you want TRUTH!

    April 7, 2012 at 5:10 am |
  11. Gijoe

    Walid Shoebat, God's war on terror. Hardback and dvd. WATCH THE DVD AND LEARN!!! You will understand bible prophesy and what the muslims are all about. Shoebat has many works which will remove all the grey area in your minds. Their saviour is our anti christ and vice versa

    April 7, 2012 at 5:21 am |
  12. Bill Clinton

    Investigate "God's war on terrorism" by WALID SHOEBAT and LEARN! THE MUSLIM "SAVIOR" IS OUR ANTICHRIST AND VICE VERSA. SEE THE DVD "GOD'S WAR ON TERRORISM" by WALID SHOEBAT. Book also. ISLAM AND BIBLE PROPHESY REVEALED. BE NOT IGNORANT LOVED ONES BUT BE KNOWLEDGABLE!!

    April 7, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
  13. jnoll

    Did Rosevelt meet with Hitler? Not the same? The Nazii's were bad and muslim is a peaceful religion? If The Muslims take over the West they will eventually kill every Christian, Jew, Atheist, new age believer, Catholic, Buddhist etc. Don't believe me? Google Christians killed in muslim countries and you will have all you need. If obama is reelected I don't want any of you liberals to ask me for a **** thing. I can afford four more years, can you? obama's goal is to have European gas prices. Voting for obama? Prepare for $10.00 a gallon gas. You paycheck to paycheck liberals better tighten those purse strings. No more gold teeth, gold chains or gold rings. Oh yeah, you can't afford them anymore either! Ha! Good luck to you. Most of you are too stupid to see what is coming your way. Those of us who know are trying to warn you but your too d*** arrogant to understand!

    April 7, 2012 at 9:19 pm |
  14. rbzz

    Could it have waited until the Christian Holy Week celebrating Easter was over......?

    April 8, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
  15. ourjungle

    Let see, if NBC was reporting White House Meets with Muslim Brotherhood,it would probably be reported as Muslim meets hood brother with white house.

    April 8, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
    • sonnie3

      Yup you got it.

      April 11, 2012 at 12:19 am |
  16. Pat Riot

    Why is barack hussein obama so in love with these filthy animals? I for many believe he is a muslim. He knows an awfully lot about the false book that they worship. Basilmarceaux.com would be a much better president than hussein obama. Liz, donate ur twisted brain to science.

    April 9, 2012 at 8:57 pm |
  17. bigspencer

    Kudos to Briana K. for maintaining an intelligent, objective frame of mind....,
    The mission of so-called "terrorist" groups such as Al Qaeda(sp?) and other groups was to wage battle against dictatorships such as Mobarek(sp?) and Hussein, whom we supported for decades. CNN is choosing a religion to put at the top of the hit list as the US embraces every regional drug-kingpin and/or strongarm-dictator..... Tu(Vietnam), the Hussein Family(Iraq), and now Karzai(sp?)(Afghanistan). Our foreign policy has become totally corrupted by the big banks along with the Pro Israel-Jewish Vote, and our thurst for Big Oil, re-naming corporate profits under the guise of National Interests.....it makes an honest American want to throw up.

    April 14, 2012 at 8:52 am |