A local Egyptian newspaper has accused President Obama of being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and claims it has proof.
The newspaper also reports that Obama’s half-brother named Malik is part of the militant Islamist group Al Qaeda, according to the Inquisitr.
Shadi Hamid, the Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center, posted pictures of the Egyptian paper a few days ago.
“If you missed it, ‘liberal’ Egyptian newspaper has front page headline claiming Obama as full-on member of Muslim Brotherhood international,” Hamid posted. “Newspaper also claims that son of (Muslim Brotherhood) leader threatened Obama with release of ‘papers’ revealing his MB membership,” he added.
This is not the first time Obama has been accused of being a Muslim.
Jonathan Spyer, a senior research fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs Center, said he thinks Egyptians sometimes associate Obama with the Muslim Brotherhood because they are frustrated with his policies and because he initially supported Mohamed Morsi, a democratically-elected former Egyptian president.
“There is some degree of justification in their accusations,” Spyer said. “There is also a large degree of paranoid anti-American and anti-western sentiment in Egypt. As a result, the anger against the Administration has rapidly and predictably turned into conspiracy theories according to which Obama’s admittedly astonishingly naive and misguided attitude toward the Muslim Brotherhood can in fact be explained by the claim that he is a secret member of it.”
Source: The Inquistr