Muslim Brotherhood Sends Out Two-Faced Tweets
“Khairat el-Shater, the Brotherhood’s deputy head, was quoted in its official English-language Twitter account, @Ikwanweb, as saying he was ‘relieved none of @USembassycairo staff was hurt’ in the Tuesday attack. El-Shater said in the post that he hoped US-Egyptian relations would not be rocked by the “turbulence.”
The US Embassy in Cairo was quick to respond, thanking @Ikanweb. “By the way, have you checked out your own Arabic feeds? I hope you know we read those too,’ the tweet continued.
The Brotherhood shot back, “We understand you’re under a lot of stress, but it will be more helpful if you point out exactly the Arabic feed of concern.”
Recent tweets from the Brotherhood’s official Arabic Twitter feed have included messages applauding the violent demonstrations, like ‘Egyptians revolt for the Prophet’s victory in front of US embassy.’”