Muslim Brotherhood Leader Says Hoyer Asked to Talk With Him
The Muslim Brotherhood leader from Egypt said that Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer asked to talk with him.
The English version of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood website, “Ikhwan web”, said the meeting between House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Muslim Brotherhood Parliamentarian Dr. Saad El Katatny was a
“Step in the Right Direction”
Bush Administration officials have refused to meet with the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood who seek to install in stages an Islamic Caliphate across the Muslim world.
Steny Hoyer later denied that he had met with the banned group.
The AP reported:
A top U.S. Democratic congressman said he did not have “personal meetings” with a member of Egypt’s largest opposition group, the banned Muslim Brotherhood, during a recent official trip
The Arabic version of the Muslim Brotherhood website has an interview with the Muslim Brotherhood leader who met with Hoyer.
Goha the Simple translated the entire article on the meeting.
Here is what Muslim Brotherhood leader Katatni had to say about his meeting with Steny Hoyer:
I was standing with Dr. Ahmed Kamal Abu al-Magd, until one of the embassy employees came to me and told me that the chairman of the American delegation (Hoyer) wants to talk to me, and we went aside and had a discussion about the Hamas movement.
…the chair of the American delegation and I stood in the middle of the attendees, and the place was the library of the American ambassador as I recall, and standing next to me was Dr. Hala Mustapha and others, and as I said receptions are held in an open place and people stand together in pairs for the most part. And mostly it is just chatting, and at the end of my talk wit the chair of the American delegation Dr. Kamal Abu al-Magd came near.
There is much more at Goha the Simple.
There you have it.
It was Hoyer himself who asked to speak with the Muslim Brotherhood leader.