U.S. senator say similarities between Sisi, Lincoln

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Fri, 05 Apr 2019 - 02:43 GMT

Abraham Lincoln CC via theconsummatedabbler.com

Abraham Lincoln CC via theconsummatedabbler.com

CAIRO – 5 April 2019: Virginia state senator Richard Black has said President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is like the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, who led the American nation through the Civil War, its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.


Black’s remarks came during a hearing session held by the Pulse Foundation at the US Congress to discuss relations between Egypt and the United States within a positive pace of development.


He also pointed out that Egypt went through a very tough time during the Muslim Brotherhood ruling, and that President Sisi respected the will of Egyptians who revolted against the brotherhood.


Black also criticized the stand that former President Barack Obama towards a strategic ally such as Egypt in the Middle East.


He further called for a collaboration of US-Egyptian efforts to reach a powerful alliance that would serve the interests of both countries.


The session was inaugurated by Dr. Michael Morgan who started the American Pulse TV program as a platform for communication between the American officials and the Egyptians hoping to form a common language and overcome miscommunications when they occur.


Morgan spoke about how the "United We Stand" series started in 2014, and how it developed its goals from the beginning of the war on terror and how to overcome it through Egyptian-American relations that were undergoing a state of drought under Obama and ending with conferences to demand the inclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group with the office of US Senator Ted Cruz, a former candidate in the 2016 US presidential race.


He also pointed out that development of the conference of the series indicates a significant development in the strategic relations between both countries.


Meanwhile, Senior Vice-President of the London Center for Policy Research (LCPR) in Washington, Eli M. Gold, also shed the light on the role of the American Pulse in cooperation with LCPR over the last few years to attempt portraying the real picture of what is going on in the Middle East and Egypt within the corridors of the US Congress.


Gold has further praised Egypt’s efforts in the Middle East to preserve and maintain security and peace.


Senator Black also stressed that the June 30 Revolution cannot be considered a coup, because when 30 million people demonstrate against former president Mohamed Morsi, it meant it was time to leave.


He also said he considers President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to be one of the greatest presidents in the region, commending on how the Egyptian leadership manages to deal equally between Muslims and Christians, despite the occurrence of some skirmishes and mild sectarian problems.



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