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Exclusive: Obama Accused of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’

According to Egyptian newspaper El Watan, a group of Egyptian lawyers has submitted a complaint charging U.S. president Barrack Hussein Obama with crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.

The complaint charges Obama of being an accessory to the Muslim Brotherhood, which incited widespread violence in Egypt both before and after the June 30 Revolution.

Along with Obama, the complaint reproduced by El Watan mentions several Brotherhood members by name, beginning with the leader of the organization Muhammad Badie, and other top ranking leaders such as Mohamed al-Beltagy, Essam al-Erian, and Safwat Hegazi, adding that “Obama cooperated, incited, and assisted the armed elements of the Muslim Brotherhood in the commission of crimes against humanity in the period from 3/7/2013-8/18/2013, in the Arab Republic of Egypt.”

According to the published text, the complaint begins by quoting Article 7/1 of the Statute of the International Criminal Court, titled “Crimes against humanity,” which is reproduced below:

Article 7

Crimes against humanity

1. For the purpose of this Statute, "crime against humanity" means any of the following acts when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:

(a) Murder;

(b) Extermination;

(c) Enslavement;

(d) Deportation or forcible transfer of population;

(e) Imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of international law;

(f) Torture;

(g) Rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, enforced sterilization, or any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity;

(h) Persecution against any identifiable group or collectivity on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender as defined in paragraph 3, or other grounds that are universally recognized as impermissible under international law, in connection with any act referred to in this paragraph or any crime within the jurisdiction of the Court;

(i) Enforced disappearance of persons;

(j) The crime of apartheid;

(k) Other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health.

Next, the complaint shows how Muslim Brotherhood leadership violated some of the above definitions, for example, by torturing, mutilating, raping, and killing Egyptians in their “sit in” camps (first reported here,), with a highlight on the role the Brotherhood played in inciting violence and the killing of peaceful protesters around Itthadiya Palace back in December.

Above and beyond the accusations of crimes against humanity that the lawyer-drafted complaint cited by El Watan levels against the Brotherhood, one need only look to the fate of Egypt’s Christian minority, who were especially targeted by the Muslim Brotherhood—and thus, by extension, their supporter, Obama—to see numerous examples of nearly every aforementioned definition of crimes against humanity, as follows:

Religious Persecution and Apartheid (see h and j)

Right after Morsi was ousted, the Muslim Brotherhood, including its supreme leader, Muhammad Badie, and its spiritual leader, Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, as well as several of the other Brotherhood members mentioned in the complaint, publicly scapegoated the Christian minority for daring to support the popular June 30 Revolution (that is, for acting like equal citizens as opposed to cowed dhimmis as required by Islamic law). The aftermath of the atrocities committed against the Copts are well known (to those who do not exclusively rely on the so-called mainstream media), and include the torching, destroying, and plundering of at some 85 churches, some of which were ancient. Islam’s back flag was raised above some churches; anti-Christian graffiti littered the sides of other churches and Coptic homes.

Murder and Extermination (see a and b)

Among many others to be murdered in response to Brotherhood-incitement against the Copts, a ten-year-old girl was shot and killed while walking back from Bible class. In the Sinai, a young Coptic priest was shot dead in front of his church, while the body of another Copt was found mutilated and beheaded. Four other Christians were slaughtered by Muslims in Luxor province. Most recently, a church wedding was attacked, leaving, among others, two girls, aged eight and twelve, dead and riddled with bullets.

As for “extermination,” the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters have long been threatening the Copts with annihilation if they ever opposed them. Back in December 2012, Safwat Hegazi (a leading Brotherhood member named in the complaint, publicly declared during a Brotherhood rally:

A message to the church of Egypt, from an Egyptian Muslim: I tell the church—by Allah, and again, by Allah—if you conspire and unite with the remnants [opposition] to bring Morsi down, that will be another matter [screams of "Allah Akbar!" followed by chants of "With our soul, with our blood, we give to you, O Islam!"]… [T]here are red lines—and our red line is the legitimacy of Dr. Muhammad Morsi. Whoever splashes water on it, we will splash blood on him” [followed by more wild shouts of "Allah Akbar!"]

Around the same time, and more to the point, Dr. Wagdi Ghoneim—another vocal Brotherhood agitator who earlier praised Allah for the death of the late Coptic Pope Shenouda cursing him to hell and damnation in a video he posted on YouTube—made another video telling Egypt’s Christians:

You are playing with fire in Egypt, I swear, the first people to be burned by the fire are you [Copts].” … The day Egyptians—and I don’t even mean the Muslim Brotherhood or Salafis, regular Egyptians—feel that you are against them, you will be wiped off the face of the earth. I’m warning you now: do not play with fire!… What do you think—that America will protect you? Let’s be very clear, America will not protect you. If so, it would have protected the Christians of Iraq when they were being butchered!

Ghoneim’s words have proven prophetic—an indicator that this Egyptian hatemongering sheikh, who was expelled under Hosni Mubarak, knows the conduct of America’s leadership better than most Americans. Along with Iraq’s and Egypt’s Christians, he could have mentioned the Christians of Syria as well, who are being decimated thanks to Obama’s support for al-Qaeda and other Islamic terrorists, AKA, “freedom fighters.”

Deportation, Extortion, Kidnapping, and General Abuse of Copts (see c, d, e, f, g, and i)

Since the Muslim Brotherhood publicly denounced the Copts, entire towns and villages have been emptied of Christians—for example, more than 100 Christian families from El Arish. After mentioning the mass destruction of churches during a recent conference, and speaking of a different incident, Dr. Sherif Doss, an Egyptian activist, said, “But worst of all, about 140 families were evicted from their own homes; and worse still is that, not only were they thrown out of their houses, but their shops and properties were robbed and destroyed… General Sisi has promised to rebuild the churches and this takes time to be done. But we can’t wait all that time for those people destitute and in the streets, with no place to live and nowhere to work…. These people are in a very bad condition. If you go and see these villages, you will be amazed—it is as if a nuclear bomb exploded there. People burned and plundered their homes without mercy.”

Similarly, Muslim Brotherhood supporters are extorting Copts, rationalized in the context of making them pay jizya—the money, or tribute, that conquered non-Muslims historically had to pay to their Islamic overlords “with willing submission and while feeling themselves subdued” to safeguard their existence, as indicated in Koran 9:29. For instance, the roughly 15,000 Christian Copts of Dalga village in south Minya province were recently forced to pay jizya. In some cases, those not able to pay were attacked, their wives and children beaten and/or kidnapped. As a result, some 40 Christian families had fled Dalga, joining the ever growing list of displaced Christians in the Middle East

Days before the June 30 Revolution, letters addressed to the Copts threatened them not to join the protests against Morsi, otherwise their “businesses, cars, homes, schools, and churches” might “catch fire”—which of course they all did. The message concluded by saying “If you are not worried about any of these, then worry about your children and your homes.”

Such threats, as mentioned, were hardly limited to anonymous letters. During a TV interview, Sheikh Essam Abdulamek, a then member of parliament’s Shura Council, warned Egypt’s Christians against participating in the June 30 Revolution against Morsi, threatening them by saying “Do not sacrifice your children” since “general Muslim opinion will not be silent about the ousting of the president [Morsi].”

And the children of Copts have certainly been targeted—both during and after Morsi’s tenure. Some, especially young girls, are regularly abducted, raped, and shamed into converting to Islam and “marrying” their rapists. Coptic boys have increasingly been abducted from the doorsteps of their churches and held for ransom. Recently, a 6-year-old Christian boy was murdered by his kidnapper— after the boy’s family paid the ransom. (Read more about the jihad on Egypt’s Christian children.)


In short, by simply focusing on the plight of Egypt’s Christians, almost every criterion of found under the category of “crimes against humanity”—including murder, extermination, deportation, torture, rape, disappearance, apartheid and religious persecution— are met.

Only one is necessary for the charge to stick.

As for the Obama administration’s support for the Brotherhood, if most Americans are clueless or indifferent about it, average Egyptians have long known and resented it—hence the many large placards and signs held during the June 30 Revolution calling on Obama to stop supporting terrorism and calling on Americans to wake up.

One need only follow the words and deeds of Anne Patterson, John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Hillary Clinton, et. al. to know that the U.S president is a firm supporter of the crimes-against-humanity-committing Muslim Brotherhood.

Of course, whatever the merits of El Watan’s report—here is another English-language article talking about apparently a different complaint of crimes against humanity leveled against Obama by Coptic activists—all these complaints seem futile, as the U.S. is not a signatory to the International Criminal Court.

However, all technicalities aside, the facts are clear: by any definition, the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters have committed numerous crimes against humanity in Egypt, especially in the context of the Christian Copts; and by its ongoing support for the Brotherhood, the Obama administration is complicit. Remember this next time the Obama administration cites concerns about “human rights” violations as reason to involve the U.S. in war—as it recently tried to do in Syria, again, to support more Islamic terrorists who are committing even worse crimes against humanity.

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Comments on this post

# RE: Exclusive: Obama Accused of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’

Lord! Get that President out of here! Help us Lord!
Left by Melanie on Nov 07, 2013 9:08 PM

# RE: Exclusive: Obama Accused of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’

he should be charged with crimes against humanity right here in the good ol USA. he's a horrible person and his family will forever pay the price of his evilness.
Left by observer3 on Nov 07, 2013 9:28 PM

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i hope this story stays active.
the Egyptian govt is spot on.
finally..... a little attention on the relationship between the pres and Morsi. shame on our weak journalism professionals..... one day they will look at their children and regret what their lack of integrity and honesty has done to this country. the media is very much at fault. this pres and his huffing and puffing comments, to of course make him sound like one of us brothas...., just makes me ILL.
Left by observer3 on Nov 07, 2013 9:33 PM

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Im no dyed in the wool Obama fan.But Egyptians on both sides have spilled more than their share of blood in the streets.And on the other hand no one mess'es with our Prez but us regardless of how lousy he may be to some.
Left by robham on Nov 07, 2013 9:35 PM

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I say in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, that Justice will Prevail. If not in this World, then the Next World. "God will Not Be Mocked". The Egyptians have a Full Right to call for Justice, and for Obama to answer for his support of the Muslim Brotherhood. Without the Billions of US Dollars sent, the MBH would have not been able to carry out the vast number of heinous crimes against the Coptic Christians and the regular Egyptian Citizen. They "Paid with US Tax Dollars"; Terrorists to carry out this bloodshed on Coptic's and Civilians of Egypt. This all with the full knowledge and support of Obama. What an Embarrassment for America! What a Despicable, Disgusting Act, with the help of Our Tax Dollars! I am angry and disgusted with the Obama Administration. This includes Hillary Clinton, Ann Patterson, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham. May our Lord seek and get Justice Today, without delay or excuses from the Guilty. Obama is a Disgrace to America.
Left by bygrace on Nov 07, 2013 9:45 PM

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"Obama cooperated, incited, and assisted the armed elements of the Muslim Brotherhood in the commission of crimes against humanity in the period from 3/7/2013-8/18/2013, in the Arab Republic of Egypt.”... Sounds like our allies in Egypt want to Impeach Barak Obama as well.
Left by PhillySonOfLiberty on Nov 07, 2013 11:30 PM

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I have read so much about o and the rest of those criminals in office, I am tired of it. Just get o and all the rest of them out of office this includes the local government in every city and state.
Left by brefarr on Nov 08, 2013 8:17 AM

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Scripture states: "And the LORD will strike Egypt, striking but healing, so they will return to the LORD, and He will respond to them and will heal them. In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrians will come into Egypt and the Egyptians into Assyria, and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians. In that day Israel will be the third party with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth,whom the LORD of hosts has blessed, saying "Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance." Isaiah 19:22-25
REPENT Obama ---
Left by Cryinginthewilderness on Nov 08, 2013 9:59 AM

# RE: Exclusive: Obama Accused of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’

He gives our tax dollars to fund terrorist groups. We the people voted him on to stay instead of impeachment. We the people are assessor to their violence against Israel and as the Word states, we shall be judged
Left by wendyhew77 on Nov 08, 2013 12:28 PM

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I wonder if this is a reason to return his Nobel Peace Prize that he somehow managed to win
Left by Moosemyfrnds on Nov 08, 2013 12:43 PM

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I just finished reading the story of Jonah and the city of Nineveh. There is hope for America folks, if its people will get down on their knees and confess their sins of unbelief and idol worship before their Holy God. It happened in Nineveh and can happen in America, we can live in a country thats blessed once again. Otherwise judgment will fall upon this nation. God help us. II Chron. 7:14 "Then if my people will humble themselves and pray, and search for me, and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear them from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land."
God help us.
Left by Lupie Riley on Nov 08, 2013 1:29 PM

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Obama is GUILTY as stated in the complaint. God is allowing Obama control of the US because we have turned from His ways and allowed the US to become like Israel before God scattered them. Lupie Riley quoted II Chron 7:14 and this is the truth. We have allowed the world to become pagan by turning our heads the other way. The US is lost in sin with lust leading us away from our God.
Left by Bybee on Nov 08, 2013 6:10 PM

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Thank you so much for bring this story forward. I just finished your book Crucified Again. It was
an eye opener! Thank you for writing the book and getting the truth out. Please tell us what we can do to be effective in helping those Christians and help to put the brakes on the Islamization of America. Because we know their goal of World Domination.
Left by TotallyDomestic on Nov 08, 2013 9:01 PM

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Sadly, everything, absolutely everything Obama touches turns to crap! Look no further than his foreign policy - a total failure. Domestic policy is no better. In Egypt - remember, the Muslim Brotherhood are "Sunni Muslims" and Obama is partial to Sunni's as he studied the Quran in Jakarta Indonesia as an Islamic Sunni student. His biological Father was also a Sunni. And his White House Advisors are all members of the Sunni Sect. Obama's heritage if part Arab Sunni - no wonder he is partial to the Muslim Brotherhood!
Left by gts58 on Nov 08, 2013 10:34 PM

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God Bless US President Obama.
Left by Winnie on Nov 09, 2013 1:09 PM

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CBN: What criminal record in foreign countries does W. Bush have?
Left by Dutch CRC on Nov 09, 2013 4:20 PM

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Dutch, like Obama, Bush should have NO criminal record in foreign countries... Why do so many on the left intentionally ignore the fact that we have been at war since Sept 11, 2001? War has NEVER been clean and nice.
Left by mouseissue on Nov 09, 2013 4:35 PM

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America has witnessed first hand Obama's character for many years now. Need we lists Obama's evil ways? Teacher's Union vs Gov Walker, IRS vs Conservative Americans, Tea Party, Bill Graham, ObamaCare vs the Middle Class, Fast & Furious, Removing Veterans Healthcare, EPA vs Coal & Petroleum and private property owners, Closing of farmlands in San Jauquin Valley that feeds 50% of America. Millions to fund abortions targeting blacks, hispanics and the poor. Enticing hate between whites and blacks - Trevon Martin Case
Left by Keren on Nov 09, 2013 4:49 PM

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I'm with Winnie. God bless Barack.
Left by Dutch CRC on Nov 09, 2013 5:46 PM

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Surprise! Surprise! Morsi gets the red carpet treatment at the White House whereas Netenyahu has to enter by the servant´s quarters. Obama a friend of Israel? I think not! Obama a friend of the Muslim Brotherhood? Most definitely!!! Impeachment should be the next step. God says in His Holy Word "They that curse you I will curse". Curse Obama LORD and do it soon!!! No wonder "Obamacare" has failed miserably! Every American should listen to Billy Graham´s 95th. Birthday sermon on "THE CROSS". America is right away from GOD at present and needs to repent of her sins and turn back to GOD. The only starting point is THE CROSS OF JESUS CHRIST THE ETERNAL SON OF GOD. The Bible says "Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people". The United Kingdom is only great in her sinfulness to-day. Therefore "Great Britain" has been reduced to "Britain". Get the message? If a nation rejects GOD, HE will reject that nation. Wake up America before it´s TOO LATE!!!
Left by Gordon Williams on Nov 10, 2013 11:13 AM

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Documented article after article; scandal after scandal; lies and more lies to cover up lies; and destruction, corruption, and deception with every new law or regulation or Constitutional violation. Too much corrupt power used for diabolical purposes and proven far more dangerous than any other admin. God help us and God please open the eyes of this admins supporters so they can see the demise of the us as they support their own destruction.
Left by Dennis on Nov 11, 2013 1:11 AM

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Obama joins with the likes of Baby Bush and Bush Daddy as War Criminals.
All puppets, just doing what they were told to do by their Central Bankster Puppet Masters.
Left by Paul1111 on Nov 11, 2013 2:18 PM

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Everyone is guaranteed at birth by their creator of their choice of Religion! I have been Muslim, and Christian! To me they are just titles of what choice, and how I want to worship God! I am convince that 911 was committed by the Bush criminal family, along with the 13 bloodline elite Families of Esau, or Edomites. They run the world Bank, USA, the whole of the worlds politics, finance, Satanic, and almost all tangible resources! So I listen to this guy mention Muslim Brother Hood 30 times, and terrorist, which makes me believe he is a Christian being control be the Edomites Crucible of alchemy! Why not mention the real source behind the terrorist, be they Jew, Muslim, Christian, or what have you? Obama is responsible, and not Muslims or Islamist! When Rome's Christian society were killing tens of thousands being forced into Christianity, It was not Christianity that was committing terrorism! It was evil men! So I am not turned against Islam, but evil people that commit terrorism!
Left by jay on Apr 25, 2014 7:41 PM