Tea party favorite Rep. Allen West decried the Egyptian presidential election results as proof that the Arab Spring is a “radical Islamic nightmare.”
“A year ago there were those of us who warned the Obama Administration of a Muslim Brotherhood takeover in Egypt,” the Florida Republican wrote on his official Facebook page. “We were castigated as alarmists and loose cannons. Today our predictions have come to reality and the ominous specter reminding us of the Iranian revolution is evident.”
“The Muslim Brotherhood claimed they would not run a presidential candidate. Clearly the Arab Spring is nothing more than a radical Islamic nightmare,” he added.
West said that the correct response to the election results was to reaffirm support for “Coptic Christians and Israel” and to cut off foreign aid to Egypt.
The congressman also called on President Barack Obama, whom he dubbed “the second coming of President Jimmy Carter,” to “denounce the results of this election, repudiate the Muslim Brotherhood, and all radical Islamist political entities.”
It was announced on Sunday that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi had won the election to be Egypt’s president.
Obama called Morsi on Sunday night, and a statement by spokesman Jay Carney said Morsi and the Egyptian government “have both the legitimacy and responsibility of representing a diverse and courageous citizenry.”
“We look forward to working together with President-elect Morsi and the government he forms, on the basis of mutual respect, to advance the many shared interests between Egypt and the United States,” Carney said.
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