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Hillary Hits Reset Button with Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

By on 6.30.11 | 8:56AM

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has confirmed the Obama Administration will resume contact with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Clinton, who is currently in Hungary, told reporters during a press conference today that these limited contacts "would emphasize the importance of non-violence, democratic freedoms, and the rights of women and minorities."

And why wouldn't they? Because when I think of the Muslim Brotherhood, non-violence, democratic freedoms, and the rights of women and minorities immediately spring to mind. After all, the Muslim Brotherhood is a "largely secular" organization that is committed to progress just like Syria's "reformer" Bashar Assad.

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