Say No to Al Sisi

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to meet with Egyptian President General Sisi in the coming month. According to the Human Rights Watch, at least 34,000 people have been arrested and detained since General Sisi came to power in Egypt in 2013. The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms additionally reported that 912 people were victims of politically motivated forced disappearances from August 2015- August 2016. And throughout 2016, 433 detainees — including eight children — reported mistreatment and torture while in custody.

But apparently, these human rights abuses do not dishearten the new U.S. President, as Trump has previously complimented the Egyptian dictator by stating that he has "done a very good job" and that "he' a fantastic guy, he took control of Egypt". Trump is either missing the irony that Sisi literally took control of Egypt via military coup — or simply finds this action praiseworthy. 

Trump has also lauded Sisi for reducing Egypt's terrorist problem. In truth, however, Sisi's brutal tactics that include extrajudicial killings, torture, and other abuses of human rights has caused the youth to become more easily swayed by local and international terrorist groups. In addition, Sisi's policies are contributing to the larger refugee problem, as many Egyptians are trying to escape the politically based violence. This phenomenon is a straightforward example of the double standard that occurs within the political rhetoric of the United States. Despite his efforts to stem immigration from Middle Eastern countries, Trump is directly supporting a tyrant who is contributing to the refugee crisis.

Under the Obama administration, the United States gave $1.3 billion a year to General Sisi's regime. It appears that President Trump wants to strengthen the relations even further.

We say that it's time to cut ties with Sisi's abusive government and call on President Trump to cancel the proposed meeting!


President Donald Trump:

Egyptian President General Sisi, who took power through a military coup and has a track record for human rights abuses that includes extrajudicial killings and torture, is not fit to be considered an American ally, and should not be welcome in the United States. We call on you to cut ties with his abusive government and cancel your proposed meeting with him. 

Sincerely,

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Dennis Ledden
Carol J. Loomis
Mike McCool
Carol Painter PhD
Ruthann Ovenshire
Trevin Pinto
Constance Mancuso
Charles Kelley
Claire Murphy
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Kenneth Schilling
Stephen Webster
Richard Kramer
Ayman Hossam Fadel
Sallie Park
Cindy Lance
Aammer Ahmed
Gail Caswell
Carol Buttet
Celeste Hong
Sally Pincus
Renata Bedendo
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Colin Andersen
Yukio Yokohara
Emanuela Bedendo
Ramez Ghazoul
Hank Bromley
Lorraine Elletson
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  • Dennis Ledden
    signed 2017-03-04 08:12:15 -0500
  • Carol J. Loomis
    signed 2017-03-04 08:08:53 -0500
  • Mike McCool
    signed 2017-03-04 08:07:30 -0500
  • Carol Painter PhD
    signed 2017-03-04 07:59:54 -0500
  • Ruthann Ovenshire
    signed 2017-03-04 07:58:19 -0500
  • Trevin Pinto
    signed 2017-03-04 07:48:43 -0500
  • Constance Mancuso
    signed 2017-03-04 07:39:14 -0500
  • Charles Kelley
    signed 2017-03-04 07:24:19 -0500
  • Claire Murphy
    signed 2017-03-04 07:03:40 -0500
  • michael skalsk
    signed 2017-03-04 07:03:30 -0500
  • Kenneth Schilling
    signed 2017-03-04 06:49:27 -0500
  • Stephen Webster
    signed 2017-03-04 06:39:44 -0500
  • Richard Kramer
    signed 2017-03-04 06:39:34 -0500
  • Ayman Fadel
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-04 06:31:04 -0500
    Sign the petition: Trump: It’s time to cut ties &cancel your meeting with #Sisi! #Egypt #HumanRights via@codepink
  • Ayman Hossam Fadel
    signed 2017-03-04 06:30:34 -0500
  • Sallie Park
    signed 2017-03-04 06:23:20 -0500
  • Cindy Lance
    signed 2017-03-04 06:22:41 -0500
  • Aammer Ahmed
    signed 2017-03-04 06:10:16 -0500
  • Gail Caswell
    signed 2017-03-04 06:07:25 -0500
  • Carol Buttet
    signed 2017-03-04 05:55:50 -0500
  • Celeste Hong
    signed 2017-03-04 05:39:33 -0500
  • Sally Pincus
    signed 2017-03-04 05:34:18 -0500
  • Renata Bedendo
    signed 2017-03-04 05:08:12 -0500
  • david hollister
    signed 2017-03-04 05:07:55 -0500
  • Colin Andersen
    signed 2017-03-04 05:06:01 -0500
  • Yukio Yokohara
    signed 2017-03-04 04:58:06 -0500
  • Emanuela Bedendo
    signed 2017-03-04 04:15:01 -0500
  • Ramez Ghazoul
    signed 2017-03-04 04:12:04 -0500
    As long as we live by double standards, hypocrisy will come back to haunt us.

    Ramez Ghazoul
  • Hank Bromley
    signed 2017-03-04 04:03:59 -0500
  • Lorraine Elletson
    signed 2017-03-04 03:59:18 -0500
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