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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Jim Steitz
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Melissa Turner
Hamed Elfeky
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Samia Harris
Medea Benjamin
Tracy McLellan
Paul Ghenoiu
Walter Hoffmann
Frank Scanzillo
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tom brown
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Sarah Foster
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  • Jim Steitz
    signed 2017-03-16 23:32:48 -0400
    General Sisi is nothing but a dictator, without democratic accountability, ruling through the power that flows from the guns at his disposal. The people of Egypt did not risk their lives so they could swap Mubarak’s government for an equally oppressive, capricious, and puritanical military regime. Do not indulge and confer legitimacy upon this horrible thug.
  • Frances Dunham
    signed 2017-03-14 21:14:40 -0400
  • Mohamed Ahmed
    signed 2017-03-14 17:13:08 -0400
    Great Job!!!
  • Sawsan Gharib
    signed via 2017-03-14 17:09:36 -0400
  • Mohamed Ismail
    signed via 2017-03-14 17:09:31 -0400
  • Julie Winter
    signed 2017-03-14 15:11:04 -0400
  • Patricia Chaffee
    followed this page 2017-03-14 12:06:06 -0400
  • Dina Darwish
    signed via 2017-03-13 23:48:58 -0400
  • Melissa Turner
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-13 21:50:40 -0400
    Sign the petition: Trump: It’s time to cut ties & cancel your meeting with #Sisi! #Egypt #HumanRights via@codepink
  • Melissa Turner
    signed 2017-03-13 21:49:52 -0400
  • Hamed Elfeky
    signed via 2017-03-13 20:55:28 -0400
    Dear Mr. President You and Everybody else knows who the criminal sisi is? ??For those who don’t know him, sisi is the military coup champ, the murderer and big time indiscriminate killer of his own people men, women and children alike in the name of what he invented the so called (a probable) terrorism.

    No pride at all in shaking the bloody hands of a criminal.
  • Kareem Ramadan
    signed via 2017-03-13 19:16:10 -0400
  • J. Alessi
    signed 2017-03-13 18:05:33 -0400
  • Samia Harris
    signed via 2017-03-13 18:03:43 -0400
    Dr. Samia Harris
  • Bahaa Afifi
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-13 13:02:59 -0400
    Sign the petition: Trump: It’s time to cut ties &cancel your meeting with #Sisi! #Egypt #HumanRights via@codepink
  • Medea Benjamin
    signed 2017-03-13 11:15:47 -0400
    We should not be supporting a dictator who came to power through a coup!
  • Tracy McLellan
    signed 2017-03-12 21:01:36 -0400
  • Paul Ghenoiu
    signed 2017-03-11 08:52:37 -0500
  • Walter Hoffmann
    signed 2017-03-11 08:06:59 -0500
  • Frank Scanzillo
    signed 2017-03-11 06:08:21 -0500
  • Kathleen Lyons
    signed via 2017-03-10 18:13:28 -0500
    Kathleen Lyons
  • Pilar Escudero
    signed 2017-03-10 15:28:45 -0500
  • Bernadette Powell
    signed 2017-03-10 00:32:38 -0500
  • satya vayu
    signed 2017-03-09 21:05:52 -0500
  • John Herron
    signed 2017-03-09 15:09:13 -0500
    good job Brownie
  • tom brown
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-09 10:53:01 -0500
    Sign the petition: Trump: It’s time to cut ties &cancel your meeting with #Sisi! #Egypt #HumanRights via@codepink
  • tom brown
    signed 2017-03-09 10:52:48 -0500
  • Jane Clevenger
    signed 2017-03-09 09:52:50 -0500
    Sisi is trump’s hero obviously
  • Shelley Hartling
    signed 2017-03-08 21:08:45 -0500
  • Sarah Foster
    signed 2017-03-08 16:20:25 -0500
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