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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  • Sammy Low
    signed 2017-03-04 20:52:24 -0500
  • Cynthia Howard
    signed 2017-03-04 20:20:45 -0500
  • Nancy Darnell
    signed 2017-03-04 19:38:09 -0500
  • jim cocke
    signed 2017-03-04 19:28:45 -0500
  • Tania J Malven
    signed 2017-03-04 19:15:29 -0500
  • Dawn Albanese
    signed 2017-03-04 19:15:19 -0500
  • Chance Rearden
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-04 19:14:02 -0500
    Sign the petition: Trump: It’s time to cut ties &cancel your meeting with #Sisi! #Egypt #HumanRights via@codepink
  • Chance Rearden
    @chancesr tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-04 19:13:58 -0500
    Sign the petition: Trump: It’s time to cut ties &cancel your meeting with #Sisi! #Egypt #HumanRights via@codepink http://www.codepink.org/sisi?recruiter_id=433726
  • Chance Rearden
    signed 2017-03-04 19:13:48 -0500
  • Jim Christiansen
    signed 2017-03-04 19:00:32 -0500
  • Ziba Azimzadeh
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-04 18:48:15 -0500
    Sign the petition: Trump: It’s time to cut ties &cancel your meeting with #Sisi! #Egypt #HumanRights via@codepink
  • Ziba Azimzadeh
    signed 2017-03-04 18:48:04 -0500
  • Jim riesenberger
    signed 2017-03-04 18:39:21 -0500
  • Emily Rugel
    signed 2017-03-04 18:09:29 -0500
  • Barry Saltzman
    signed 2017-03-04 18:06:48 -0500
  • Joy Martin
    signed 2017-03-04 17:59:16 -0500
  • Joanne Demchok
    signed 2017-03-04 17:36:02 -0500
  • David Amrod
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-04 17:09:18 -0500
    Sign the petition: Trump: It’s time to cut ties &cancel your meeting with #Sisi! #Egypt #HumanRights via@codepink
  • David Amrod
    @bendybubble tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-04 17:09:15 -0500
    Sign the petition: Trump: It’s time to cut ties &cancel your meeting with #Sisi! #Egypt #HumanRights via@codepink http://www.codepink.org/sisi?recruiter_id=295950
  • David Amrod
    signed 2017-03-04 17:03:35 -0500
  • Doug Perske
    signed 2017-03-04 16:40:39 -0500
  • Enuotrodassabmasuyelahikkin Tamayo
    signed 2017-03-04 16:30:11 -0500
    AlSisi’s use of violence against the defenseless shows how scared that puny military coward really is/has been and will remain. tRump: Stop helping killers!!!
  • Kim Brodey
    signed 2017-03-04 16:29:23 -0500
  • David B. Chandler
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-04 16:13:24 -0500
    Sign the petition: Trump: It’s time to cut ties &cancel your meeting with #Sisi! #Egypt #HumanRights via@codepink
  • David B. Chandler
    signed 2017-03-04 16:13:03 -0500
    The U.S. should cut the flow of arms to the Middle East, including to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Israel.
  • Rachel Scott
    signed 2017-03-04 16:08:36 -0500
  • Jc Touzin
    signed 2017-03-04 15:52:49 -0500
  • Taha Abd elrahman
    signed 2017-03-04 15:36:01 -0500
  • Erich and Joan Ruger
    signed 2017-03-04 15:28:05 -0500
  • Rick Luttmann
    signed 2017-03-04 15:25:20 -0500
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