Earlier this month, a meeting in Cairo known simply as “the Cairo meeting” was led by Tahani Al-Jebali, former Vice-President of Egypt’s Constitutional Court who earlier this summer, publicly charged that Malik Obama (Barack Obama’s half-brother) is a major player with the International Muslim Brotherhood and that this reality explains Barack Obama’s coziness with the group. During the Cairo meeting, Jebali granted a short interview to Italian journalist Rodolfo Casadei and was asked about these claims.
Via Tempi (translation):
Casadei: Some time ago she strongly attacked U.S. President Barack Obama, accusing him of supporting the interests of the Muslim Brotherhood, also due to the fact that his brother would be in business with them. Could she Confirm these allegations?
Jebali: I confirm. So, like many, Malik Obama, Barack’s brother from his father’s side in Kenya, is responsible for the financial investments of the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood. The relationship that the U.S. president has with them (Brotherhood groups) is not innocent and it is not only political. There are many dark aspects to be clarified.
A central theme at the Cairo meeting involved discussions about the formation of a new Egyptian constitution after the removal of Mursi on July 3rd.