As American as Apple Pie the Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s (or Mursi’s) children were born in the United States, and are therefore American citizens. Now an Egyptian lawyer has filed suit to have their dual citizenship revoked. As he says, “The Muslim Brotherhood is publicly known to be against America, Zionism and Israel. Is it possible for the president’s children to be American citizens? America the main supporter of Zionism!”

Will the kids have to give up their coveted U.S. passports? It will be interesting to see how this one pans out.

According to Al Arabiya:

U.S. Citizenship for Mursi’s Children ‘Threatens Security, ‘ Lawyer Says

An Egyptian court Thursday decided to postpone a case seeking to strip President Mohammed Mursi’s son and daughter of their U.S. citizenship.

The lawyer who filed the suit claims their dual nationality “threatens Egypt’s national security.”

As a result, the lawyer, Mohamed Salem, is calling for their U.S. citizenship to be revoked.

He told Al Arabiya that it is “illegal” for Mursi’s children to have a U.S. passport while simultaneously keeping their Egyptian nationality.

“It is shameful for Mursi, the president of the largest Arab country, that his children have American citizenship,” Salem added.

He pointed out the perceived irony of the situation.

“The Muslim Brotherhood is publicly known to be against America, Zionism and Israel. Is it possible for the president’s children to be American citizens? America the main supporter of Zionism!”

Mursi’s children, Ahmed and Shayma’a, acquired U.S. citizenship at birth in the 1980’s, during a period when the Egyptian leader worked as a professor in the United States, according to Ahram Online.

Read the rest at Al Arabiya.

Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

7 thoughts on “As American as Apple Pie the Muslim Brotherhood

  1. Citizenship based on where one is born rather than on the established citizenship of the parents has long since passed its sell-by date. Nationality should depend on parental nationality; If the parents’ nationalities differ, then let their respective lawyers handle it. We need more lawyers.

    • Do any one knew this [redcated] Bin Laden Son Omer whee he is?
      Why is et free while when his father still a life?
      “Bin Laden has applied for a British spousal immigration visa which would permit him to reside indefinitely at his wife’s home in Moulton, Cheshire, a process which required him to provide original documentation of his divorce from his first wife. The couple stated their desire to have a child using a surrogate mother.[17] One report stated the visa application was denied because Omar failed to provide his father’s permanent address.[18] However, a later report by The Times of Omar’s appeal stated that the visa had been denied by an entry clearance officer at the British embassy in Cairo because Omar’s entry would cause “considerable public concern.” The officer was quoted, “I note that statements made during recent media interviews indicate evidence of continuing loyalty to your father, and your presence in the UK could, therefore, cause considerable public concern.” This written statement was shown to The Associated Press by the couple’s legal firm, but Britain’s Home Office declined to comment to the press on an individual case. Bin Laden and Al-Sabah have appealed the ruling, calling it “unjust and arbitrary”, stating that Al-Sabah requires medical attention in Britain and that her appeal to live with him in Saudi Arabia could take years to process. They have a house in Cairo, and in April 2008, bin Laden was issued a Schengen visa allowing him to freely travel in most of Europe, but the couple have “no place truly to call a home”.[19][20] When it became apparent in mid-April that the visa application had likely been denied, Al-Sabah promised to take the case all the way to the European Court of Human Rights, saying that they already had a Member of European Parliament and an immigration lawyer working with them.[21]”

  2. Well, isn’t this special.

    No Egyptian court gets to decide who’s a U.S. citizen or not. That’s left to the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, as implemented by the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services, and other U.S. governmental bodies.

    We fought a war with the British (1812-14) over our right to decide who was a U.S. citizen or not.

    • Incorrect.

      Egyptian politics is going to likely require that the kids renounce their citizenship.

      The US Congress would not be in the picture.

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