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.