Obama's negative impact on Middle East

Thursday, October 25, 2012
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

The head of a messianic Jewish ministry says President Obama's support for the so-called "Arab Spring" is reaping disastrous consequences.

Recently new Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi attended an Islamic prayer meeting in which the local Imam urged Allah to "destroy the Jews and their supporters." Morsi is seen on a video mouthing "amen" to these sentiments. Groups like the Anti-Defamation League and the Simon Wiesenthal Center have condemned Morsi for attending the anti-Semitic event. ( See earlier story)

Jan Markell is founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries in Minnesota. She says the situation in the Middle East has deteriorated greatly -- and that much of the responsibility for that lies with the U.S.'s current administration.

Markell, Jan (Olive Tree Ministries)"This is the fruit of the so-called Arab Spring," she says. "I don't believe there is any way even a new president can correct the damage that's been done in the Middle East thanks to the cooperative efforts of our White House and our State Department."

Markell believes countries like Egypt and Libya were more stable before the "Arab Spring."

"There was stability under [former Egyptian President Hosni] Mubarak. Even under [Libya's] Moammar Gadhafi there was stability compared to what it's turning into," she tells OneNewsNow. "It's al Qaida and it's the Muslim Brotherhood. It's absolute evil in these various Middle Eastern countries."

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What are your favorite things about Trump's Cabinet picks so far?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Twin blasts near Istanbul soccer stadium kill 29, wound 166
More than 30 dead as tanker rams into vehicles on Kenya road
Latest: Trump's favorite for State an accomplished exec
3 Filipino soldiers dead, 17 wounded in clash with militants
Supreme Court weighs lawyers' actions in 2 death row cases
Iran summons UK ambassador in Tehran
Suicide bomber kills 23 in southern Yemeni city of Aden

LATEST FROM THE WEB

29 dead and 166 wounded in twin bomb attack near Istanbul stadium
Trump adviser: It's no longer the party of Reagan
Joni Eareckson Tada: Christians are giving up, enabling culture to be worse
Trump slams CNN's 'fake news' for reporting on 'The Apprentice'
Trump's China ambassador pick Gov. Branstad is an 'old friend' of China president; Conservatives react

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Maginnis: Terrorism to 'infect' Jordan

Despite decades of relative stability, a Pentagon advisor and military strategist says Jordan is beginning to feel the effects the so-called "Arab Spring" has had on its neighbors.