Shafik Gabr was one of President Obama’s greatest fans eighteen months ago. Today, as Mr. Obama presses for the immediate resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, not so much. “The United States is siding with chaos if they force Mubarak out now,” says Gabr.
Gabr is the Chairman of the Artoc Group for Investment and Development, one of Egypt’s leading businesses. He has spent a good portion of his adult life trying to educate Americans about his country -- its peace pact with Israel and record on women’s rights, for instance, that distinguish Egypt from many of its neighbors.
He has hosted scores of business and government leaders from the Middle East and the U.S. at his forums in Washington and Cairo, visited with dozens of Congressmen, invited members of the media to attend President Obama’s 2009 Cairo speech; in short, he has acted as an ambassador for his country at a very high level. His ambition – bringing our two peoples closer together – is not strictly altruistic. He recognizes that closer ties to the west foster Egypt’s growth and boosts the fortunes of companies like his.
He is, needless to say, sickened by recent developments. He is also alarmed at the response by the Obama administration. “If the transfer of power happens today, the mobs will rule,” he warns. “It will be similar to the circumstances that brought Hamas to power in Gaza.” [...]
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