Muslim Brotherhood Members to Attend Obama’s Cairo Speech

In just a few short hours (at the time of this posting), Obama will give his speech to the “Muslim world” in Cairo, Egypt. It is estimated that 1 billion muslims world wide will watch this speech. Thankfully for me, its on at 3am, so I’ll sleep through it. mentions that that 10 members of the Muslim Brotherhood’s parliamentary bloc received official invitations to attend the speech. The Muslim Brotherhood isn’t exactly known for being a moderate muslim group either. The Muslim Brotherhood is a  hard-line group, which calls for an Islamic state and has close ties to the militant Hamas, is officially banned in Egypt, however, its members have considerable sway in the country and its lawmakers, who run as independents, hold 88 seats in Egypt’s 454-seat parliament.