2020-08-15 15:04:55 UTC
Muslim scholar slams media, Biden for reaction to Trump's 'epic and
historic' Israel-UAE peace deal
Dr. Qanta Ahmed says it's 'craven' of Biden to claim any credit for accord
Caleb Parke By Caleb Parke | Fox News
Media assaults Trump over Israel-UAE peace deal
The mainstream media reacted in a short-sighted way to President Trump's
Israel-United Arab Emirates peace deal that could change the world over
the next century, a Muslim scholar said Saturday.
Dr. Qanta Ahmed also criticized presumptive Democratic presidential
nominee Joe Biden on "Fox & Friends Weekend" for taking partial credit
for the diplomatic breakthrough.
The peace deal will "end the game for the Islamist mothership, the
Muslim Brotherhood" and put Iran on the defensive, according to Ahmed.
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"It's just very difficult to explain the scale of this. This is epic and
historic," she told host Pete Hegseth. "Our media, Pete, is looking only
in the very narrow view. Our president is looking beyond even his second
presidency. This will change the world for the next century."
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After Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Crown Prince
of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed released a joint statement Thursday agreeing
to normalize Israel-UAE relations, Biden praised the deal, crediting
"efforts of the Obama-Biden administration to build on the Arab Peace
“I personally spent time with leaders of both Israel and the UAE during
our administration building the case for cooperation and broader
engagement and the benefits it could deliver to both nations, and I am
gratified by today’s announcement,” Biden said in a statement Thursday.
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"It's so craven of Vice President Biden to try to claim that," Ahmed
"President Obama and Vice President Biden did nothing other than empower
Iran, feed into the Islamist machine, bring back funds that would be
then deployed to Hezbollah, undermine and delegitimize the Sunni Muslim
world, eviscerate any confidence the Arab world had in the United
States, and laid the ground for tremendous mistrust," she said. "They
sided with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt against the Egyptian people."
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Ahmed added: "So this is such a welcomed refreshing change that Muslims
around the world owe a debt of gratitude to President Trump and to Jared
Kushner, and also recognize Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the leader of the
UAE, is really the powerhouse."
The agreement, which Trump said will be called the “Abraham Accord,”
named for the “father of all three great faiths,” will cause other
nations to follow, said Ahmed, a member of the Council on Foreign
Relations, a nonpartisan think tank.
"While there is noise, of course, from Palestinians, from Turkey and
Iran, the chief enemies of the UAE, the chief patrons of Islamism, there
is very tempered silence from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Indonesia -- none
of whom have condemned the agreement," she noted.
"You will see Saudi Arabia join the suit, you will see Oman quickly open
embassies, you will see Kuwait and Bahrain fall into line," Ahmed
predicted. "This is the end of the Arab boycott of Israel."
Caleb Parke is an associate editor for FoxNews.com. You can follow him
on Twitter @calebparke