Obama has just met a lawmaker that was recently elected to Parliament from the Building and Development party. The State Department says that this party is a wing of a terrorist organization called Gama’a al-Islamiyya and anyone associated with that party should be denied a US Visa.
Clifford May, Foundation for Defense of Democracies:
"For somebody that represents a terrorist organization to be given a Visa to come here and meet with officials, I think is dubious diplomacy at best."
Here is a link to the original Daily Beast article.
Samuel Tadros, an Egyptian citizen and research fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C. … was surprised that Eldin would receive a visa. “It would have taken the State Department five seconds to Google his name in Arabic and realize he is a member of a designated terrorist organization,” he said.