BBC Arabic presents perhaps the most obviously biased coverage of the Muslim Brotherhood in the context of current events in Egypt, including the ousting of the Brotherhood by the Egyptian people on June 30, 2013. But it is certainly not only biased in its coverage of Egyptian events that resulted from the developments following the Revolution of June 30, rather BBC Arabic also shows particular bias in its coverage of the road map drawn by emerging political and social forces.
Furthermore, most of the American and European media outlets escape scrutiny of their biased approach to the Brotherhood, as they continually portray the Brotherhood's alleged victims after the June 30 coup d'état.
One of America’s right-wing extremist television stations staged its own drama. The station sent one of its American correspondents anonymously to the Sinai Peninsula and gave him access to an enclave of terrorists. The station portrayed the enclave as Taliban strongholds similar to those in Kandahar and arranged meetings with some of the masked al-Qaida members who declared war on the Egyptian state and military.
The station biasedly and blatantly coordinated its filming and dispatched the terrorists into Egypt to work against the Egyptian state and military, the very Egypt that had accomplished the largest rescue operation of the Egyptian people in history, saving their people, economy, society and culture from the clutches of very dangerous forces with the help of the Egyptian national security.
Along with this coverage, the European Council on Foreign Relations issued a report a few days ago that said, “The country remains under the control of an army leadership that has overseen a harsh crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and now appears to be trying to exclude them permanently from the country’s political life." We must object to the aforementioned instigating council and ask that the European Union change its policies toward Egypt.
Even Internet service providers like America’s Yahoo are engaging in the West’s paranoia concerning the Brotherhood. Yahoo, for example, still singles out the actions of the Muslim Brotherhood and accused the Egyptian military of staging a coup to elect President Mohamed Morsi.
There are other examples that demonstrate the bias of Western media. Many outlets call into question the purpose of Western aid and the Muslim Brotherhood. They ask that Americans and Europeans bet against them as key players in reshaping the geopolitical map of the region.
The media colludes with lying politicians to twist the arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, incite them to continue their opposition against Egypt’s road map and continually label them as a Trojan horse that means to form a new geopolitical map of the region. The extreme right-wing Republican John McCain characterized the June 30 revolution in the same way. He objected to the return of the Muslim Brotherhood in any form, voiced concern over the EU delegation, headed by Catherine Ashton of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy in Cairo, and insisted on interviewing the estranged president.
Then there’s the U.S. and European diplomatic and political frenzy, Egypt’s attempt at revitalizing the Brotherhood and the Brotherhood's attempt to blackmail the leaders of the new Egyptian regime to secure their privileged position inside Egypt. These events confirm that the West remains “faithful” to its policy and will not allow Egypt to be strong and independent. The West did not hesitate to wage war against Egypt in 1956 because it dared to nationalize part of the British and French assets in the Suez Canal when Egypt attempted to make it a sovereign Egyptian asset. They want Egypt to be dependent and vulnerable, subsisting on handouts.
Thus, the West will not leave Egypt alone to recover, rebuild and become a strong, independent state in the Middle East and African continent, just as they prevented their late leader, Gamal Abdel Nasser. In that sense, Egypt is today in dire need of support from all its Arab brothers to help it recover and rebuild in the face of the threats and challenges besetting the Arab world, which are reminiscent of the West's scramble for Africa in the 19th century.