Republican leader: Stop radical Islam in Egypt

February 9, 2011 01:34

WASHINGTON  — A top House Republican said Tuesday the primary goal of US policy in Egypt should be to "stop the spread of radical Islam," an objective that has been little mentioned by Obama administration officials in recent weeks.

Majority Leader Eric Cantor also said at a news conference he hopes the street protests taking place in Cairo and elsewhere will lead to a democratic society that respects human rights.

In his remarks, Cantor did not criticize US President Barack Obama over his handling of the two-week crisis.

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