In its historic first democratic election, Egypt has followed the lead of the United States in electing a Muslim president, the Fox News Channel reported today.
Sean Hannity, the Fox News host, noted that in electing Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptians were echoing the decision of American voters in 2008.
"The similarities between Obama and Morsi are striking," he said. "Both come from radical political parties, and both have unfamiliar, foreign-sounding names. One key difference, of course, is that Morsi makes no secret of being a Muslim."
Hannity predicted that the two presidents could have a close working relationship going forward: "I'm sure President Obama has already called Morsi to congratulate him, one Muslim brother to another."
Hannity said that the election of Morsi may be just the latest result in a trend that augurs well for Obama's own re-election hopes: "In recent months, Egypt elected a Muslim, France elected a Socialist, and Kenya elected a Kenyan."