Beaten/humiliated Egyptian—mp Appears On Live Tv
Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:08 PM
Egyptian MP Hamdi Al-Fakhrani: I Was Attacked, Beaten, Cursed, Spat on, and Humiliated by Morsi Supporters
Interviewer: Welcome, Mr. Hamdi. You were attacked, and I see that you insisted on coming here with your torn clothes.
Hamdi Al-Fakhrani [showing his torn clothes]: Is this the result of the Muslim Brotherhood era that we live in?! I almost got killed. The police pulled me out of the attackers' midst. All the police officers were humiliated and were almost beaten to death.
I did not like the president's decision and wanted to appeal against it…
Interviewer: You appealed against it to the State Council, right?
Hamdi Al-Fakhrani: Yes, I took legal action, and the court should rule. Am I supposed to be beaten as punishment for this? The Muslim Brotherhood militias showed up, beat me, humiliated me, cursed me, spat on me, and called me fulul [a Mubarak loyalist].
After all I have done for the people, I'm labeled fulul just because I stood up to the Muslim Brotherhood. They sanctioned my killing…
Interviewer: Obviously, I appreciate your feelings of anger, but in order to provide information for our viewers without making accusations, because it is possible that someone was planted to look like the Muslim Brotherhood…
Let's get the facts first. What happened? You were standing opposite the State Council?
Hamdi Al-Fakhrani: Yes, sir. I went to the court, and the court postponed the session to next Tuesday. When I left, I was ambushed by people, who were all… They were holding signs in support of [President] Morsi's decision. They said to me: "Why do you want to disband the parliament? Is it because it is full of Muslims? Do you want the infidel liberals to rule this country?"
Interviewer: That's what they said?
Hamdi Al-Fakhrani: Yes. They called me fulul, cursed me, and spat in my face. [breaks down crying]
Interviewer: Calm down, Hamdi.
Calm down. We are used to seeing you as a strong fighter.
Hamdi Al-Fakhrani: If the Hosni Mubarak regime had treated me that way – I wouldn't have minded even if they killed me. But to be treated like that by people who call themselves rebels… The policemen were almost killed by them. The officer who commands the security service got kicked, and I was attacked with water containers. For what reason?!
Ma ahl-e Kufa nistim Assad tanha bemanad!
Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:52 PM
I have a very strong feeling this is propaganda. The Muslims won the election and the military does not want to give up power.
But OTOH I really feel sympathy for Al-Fahrani. I suppose he is a Copt or at least not a narrowminded Muslim. For the first time in history Egypt has had democratic elections. And as Egypt is full of Muslims it is natural that the democratically elected parliament is also full of Muslims. As Muslims generally are intolerant and often violent, it is natural that non-Moslims feel threatened. But I believe the solution to this problem is education. The more education - the less Islamic intolerance,
Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:33 PM
Cairo (CNN) -- Egyptian protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade Sunday and shouted, "Monica, Monica, Monica" as she left the newly reopened U.S. Consulate in Alexandria.
Clinton said she was in the city to answer critics who believe Washington has taken sides in Egyptian politics. There were already vocal protesters at the start of her visit to the consulate, forcing the ceremony to be moved inside.
The protesters threw the tomatoes, shoes and a water bottle as the staff walked to their vans after the ceremony and riot police had to hold back the crowd. A tomato hit an Egyptian official in the face.
Clinton's van was around the corner from the protesters, and a senior State Department official said her car was not hit.
The chants of "Monica" refer to Monica Lewinsky, the White House intern who had an affair with Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton.
Earlier Sunday, Clinton held a closed-door meeting with the head of Egypt's military leadership, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, whose military council is in a political tug of war with new President Mohamed Morsy.
But after this year's elections, the military council issued a decree stripping the presidency of much of its power. And more than two weeks after Morsy took office, the country remains in the throes of domestic political chaos. The president has no Cabinet and the country has no parliament.
Clinton and Tantawi, who met for just over an hour Sunday, discussed the political transition and the military ruling council's ongoing dialogue with Morsy, said a senior State Department official, who described the meeting on condition of anonymity.
Later Sunday, in meetings with representatives from civil society groups and Christian leaders, Clinton addressed concerns from some who have been skeptical of the United States' neutrality in Egypt's political transition, another senior State Department official said.
"There has been some suspicion, some assertion, and we heard some of that today, that somehow the U.S. has put its finger on the scale in favor of one side or another in this transition," the official said. "And she wanted in very, very clear terms, particularly with the Christian group this morning, to dispel that notion and to make clear that only Egyptians can choose their leaders, that we have not supported any candidate, any party, and we will not."
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which Tantawi heads, currently wields legislative power, having ordered the dissolution of parliament after the country's highest court ruled that it had been elected under invalid laws.
Morsy tried to call it back into session after he was sworn in, but the court reaffirmed its decision, so the military council retains lawmaking powers until a new parliament is sworn in near the end of the year.
Ma ahl-e Kufa nistim Assad tanha bemanad!
Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:43 AM
EDIT: I hope Muslims all over the world become and continue to be intolerant and violent so that traitors cannot imagine putting down their roots in any Muslim land.
Edited by titumir, 16 July 2012 - 08:01 AM.
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