Skip to comments.Muslim Brotherhood Metes Out Vigilante Justice
Posted on 12/11/2012 5:44:22 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin
During clashes with opponents of President Mohammed Morsi last Wednesday night, the Islamists took prisoners and tortured them with beatings. Eyewitness reports suggest that the police tolerated the attacks.
The Islamists got hold of Mohammed Omar just as he was delivering bandages to a gas station where injured people were being treated. "You're an enemy of God!" they yelled at him.
"There were five men. They beat me and dragged me away," says Omar, a computer expert who lives in Cairo. His face is bruised and his eyes are swollen shut, and his wrists are cut from the plastic cuffs they put on him.
They took him to a sort of room consisting on one side of a gate to the presidential palace, with the other walls made up of steel barriers and police officers. Here members of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups interrogated and mistreated their "prisoners."
Mohammed Omar is one of many demonstrators who say they were held by Islamists last Wednesday, in some cases for more than 12 hours. Now, as witnesses are telling their stories of that night, a clear picture is emerging not just of the violence committed by members of the Brotherhood, but also their readiness to mete out arbitrary vigilante justice.
Some 140 people, among them women and minors, were "arrested" -- not by the police, but by the Islamists. "That is an incredible occurrence," says human rights lawyer Ragya Omran, who was at the scene. "They have no right whatsoever to do that."
The Islamists had set up a number of improvised "chambers" around the palace. Mohammed al-Ghari, a journalist for daily newspaper Al-Masry al-Youm, had access to such a chamber located near the Omar-Bin-Abdel-Azis mosque.
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Obama’s ‘freedom fighters’ who he is arming with our tax dollars!!
Wake up America! The enemy is inside the gates!
I bet those 20 F-16 jets Obamagabe is sending Egypt will help quell the violence.
Well —It’s better than living under Mubarak./s/
This is what they tossed him out for. Good move wasn’t it?
They should thank Hussein Obama for this.
What could possibly go wrong?
Get used to it Egyptians, it’s only starting. Check back when the beheadings start....democratically of course!
Frying pan into the fire? Time to get out of Dodge.