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Egyptian editor charged with insulting president
Associated Press ^ | August. 23, 2012 | MAGGIE MICHAEL

Posted on 08/23/2012 10:41:32 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

CAIRO (AP) -- A Cairo court on Thursday ordered the chief editor of an Egyptian newspaper detained pending trial on charges of insulting the country's president and potentially harming the public interest.

The case against Islam Afifi of the privately-owned el-Dustour daily is one of several lawsuits brought mainly by Egypt's Islamists against journalists, accusing them of inflammatory coverage and inciting the public against the Muslim Brotherhood, the country's largest political group.

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1 posted on 08/23/2012 10:41:35 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
That Arab Spring thing has sure worked out, hasn't it?

Change you can believe in, right Hussain?

Bernard Lewis, the great scholar of Islam, was asked at the beginning of the Arab Spring what he thought about the possibility of a Muslim Brotherhood takeover of Egypt. He said that the takeover wasn't a certainty, but if it did occur it would be a catastrophe for Egypt and the world.

The current policy of this administration is to welcome it.

2 posted on 08/23/2012 11:04:42 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Our state department, government and msm have been overtaken by RADICAL ANTI AMERICAN COMMUNISTS. Every foreign decision by the frauds has been wrong. Add this to the list. You want to know how wars start. Look at the ignorant fools running our foreign policy for the answer.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 11:15:29 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You just know Obama wishes we had the same law here in the USA.

This is one of the things he meant when he said: “Well, it turns out our Founders designed a system that makes it more difficult to bring about change that I would like sometimes.”


4 posted on 08/23/2012 11:24:21 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Maceman
You just know Obama wishes we had the same law here in the USA.

Only when the President is a Democrat.

5 posted on 08/23/2012 11:26:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Can he change his name to “Pussy Riot” and be charged with “Hooliganism?”


6 posted on 08/23/2012 11:41:23 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The cleansing has begun...

Gee, who saw that coming?


7 posted on 08/23/2012 11:48:32 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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