February 01, 2012

About that Egyptian Spring

Everyone was happy about the overthrow of the Egyptian government thinking that some nebulous 'democracy' was going to result.

The stupid — it burns!!!

From The Washington Post:

Egypt justice minister returns letter from US envoy about citizens barred from travel
The Egyptian justice minister returned a letter Tuesday from the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt asking him to re-examine the issue of Americans barred from leaving the country.

The snub is the latest in a spat between the allies over a politically charged Egyptian investigation into foreign funded groups.

Egyptian security forces raided 17 offices of 10 pro-democracy and human rights groups last month then barred at least 10 foreigners, including six Americans, from leaving the country.

Among those stuck in Egypt is Sam LaHood, son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. On Monday, three of the Americans took refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.

Nothing spells 'democracy' like raiding human rights groups…

And then, there is this little gem:

At the same time, the long-banned Muslim Brotherhood is leading Egypt’s newly elected parliament, seated last week.

Their motto is:

Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.

Nice people (more here, here and here)

Posted by DaveH at February 1, 2012 03:53 PM
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