It's come to this: Egypt urges American restraint in Ferguson, Missouri
In light of the farce that was the United States' 'universal periodic review
' at the 'human rights council,' I don't suppose we should be too surprised that the government of Egypt feels that it is able to give 'advice
' to the United States regarding the current tensions in Ferguson, Missouri.
Egypt on Tuesday urged U.S. authorities to exercise restraint in dealing
with racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri - echoing
language Washington used to caution Egypt as it cracked down on Islamist
protesters last year.
It is unusual for Egypt to criticize such a major donor, and it was
not immediately clear why the government would have taken such a step.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry's statement on the unrest
in Ferguson read similarly to one issued by U.S. President Barack
Obama's administration in July 2013, when the White House "urged
security forces to exercise maximum restraint and caution" in dealing
with demonstrations by Mursi supporters.
The ministry added it was "closely following the escalation of
protests" in Ferguson, unleashed by the fatal shooting of an unarmed
black teenager by a white policeman on Aug. 9.
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