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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Egypt: Maybe it's about the Jews after all

Everyone kept telling us that Egypt's revolution wasn't about Israel or the Jews. If that's the case, why has an Egyptian official who was responsible for banning anti-Semitic media in the Mubarak era been placed under house arrest?
Although the Egyptian government of Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik is reportedly continuing to conduct the business of state, one member of Shafik’s government is reported not only to have resigned, but to have been placed under house arrest: namely, the now former Minister of Information Anas al-Fiqi. A group known as the Arabic Network for Human Rights has accused Al-Fiqi of committing “incitement” against Egyptians. It appears to be payback time for the minister who dared to silence the Islamist channels.
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