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Al Jazeera Reporters Get 7 Yrs For Helping Muslim Bros

From an outraged Associated Press:

Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 7 years

By SARAH EL DEEB | June 23, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Monday convicted three journalists from Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges, bringing widespread criticism that the verdict was a blow to freedom of expression.

The three, Australian Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian Mohammed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohammed, have been detained since a December raid on their Cairo hotel room, which they were using as an office as they covered protests by supporters of the ousted Islamist president. The raid was part of a broad crackdown against Islamists and the Muslim Brotherhood.

How could Al Jazeera be promoting the Muslim Brotherhood and terrorism in general? Al Jazeera is owned by the Emir Of Qatar. And he is such a good friend of the US we are even trusting him to keep an eye on the freed ‘Taliban Five.’

They had pleaded innocent, saying they were simply doing their jobs as journalists. But they were charged with supporting the Brotherhood, which has been declared a terrorist organization, and of fabricating footage to undermine Egypt’s national security and make it appear the country was facing civil war.

Lest we forget, Al Jazeera led the charge in the ‘Arab Spring.’ In fact, the ‘Arab Spring’ was practically their invention. And the whole idea was to put the Muslim Brotherhood and their allies in power in Egypt and elsewhere throughout the Middle East.

And Obama and our news media ate up Al Jazeera’s propaganda like it was gospel. And why not? They’re on the Muslim Brotherhood’s side. As the AP demonstrates through the rest of their article.

The prosecution provided little evidence in the case, showing video footage found in their possession — most of which had nothing to do with the case, including a report on a veterinary hospital in Cairo, Christian life and old footage of Greste from previous assignments elsewhere in Africa…

The managing director of Qatar-based Al-Jazeera English, Al Anstey, said in a statement that "not a shred of evidence was found to support the extraordinary and false charges against them." …

Which one might believe, if you never saw Al Jazeera’s reporting at the time.

The arrests of the journalists were part of a broad crackdown on the Brotherhood and other Islamists who have been holding protests since the July 3 ouster of President Mohammed Morsi by el-Sissi, the head of the military at the time. Security forces have killed hundreds of Morsi supporters and arrested thousands more.

The crackdown has already raised fears of suppression of any form of dissent, since police have also arrested non-Islamist opponents, largely for breaking a draconian law passed in December banning protests without a prior police permit…

Funny how the AP is only concerned about the suppression of dissent when the dissent comes from the enemies of Western Civilization. When Muslims extremists or American liberals suppress dissent, they practically cheer.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, June 23rd, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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