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Egypt’s PM Says Some Protesters Were Paid

From CNN:

Amid uneasy calm in Cairo, prime minister says some were paid to protest

By Ian Lee, Hamdi Alkhshali and Joe Sterling | Sunday Sept 16, 2012

Cairo, Egypt (CNN) — Egypt’s prime minister said some of the thousands involved in days of protests near the U.S. Embassy got paid to participate, state news reported Saturday, the same day riot police managed to force demonstrators from the area.

Prime Minister Hesham Kandil said "a number" of those involved in the tense, sometimes violent protests, which began Tuesday, later confessed to getting paid to participate, according to the state-run Middle East News Agency. He noted, too, that some of the demonstrators were acting on their own and weren’t paid to vent their anger against the United States over an inflammatory anti-Islam film that was privately produced in that country.

Kandil did not say whether the government knew or suspected who paid the demonstrators, according to the MENA report…

Muslims have been livid over a 14-minute trailer for "Innocence of Muslims," an obscure film that mocks the Prophet Mohammed as a womanizer, child molester and ruthless killer…

Yes, everyone is so livid some have to be paid to protest.

Meanwhile, buried in this article we find:

In Egypt’s northern Sinai, a large number of security forces backed by tanks regained control of a base housing an international peacekeeping force that was breached Friday by Islamist militants. Carrying automatic weapons, the militants burned trucks and a watch tower on the base, Egyptian media said.

The 1,500-troop Multinational Force & Observers mission has supervised the security of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty since 1979.

The force said in a statement that the demonstration outside its North Camp in el Gorah "turned violent." "Individuals throwing Molotov cocktails and explosive devices breached the camp’s perimeter. The breach was quickly contained by the professional actions of MFO personnel," the force said in a statement…

Militants have threatened the observers before, saying they would attack if they didn’t leave… Egyptian security has been fighting militants in Sinai since August. That’s when 16 border guards were killed in an attack by Islamist militants.

They weren’t protesting a movie? We find that hard to believe.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, September 17th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Egypt’s PM Says Some Protesters Were Paid”

  1. Reality Bytes says:

    Taking a tip from Sharpton’s Action Network no doubt.

  2. Right of the People says:

    That’s another shocking revelation like water is wet and night is dark. They probably are Egyptian government employees. It wouldn’t surprise me if they had a protest the infidels department.

  3. GetBackJack says:

    So … the Arab Spring is, after all, another Democrat Union Thug operation with the gloves off.

  4. Reality Bytes says:

    DNC Tactics Go Offshore! Film at 11:00

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