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EGYPT: New Regime, Same Police Brutality

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Graphic video footage of an Egyptian man being dragged naked across a street and beaten by riot police during a protest in Cairo has sparked outrage in Egypt and heightened calls for police reform, a key demand of the 2011 uprising that toppled dictator H


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Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:06 pm
New regime, but certainly not the same police brutality. Egypt had the best the Middle East government the Middle East could muster under Mubarak.How many of these 20-30 year old people are ashamed for what they have done to the country? How many of their parents are ashamed of their children?

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 6:35 pm
Seems that Morsi is a president who is really a glorified foreign affairs minister and not at all responsible for internal affairs. Strange arrangement.

pam w (139)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 7:15 pm
Did ANYONE think Egypt could understand, create and maintain a democracy without any experience of its own?

Powerful forces within the country will OBVIOUSLY fight against personal freedoms....Islam HATES personal freedoms, votes for everyone, education for everyone, etc.


Sheryl G (359)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 6:05 am
This is so very sad. The joys that these people had experienced are now being over shadowed once more by this brut force. Give the people a voice, their dignity, and Human Rights as asked. It doesn't say if the man who was dragged is still alive, or perhaps I missed it. I hope he will overcome what happened to him.

Carol H (229)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 6:07 am
noted, thanks Cal

Gene Jacobson (287)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 1:48 pm
I guess I feel the same way the youth of Egypt do. Mubarak is gone and Morsi is him. Nothing changed for them. Arab Spring had such a nice sound to it, a fresh new start in a democratic society with freedom for all, which this particular country and particular group of young people have experienced more of than most middle eastern countries and so expected actual change. And what they got was they swapped one dictator for another. I don't blame them for being peeved, I would be too, I am, for them. I wish so many didn't have to lose their lives to this process but freedom has never come anywhere without a cost, it won't in Egypt either. I do hope it, and they, prevail and applaud their courage as they fight for their freedom.

Beth S (330)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 1:51 pm
Brutality is ingrained in the psyches of virtually every Arab country. One need not look far on Google and Youtube to find numerous examples of these countries treating their own citizenry horrible. Egypt's no different. Everything is solved by might. These are very sick societies. Islam is a very sick ideology, so it only goes to follow.

Stan B (123)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 2:28 pm
Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose!!

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 2:36 pm
Beth people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. The USA is sending drones into Countries killing innocents be they children or old women, we went into Iraq based on lies killing many of their people along with our own, we also went into VietNam based on lies, destroying much of their land and the nightmare of Agent Orange still lingers with those people trying to raise children still being borned deformed, and Iraq has the Depleted Uranium to deal with. A lot of soldiers, citizens of the USA suffer from this Agent Orange and Depleted Uranium as well, our soldiers are at a all time high for suicide and the backlog of help for our Veterans is ridiculous.

USA has passed the NDAA giving the right to detain you and any other American citizen without trial, without being told why, without giving you a lawyer or a phone call, and can kill you too. Timonthy McVeigh was a Chirstian that blew up the building in Oklahoma with a Day Care inside. I can think of many instances that other religions, such as the Christian religion both in the past and current that hasn't been very kind in it's dealings.

USA Corporations have gone into other lands, destroying crops with Monsanto, leaving behind it's tailings from all sorts of mining projects, pollution for drilling by the Big Oil into the rainforest, waters within and alongside various Countries. Need I go on? Or is it easier to see the ills of only one type of people and not those of your own? Not all USA citizens condone what I've written nor want it and so it is with the Arab population, hence why they are trying to stand up for their rights. You do an injustice when you paint everyone with the same brush for what a minority of people do within all cultures, religions, societies, and Countries.

Billie C (2)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 3:46 pm
the people of egypt went from the frying pan into the fire. now obama besides supporting the muslim brotherhood with our tax dollars has sold them fighter jets that will be used against our allies and probably us.
the jet deal needs to stop and we need to get out of all muslim countries. wall them off and let them fight each other.

Mitchell D (82)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:40 pm
Here, or there, this is what can result from voting along religious lines. Keep the separation of state and church!

Alexander Werner (53)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:58 pm
Dandellion, there is a huge difference between West and Islamists. It happens that our army hurts civilians, but that happens against our wishes. If done deliberately, the soldiers are punished and quite severely.

Islamists target civilians deliberately ,and have no regrets before, or after.

Timonthy McVeigh has no street, school or square named in his honor. Nobody says that he was a "Noble Resistance Fighter". No Church made him into Saints.

Islamists do all of the above, and into your face.

Robert O (12)
Friday February 8, 2013, 12:50 am
Some things don't change, but hope springs eternal that one day they will chnage for the better.

Thanks Cal.

Well put Dandelion.

Anna Undebeck (256)
Friday February 8, 2013, 2:25 am
Very tragic. Thanks Cal

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:02 am
I cringe at what is happening in Egypt. Noted thanks.

Sheryl G (359)
Friday February 8, 2013, 5:36 am
My point is, that if our soldiers were not in other Countries they did not belong, due to wars based upon LIES, of which Iraq and VietNam both were, then we'd not have hurt or killed anyone and many of our families would still have their loved ones. When a Country doesn't need us nor want us we do the same, dead is dead no matter what the reason. We bring more enemies to ourselves and is part of the reason that we now have enemies.

We need to take care of our own business at home, get our own house in order before we start telling other what to do or not to do. You wouldn't like it if some army came from some other Country and started to invade your life and bomb your neighborhood, why should they like it either. Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11, not a thing, and it's time we all move forward and not keep this War Machine going. You make more friends with honey than with vinegar to have people listen to you and rethink positions. When we see only the ills upon others and not their value of all our sisters and brothers upon this Earth then it continues this hate and wars.

This war on terror and upon a people will be endless; moving from generation to generation if we keep fanning the flames. The only way to stop it is for all people to bring more love into their hearts, slow down and try to work with each other, and then all that will be left is the extremists of all. They can then be dealt with, be they extremist of any kind if the masses will not get caught up in their personal hatefulness. In any group of people no matter who they are, there are always extremists, but most people just want to be left alone to raise their families, love their children, take care of their Elders, and find some song and dance in the process of doing so.
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