A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Maybe This Explains It

In my post yesterday about the mass Egyptian death sentences that have outraged the world,  I noted that only four people were executed for the 1981 assassination of President Anwar Sadat, while an incredible 529 people are sentenced here in the death of a single policeman. How could that be?

This is making the rounds on social media: "Picture of the al-Minya officer during his killing at the hands of 529 terrorists." A grim joke given the subject matter, but to the point.

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