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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Blaming the Messenger, Chapter 9,478: MB Guide Blames Imbaba on "Secular Journalists"

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood General Guide Muhammad Badie has now been quoted as saying that "certain secular journalists" have incited sectarian clashes like the one in Imbaba: “They said the Imbaba violence represented sectarian strife between Muslims and Christians,” he added. “Then evidence pointed at the remnants of the former regime and the dissolved State Security Investigation Services being behind it.”

Oh. Bearded Salafis clashing with Copts is not, in fact, sectarian violence? Or is it that the agenda of these "secular journalists" is to, umm, report what's happening? (In the old days you never had to worry about the press actually reporting this kind of thing.)

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