October 15, 2013
Brain implants? Mind-control?
It may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but for at least one Egyptian celebrity it is the only reasonable explanation for comments made by a Muslim Brotherhood-linked preacher last July, following the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi by the Egyptian army.
During a phone interview with Al Jazeera, Sheikh Yusuf Al Qaradawi attacked the Egyptian military over the scores of pro-Morsi protesters killed or denied medical attention by the armed forces, declaring that the army was “worse than Israel.”
Qaradawi is no friend of Israel, having praised suicide bombings against Israeli civilians and celebrated the holocaust as “divine punishment” against the Jews. His comments – invoking the perennial boogie-man of the Arab world, Israel – were meant to condemn what Qaradawi and other Islamists see as an unjust and bloody coup by the Egyptian army, and encourage Arab sympathy for pro-Morsi demonstrators.
This article was posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 5:08 am