Egyptians Take to the Streets for Jailed Blogger

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Demonstrations erupted in Cairo on Monday night as activists demanded the release of a jailed blogger and the end to military trials for civilians. The blogger, Alaa Abd El Fattah, criticized the Egyptian military's response to an October 9 protest that ended in violence and the death of 28 protesters, most of them Coptic Christians. He also referred to the army controlling Egypt as "Mubarak's military." Fattah is being accused of inciting violence.

Cairo-based freelance reporter Noel King says the incident has major implications, and could potentially lead to a second revolution. Laila Soueif is the mother of Fattah. She discusses her son's case.

Guests:

Noel King and Laila Soueif

Comments [1]

listener

It is interesting to witness the light starting to dawn on the naive and giddy journalists who were vacuously sputtering about "democracy" a few months ago.
This revolution was supervised by the same corrupt military that brought Mubarak, Sadat and Nasser to power and the only viable alternative to them is the Muslim Brotherhood with only hatred toward Israel uniting all of them.
To paraphrase the old Mel Brooks song, Springtime for who and Egypt?

Nov. 01 2011 04:53 PM

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