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Time to Burn the Egyptian Embassy?

By on 2.8.06 | 6:59PM

Cairo-based blogger "The Sandmonkey":

Freedom For Egyptians reminded me why the cartoons looked so familiar to me: they were actually printed in the Egyptian Newspaper Al Fagr back in October 2005. I repeat, October 2005, during Ramadan, for all the egyptian muslim population to see, and not a single squeak of outrage was present. Al Fagr isn't a small newspaper either: it has respectable circulation in Egypt, since it's helmed by known Journalist Adel Hamoudah. Looking around in my house I found the copy of the newspaper, so I decided to scan it and present to all of you to see.
Be sure to read his comments about how Arab leaders have used the Inkifada to draw attention away from more important issues.
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