Last week, Egyptian military authorities decided to release 19 Americans ostensibly being held for their involvement in the foreign-funding of non-governmental organizations operating in Egypt. According to this news item from Egypt’s state-run Al-Gomhuriah, dual protests in front of the U.S. Embassy demonstrated against their release by military authorities, and then turned on one another.
The news item from Egypt’s state-run Al-Gomhuriah starts out this way:
There are many questions on the Egyptian street concerning the escape of the Americans accused in the foreign funding affair. In a state of shocked amazement, people are asking the attorney general to react to the ruling of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to have the escaped fugitives returned. The population’s question is clear: “The Americans have fled … How do we get them back again?” It is a question that came up in many mosques yesterday.
Suez leader of popular resistance in Suez, Sheykh Hafez Salameh, confirmed that ten days ago, Egypt was stabbed in its chest when Egyptian officials allowed the Americans involved in the foreign funding affair to leave the country. He said, “That stab cannot pass without submitting those involved in the affair to justice. I refer to those who took part in this decision during the visits of the U.S. secretary of state, the U.S. ambassador and their colleagues, who came to exert pressure to have the traitors released.”
After his Friday sermon at the Al-Nour Mosque in Abbassiyah, Sheykh Salameh also said, “I was surprised by the attorney general’s decision to somehow bring the people involved in the issue of foreign funding back to into the country. Mr. prosecutor, now that you let them go, how will you bring them back? Mr. prosecutor, America still controls the Egyptian legal system.”
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