Thursday, June 26, 2014

How secularists and liberals became enablers of Egyptian junta

"Why are we surprised that Egypt has sentenced three journalists, including a Canadian, to years of imprisonment after a sham trial on phony charges? What did we expect from the Stephen Harper government other than that it doesn’t care? Why are journalists and media institutions so shocked at the absence of press freedom under the Egyptian military junta that has been running a police state for more than a year?

"It is the secularists and liberals, both in Egypt and the West, who have a lot of explaining to do as the enablers of the army in Cairo that strangled a nascent democracy and has replaced it with a Gulag," writes Haroon Siddiqui