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.
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