Obama Admin accuses Egypt of stifling...

Obama Admin accuses Egypt of stifling freedom

There are 6 comments on the www.jihadwatch.org story from Apr 2, 2013, titled Obama Admin accuses Egypt of stifling freedom . In it, www.jihadwatch.org reports that:

The United States on Monday voiced concern over freedom of expression in Egypt following the arrest of a comedian for allegedly insulting President Mohamed Morsi and Islam.

US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the detention and release of television satirist Bassem Youssef was evidence of a "disturbing trend" of mounting restrictions on freedom of expression ...

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#1 Apr 2, 2013
from jihadwatch:

"'We have concerns that freedom of expression is being stifled ... This is something that came up when Secretary (John) Kerry was in Egypt. He raised human rights concerns, including freedom of the press, with President Morsi, and we will continue to raise these concerns.'"

But in 2011, the UN Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 16/18 that called upon Western states to pass laws that criminalize "defamation of religion" with the support of the same Obama administration that is criticizing Egypt for doing just that.

Hypocrisy!

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#2 Apr 2, 2013
I disagree.
Comedians have always been excluded from defamation laws and this is why he was released without being tortured or beaten.
He was simply advised to tone it down a little.

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#3 Apr 2, 2013
animals against islam wrote:
I disagree.
Comedians have always been excluded from defamation laws and this is why he was released without being tortured or beaten.
He was simply advised to tone it down a little.
And what happens when satirist Bassem Youssef simply doesn't take that "advice"?

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#4 Apr 2, 2013
bassam yusuf is a coward, he not only hated by islamists but by egyptians generally and his thick blooded animal who suk up the zionist jewish stuff
Richard

UK

#5 Apr 2, 2013
Egyptian_lad wrote:
bassam yusuf is a coward, he not only hated by islamists but by egyptians generally and his thick blooded animal who suk up the zionist jewish stuff
your vitriolic comments clearly show the mind set of most muslims

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#6 Apr 2, 2013
Richard wrote:
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your vitriolic comments clearly show the mind set of most muslims
Richard: plz speak about your sick minds better

you bunch of guys whose their minds programmed wrongly

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