I have said this before and I will say it again: Egypt is going into a deep and terrible civil war in the very near future. It's great that the new government has been able to curtail the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood but the unreasonable and totally devastating sentences passed down on the Muslim Bros and those associated with them are far too harsh and unbelievably hard.... that's not going to go down well with the supporters and sympathizers of that group. There are many of those, not only in Egypt but in other Sunni nations ... heck ... not just the Sunni nations .... look at the American government, they sympathize with the Muslim Brotherhood. Obama, the Clintons and that entire gang are of the opinion that the MB means Moderate Muslims.
Moreover, what the new Egyptian government is doing to freedom of the press is deplorable. If we would not like similar stuff happening in our own countries of the West then we should not remain silent and condone when such behaviour is seen in other countries.
Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy who was working for Al Jazeera, was one of three journalists given harsh sentences and as another journalist said yesterday, that harsh sentence of 7 years in an Egyptian jail was "for the crime of committing journalism."
My crystal ball tells me that there's gonna be lotta trouble in Egypt if the new government there does not put a lid on this tyranny and put a lid on it pronto.
....The elderly parents of Australian reporter Peter Greste, one of three Al-Jazeera English journalists sentenced to seven years in prison by an Egyptian court, told reporters the judgments were "a slap in the face and a kick in the groin to Australia as well as all fair-minded people around the world."
An Egyptian court on Monday convicted Greste as well as Egyptian-Canadian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed on terrorism-related charges. The case has prompted an outcry from human rights groups.
Mohamed also received an extra three years in prison on separate charges.........