Egyptian Government Officials Meddle in Cartoon Crisis
Egyptian Ambassador to Denmark, Mona Omar Attia, met with the controversial Danish Imams several times before their trips to the Middle East. She is preaching freedom of expression to the west on behalf of a country (Egypt) that has no freedom.
Egyptian Press published the Danish Cartoons four months ago without admitting or apologizing for the cartoons. The story did not lead to any protests or riots anywhere. At that time, there was no need to play the cartoons politically as the case now.
Gateway Pundit has a very interesting eye opening timeline story incorporated with some other fishy statements made by the Egyptian Ambassador to Denmark Mona Omar Attia said after a meeting with Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen. She said "she will urge diplomatic protests against the Scandinavian country to continue." May I ask what is the nature of those protests? Burning flags and torching building? Those were the protests we saw so far. She said also "Fogh Rasmussen's response to the Muhammad drawings controversy has been inadequate, and that the country should do more to 'appease the whole Muslim world."And what has been happening in Egypt to appease the Muslim world? More Sheikhs during prayers flaring up poor people. The government is not doing its best to stop the impact of informal and formal worshipping places. In a country like Egypt with almost 40% illiteracy, many people do not know whether Denmark is a country or a company.
Egypt's ambassador in Copenhagen, Mona Omar Attia, highlighted the stalemate in comments after she heard Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen say his government could not apologize for anything that Danish newspapers had printed. Egypt has no freedom of expression. The Egyptian diplomat did not acquire any taste for freedom. She said "This means that the whole story will continue and that we are back to square one again. The government of Denmark has to do something to appease the Muslim world.” Gateway has the full story and the timeline....
In related statements, Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa, who is an Egyptian national and served as Egypt's foreign minister said on Jan 31 in a two-day meeting in Tunis to strengthen co-operation against terrorism:"Why do they talk about democracy and freedom of expression just when the issue concerns Islam?". He asked "If it concerns other religions the facts will change." That was one day after the Danish paper Jyllands-Posten's apology to Muslims. Apparently, appeasment statements are not intended at any level. But why?
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