Sheesh, Egypt, show restraint!
This video-clip presents a compilation of responses on Egyptian TV channels by TV hosts and commentators to the recent terror attacks in the Sinai.
Egyptian TV host Ahmad Musa: I’d like to say something loud and clear, and I don’t want anyone to be upset with me. No one should be upset with me. If we do not take revenge for today’s [terror attack] – right now, or tomorrow morning – instead of the 50 casualties we had today, we will have a hundred. We will have 400 casualties, not 50. 10,000 casualties, not 50. Our country is at war now, and we should say this loud and clear.
A state of emergency should be declared everywhere. Starting tomorrow, not a single demonstration should be allowed at any university. As of tomorrow, not a single dog should be allowed to go on a demonstration. Not a single dog should be allowed to chant slogans against the army. Not a single dog should be allowed on the streets, unless he is on his way to work.
Tomorrow, I want to see blood. I want to see blood right now. I want to see the blood from executions in the dozens, in the hundreds. I’m serious. Any killer should be killed. I don’t want to see arrests. Enough with this arrest nonsense. I don’t want to see arrests. I don’t want to hear about arrests. I want to see corpses. Corpses of terrorists, of murderers.
Al-Youm TV, October 30, 2014 (via the Internet)
Egyptian TV host Amr Adeeb
We will not rest until we finish off those sons of bitches. We will not rest until we finish off those sons of bitches.
Mr. President, do not be deterred by any of those [NGO] homosexuals. Those homosexuals do not know Egypt. They would have been strung up by their feet by the Muslim Brotherhood, if not for the June 30 [revolution].
Nile News TV, October 22, 2014
Egyptian General (ret.) Hussam Sweilam: You can forget about reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood. Don’t even talk to me about reconciliation. Reconciliation means giving up. It means we are weak. If you give them a little power, they will hit you harder.
We should strike them, even if innocent people are hurt. It is not important.
It doesn’t matter how many or how few innocent people are hurt. Our State Department will still blame Israel.
It troubles me that Egypt’s attitude toward terrorism is in line with mine—ruthlessly crushing armed groups; finishing off the “sons of bitches”; hanging the “homosexuals” by their heels; digging a moat around the entirety of Gaza. But I suppose I can live with it.