Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Egypt students protest “supporter of war crimes” Thomas Friedman

Bikya Masr

"CAIRO: Multi-award winning columnist Thomas Friedman was greeted in Egypt by protesters as he delivered a talk on the Arab world and Egypt’s revolution at the American University in Cairo (AUC) on Monday.

Protesters held signs showing children killed by Israeli attacks on Gaza with the question, “Why is a supporter of war crimes at AUC?”....

But protesters, students from the Al-Quds (Jerusalem) organization at AUC were not convinced, demanding answers for Friedman’s continued justification and support for Israel in his writings.....

Another student garnered loud applause when saying, “your stances on Palestine, on Iraq show that you are really more pro-Israel than anything else. You’re coming here with a nice smile saying you’re supporting democracy, but really that is not true.”...."

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