By Joseph Mayton
(Cartoon by Carlos Latuff)
"CAIRO: Leading Egyptian politician and television host Gameela Ismail lashed out at the Muslim
Brotherhood’s English language media service Ikhwanweb after they sent out
condolences for a journalist slain in last Wednesday’s violent clashes near the
Ikhwanweb wrote that they wish to give condolences to al-Fagr journalist
El-Housseiny Abou Deif, who was shot in the head – investigations and activists
report Brotherhood supporters to be the culprits – and succumbed to those
injuries on Wednesday.
Ismail angrily fought back to what has become a daily barrage of propaganda
and misinformation being published by Ikhwanweb, saying, “Don’t you DARE mention
Abo Deif’s name! Killing him and paying condolences?! KILLERS YOU ARE.”
The Brotherhood then replied directly to Ismail, saying that “maybe u shld
show sympathy to the other 10 MB victims, they’re all Egyptians. Shots killed
Hussini were fired frm oppos side.”
Almost all independent investigations into the events of the palace clashes
have revealed that the Brotherhood supporters were seen wielding numerous
weapons and guns.
Ikhwanweb claims that those killed during the violence, which began after
Brotherhood and Morsi supporters violently attacked a peaceful sit-in by
activists at the palace.
At least 11 people were killed in the violence that lasted in Thursday
morning last. Most of those killed were opposition activists, however, the
Brotherhood has attempted to claim all the victims as their own, including a