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Egypt officially complains against Brotherhood assault on journalists in NY

On Monday, a group of Muslim Brotherhood sympathisers protested in New York wearing yellow Rabaa signs while verbally and physically assaulting a group of Egyptian media personnel

Ahram Online , Tuesday 29 Sep 2015
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Screen Shot of the assault that took place on Monday September 28, 2015 in New York city to the media team accompanying the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi who is attending the 70th session to the General assembly. ONTV anchor Youssef El Houseiny (R) TV anchor Ramy Radawan (L)
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Egypt’s foreign ministry announced that an official complaint was made on Tuesday against offenses made by Muslim Brotherhood members' in New York to the media team accompanying Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

El-Sisi is currently on a visit to New York City to attend the UN General Assembly's 70th session.

Videos circulated on social media on Monday showing a group of Muslim Brotherhood sympathisers organising a protest around the well-known streets of New York wearing yellow Rabaa signs while verbally and physically assaulting a group of media persons from Egypt.

The Egyptian consulate in New York sent an official complaint to the U.S. state department demanding an urgent arrest of all those who insulted the media team accompanying the president.

Among the media personnel was the well-known TV anchor Youssef El-Housseiny, as well as Mohamed Sherdy and Ramy Radwan.

The media group also included other figures such as anchors Ahmed Moussa and Wael El-Ebrashy. As soon as they arrived, many Sisi supporters welcomed them cheerfully while chanting slogans supporting the Egyptian president and praising their efforts.   

The complaint sent to the U.S. state department was accompanied by videotapes showing the incidents of assault, according to a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry.

“The memo sent to the state department explained that the protest organised by the Muslim Brotherhood group violated all laws defining peaceful protests in the US,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, the memo also demanded the termination of all demonstration permits given to Brotherhood members.

Many Brotherhood members fled to the US and to European countries shortly following the ouster of the Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

In November of the same year, the Egyptian government designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group.

The 86-year-old Brotherhood is currently facing an existential challenge, with a relentless security crackdown that has jailed thousands of its members and supporters.


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01-10-2015 07:39pm
Muslim brotherhood need to be annihilated. Their sister organization CAIR in the united states needs to be put under heavy restrictions. It's time to put away those monsters and political islam to die in the arcanes of history. Islam has always been about spirituality and never about politics. Those who claim that there is politics in Islam are correct. However, those politics are meant to nourish our spirits and to make us spiritually healthy. This spiritual health will allow us to habitate paradise. Those will spiritual illness will not be able to habitate paradise without their illness being crushed by the fires of hell. Through their own choosing can they achieve the spiritual health that guides them to paradise by the encounters they will have with the people of heaven. As a test to each other in al a3raf we will meet, however God will rule through justice and give heaven through mercy.
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30-09-2015 05:05pm
Curious and Intrigued
I am both curious and intrigued by the outcome of the NYPD would be action in this outrageous assault case.I wonder what the US admin and media would have done had this attack took place in Cairo on US media staff accompanying obama?
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