January 20, 2012

Carter: Islamist Tool

(Hat Tip: Jihad Watch)

That wasn't a stomp you saw on video.

Egypt's Military Ruler assured Jimmy Carter that Egyptian soldiers did not harm any female protesters. In fact, the misleading video that purports to show a female protester being beaten and stomped was actually showing soldiers trying to help her cover her "provocative attire."

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(An Egyptian soldier stomps aids an injured protester)

Carter wrote (emphasis mine):

I was received with a friendly welcome as I congratulated the military leaders for what seemed to be a successful election, and then asked a number of questions. It seemed that the SCAF had full confidence that there would be accommodation to their demands by the Muslim Brotherhood and their coalition partners as the new government is formed. Instead of the reported 12,000 mostly political prisoners being held for trials in military courts, the Field Marshal stated that there were no more than 3,000, all of whom were guilty of criminal acts and being tried in civilian courts. He stated that the widely promulgated videos showing military attacks on demonstrators and a woman "with the blue brassiere" were all falsified. He said the soldiers were actually helping the woman re-clothe herself with what was provocative attire.

Clearly, we were all wrong in assuming what we saw in the video was a woman being abused. The soldiers were only trying to help her... to cover her... with their feet and batons...

Next time, let's not all be so quick to judge.

By DMartyr at 12:23 PM | Comments |