In Egypt, they’re finally getting around to addressing Islamist-terrorist propaganda, and one way they’re doing it is sending two Al-Jazeera “journalists” — news producer Alaa Omar Mohammed Mohammad and news editor Ibrahim Mohammed Hilal — to the gallows, along with Asmaa al-Khateib, a “journalist” for Rasd, a Moslem Brotherhood front.
That’s, if they can get their hands on them — the journalists have reportedly bugged out and the court sentenced them in absentia.
The same trial also sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi, who did his best during his one-year reign, during which he seized absolute power, to turn Egypt into a Moslem Brotherhood Islamist state (with the support of a certain United States President), to death. It probably makes little difference for Morsi, as past trials have already sentenced him to death for terrorism and the Wadi el-Natrun prison break of 2011, to life in prison for espionage for Qatar, and to 20 years for arresting and torturing protesters and incitement to violence during his brief and bloody reign.
Naturally, American media are appalled that journalists should be held accountable for what they do. The New York Post:
An Egyptian court has sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the rule of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.
Morsi, the case’s top defendant, was also sentenced to 25 years in prison. He was ousted by the military in July 2013 and has already been sentenced to death in another case.
Saturday’s verdicts can be appealed.
The two Al-Jazeera employees – identified by the judge as news producer Alaa Omar Mohammed and news editor Ibrahim Mohammed Hilal – were sentenced in absentia along with Asmaa al-Khateib, who worked for Rasd, a media network widely suspected of links to Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood.
The Brotherhood was banned and declared a terrorist group after Morsi’s ouster.
The Brotherhood was also a banned terrorist group for most of Egypt’s history as an independent state. (Morsi was a member, and his brief and disastrous interregnum resulted from its unbanning). It’s also banned as terrorist organization in Bahrain, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Syria, as well as Russia. Note that Qatar, the national sponsor of Al-Jazeera and the recipient of the journalists’ pilfered secrets, is one of the few nations in the region that is Moslem Brotherhood-friendly.
As far as its ties to terrorists go, who murdered Egyptian President and Middle East peacemaker Anwar Sadat? An Islamist group, inspired by and closely aligned with the Brotherhood.
Say what you will of the Egyptians, they know exactly whom they’re fixing to hang.