Torture and abuse are systematic in jails in Egypt, and at least seven people died in police custody there last year, Amnesty International said Thursday. Police and state security officials have allegedly subjected inmates to electric shocks, beatings, whippings and other forms of abuse. “Torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment continue to be practiced systematically in detention centers,” Amnesty said in a statement. Egyptian officials did not respond to repeated calls by The Associated Press seeking comment. (AP)
Voice of Judea Commentary:
The Egyptian government tortures inmates? Absurd! How does Amnesty International get the chutzpah to accuse the gentle, peace-loving, tree-hugging, baby-kissing Egyptian government of such crimes? So what if Egypt seems a bit anti-Semitic, with the viciously anti-Jewish miniseries released last year, the continuing hate-filled propaganda, the refusal of Egypt to crack down on weapons smuggling to terrorists, etc.
Jokes aside, the real crime of Amnesty International is not what they say, it is what they fail to say. They whine and complain all day long about a poor Arab getting slapped around, but when Jews are murdered killed (like the four Israeli soldiers on the northern border), kidnapped and tortured (like Elhanan Tannenbaum), or captured, placed in living conditions not fit for a rodent, and having his legs utterly destroyed (like Israeli war hero and POW Ron Arad), these human rights groups are no where to be seen. Where are they? Do they feel that Jews are not humans, and thus not deserving of rights which they claim all people enjoy?
A brief check of the Amnesty International website is enough to find numerous articles decrying Israel for a variety of actions, such as restricting the movement of Arab children and making them miss school. When it does criticize an Arab country, it is merely for actions done to Arabs. Jews are not mentioned. Does Amnesty International expect me to shed hot tears over Ahmed the Arab who misses a couple days of school, or for Tareq Souid, an Arab who fears being deported from Lebanon?
Sorry Amnesty, we’re too busy mourning the murders of Jewish soldiers and vicious torture of Jewish air force pilots, things which you obviously could not care less about.