Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Demonstrators used deadly force

  • Print

The Muslim Brotherhood demonstrations that Gwynne Dyer refers to in his July 30 column, Worse than a crime in Egypt, were not that peaceful. The demonstrators used deadly weapons and a few security officers were killed by gunshots. As well, allies of the Muslim Brotherhood are killing Egyptian soldiers in lawless Sinai in the last several months. I don't think the police or army in Canada or the U.S. would react differently if they were being shot at or killed.

Dyer's assertion that the simplest plan would be to just wait out the protesters could not work there because the Muslim Brotherhood refused any reconciliatory gesture by the interim government. Instead, they demanded that the ousted president must be reinstated before any talks would take place. Those demands are not realistic; they belong only in dreams.

As an Egyptian-Canadian with close family members in Egypt, I strongly object to Dyer's reference to the masses who went to Tahrir Square as "political idiots." They are more informed than most people think. They have based their decision on the political and economic climate in which they have lived the last 12 months and after all the promises that got the president elected were not fulfilled.

AB FRIEG

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 2, 2013 A10

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Family of Matias De Antonio speaks outside Law Courts

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A baby Red Panda in her area at the Zoo. International Red Panda Day is Saturday September 15th and the Assiniboine Park Zoo will be celebrating in a big way! The Zoo is home to three red pandas - Rufus, Rouge and their cub who was born on June 30 of this year. The female cub has yet to be named and the Assiniboine Park Zoo is asking the community to help. September 14, 2012  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
  • Geese fly in the morning light over Selkirk Ave Wednesday morning- Day 22– June 13, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What are you most looking forward to this Easter weekend?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google