Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Egypt arrests Al-Jazeera's TV crew for ties to Muslim Brotherhood

From JIhad Watch / Posted by Robert Spencer

aljazeera.jpgIf Al Jazeera in the U.S. had a pro-Brotherhood bias, who would notice? So does the rest of the mainstream media. "Egypt arrests Al-Jazeera TV's 4-member crew," from the Associated Press, December 30 (thanks to Jayke):
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Interior Ministry says security forces have arrested journalists working for the Qatari-based Al-Jazeera network over alleged links to the Muslim Brotherhood, the leading Islamist group that was last week branded as a "terrorist" organization. 
The network said Monday that four of its Cairo team - correspondent Peter Greste, producers Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, and cameraman Mohamed Fawzy - are in custody since Sunday night.
Al-Jazeera says it's demanding their immediate release.
The ministry says only two Al-Jazeera staff were arrested, an Australian journalist and a second person, a Brotherhood member. It says they were meeting at a five-star Cairo hotel that is used to "spread rumors harming national security."
Egypt's military-backed government has long accused Al-Jazeera of bias because Qatar is perceived to have supported the Brotherhood.

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