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Old 03-08-2015, 09:17 PM
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Trying to say that he was an innocent bystander who just happened to be on holiday as all the shit hit the fan.

Anyway how come it is always the sisters doing the talking what about his old man?
Do you have any evidence that he was doing anything illegal?
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:15 AM
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I find it hard to have sympathy for someone who advocates for a state run by clerics.
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:34 AM
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Do you have any evidence that he was doing anything illegal?
They sure as hell were not there on a holiday. The lad has dual citizenship so he is a problem for Egypt and not us.
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:36 AM
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I hear Charlie Flanagan is doing his best to appear to make an effort, while in fact trying not to get involved at all. This guy has been in prison a long time with our brave Charlie doing fuck all of note to help.

It should also be said that the Muslim Brotherhood, much as I dislike their views, were the democratically elected government of Egypt and were overthrown by a military coup. Whether Ibrahim Halawa was an onlooker or a participant in the ensuing protests, he is an Irish citizen (who was under 18 at the time of his arrest) being held in appalling conditions and facing a possible death penalty at the hands of an administration led by a military usurper of power, who (having banned the country's far most popular party) went on to win election as president with a rather dubious looking 97% of the vote.

For more info from a human rights perspective, this is good: https://www.amnesty.ie/content/egypt...-over-protests
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:38 AM
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Muslim brotherhood and human rights lol
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:40 AM
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They sure as hell were not there on a holiday. The lad has dual citizenship so he is a problem for Egypt and not us.
So you don't then.
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:44 AM
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Do you have any evidence that he was doing anything illegal?
He was arrested during a siege on the Al-Fath mosque, I'm sure he was there handing out hugs and cups of tea to the faithful.
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:45 AM
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So you don't then.
You might want to watch the video of the family addressing the crowd at some demonstration they just happened to come across when on thier summer holidays very enlightening. Or why daddy Halawa is so quite on this matter.
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:46 AM
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You might want to watch the video of the family addressing the crowd at some demonstration they just happened to come across when on thier summer holidays very enlightening. Or why daddy Halawa is so quite on this matter.
Are they doing anything illegal on that video?
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:50 AM
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Are they doing anything illegal on that video?
I haven't seen it, but I know one thing for certain, when I'm on holiday, the first thing on my to do list is go immediately to the scene of a riot/siege.

Not forgetting my selfie-stick of course.
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