August 20, 2013

The Tale of Kerdasa's Police Chief

Nour Youssef, The Arabist

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Thugs are thugs. They attack because they can. It makes little difference whether they are from the MB or not. Those were Kerdasa's police chief Mohamed Gabr's thoughts on his unfriendly neighborhood thugs, according to his relative Mohamed Khalil, which he conveyed a month before his brutal murder became a default example of the violence carried out by some Islamists.

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TAGGED: Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood


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