Democracy in Egypt

Last week a group of Egyptian-American activists gathered outside of the Saudi consulate in New York City to demonstrate in support of Egyptian democracy. However, since they were chanting and shouting in Arabic and not English, they were able to express some more extravagant sentiments than they might have otherwise. Not only did they call for the overthrow of the Saudi regime, but they denounced it for selling Egypt to the Jews.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism reports:

NYC Pro-Morsi Rally Blasts Saudis as “Dirtier Than Jews”

Egyptian Americans for Democracy and Human Rights (EADHR) has organized rallies throughout the country since last summer, demanding Muslim Brotherhood politician Mohamed Morsi be reinstated as Egypt’s president. Those rallies normally showed a degree of discipline, with chants calling for democracy and expressing love of Morsi himself, with the Muslim Brotherhood going unmentioned.

A Feb. 8 rally outside the Saudi Arabian consulate in New York City didn’t focus on the Islamist group, either. But chants and speeches in Arabic blamed the Saudis for Egypt’s political situation, with some calling on God to destroy the Saudi regime, and allegations they are trying to “sell Egypt to the Jews.”

Below is some subtitled video footage from the event:

Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

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