Eli Lake on Egypt: AQ praises demonstrators

Here’s Eli Lake’s article on a Muslim Brotherhood higher-up calling for ending the peace treaty with Israel, without ever mentioning that Egyptians just might view the peace treaty with Israel as the primary means of enabling Mubarak’s brutal repression of their country. And then there’s this little nasty bit, in a throwaway sentence buried in the piece:

In the last week some al Qaeda affiliated websites have released messages praising the demonstrations against Mr. Mubarak.

Right, and so have the leaders of the Islamic Republic and the Green Movement. And a whole lot of other people. Oh, and Edler von Mildenstein supported Zionism. What’s your point, Eli? Out and say it.

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Ali Gharib

Ali Gharib is a New York-based journalist on U.S. foreign policy with a focus on the Middle East and Central Asia. His work has appeared at Inter Press Service, where he was the Deputy Washington Bureau Chief; the Buffalo Beast; Huffington Post; Mondoweiss; Right Web; and Alternet. He holds a Master's degree in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. A proud Iranian-American and fluent Farsi speaker, Ali was born in California and raised in D.C.