Egyptians Protest in Cairo’s Tahrir Square Following Mubarak Verdict

via Think Progress

Thousands of Egyptians poured into the streets on Saturday, a day after a court sentenced former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to a life prison sentence, enraging protesters who hoped to see the fallen strongman receive the death penalty for his failure to stop the killing of protesters during Egypt’s uprising. He and his sons were acquitted of corruption charges. By Sunday morning, several hundred protesters were still demonstrating in Cairo’s Tahrir square, committing to stay until the deaths of those killed by security forces last year are avenged. See the chaos in the courtroom after the verdict was delivered:

Eli Clifton

Eli Clifton reports on money in politics and US foreign policy. He is a co-founder of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Eli previously reported for the American Independent News Network, ThinkProgress, and Inter Press Service.



  1. the Quran says, “Allah is most Gracious and most Merciful” more often than it says anything else. Sadly, the faithful and the apostates fail to live up to this measure.

  2. Eli, how is it in your report (which, sadly, I’m only reading now) do you describe WINEP and JINSA as mainstream conservative groups. It seems on here they’re characterized as more a part of the neo-con nexus. Would you explain? I guess that was an editorial decision?

  3. I might be guilty of plagiarism. If heavily cut and pasted your article on Geller’s site. I did some on Pipes, but answered a few of his commentors. As of now, Pipes has censored me. I called him an intellectual coward, being scared of a goy, state college educated gardener.

    I have a problem with your word choice in the conclusion: “In the past few years we have seen high-profile acts of violence perpetrated by American Muslims, such as the senseless murder of 13 soldiers at Fort Hood by Major Nidal Malik Hasan”

    Those murders weren’t senseless, they might be unjustifiable, repugnant, disturbing; they aren’t senseless. Those soldiers were heading out to occupy Muslim lands. If “Jihadis” can’t attack soldiers, it seems we’ve denied them any causus belli. How is attacking soldiers a terror attack (an attack against civilians for a political purpose, according to Bush & co)

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