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    Egypt Jails Three Britons

    EGYPT JAILS THREE BRITONS
    http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0...128793,00.html

    Three Britons have been jailed for five years in Egypt after being convicted of attempting to revive a banned Islamic group.


    The men were first arrested with 23 others in April 2002 and accused of attempting to reform Hizb-ut-Tahrir - or the Islamic Liberation Party.

    All were convicted of plotting "to revolt against the regimes in place across Arab and Islamic states under the pretext they are infidels".

    The Britons, Maajid Nawaz, 26, from Essex, Reza Pankhurst, 28, from London and Ian Nisbet, 29, also from London, had denied the charges.

    'Tortured'

    They claimed they were tortured into signing confessions which they had not been allowed to read prior to trial.

    Pankhurst told the press on the first day of the trial that he had been stripped naked, tortured with electricity and threatened with sexual abuse.

    Lawyers for the defendants had argued the group was only studying the ideologies of the Islamic Liberation Party and not recruiting others to follow its thinking.

    After hearing the verdict all three men shouted "God is great! Thanks be to God!"

    'Oppressors'

    Nisbett added: "Thank God for everything. We hope God is going to award us in the afterlife. We tried to change oppression in Egypt. Now, they are admitting that they are oppressors."

    The men's relatives say they have been set up and accuse the British Government of failing to offer the men any help.

    Nisbett's father, Alistair said : "It would be nice to think the British Government would do something but they have done precious little so far.

    "The Prime Minister kept this at arm's length when he met the Egyptian President at the New Year."

    The Foreign Office said it would wait for the Egyptian court to formalise its verdict before deciding what steps to take next.

    Comment:

    More muslims imprisoned for calling for the truth and American criticism is conspicuous by its absence, maybe its because Egypt is an ally on the war against political Islam. No matter how many thousands of muslims the corrupt muslim rulers imprison they cannot stop the Islamic revival which is gaining strength day by day.
    7cgen

    #2
    Jailed for what having a set of ideas!

    This is typical behaviour from the US propped up regimes like egypt.

    They cannot intellectually refute the ideas so they use the old torture and jail methods to silence the people.

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      #3
      Originally posted by ak47:
      Jailed for what having a set of ideas!

      This is typical behaviour from the US propped up regimes like egypt.
      Blaming the U.S. once again, very pathetic and predictable.

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        #4
        Originally posted by underthedome:


        Blaming the U.S. once again, very pathetic and predictable.
        I think you should stick to facts rather than defend the US and Israel day in day out.

        Egypt is bankrolled by ---

        I let you fill in the blanks

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          #5
          Originally posted by ak47:


          Egypt is bankrolled by ---

          I let you fill in the blanks
          OECD nations, the IMF, who? You tell me what you're talkign about.

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            #6
            Originally posted by underthedome:


            OECD nations, the IMF, who? You tell me what you're talkign about.
            try again

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              #7
              Originally posted by ak47:


              try again
              You try again, back up your statements with facts for a change.

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                #8
                The verdict was delivered almost two years after the violent imprisonment of three Muslim men from Britain and twenty three Egyptians. It represents the latest chapter in the Egyptian government’s vicious campaign against all those who dare to speak out about its corruption, unjust practices and tyranny.

                The men were arrested in April 2002, held without charge for more than four months and denied access to legal representation for forty-eight days. There were confirmed reports that they were tortured at the hands of the Egyptian security service – including the use of electric shock punishment, deprivation of sleep, threats of sexual abuse, beatings and solitary confinement.

                Imran Waheed, a UK based doctor and Representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, “This verdict serves to legitimise the corruption and tyranny of the Egyptian regime. Despite clear evidence of confessions being extracted under torture, the judge has sided with the torturers.”

                “Egypt, a partner state in the ‘war on terror’, has warm relations with both the USA and Britain and has been given a green light to torture and imprison all those who seek an end to tyranny and corruption via the return of the Islamic Khilafah [Caliphate].”

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                  #9
                  Hizb ut-Tahrir can teach us all much.

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