The title of a recently released Yahoo! article is “US BLASTS arrest warrant against Egypt satirist” (Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/us-blasts-arrest-warrant-against-egypt-satirist-204602199.html).
“The U.S. State Department said Monday (April 1, 2013) that arrest warrants and the investigation of a popular Egyptian satirist and other critics of Egypt’s ISLAMIST president highlight a “DISTURBING TREND” of growing restrictions on freedom of expression in the country”. Again there are TWO things to note here. First once again we must note how ALARMING an “Islamist president” is because such individuals use EXTREMELY HEAVY-HANDED TACTICS, such as FORCING women to wear veils making this yet another/the latest example of the “force and pain technique” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“The strongly worded statement by U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland Monday (April 1, 2013) came a day after Bassem Youssef, who criticizes President Mohammed Morsi (Morsy) and hard-line clerics on his Jon Stewart-style show, was released on bail following an interrogation into accusations he insulted Morsi (Morsy) and Islam (Islam)”. Again, Youssef MAKES FUN OF OTHER PEOPLE TOO NOT JUST MUSLIMS.
Finally, “Youssef’s questioning followed arrest warrants against five prominent anti-government activists accused of INCITING VIOLENCE“. Just like NORTH KOREA and CHINA the “inciting violence” is being used with increasingly regularity in Egypt now. “Nuland said the administration is also concerned that the Egyptian government has “been SLOW (?)” or didn’t “ADEQUATELY (?)” investigate cases of attacks against anti-Morsi protesters, journalists and (especially) POLICE BRUTALITY“. “didn’t “adequately” investigate” should be “didn’t…investigate” AT ALL. “So there DOES NOT seem to be an even handed application of justice here” obviously. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD WANTS. “The arrest warrants,…show “evidence of A DISTURBING TREND of GROWING RESTRICTIONS ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION“. Again, THIS IS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD WANTS.
This is yet another EASY conclusion. The US is “blasting” Bassem Youssef’s arrest through RHETORIC ONLY. THEY CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. There’s no question that US influence in the Middle East is even though this is indeed a blatant violation of FREE SPEECH/FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION and a satirist’s job is to MOCK/MAKE FUN OF/RIDICULE people.