Captain Amr's Blunder Fuels Bloody Revolt: Police Are Failing to Crush Islamic Fundamentalism in Upper Egypt, Robert Fisk Reports from Assiut
Fisk, Robert, The Independent (London, England)
CAPTAIN Amr Mustapha of the Egyptian police has a lot to answer for. In el-Azeiza he forced the locals to contribute money for improved facilities at the local gendarmerie. Then he tied an old man to a tree and beat him up after accusing him of theft. Angry at the behaviour of a local football player, Captain Amr attacked the man in front of a crowd of thousands. But he made his biggest blunder on 2 April, when he ambushed what he thought was a car load of Gemaa Islamiya (Islamic Group) gunmen at el-Gheneum, in upper Egypt.
No one disputes that Captain Amr and his fellow policemen set up a checkpoint in the town and stopped a taxi just after nine in the evening. But …
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Publication information: Article title: Captain Amr's Blunder Fuels Bloody Revolt: Police Are Failing to Crush Islamic Fundamentalism in Upper Egypt, Robert Fisk Reports from Assiut. Contributors: Fisk, Robert - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: April 25, 1994. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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