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Egypt's State Information Service Statement to Foreign Correspondents

Egypt's State Information Service Statement to Foreign Correspondents

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Statement sent by Egypt's State Information Service to foreign correspondents Aug. 17, 2013
Statement sent by Egypt's State Information Service to foreign correspondents Aug. 17, 2013

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Statement by the State Information Service (SIS) on currentevents in Egypt(August 17, 2013)
 
The State Information Service (SIS), as an Egyptian nationalinstitution, welcomes and appreciates contacting all media outletsand extending all assistance for facilitating the great job of foreigncorrespondents through supplying them with all facts about thecurrent situation in Egypt. The SIS while underlining thesevocational principles, expresses all appreciation for the sinceremedia outlets which are keen on conveying events in Egypthonestly and precisely in line with the common vocational andethical criteria without any distortion.
 
At a time when the SIS expresses its respect for the freedom of opinion and expression, it noticed that some media coverage hassteered away from objectivity and neutrality that areinternationally common, according to a certain political agenda; astate of affairs that led to conveying a distorted image that is verymuch far from the facts and media coverage. This raises manyquestions about the neutrality of this media coverage and its goalsout of the following considerations:
 
First: Egypt is feeling severe bitterness towards some Westernmedia coverage that is biased to the Muslim Brotherhood andignores shedding light on violent and terror acts that areperpetrated by this group in the form of intimidation operationsand terrorizing citizens let alone killing of innocent people andsetting churches and public and private property on fire alongwith storming police stations and blocking roads and all other
 
forms of thuggery and sabotage.Second: Some media sources are still falling short of describing theevents of June 30 as an expression of a popular will where millionsof people took to the street to express themselves.
 
Third: Despite the danger of "Al-Qaeda" organization at theinternational level, the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood hassought the support of some of its elements is completely ignored.Some Egyptian media organs have noticed on Friday that morethan five vehicles have entered Ramsis square, in Cairo downtown,carrying masked elements carrying the black flag of al-Qaedaalong with automatic weapons amid celebrations by the MuslimBrotherhood elements who were present in the square.
 
Fourth: Despite an escalation by the Muslim Brotherhood andsupporters of the ousted president, police men, in cooperation withthe Armed Forces men and through popular assistance, managedto carry out all missions assigned to them and were able to controlthe security situation in face of the terrorist attempts by theMuslim Brotherhood to fling the country into violence. Thissituation refutes allegations about a civil war in Egypt inaccordance with comments by experts and analysts withinternational research centers (such as the Middle East StudiesInstitute and the US Foreign Relations Council along withBrookings Institute).
 
Fifth: Several media sources are seeking to focus on Westernpolitical stances that are adopting an approach different from theEgyptian one while making inaccurate remarks about the situationin Egypt ignoring this way several Arab and regional stancessupporting Egypt in its war against terrorism such as the stancesof Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain and the UAE. The
 
importance of these stances lies in the fact that they came fromcapitals that have a regional influence and are associated withstrong political and strategic relations with Western quarters; anindication to the possibility for backing the Egyptian State's stancein the face of terrorism and Western political and media doubtingcampaigns.
 
Sixth: Several international media sources have ignored makingreference to the huge numbers of victims from the Armed Forcesand the police in face of the Muslim Brotherhood's violence. Theyalso ignored making reference to the participation of non-Egyptianelements from Pakistan, Syria and Palestine in violent actscommitted by the Brotherhood group.
 
Seventh: These acts of violence by the Muslim Brotherhood groupattest to the fact that they have exceeded all red lines regardingcommon humanitarian rules where a building owned by the ArabContracts Company in Ramsis square was set on fire due tohurling Molotov Cocktails against it by Brotherhood elements.Fire columns extended to nearby Blood Bank building. TheBrotherhood group is seeking shelter inside mosques that are usedby them in their confrontations with the police forces as wasmanifested in the events of Al-Iman Mosque in Nasr City and Al-Fatah Mosque in Ramsis.
 
While the SIS reiterates its keenness on maintaining all channels of contact open with all foreign correspondents and media peopleand its respect for the freedom of opinion and the other opinion, iturges all media outlets to be accurate in their coverage and not torely on false information and use only verified reports in a bid toconvey an honest image without any distortion. It also urges themto be neutral so that they would convey a true picture to the local

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Tommy Peters added this note
At the Hamas truce, Obama said he was “impressed with the Egyptian leader’s (Morsi’s) pragmatic confidence.” He sensed an “engineer’s precision with surprisingly little ideology." It must have been a coy presidential tidbit designed for the liberal press and its gullible following, given that the official motto of the Muslim Brotherhood is “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qu
Tommy Peters added this note
At the Hamas truce, Obama said he was “impressed with the Egyptian leader’s (Morsi’s) pragmatic confidence.” He sensed an “engineer’s precision with surprisingly little ideology." It must have been a coy presidential tidbit designed for the liberal press and its gullible following, given that the official motto of the Muslim Brotherhood is “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qu

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