Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dalga: The Brotherhood's Doublespeak Continues - Atlantic Council

The Brotherhood’s penchant for doublespeak is nothing new. In April 2013, in the aftermath of the Boston Bombings, and in September 2012, in the wake of the attack on the US embassies in Libya and Egypt, the Brotherhood and its political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, were quick to condemn the attacks, in English. In Arabic, however, they often take a much less conciliatory and more aggressive tone. The armed forces’ raid on Dalga, a town in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Minya, has proved to be yet another example in how the Brotherhood is presenting two different narratives.

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