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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Egyptian Chemist freed 20 days after being cleared from all charges

This would be funny if it wasn't so sad. Authorities on Tuesday released an Egyptian chemist detained for questioning after the deadly July 7 subway and bus bombings in London, an Interior Ministry official said. [...] An official from the ministry's media office said el-Nashar was released after authorities found no evidence against him and no links to the attacks or to al-Qaida. Never mind they found out that they had no evidence against him and cleared him of all charges 20 days ago. And never mind that he was never actually declared a suspect by the British Police. And never mind that our own Interior Minister said more then 20 days ago that allegations against him was "groundless". Nope, never mind all that. Let's keep him in jail for an extra 20 days anyway. Why would they do that to an innocent man? Ehh, no comment. They probably don't have time to answer questions: they have people to torture and demonstrations to stop. Poor them, they must be so overwhelmed with the task of keeping us safe from our own rights. I blame the Jews myself. It's all their fault somehow. Must be all the paperwork that kept him there. Yeah, that must be it!


At 8/09/2005 09:03:00 AM, Anonymous karim elsahy said...

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At 8/09/2005 10:04:00 AM, Anonymous Alaa said...

only logical explanation I can think of is they tortured the guy real bad and had to wait for his wounds to heal before they could release him to the cameras of the world.

tab3an assuming they follow some logic aslan is a big mistake, I think the answer to all questions like why did the egyptian security do this horrible thing? is "WHY NOT"

WHY NOT indeed there is nothing to stop them from doing anything, including killing and raping as a favor for their friends.

At 8/09/2005 12:44:00 PM, Blogger Kat said...

You know what, don't take things like this at face value. I know what the interior ministry said about him being innocent, but I question that profoundly. There are too many coincidences.

I'll bet you that they have him under surveillance right now. Its ye old catch and release program. they may have held him for so long to get him to turn or to set it up so that he looks good to his compatriots.

The main "coincidenses" are that he was in the US for a short period of time at the same tiem as Germaine Lindsay, leaving about the same time and both of them end up in Leeds where this guy "rents" an apartment to Lindsay, where the bombs are mixed in the tub and then Lindsay ends up being a bomber.

The Brits never listed him as a "suspect" because they were hoping he would come back voluntarily as a material witness. Had they listed him, the Egyptians would have demanded all of the information against him. Considering that within 24 hours of his capture, the Egyptians were claiming his innocence, it's a good bet this guy is connected high up in the government. thus, giving information to the Egyptians would have compromised their investigation.

I will wait and see if this guy goes back to England and see what happens.

At 8/09/2005 06:34:00 PM, Anonymous highlander said...

yes the security thingy alert is gone after u removed the logo, it is still present when we go to older posts ?!? weird ..

At 8/10/2005 02:04:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

Alaa, it could be that they just kept him to see if he had anything to do with the Sharm bombing. Sure, they happend afterwards, but hey, they needed suspects and they had him. So that could be it?

At 8/14/2005 05:43:00 PM, Blogger ritzy said...

I'm with Kat, the Brits couldn't say much since they want him back on UK ground and he would never be extradited or return voluntarily if he felt they're after him. We'll see if he goes back, it can only mean he is sure he won't be arrested. Anyway, a lot of questions remain, I should accept that he is cleared but I still think he played a role, somehow.


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