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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

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Egyptian Police vs. Sudanese refugess

The Egyptian Police finally clashed with the thousands of Sudanese refugees that have camped in one of Mohandeseen's public gardens for more than 2 months, leaving 6 injured and a little girl dead. Here is what happend:

About 2,000 riot police stormed the camp site and beat the people inside with truncheons and sticks after officials failed to persuade the Sudanese to board buses to take them to another site.

About 4,000 riot police in total ringed the site in an affluent part of Cairo near the offices of the U.N. agency that deals with refugees.

The protesters had refused to clear the area after police fired water cannons on them, demanding that the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) arrange for them to be flown out of Egypt.

"Let the UN arrange to take us to another country," said one Sudanese protester who gave his name as Wilson.

"Most Sudanese refugees have been subjected to violence in Egypt. We don't want to be here anymore," he said.

The only problem is this: They don't want refugee status in Egypt; They want refugee status in the US/Europe or Canada and they can't have that , because the civil war in Sudan is over with the new Peace agreemant. No more War = no overwhelming humane crisis that grants them such status. The UN already told them that, that there is no reason for any of those countries to give them assylum. Egypt , on the other hand, agreed to let them stay instead of bussing them all to an airport and deporting them back to Sudan. And now this happend. Great, huh?


At 12/30/2005 01:30:00 AM, Anonymous Alaa said...

10 where killed

At 12/30/2005 05:55:00 AM, Anonymous Jokerman said...

2000 policemen for unarmed poor sudanese refugees & 10 dead, hmmmm, not one rioter was killed when trying to storm the alexandia church...this is insanely ugly.

At 12/30/2005 01:02:00 PM, Blogger pelyas said...

I have no sympathy for these rioters. They are such a burden on Egypt and all they care about is their own selfish ideals. They complain about discrimination and depravity. What do they expect in an impoverished nation? What do they expect in a country where even people with common ancestors stretching for generations can't get along because they're Muslim and Christian? These Sudanese refugees don't deserve to stay in Egypt and don't belong in Egypt. Egypt has trouble enough meeting the needs of its own citizens and we don't need the added burden of having to provide for Sudanese and Somali refugees whose countries are now in relative peace. And lest us not forget the many sacrifices Egypt has made for Palestine. These Sudanese refugees need to be sent back to their country IMMEDIATELY. Put them in a camp by the border if anything but get them OUT OF CAIRO.


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