Saturday, May 31, 2014

Conflicting Stories on Mob Violence in Egypt/Lebanon

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There is a disturbing report going on in the blogosphere about a Muslim mob that reportedly was exhorted in their mosque to go out and kill Christians in the Egyptian village of Dalga. Subsequently, a mob murdered a Christian man and mutilated his corpse. The below picture in the link from Maghreb is graphic.

However it appears that the photo is actually from another incident in Lebanon that was reported by numerous sources including CNN and the LA Times  in 2010. In this case, the victim was an Egyptian named Mohammed Mssalem (There are variations in the spelling of his last name), an accused murderer who was taken from police custody by a mob and lynched.

The pro-Islamic web site, Loon Watch, has been quick to point out the error in the report including links to the Lebanese lynching in 2010. Their CNN link has the identical photo appearing in Maghreb

Below is the Daily Mail (UK) report, which also has photos.

It is, however, documented that the 20,000-strong Christian community in Dalga is living in a climate of fear.

*Update: The picture, indeed, does not match the story of the incident in Egypt. I am informed that the incident in Dalga is factual. Atlas Shrugs has taken down the photograph but stands by the facts of the story itself, which are distinct from what happened in Lebanon in 2010.

I will keep checking into this story out of Egypt.


Siarlys Jenkins said...

Just goes to show, you don't know what to believe when someone running a blog tells you its really really true.

Gary Fouse said...


I am still checking further, but my sources tell me that the story-not the photo-is really really true.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

That's what they said about the photo.

They could be right... or not.