In Egypt, it’s gone beyond extreme rioting: the rioters control an entire city

Today’s New York Times reports:

CAIRO - Egypt’s new government lost control of a major city, Port Said, on Saturday as rampaging soccer fans attacked the main jail, drove police officers from the streets and cut off all access to the city.
Set off by the sentencing of 21 Port Said soccer fans to death, the rioting was the sharpest challenge yet to the efforts of Egypt’s new Islamist rulers to re-establish order after the two years of turmoil that have followed the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s autocratic president

The event is remarkable, with many interesting facets, and the whole story is worth reading. The Times is the epicenter of the evil of today’s liberal world, but no other U.S. newspaper (and perhaps no other paper in the world) would provide coverage like this.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 27, 2013 12:13 PM | Send

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