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Egypt Shut Downs Internet

January 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Yesterday the government of Egypt shut down the whole internet and mobile access in their country in order to stop protesters that have been flooding the streets in ant-governments protests. Apparently at 12:34pm yesterday Egypt time all 4 major internet providers went down in Egypt. No one ever thought a government would ever do this, but here it is..it has happened. Last year during the Iran protests, the Iranian government tried to filter the internet for their country by blocking access to Facebook, Twitter and some social media sites and that was the closest it got to an internet shutdown.

The scale of Egypt’s crackdown is unprecedented in the history of the web. President Barack Obama condemned the moves by Egyptian government to stop activists using cellphones and cyber technology to organize rallies.

According to experts 97% of internet traffic in Egypt was shut down. The shutdown in Egypt is the most comprehensive official electronic blackout of its kind, experts said.

Funny Statement from Iranian Government regarding Egypt Protests

January 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Someone posted this on Facebook Free Iran group today:

From the BBC comes a statement by the Iranian government that deserves to be considered Guinness Book of World Records for hypocrisy:

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said “Iran expects Egyptian officials to listen to the voice of their Muslim people, respond to their rightful demands and refrain from exerting violence by security forces and police….”

Here are some comments regarding the above on Facebook:
Comment #1:
I Think People Need To Open Their Eyes Its All A Set Up. Violence Breeds Anarchy The More Anarchy The More A Government Can Impose A Dictatorship. Also Its The Ego Of The Self And Peoples Attachment To It Is What Causes Stupitidy In The First Place. Nothings Going To Change, It Will Continue To Be The Same Pattern Over And Over Again Because Of The Attachment To Ego Of The Self.

Comment #2:
Yes it is hypocrisy and they are hypocrites! But the point is that this regime does not recognize any of those Arabic governments as an “Islamic”, when they emphasize on “Muslim people” rather than people of Egypt (which itself reveals thei…r lack of respect for the rights of non Muslims) it means that since the Egyptian government is not Islamic, then Muslims have the right to protest against it, contrary to the regime in Iran that sees itself as Islamic and thus those who protest against it, are against Islam and therefore must be combated and eradicated.