Still more Islamic supremacist intimidation and thuggery. Deep-rooted insecurity and inability to stand dissent, combined with a penchant for violence. “Egyptian says he was abducted for anti-Islamist work,” from Reuters, February 15 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
(Reuters) – An Egyptian opposition activist said on Friday he had been abducted by men who threatened him over his anti-Islamist activities, tied his hands and scalded his back with hot water before dumping him in a remote area.
Ibrahim Hanafi had been working with the Freedom Front for Peaceful Change, collecting evidence of what he saw as “violations” by the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist movement that backs President Mohamed Mursi.
“They blindfolded me and tied my hands behind my back … They told me to stay away from the Muslim Brotherhood and politics and said that was a warning,” Hanafi told Reuters. He said he had been abandoned with ripped clothes in a remote area outside Cairo.
A Muslim Brotherhood spokesman said the group had nothing to do with the attack, or any involvement in other “indecent cases”. A security source confirmed that Hanafi had been found beaten and tied up.
Opposition activists say a number of campaigners have been attacked in recent months after criticizing the Islamist-led government that came in after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, who had repressed Islamist groups.
Hanafi said he had been abducted on Thursday night. A fellow activist earlier said he had been taken four days ago, but Hanafi said he had been at home for part of that time with his phone switched off….