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October 29, 2013

Muslim Brotherhood Burns Dogs, Tortures Kittens, Eats Children

CBS New York reports:
Refugee Puppies From Egypt Looking For Homes In U.S.

Dogs Were Nearly Set On Fire By Muslim Brotherhood, Rescuer Says

DUMONT, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — They were nearly casualties of the ongoing violence in Egypt. Now two puppies rescued from the streets of Cairo are in New Jersey and looking for homes.

As CBS 2′s Amy Dardashtian reported, about two weeks ago, members of the Muslim Brotherhood marching toward Tahrir Square to demand that ousted President Mohamed Morsi be reinstated were using puppies as gas bombs — dipping them in gasoline and lighting them on fire, said Robyn Urman, a pet rescuer in Tenafly.

Urman received a Facebook message from Mervat Said, an animal rescue volunteer in Egypt, who said two puppies, Cleopatra and Cairo, were saved moments before they were to be used as weapons.

Three young kittens were tortured and two little children were grilled and eaten by the mob before the rescuers could intervene.


(h/t Erin Cunningham)

Posted by b on October 29, 2013 at 03:42 AM | Permalink


I'm sure that everyone here (as well as some visitors to Erin C's tweet site) is laughing his or her ass off at this pathetically crude propaganda, but I suspect it will largely achieve its goal within
its target audience. The fact that such crap gets such powerful media megaphones to assist in its dissemination speaks volumes.

Posted by: Hannah K. O'Luthon | Oct 29, 2013 4:19:40 AM | 1

Must keep'em busy from thinking about this

Posted by: Mina | Oct 29, 2013 5:20:34 AM | 2

this reminds me of a huge spca fundraiser during the iraq war. it cost $6000 to bring these dogs to the US who had befriended american soldiers there. it was unreal, disgusting.a huge spread on the spca homepage. americans care more about pets than people.

Posted by: annie | Oct 29, 2013 6:23:43 AM | 3

per dog. $6000 per dog.

Posted by: annie | Oct 29, 2013 6:24:30 AM | 4

Roland Dumas signs a tribune in Le Monde about the fate of 4 Saudi princesses who are leaving in captivity for years now, at the request of their half-brothers, including a millionaire who owns the Crillon hotel in Paris

Posted by: Mina | Oct 29, 2013 6:43:01 AM | 5

Two little children grilled and eaten by the mob...where is the evidence from these rescuers?

Posted by: y | Oct 29, 2013 7:07:16 AM | 6

The 1%'s spin-tank drones are getting desperate.
I hope one of the drones got a bonus for dreaming up this puerile, diversionary claptrap.

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Oct 29, 2013 7:32:11 AM | 7

" I hope one of the drones got a bonus for dreaming up this puerile, diversionary claptrap. "

yeah - free tickets to the messiah Brand's latest show, probably

Posted by: foff | Oct 29, 2013 7:51:17 AM | 8

"two little children were grilled and eaten by the mob"

Pure Greulpropaganda!!

Posted by: Luca K | Oct 29, 2013 8:54:09 AM | 9

Well, obviously the kittens and the children were added by way of sarcasm. If you look at the original story (which God knows is stupid enough) it stops with the puppies.

Posted by: Rowan Berkeley | Oct 29, 2013 9:19:42 AM | 10

annie @ 3: "americans care more about pets than people."

Can't speak for all, but, knowing Americans well, I DO care for my dog more than MOST Americans.

Posted by: ben | Oct 29, 2013 9:39:27 AM | 11

I wonder how many pets of every type have been incinerated by NATO hellfire?Data is confidential neh?

Posted by: dahoit | Oct 29, 2013 11:18:04 AM | 12

according to report, Saudi is supporting libyan secessionists in order to weaken the muslim brotherhood dominated the central government.

Posted by: spiuk1 | Oct 29, 2013 11:18:06 AM | 13

"Well, obviously the kittens and the children were added by way of sarcasm. If you look at the original story (which God knows is stupid enough) it stops with the puppies."

CBS story appears to have disappeared down the memory-hole now

Posted by: foff | Oct 29, 2013 11:37:48 AM | 14

Never mind the military coup of an entire nation of what, over 80 million people? Just manufacture a cat/puppy story which distracts.

Posted by: Eureka Springs | Oct 29, 2013 12:33:30 PM | 15

In the original story (now indeed disappeared), that is to say, in the video, it mentioned that the puppies were flown out of Egypt by a lady with the unusual name of Tzipporah.

Posted by: Rowan Berkeley | Oct 29, 2013 12:40:18 PM | 16

men aint born equal, never mind their pets,
+At first, the islanders were tricked and intimidated into leaving; those who had gone to Mauritius for urgent medical treatment were prevented from returning. As the Americans began to arrive and build the base, Sir Bruce Greatbatch, the governor of the Seychelles, who had been put in charge of the "sanitizing," ordered all the pet dogs on Diego Garcia to be killed. Almost 1,000 pets were rounded up and gassed, using the exhaust fumes from American military vehicles. "They put the dogs in a furnace where the people worked," says Lizette Tallatte, now in her 60s," ... and when their dogs were taken away in front of them, our children screamed and cried.+

Posted by: denk | Oct 29, 2013 12:59:42 PM | 17

10) The text got scrubbed. When you copy the text and search for it in google you still find it connected to CBS. As of now. Google will change the cache soon.

Posted by: somebody | Oct 29, 2013 2:43:58 PM | 18

OK, perhaps one should mull the sheer impracticality of using puppies as Molotov cocktails.

For one thing, how do you pick it up without setting yourself alight?
And how far do you expect to be able to throw it?

I can just see the Finns during the Winter War agonizing over the decision: What to use? A glass bottle filled with gasoline, or a puppy dog dipped in gasoline?

It's a tough call, that one....

Mind you, I can understand using a CAT for the purpose.

Now, don't get me wrong: using a CAT would sense, precisely because there is already a weapon of war that can be used to fling flaming kitties at your enemy: the CATapult......

Posted by: Johnboy | Oct 29, 2013 5:09:33 PM | 19

Some one has twitted to Erin Cunningham (whose link 'b' provided), that in Egypt humans are less valued than dogs are valued in the USA. Of course the idiot has overlooked the fact that in the US some dogs are more valued than some American citizens. Who would have a better life, who would have more "value"; Bill Gate's (or in fact any middle class family's) pet dog or a homeless in downtown NYC?!?!?

Posted by: Pirouz_2 | Oct 29, 2013 11:14:26 PM | 20

Politicians have considered the visit by an Egyptian popular delegation to Russia as an important step in strengthening Egyptian-Russian economic and military relations as well as a pivot away from the United States sphere of influence.They also said the visit demonstrates to the world that Egypt is not dependant on any specific country of the world and does not bow to any external pressure.Egypt under Nasser had very strong relations with Russia, said Tagamu Party Secretary General Magdi Sharabeya. These relations must be revived.He stressed that Egypt must diversify its sources of armaments by cooperating with Russia and China. We must not only depend on the United States, he added. The Americans keep threatening with the aid.Margaret Azer, secretary general of the Free Egyptians Party, said the Egypt must use soft power to regain its place in the world. Popular diplomacy brings good results and paves the way for official dialogue between governments, she said.America changed its dealing with Egypt according to its interests, and will continue to do so without doubt, despite its failure, she said. America wants a fragmented Middle East suffering from terrorism.Ahmed Derag of the National Assembly for Change said Egypt must deal with international powers in terms of equality and not dependency. Cooperation with Russia or China does not mean that we will cut relations with America, he said. We are opening relationships with other countries so as to create a balance in the region and regain our leadership of it.Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

Posted by: brian | Oct 31, 2013 2:45:51 AM | 21

We are so happy to hear the two puppies were rescued. Much love to all the victims and their pets from Whirly Dog Supplies, dog clothes and pet supplies.

Posted by: Whirly Dog Supplies | Oct 31, 2013 10:04:15 AM | 22

You have to smile at the sheer idiot naivete of that, don't you. Good luck to you, Whirly Dog Supplies. May all your troubles be little ones.

Posted by: Rowan Berkeley | Oct 31, 2013 12:57:31 PM | 23


Ayrault went to Moscow today to discuss Syria. The first statement he gave was about "a regime that used CW against his own people"... Still waiting for the proofs, but who cares?
(Good discussions here:

Posted by: Mina | Oct 31, 2013 1:10:31 PM | 24

Posted by: Dave | Oct 31, 2013 4:09:52 PM | 25

But it's also the Shia extremists who are committing heinous crimes against our animal friends. Some dumb hunter in Lebanon shoots an eagle and the AP headline screams:

Endangered Israeli eagle falls prey to Hezbollah!

Posted by: JBradley | Nov 4, 2013 4:18:01 PM | 26

re 26. Why not make an agreement with the Lebanese, rather than presume that your armed birds will be acceptable?

Posted by: alexno | Nov 4, 2013 4:35:09 PM | 27

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