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Egyptians Warned Not to Talk to Foreigners

CAIRO — An advertisement broadcast on Egyptian television this week warned a talkative public not to open up to foreign visitors, in case their new friends turn out to be spies seeking to undermine the state.

The commercial, which appeared on both state-controlled and private channels with no indication of who was behind it, struck several Egyptian observers as a heavy-handed attempt to cast the dissatisfaction of many young revolutionaries with Egypt’s halting transition and the military council that still holds power as unpatriotic.

A version of the advertisement posted on YouTube with a rough English translation shows three young Egyptian activists in a cafe freely sharing their discontent over the nation’s economic and political problems with a mysterious foreigner, who takes notes on a mobile phone as ominous music swells.

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/08/egyptians-warned-not-to-talk-to-foreigners/


Added: Jun-11-2012 Occurred On: Jun-11-2012
By: USA1
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Other Middle East
Tags: egypt, spies, Foreigners, islamic, jidhadists,
Location: Egypt (load item map)
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