Tom and Jerry cartoons blamed for violence in Egypt
Egypt's Interior Ministry is under fire for police brutality and other abuses but the head of the State Information Service (SIS) Salah Abdel Sadek blamed violence in Egypt on Tom and Jerry cartoons, violent video games and movies.
|Egypt's security forces are considered among the most violent and brutal in the middle east. Of course it is always possible that they spend too much time watching Tom and Jerry cartoons, playing video games, and watching violent movies.|
“Backtracking means a mistake was made.” Instead, it says, the police should seek to undermine the credibility of the journalists’ union by deploying retired police generals to the country’s influential, and mostly pro-Sisi, television programs, to “explain the ministry’s point of view.”The memo suggests more monitors are needed to watch websites 24 hours a day. Mahmoud Elmamlouk, editor of a local news website said they do not want to be held accountable. The Ministry said the leak was a result of a "technical malfunction." The two journalists arrested were accused of illegal possession of weapons and are being held for 15 days for questioning.