Facebook Page Calling For EXPULSION of British Ambassador to Egypt HACKED One Day after Egypt’s INDEPENDENCE DAY from Great Britain With Over 300,000 Followers and 2 Million Views Per Week, "Egypt-Cradle of Love" Was Targeted

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By Ben Barrack

John Casson is the British Ambassador to Egypt. An increasing number of Egyptians are demanding that he go home. A Facebook campaign to help make that happen has been gaining steam for several months. Last week, it was hacked. The page, known as Egypt-Cradle of Love has been harnessing a great deal of the support for Casson’s ouster. According to the purveyor of the page, it has over 300,000 followers and is visited 2 million times per week.

Facebook Page Calling for Expulsion of British Ambassador John Casson (R) was hacked.

On June 19th, one day after a major push by the page to remove Casson, the page was hacked and effectively shut down for 36 hours. Perhaps not so coincidentally, June 18th is celebrated by Egyptians as their Independence Day from Great Britain, which pulled out of Egypt on that day in 1956.

The man who runs the page, Sadek Ebeid, said over a million people viewed his page that day as his posts calling for Casson’s expulsion were more prolific than normal.

Although it is unknown who targeted and hacked the page, the timing suggests Casson’s allies are a distinct possibility. They certainly had motive.

Why is Casson Persona Non-Grata to Egyptian People?

The short answer to this question is that Casson is viewed by the Egyptian people as an ally of the Muslim Brotherhood. If true, he would be working toward the removal of the current government in Egypt.

Lending credibility to the charges is the fact that Egypt’s Attorney General Nabil Sadiq accepted the request for an investigation into Casson earlier this year.

Casson’s words and deeds indicate he’s thrown in with the Brotherhood; an increasing number of Egyptians certainly believe so.

In 2015, Casson was summoned by the Egyptian government for his comments to reporters about the conviction of Al Jazeera journalists. Al Jazeera – based in Doha, Qatar – is the propaganda arm of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Said Casson at the time of the verdict:

“(I am) shocked and concerned by the sentences… (this case) is of profound interest to Egyptians because it has become a symbol of the basis for stability in the new Egypt… I am concerned that today’s ruling will undermine confidence in the basis of Egypt’s stability, both in Egypt and abroad.”

In that quote, it’s clear that Casson was defending the propaganda arm of a terrorist movement on the basis of free speech. Arguably, it was Casson who was undermining the Egyptian government with his words. Yet, there has not been a statement from Casson about the hacking of a Facebook page that is spearheading a movement that seeks his expulsion. While that by itself is not evidence Casson supports suppression of speech, it would if the line from the hacker leads back to him.

Perhaps a responsible journalist in Egypt could question him about it to see if his answer is consistent with the one he gave regarding Al Jazeera journalists.

Western Collusion with Muslim Brotherhood not new

Mohammed Mursi

Egypt endured a year of hell in 2012 with the election of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Mursi as President. The Obama administration helped to facilitate the fall of President Hosni Mubarak as well as Mursi’s rise to power; it openly supported him. At that time, U.S. Ambassador Anne Patterson behaved as Casson is behaving today.

At Mubarak’s trial in 2014, his Interior Minister testified that the Obama administration and the Muslim Brotherhood colluded to create the unrest that saw Mubarak removed from power.

Via Aram Online:

Habib El-Adly, interior minister under autocrat Hosni Mubarak, has maintained that the 2011 uprising was a “conspiracy” rather than a popular revolt as he continued to testify in his own defence…

…Insisting that the 25 January revolution was a plot devised by the Americans and the Muslim Brotherhood against the state and the security forces, El-Adly said that the 25 January revolution was a detriment to police forces.

Hillary and Huma (L) and wife of Mursi, Naglaa Mahmoud (R)

At the time of the uprising, Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State; her closest advisor Huma Abedin is a stealth jihadist for the Muslim Brotherhood. Abedin’s mother Saleha Mahmood shares a post with Mursi’s wife as one of the leaders of the Muslim Sisterhood.

Those relationships alone prove that Huma had both a stake and active role in helping put Mursi in power. None other than talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh picked up on this relationship between Huma’s mother and Mursi’s wife.

Here is the excerpt, from July 26, 2012:

Anne Patterson

This leads back to ElAdly who also testified that three days before the uprising which led to Mubarak’s ouster, Patterson called him. A decision had been made to suspend internet service because the Brotherhood was seeing success through social media to generate unrest.

Patterson’s call to ElAdly was to demand service not be suspended.

Contrast that with what Patterson did when it became apparent that Mursi was on the verge of facing a revolution by the Egyptian people.

Via Foreign Policy:

The tip of the spear for U.S.-Egypt diplomacy, Patterson’s June 18 speech discouraging street protests has come to symbolize the administration’s inability to recognize the potency of Egypt’s liberal opposition. “Some say that street action will produce better results than elections,” Patterson said. “To be honest, my government and I are deeply skeptical.”

In 2011, Patterson wanted to fuel the Muslim Brotherhood uprising. In 2013, she wanted to douse an uprising that would overthrow the Brotherhood.

It didn’t work. In fact, it backfired. Patterson’s comments helped to motivate the Egyptian people. It wasn’t long after Patterson’s comments that the largest protest in world history took place in Egypt. 30 million Egyptians took to the streets to demand Mursi’s removal.

Instead of being applauded for overthrowing a tyrannical government, the Egyptian people were derided by western politicians who demanded the Brotherhood be reinstated. Here is a propaganda report from Al-Jazeera at the time:

Today, Casson appears to be agitating and leading a community organizing effort on par with what Patterson was doing there in 2011. Recent history suggests the Egyptian people are very much against that, which has fueled the Facebook campaign that was recently hacked.

The Facebook campaign that’s garnering more and more support among Egyptians is something Casson definitely does not want to see continue. If it does, he very well could be forced to leave by 30 million Egyptians.

That would qualify as a motive for Casson and his allies to attempt to shut it down.

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