Despite claiming to be on hunger strike, a video has leaked of incarcerated Muslim Brotherhood leaders eating behind closed doors...
Muslim Brotherhood leaders have been caught pigging out while pretending to be on hunger strike. Freedom and Justice party deputy leader Essam el-Erian, Muslim Brotherhood leader Alaa Hamza and Salafist activist Gamal Saber were filmed eating food and drinking at the end of their trial in a Cairo court this week.
The men stuffed their faces with food despite telling supporters they were quitting food. The Muslim Brotherhood said on December 23 that more than 450 of its members launched a hunger strike to protest their “inhuman treatment” in jails. The group claims detainees are “banned from family visits, legal counsel, medical care and (live in) overcrowded and unhygienic cells.”
The Brotherhood said several senior figures were taking part in the hunger strike, including one-time presidential hopeful Khairat al-Shater, senior official Erian, former legislator Mohammad Beltagi and Essam al-Haddad, a key Morsi advisor.
Starving oneself for a political cause has long been thought of as a noble and committed pursuit, providing, you know, you actually do it. The idea that the country's great Islamic warriors could possibly fake a hunger strike, will shock some but frankly won't surprise the rest of us at all.
After all this isn't the first time that the Ikhwan have been caught with their pants on fire. Earlier this year Brotherhood supporters were caught staging a hoax in which they carried empty coffins purported to belong to group members killed the army.
And the group were also caught red handed (literally) when a supporter was filmed showing a bloodied t-shirt to TV crews before lifting his shirt off to reveal his body in perfect condition.
The Brotherhood has yet to respond to the footage, presumably because they are too full to get to the phone. Buy grab some snacks kids, we can't wait to hear them try to explain this one...