Egypt's Past Crimes

By The Daily Dish

Issandr El Amrani explains the importance of Egypt's state security raids:

What it boils down to is that a vast bureaucracy existed simply to perpetuate itself and those in charge. Consider the neat categorizations of the population--“Muslim Brothers”, “Communists and human rights activists,” etc.--or the recent allegation that the Ministry of Trade paid a monthly retainer of LE174,000 to its own state security watchers to get them to write positive reports.

He wants "something akin to a truth commission to hear people's testimony both victims and abusers and then move on to building a better Egypt."

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http://www.theatlantic.com/daily-dish/archive/2011/03/egypts-past-crimes/174704/