Egypt: tear gas fired into besieged mosque

Egypt: tear gas fired into besieged mosque

Witnesses say that Egyptian security forces have stormed the al-Fath mosque in Cairo after firing tear gas at hundreds of Islamists supporters of the country’s ousted president barricaded inside.

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Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom says he will not use the term “bongo bongo land” again after he was asked not to do so by his party chairman, but refused to apologise for his comments.

Godfrey Bloom, the Ukip MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire was recorded in July at a meeting near Stourbridge, making a speech in which he said:

“How we can possibly be giving a billion pounds a month when we’re in this sort of debt to bongo bongo land is completely beyond me.”

He has since been questioned over his comments by the BBC’s Today programme and said:

“If I’ve offended anybody in bongo bongo land, I shall write to the ambassador at the Court of St James’s and apologise to him personally.”

Despite refusing to apologise, Mr Bloom aknowledged that his comments may have been misconstrued by former President Omar Bongo of Gabon and said he would write to him to apologise.

Ukip said the matter was being considered by party heads and Mr Bloom has been asked not to use the term “bongo bong” by the party chairman.

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Comments

  1. how many english bastards does it take to screw in a light bulb? two to turn the chair while the other one holds still with the light bulb.
    -from the Greatest United States of America.

  2. hi biritish columbia, go screw yourself england.
    -from the los angeles, california.

  3. This was not a tear gas… This was a fire extinguisher fired by one of those who were barrackading inside the mosque, we saw it live

  4. tear gas last for a long time !!! the smoke disappeared in seconds !!

  5. liars !!! it is not tear gas it just a Fire Extinguisher !! search for مسجد الفتح طفاية الحريق and you will find the original video !

  6. طفاية حريق ياولاد الشرموطة

  7. I am an Egyptian citizen support the legitimacy and reject the military coup and the new coup government does not represent me

  8. بشار والسيسي لا فرق بينهما ومن يدعم هؤلاء لا فرق بينه وبينهم هم سواسية

  9. military in Egypt killing civillians because they are anticoup

  10. The military has been killing civillians and the Muslim Bortherhood has been killing civillians. This isn't a black/white situation and no one should be taking sides.

  11. I'm not sure if you know this, but this video isn't in the US.

  12. The military protected those inside from the civillians that were outside the mosque. Were there any deaths.? how did the pro morsi supporters get escorted out.? Why doesnt the media show how many churches that were burnt down by the Islamic brotherhood supporters and the police stations that were set upon and all killed inside. The Islamic brotherhood is a terrorist organisation.

  13. i have a clue ( evidence ) ..where's the tear gas bullet???!!! which supposed to be inside the mosque after firing ??!!! show me !!! i wasn't born yesterday ..it's a fake

  14. I like how they refer to themselves as "liberal" when political correctness is anything but.

  15. The Liberal media should spend more time highlighting the plight of people having their life saving operations cancelled for the want of cash.

  16. Are they still going on about this? It's not racist and wasn't meant to be directed at anyone. To me it seems like the media are attempting to smear the party by labeling them as "racists"

  17. fuk foreign aid we will be giving 12.6 billiom pounds away in 2014 to cuntrys that dont even like us wott a fuking joke

  18. Why would people think `Bongo land` was a racist term ? Surely those who thought racist are themselves racist??

  19. A message for Godfrey Bloom.
    Next time your asked about Bongo Bongo land, just let people know, that's were David Camaron lives, in Bongo Bongo Land were they do allsorts of daft things, like giving away peoples hard earned money and then telling the nhs and the pensioners that we haven't got any more dosh cos we've given it away to all the bongo people.

  20. Ukip are dead right Camaron shouldn't be giving away large amounts of our tax payers money, when our own services are falling apart at the seems.

  21. Mean while the country is up shit creek without a paddle and the best the media can do is report on bongo bongo land.

  22. Bongo Bongo land is that were the LIB LAB CON live???

  23. He is not a progressive liberal, i.e. a cultural marxist. You could, of course, try proving me wrong.

  24. So libertarians aren't liberals? What balls. Got news for you, Nige isn't going to be the champion of the right that you're waiting for and he certainly hasn't got the best interests of the huge number of ukip's current supporters at heart who will end up paying more under his policies than under, ohh let's see, liberals like Dave, Nick and Ed (tossers that they are). Like I said he is classic liberal libertarian: that means government of the rich for the rich.

  25. Libertarian, as opposed to progressive liberal. Huge difference. Downer.

  26. Says you in support of a party whose leader is a self-confessed classic liberal libertarian who wants to legalise drugs and prostitution and reduce the rate of tax the rich pay whilst increasing the basic rate that real workers pay. Well done!

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