CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's justice minister warns the lynching of criminals in the streets by angry citizens signals "the death of the state."
His comments come a day after residents in a northern Nile Delta province killed two men in public after they allegedly stole a motorized rickshaw with a girl inside. Photographs showed the dead men hanging by their feet as thousands watched.
"The application of Islamic justice on outlaws by citizens and the cutting off of roads is one of the signs of the death of the state," Justice Minister Ahmed Mekki told the Turkish Anadolu news agency Monday.
In another sign of deteriorating security, a sword from a statue of the early 19th century Latin American hero Simon Bolivar was stolen near the heavily guarded U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
Oh Boy: Clinton Reportedly Used Private Server For Clinton Foundation and State Department Business | Katie Pavlich
Naming Names: A More Precise Look at Why The Republican Party is Dying | RedState
Doctors Will Be the Scapegoats in the Coming Obamacare Disaster | Human Events
Just like an everyday grandma? 'I don't know if I have wi-fi. How do I find out?'
Thomas Sowell - A Revealing Clue
New CMP video: Sometimes babies just “fall out” - Hot Air
Daniel J. Mitchell - Great Moments in Socialism
Father of Murder Victim Will Campaign For Gun Control, After He Buys One - Bearing Arms - Anti-Gun Hysteria