Popular Egyptian Puppet ‘Fahita’ Accused Of Aiding Muslim Brotherhood
Meanwhile in Egypt, the ruling government is so afraid of the Muslim Brotherhood that it’s going after a popular puppet that is being accused of aiding terrorists via it’s television commercials for Vodafone.
Egyptian State Security apparatus is investigating the involvement of Abla Fahita (a muppet) in sending out coded messages to terrorists 🙂
— Wael Abbas (@waelabbas) January 1, 2014
Vodafone Egypt, the largest mobile phone company in the country, has come under investigation on Wednesday over an advert starring a popular cartoon character accused of delivering encoded messages to an imminent terrorist attack.
Egyptian state security prosecutors opened the investigation into Vodafone’s alleged “dangerous” commercial following a complaint by an activist known as Ahmad Spider.
Spider said that the words “mall security guard” and “police dog” were secret messages intended to help terrorists plan an attack on a mall after Christmas. Talk about “dog whistles”!
“The dog, garage, guard, mall and next to us these are elements tell us that there will be a big mall and an explosion after a dog . fails to find the bomb in a car,” Spider said. He said he filed a complaint with Egypt’s prosecutor general who referred it to state security prosecutors, who handle terrorism and other political allegations.
Supposedly the Christmas ornaments on the tree were also made to appear like bombs, and the branches of the cactus in the video (posted above) formed the “rabaah,” a hand gesture used among Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
— مصري ï Egyptian أنا (@Hard2Gettt) December 30, 2013
A picture circulated on social media shows the puppet’s creators making the “rabaah” gesture themselves:
— أمل مرشدى (@nananana_nany) January 2, 2014
A Vodafone representative called the allegations ridiculous. Abla Fahita, the accused terrorist puppet, has a Twitter account with more than 90,000 followers:
اهلًا ٢٠١٤ اهلًا بالويبه… pic.twitter.com/xiq8naHda6
— ابلة فاهيتا (@AblaFahita) January 1, 2014
This became the butt of jokes on Twitter, among those who don’t take terrorist puppets seriously enough!
— Amro Ali (@_amroali) January 2, 2014
— shaimaa khalil (@Shaimaakhalil) January 2, 2014
To think that Egyptian prosecutor actually summoned Vodafone to ask them over this Spider moron's insane conspiracy theory #AblaFahita
— Andrew Hammond (@Hammonda1) January 2, 2014
— Mai El-Sadany (@maitelsadany) January 1, 2014
— Amro Ali (@_amroali) January 1, 2014
Mickey Mouse has requested Disney draw him with an additional finger so he can make the Rabaa sign in solidarity w/abla fahita #freefahita
— Timothy E Kaldas (@tekaldas) January 1, 2014
— Dalia Lachine (@DLachine) January 1, 2014
— Mia Bloom (@MiaMBloom) January 2, 2014
— I.A.T (@islamaboeltayeb) January 2, 2014
Can't imagine the kind of torture Abla Fahita could go through at State Security. Unstuffing her, one filling at a time. God.
— Galal (@GalalAmrG) January 1, 2014
— Cher (@ShoroukElHfnawi) September 14, 2013
Very impressive, Egypt. Can we ship you some more weapons and billions of dollars of aid please?