Wednesday, August 03, 2011

"Mubarak died in 2004; a Zionist agent replaced him"

From The Daily Telegraph, covering the Mubarak trial that is just underway:

11.32 Surreal moment as a lawyer calls out that Mubarak died in 2004, and that this court appearance is a conspiracy on the part of America and Israel. He is calling for a DNA test to prove that it's the real Mubarak and not a lookalike.

Various lawyers ranting at the judge, who wearily asks one: "What does what you're saying have to do with the trial?"

...A little more detail on the odd conspiracy-theory stuff about Mubarak being a lookalike who took over when the real one died in 2004:

Conspiracy lawyer is named Hamed Siddik, and he filed this very case in 2004 ... that Mubarak died and this is an imposter.
During Ramadan, Arab networks often air sensational TV series. I don' t think that this trial will have any ratings competition in Egypt.

(h/t Jameel)