November 23, 2011, - 12:27 pm

Let ‘Em Rot: 3 US Students Arrested for Aiding Muslim Violence in Egypt

By Debbie Schlussel

Hey, there is now an American version of Occupy Cairo, and it involves idiotic, non-Muslim Americans involved in Muslim violence in Egypt.


American “Student” Terrorists in Egypt, Luke Gates, Derrik Sweeney & Gregory Porter

Has America learned from the price we paid–in millions of dollars and years of wasted “diplomacy”–for the three America-hating “American hikers” in Iran?  I bet not.  And I predict that we will waste more money and efforts to secure the freedom of three spoiled “American” brats who deserve to rot–Derrik Sweeney, Luke Gates, and Gregory Porter, all of whom are no different than Islamic terrorists.  The three were arrested by Egyptian police for throwing firebombs from a rooftop onto Egyptian security forces trying to quell Cairo’s latest demonstration of why Muslims need a brutal dictator to rule them. If we were smart, we’d send a message to other Americans seeking to do this and let these three rot in the paradise of an Egyptian jail.

Derrik Sweeney, a 19-year-old Georgetown University student from Jefferson City, Mo., was arrested along with Luke Gates, a 21-year-old Indiana University student from Bloomington, Ind., and Gregory Porter, a 19-year-old Drexel University student from Glenside, Pa.

An Egyptian official said the students were arrested on the roof of a university building where they were throwing firebombs at security forces fighting with protesters near Tahrir Square. . . .

Morgan Roth, spokeswoman for the American University in Cairo, said the three were questioned Tuesday by an Egyptian prosecutor with a U.S. Embassy official present.

Roth said the students have been held by Egyptian authorities since their arrest Monday but she did not know whether they had been formally charged. It wasn’t unusual for American students to get “caught up” in Egyptian politics, she said.

Sweeney’s mother, Joy Sweeney, described him as a principled person who stands up for his beliefs. He attended previous protests but stopped after a demonstration where dozens were killed, she said. He had assured his family the violence wasn’t near him and he was safe.

Still, Joy Sweeney said she wasn’t surprised he went.

“He got caught up in the whole college-change-the-world mentality, and he believes in democracy strongly,” she said.

Yup, that’s the hallmark of democracy and peace–firebombs!

Their parents said Sweeney and Gates had been in Cairo since August, studying Arabic along with other subjects.

Joy Sweeney said others attending previous demonstrations had praised her son’s Arabic and appreciated that a “blond-hair, blue-eyed kid” was supporting their calls for democracy.

Uh, who said that blond hair and blue eyes precludes moronism and involvement in Islamic terrorism?

So, how long until the Americans release an Egyptian Islamic terrorist in captivity at Gitmo or until the U.S. forces the Israelis to release more Egyptian terrorists, so these schmucks can be freed? 3-2-1 . . .

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47 Responses

Wouldn’t it be interesting if someone opened a gay bar and called it ‘Club Arafat’?

Not Ovenready on November 23, 2011 at 12:46 pm

I bet they are spies sent by the CIA or Mossad to cause nothing but more trouble, which they did. Either this, or they are just plainly stupid and they need to stay in jail and be charged with attempt of murder of policemen.

GG on November 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Their parents should stop wasting money on their education because it’s obviously not making them any smarter. I agree Debbie, let these jerkoffs rot over there. I’f the stories of what happens in the prisons over there are true they will walking funny when and if they finally get out.

Chris on November 23, 2011 at 1:01 pm

I vote to let them ROT!

If these three morons actually THOUGHT they were fighting for Democracy in Egypt then they are more moronic than I initially thought they were when this news broke.

How can you be actually studying in fricken’ Egypt and NOT know what is really going on? If they are so pro-Democracy, I’d love to know how they feel about what happened to Lara Logan?

THESE are the type of Yanks (and Amanda Knox!)I get very embarrassed over! And I hope and pray they get some local “Justice”!

Skunky on November 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm

During the turmoil in Cairo earlier this year, a number of US students caught up in the troubles were quietly relocated to the Hebrew University in Jerusalem to finish off the year. Based on comments from the students published at the time, they brought a lot of their pro-Arab, pro-Palestinian sympathies with them. So much for best intentions.

What will it take for some of our “idealistic” (aka foolish) youth to finally understand they will be held responsible for their actions, that sometimes discretion means keeping your head down? Daddy (the real one, or the US government serving in loco parentis) won’t always be there to bail them out of trouble.

Raymond in DC on November 23, 2011 at 1:14 pm

The parents of the Jefferson,MO kid stated he was brought up a good democrat and when he went to Georgetown he suddenly became a conservative. I guess that means muslin terrorist to them.His sister (attending college in Paris) remarked he looked scared.

None denied he would do something like this.

Another of the boys posted on his fb ,prior to the protest,he was ready to die.

gylfa on November 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm

I hate to appear cruel, crazy and heartless, but these poor idiots should be left at the mercy of their captors.

Which means that if they were to perish for any reason (hunger, disease, torture, execution), I would acknowledge the demise but wouldn’t shed too many tears.

So yeah, if I were an Egyptian lawman, I’d say, “Hang ‘em high.”

The Reverend Jacques on November 23, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Let them enjoy a very long stay in prison. These three had no business being where they were and doing what they were doing. I reserve my sympathy for those who are innocent victims, and not political pilgrims engaged in provocation. I second Debbie’s most heartfelt wish, namely to let them just rot.

worry01 on November 23, 2011 at 1:54 pm

“And I predict that we will waste money and effort to secure the freedom of three spolied “American” brats who deserves to rot-”

DS, since you wrote a “politically incorrect” column I can probably guarantee you that the far-left fascist at Media Matters will eavesdrop on this blog, read the title and forwarded it to numerous left wing blogs/websites across the internet (like what MM did to you’re two Lara Logan threads, and the first Norway thread back in the summer) and have numerous leftist trolls commenting here, attacking and doing ad hominiem attacks against you Debbie, etc. instead of refuting what you exactly and actually wrote.

Now to the topic, I believe George Soros (a philantrapist) will send the White House millions of dollars to Obama to get these three imbeciles released from Egyptian prison. And these guys are nothing but fools for what they did by taking the side of extremist muslims who view them as second class citizens and dhimmi’s!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on November 23, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Since these kids are learning arabic over in egypt, do you think they learned the arabic phrases for “You sure got a purty mouth” and “squeal like a pig, boy”?

Jarhead on November 23, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Why are we spending our money to rescue vermin who happen to have been vaginally American?

Occam's Tool on November 23, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I’m Canadian by ancestry so I’m not genetically American. Whatever is happening to this country, thank G-d I haven’t caught it. Its a telling indictment of our education system the kids these days are too brain-addled to tell right from wrong and they show it takes little to hate America. And they’ll probably be freed soon and go on the daytime talk shows which tells you that the 15 minutes of proverbial Andy Warhol fame is highly overrated.

    In a just word, they should be allowed to rot where they are. They get no sympathy from me.

    NormanF on November 23, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    I’d wager that they’ll be anally American by the time they leave that nest of pederasts.

    logdon on November 24, 2011 at 10:40 am

Is there any proof that these students were anti-American or Islamist in any way? How exactly is fighting a brutal repressive government bad? Your a rotten_cunt, Debbie, and you need to be douched out of this country.

smarterthandebbie on November 23, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Gee “Smarter” (cough-cough) you would think that you would know that a brutal repressive gubmint WAS thrown out of Egypt…and NOW the issue seems to be SHOCK that the NEW boss (worse than the old boss) is being, well, WORSE!

    You don’t seem to know that and these three stugats don’t seem to know that but of course DS KNOWS that…and to be honest anyone following the trajectory PROPERLY SHOULD know that.

    Fail.

    Skunky on November 23, 2011 at 4:50 pm

      Skunky, that thing you responded to is probably part-in-parcel of the OWS and their mental thinking! I wouldn’t be surprised if he/she/it participated in the Occupy rallies a week ago and weeks ago?

      And BTW to that anti-DS troll, nice language asshole, is that how you speak to women by calling them the “C” word? You’re lucky you’re not around me when you call a female that word or I’d give you a “bronx-cheer” or slap you ontop of you’re head! Try and make some damn sense to this article and refute what the messenger wrote or get lost for good and don’t comment here again!

      “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

      Sean R. on November 23, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I’m not surprised you pop up to defend the Muslim Brotherhood and all the leftist idiots like you who say we should condemn the Egyptian army crackdown and let Islamists take over Egypt. You need wash your mouth out after your low across the belt attack on Debbie. There are far too many slackers and morons in America today, typified by those fire bomb throwing American kids in Egypt. Hey, Communism wasn’t so bad; can Islam be worse? Insults and engaging in denial about reality is what passes for IQ on the Left these days.

    NormanF on November 23, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Are you capable of making a point without acting like a ten year old? People might actually take you seriously. As for proof, you might try reading the article cited here, and also the many others that have made it into the news.

    Here is one among many: http://www.worldnewstribune.com/2011/11/23/egypt-arrests-three-u-s-students-we-were-throwing-rocks/

    worry01 on November 24, 2011 at 4:20 am

with the close of
the vietnam war

we knowingly abandoned
hundreds of american pows
to their fate as slave labor
under the communist rule of
north vietnam

in the face of that reality
these three scum deserve
no consideration whatsoever

prestigio on November 23, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Why??? Why??? Why??? Who is the genius who somehow thought it was a good idea to go to Egypt and participate in this? Oh I forgot. The Middle East…filled with great girls and great times! What’s next on the travel itinerary? Syria? Iran?

Throwing firebombs at a military force in the Middle East? Real smart, guys. There have got to be better and more intelligent ways to promote “Democracy” overseas. Memo to American college students: Never go to foreign countries and act a fool….

Justin on November 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Oh yeah, the OWS crowd getting a dose of how the rest of the world reacts to their dumbassery (not a word). Hey state department, take your time in seeing about these numbskulls. Hah!

jake49 on November 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Why are we being so critical about how these countries seek their independents? It’s not like they have ever really done it, at least in a while… It seems we are applying our western concepts of independents and how it is won to the Middle East. I don’t care about these three jack asses. They’ll probably get a broomstick in the fart box, but that’s what happens when in Rome, I mean Egypt. Lara Logan getting attacked is a function of her being in a sexually repressed, male dominated eniroment. WTF? There is a reason why women cover up in that region and it isn’t just because of the religous doctrine. These guys will straight rape you as they did her. As far as abandoning Americans for whatever reason. I truthfully don’t agree. We have to take care of our own retards or the rest of the world will think any American is a righteous target. I mean any American already is, but the world should know we take care of our own, that’s why folks always think twice before F-ing with Israel AND Russia. Save them and then bill them the cost. They’ll never leave their own neighborhood after that. On the other hand, these three may just be dumb for being in Egypt and did not do the things asserted in the article. Why should we believe what Egyptian authorities say, and this blog certainly isn’t credible news. It’s a BLOOOOGGGGG…

Ronin on November 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm

More liberal, Marxist, Islamic horse manure coming from our college campuses.

Confederate South on November 23, 2011 at 7:27 pm

who me, or these three idiots? be careful…

Ronin on November 23, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Be careful? The veiled threat is completely out of place, no one thinks you came from a college campus sport.

    Richard on November 24, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Three American Stooges In Egypt. It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so serious. And oh the US government wants the Egyptian military to hold the elections next week as scheduled and hand the country over to the MB. Sad to say, the Ugly American isn’t just three stupid kids. Its this country’s attitude towards Islamic totalitarianism – its guh-reat and we should have more of it there. Really!

NormanF on November 23, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Excellent post and those comments that agree with it are also excellent.

NormanF, I have one minor quibble. To call these three Americans in Egypt the Three Stooges is an insult to the Three Stooges.

JeffE on November 23, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!

    CornCoLeo on November 24, 2011 at 11:28 am

Mr. Porter looks so frightened in that picture. Do you think he has finally realized that what he has done wasn’t very bright? They have no clue. If they want to fight for something how about joining one of the branches of the U.S. military? Why go over to a country that hates us even more now and is being taken over by animals?

Angela04 on November 23, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Those young punks are probably getting an education from some people with a six thousand year track record of torturing people to death in the most painful and hideous method possible.

RT on November 23, 2011 at 11:02 pm

These tools broke Egyptian law. They should be subject to Egyptian “law” and punished within the framework of that system. I hope that they will have the next 30 years to perfect their Arabic in Egyptian custody at the expense of their indulgent parents.

Yetwave on November 24, 2011 at 12:03 am

The real reason they don’t want to abandon Afghanistan is, because of the Exxon Mobile’s pipeline pumping oil from Afghanistan. George Bush Jr. brags he went to Iraq for the oil, to show off to his affluent friends. So instead of half the national deficit, we have it double, they want to build permanent bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, so big oil, and the Republican’s can get rich. So why do they want to make Afghanistan a permanent duty station so they can protect the interest’s of big oil and the pipeline, before they started drilling and pumping oil out of Afghanistan, the country was considered the largest untapped oil resource in the world. They don’t talk much about the pipeline now because the Billionaire’s and corporations have silence everyone. I don’t vote and support neither party, nor will I be a registered voter, ever, because I never register to vote. George Bush Jr and the Republican party wanted to control the oil infrastructure of Iraq, and Afghanistan to enrich themselves, Billions traded for the corporations, while America accumulated Trillions in national debt, not such a good trade off, but it was for 1% of the population. The people of Afghanistan live simple lives as farmers and ranchers, living off of mountain goats, and sheep’s, and simple crops, too stupid to realize what they have an abundant source of natural resources that they do not benefit from, while Hamid Karzai hordes over 100 Billion in secret accounts for himself. The people of Afghanistan use horses and donkeys, and pick up trucks, as their main weapons, while military contractor’s keep building new weapon system’s for themselves and get richer, America goes down hill in debt. China owns 11% of the national debt, and Japan owns 10% and they are over 200% over GDP in national debt. So who owns most of the national debt Private Security Firms profiting off the national debt of the U.S. They want to go to war with Iran that will cost the U.S. 90 Billion a year, instead of executing precision strikes. Like Iraq, they always have known, since they have too much oil, no economic sanction will work, and only by declaring a full scale war can they actually bring about change.The real reason they don’t want to abandon Afghanistan is, because of the Exxon Mobile’s pipeline pumping oil from Afghanistan. George Bush Jr. brags he went to Iraq for the oil, to show off to his affluent friends. So instead of half the national deficit, we have it double, they want to build permanent bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, so big oil, and the Republican’s can get rich. So why do they want to make Afghanistan a permanent duty station so they can protect the interest’s of big oil and the pipeline, before they started drilling and pumping oil out of Afghanistan, the country was considered the largest untapped oil resource in the world. They don’t talk much about the pipeline now because the Billionaire’s and corporations have silence everyone. I don’t vote and support neither party. George Bush Jr and the Republican party wanted to control the oil infrastructure of Iraq, and Afghanistan to enrich themselves, Billions traded for the corporations, while America accumulated Trillions in national debt, not such a good trade off, but it was for 1% of the population. The people of Afghanistan live simple lives as farmers and ranchers, living off of mountain goats, and sheep’s, and simple crops, too stupid to realize what they have an abundant source of natural resources that they do not benefit from, while Hamid Karzai hordes over 100 Billion in secret accounts for himself. The people of Afghanistan use horses and donkeys, and pick up trucks, as their main weapons, while military contractor’s keep building new weapon system’s for themselves and get richer, America goes down hill in debt. China owns 11% of the national debt, and Japan owns 10% and they are over 200% over GDP in national debt. So who owns most of the national debt Private Security Firms profiting off the national debt of the U.S. They want to go to war with Iran that will cost the U.S. 90 Billion a year, instead of executing precision strikes. Like Iraq, they always have known, since they have too much oil, no economic sanction will work, and only by declaring a full scale war can they actually bring about change.

Danny Liu on November 24, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Aha! Another Michael Moore disciple heard from.

    chewinmule on November 25, 2011 at 9:45 pm

If they really want to “make a difference,” why didn’t they stay at home and help tackle real issues HERE?!?

And Danny boy, how many times are you going to cut and paste your stupid diatribe?

WilliamMunny on November 24, 2011 at 11:08 am

I hope they get off easy. After a few more months in prison they get sentenced to a good ol’ fashioned, sharia style, public flogging. I’d be interesting to see if they would be stupid enough to go back to Egypt, or to any other mid-east cesspool. I’d wager they would be.

CornCoLeo on November 24, 2011 at 11:33 am

These “principled” kids make me sick. There are plenty of good causes in the US. It’s about time we let these kids suffer the consequences of their stupidity.

Naomi R on November 24, 2011 at 3:45 pm

for those wondering those stooges went to Egypt in the first place, they are affected by the US government which sticks its nose in every single country.

GG on November 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm

This comes from an 37yo Iraq vet… You people all sit in your plush homes and drive your luxury cars and sit at your expensive computers babbling about things you have no clue about.. I saw many occasions of americans being accused of things they had no part of just to shade the US in a bad way, and you brain dead idiots just buy it at face value without knowing jack about the circumstances. You wanna know why this coutry is failing? Im looking at YOU.. the uninformed sheep sitting at home bitching instead of getting off your fat asses and DOING.

riley on November 24, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Hey Riley, who’s OWS?

    You are so full of it.

    Skunky on November 25, 2011 at 11:55 am

Update:

The Three Americans will be released from Egypt.

“Mother of American Arrested in Egypt Says She’s Ecstatic About his Release” (ABC News)

http://tinyurl.com/7vbz5bd

The question is:

Will either the US either release an Islamic Egyptian terrorist prisoner at Gitmo and/or force Israel to release their Egyptian terrorist prisoners in exchange? I hope and pray not, but sadly, like Debbie, I fear that either one or both of these things will happen.

Stay tuned.

JeffE on November 24, 2011 at 10:53 pm

@riley, I am not an American and my comment targets the US’ foreign policy. The US only goes to countries so it can steal their oil and gold, and cause chaos there. And if the US is fighting terrorism, why the hell did the US government send Al-Qaeda to power in Libya? Why did the US, England, France and so many countries send a total of 13,000 soldiers to Libya and helped the uncivilized extremists reach to power? And why is the US aiding the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria and Egypt and is hoping to send them to power? The Brotherhood is always being fought in the Arab countries by the governments and the majority of the people and the Brotherhood is an unarmed Qaeda and still they get you govnerment’s support! The war on terrorism starts by never aiding terrorists in the first place, the Libyan “rebels” already started sending weapons to Al-Qaeda movements in Algeria and we have seen what animals those “rebels” are by the way they treat the people they capture…

GG on November 25, 2011 at 3:21 am

    I just wish we were smart enough to steal their oil and gold. Instead we set things up for China and bankrupt the country spending gold we have to borrow.

    EDS on November 25, 2011 at 5:05 am

Riley, I couldn’t agree with you more. I’ve been reading the string and you will notice I mentioned the same thing. Everyone on here including DS represents that these three kids actually did it. They are certainly guilty of being in a foreign country that hates the West;that is stupid by itself, but the facts and circumstances of the events for which they were arrested are not objectively clear.

Ronin on November 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Ronin, I hope that everyone else here is on to you and your “moderate” squish ways. Nice try, but you’re not fooling me.

Skunky on November 26, 2011 at 5:59 pm

One question for you Debbie the racist. These three did something very stupid. Does this make all Americans terrorists. According to you way of thinking it does. But no it dosnt. Not all you fingers are the same. You a discrace to Jews. Please stop claiming your Jewish. Thanks

Dani Sanford on March 5, 2012 at 5:01 am

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