Radical Islamic Lynch Mob with al-Qaeda Flag Throws Egyptian Teens off Roof of a Building
(RealWorld Actuality) A Radical Islamic lynch mob waving Al-Qaeda banners throw terrified teenage boys off a 20ft ledge before beating one to death local media reports.
The young man, identified as Hamada Badr, 19, and his three friends were caught on camera hiding from a large group who had chased them onto a terrace in Alexandria.
The video, apparently filmed with a mobile phone camera from across the road, show the four teenagers escaping onto a 20ft ledge during violent protests on Friday.
The violent mob on the street appear to have chased them to the roof and the boys climb onto the structure as a group of agitated men gather around them.
The boys had been out celebrating the ousting of Islamist president Muhammad Morsi, when they ran into the former leader’s supporters, one of the boys’ father told Al Arabiya.
After both sides traded insults, the large group forced the boys to flee onto the building in Alexandria’s Sidi Jaber area.
As the teenagers huddle on top of the 20ft ledge the mob begin throwing rocks and larger items at them and attempt to climb after them.
A member of the aggressive roof-mob, a bearded man in a white top, is seen carrying a black-and-white al-Qaeda flag.
Shortly afterwards two of the boys are thrown off the ledge and are savagely beaten as they lay injured on the roof.
Hamada Badr, aged 19, was killed in the lynch mob attack, Al Arabiya said.
‘Do you know the teen that they killed and disfigured his body and threw from the fifth floor is only 19 and four days,’ Mohammed Badr, father of the killed teen, told el-Watan News.
‘All he was guilty of was that he was on the roof of the building, celebrating the ousting of Morsi. But the Brotherhood waged a war against whoever was celebrating Morsi’s departure.
‘After throwing him, they wanted to do the same with the others, but people in the neighbourhood stopped them,’ Badr’s father said.
After the video began circulating online, a Facebook group run by an opposition ground calling themselves ‘Six April Students’, posted a picture of a handsome, young man they claim is Hamada Badr, blaming ‘Muslim Brotherhood and other terrorist groups’ for his death.
Alexandria, on the Mediterranean coast, has been at the centre of some of the most violent protests during the recent political unrest in the country.
On the day the video was filmed, twelve people were killed in clashes in the Egyptian, Mr Amr Nasr, head of emergency services in the city, said.
He also told the state news agency MENA that around 200 were injured. Most of the fatalities were from gunshot wounds.
On Saturday, at least 60 people were injured in clashes in Alexandria after Muslim Brotherhood supporters marched against a rally of Morsi-opponents in Sidi Jaber, the very same area where the video was recorded the day before, local news reported.