Nose Job Scandal Topples Egyptian Salafi MP

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In his resignation, he confessed: “I, MP Anwar al-Balkimy, admit that my claim that gunmen attacked me on the desert road was not true as I was under the influence of anesthesia.” (Photo: REUTERS - Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

By: Mohammad Khawly

Published Tuesday, March 6, 2012

“Abide by the law of God,” is the statement that Islamist MPs in the Egyptian parliament insisted on adding to the swearing-in oath. But this religious reference was not respected by al-Nour party MP Anwar al-Balkimy, who violated it.

Al-Balkimy fabricated a story about getting attacked by gunmen on the highway to cover up the fact that he had a nose job, something that his party strictly prohibits.

After two days of mutual accusations between the Salafi al-Nour party and the administration of Salma Hospital, where the MP had his plastic surgery, al-Balkimy settled the whole issue by leaking to the press the text of his resignation from the party and parliament.

In his resignation, he confessed: “I, MP Anwar al-Balkimy, admit that my claim that gunmen attacked me on the desert road was not true as I was under the influence of anesthesia.”

The MP apologized to the hospital doctors, his family, members of al-Nour party, and members of the parliament. In addition, he apologized to the media, security forces, and all the people of Egypt for the anxiety and disturbance he caused.

The letter of resignation stated: “For this reason I submit my resignation to al-Nour party for embarrassing it before public opinion and I ask God that everybody will be able to overcome the distress I caused. I also submit my resignation to the speaker of the parliament to do as he sees fit.”

The story began when some media outlets published that al-Balkimy was attacked by gunmen on the highway. In statements he made, he confirmed the incident and claimed that 100,000 Egyptian pounds (US$16,500) were stolen from him at 1:00am.

He filed a police report in which he accused unknown individuals of committing the crime. But something happened that he was not able to anticipate.

The director of Salma Hospital filed a report in which he accused the MP of lying because the bandages on his face were in fact not the result of an attack against him. They had been placed on him due to a plastic surgery that he – the doctor – performed on the MP.

The doctor added that the attack on the MP was certainly fabricated. He noted that al-Balkimy was in the hospital at the time the police report stated the alleged attack occurred.

When the MP denied what the doctor said and members of al-Nour accused the him of smearing al-Balkimy, the doctor presented papers to prove that the MP entered the hospital and gave his consent to have an operation.

As such, the Islamist party found itself in a highly embarrassing situation and issued a statement on Monday: “We regret this incident and we promise the Egyptian people that we will endeavor to achieve justice and transparency in all our actions and the steps we take.”

This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition.

Comments

I didn't personally think that there's something wrong with person's idea for a nose job. As long as they know what their goals are, plastic surgery isn't something that destructs the individual.:)

"Zionists, zionists, zionists'
bicker, bicker, bicker.. sunni, shia bla bla

then :

"At least 90 Iraqi teenagers with "emo" appearances have been STONED to death by religious extremists in Baghdad in the past month after an inflammatory interior ministry statement dubbed it "devil worshiping", activists said.

Iraq's Moral Police ..."

Where is the outrage ? Where are the protests, petitions, marches by the muslim world, who claim 'religion of peace and tolerance' ? Why don't they ever protest against their barbarian behaviour ?

ah, I forgot, it's all the 'imperialist west's and zionists' fault.

Yes I know right? Let's condemn and put the spotlight on these killers because it's obviously so childish and irrelevant to bring up the 100s of thousands killed and starved by the US in Iraq and Afghanistan right? Or better yet, the 3 million+ Vietnamese? Btw, those lunatics going around murdering kids in Iraq right now are conveniently supported by the US. Don't believe me? Check who runs the Ministry of Interior. Your savage mind will probably learn a few things, I guarantee it ;)

Now that being said, I await more bodybags to be returned to America from Afghanistan. Just so you can get a taste of your own medicine. :)

Ever heard about Arabistan that is annexed by Iran and brutally suppressed by the iranian regime. I wonder why the so called Arab As`sad Abu Khalil never mention this arab country where 80% of "iran`s" oil wealth is located. Representatives of Arabistan/Khuzestan must get invited by the Arab league. They call themselves ahwazy.

http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=19468

"Over 4.5 million indigenous Ahwazi Arab people live in Al-Ahwaz. The Ahwazis have been subjected to the eradication of their national identity and are faced with forced assimilation and imposition of Persian language and culture."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx2yJ6awXD0&feature=related

This shia arab ahwaz expose the hypocrisy of Iran towards sunnis. As if racism against arabs is not enough Iran targets especially sunnis and destroyed the only sunni mosque that they have build. It`s also worth mentioning that the iranians get 14 days holiday in the "pagan" persian feast Nowrus while the get on 2 days off in the islamic Id feast. Interesting?. Iran build a monstrous shia shrine and mosque in damascus. Nobody destroyed this mosque.

kh the sectarian troll. A pity that kh is UNABLE to go beyond his sectarianism.

Keep on with your character assassination, the zionist speciality. At least you are not the arrogant Nasrallah Fanboy that portray me as an Illiterate. This is also a zionist trick to deflect attention from a valid argument.

Btw. I refer to gulf arabs as Bordello arabs because I have read it in a google statistic in 2007 before the Saudis intervened and banned it. S.A was number one. But Iran was on Number 3. Not far behind my little hypocritical friend.

Nancy Pelosi sure would be out of a job pretty quickly if we acted the same way in the US

ما بني على باطل فهو باطل، شوهتم معنى السلف الصالح والقدوه الحسنه وبتصرفاتكم الغير موزونه تسيؤون الى الاسلام لانكم في واد والاسلام الصحيح في واد اخر ومنكم الكثير ممن يحرمون الاشياء على الاخرين ويحللوها لانفسهم وهذا بحد ذاته منتهى النفاق فاتقوا الله في انفسكم كي تكونوا القدوه للاخرين.
النحل -(125): ادْعُ إِلِى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ وَجَادِلْهُم بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَن ضَلَّ عَن سَبِيلِهِ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ

Now he can finally start a career in the international male model business. Oh dear Vanity.
Or he can start his own Party. The Botox Party.

Let us assume for a moment that this false report was never filed, wouldn't it have been obvious that the man's nose miraculously changed into perfect form?

I have always argued against the salafist. They have destroyed our mosques in germany.

May I suggest becoming a shia Karim. We need you. Please.

How do I become Shi'a, by declaring Abu Bakr and Umar infidels and favouring Bashar and Bush over them?!

And btw:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sgaq3OBhyY

Chris Hedges. One of my favorite western Intellectuals said one time that the iranian people, particularly in Tehran are the most pro american people in the whole ME. And this is no secret.

I thought you are not sectarian. But I´m curious. What is the ritual to become a twelve shia? On the other Hand I´m only obedient to one God. I hate his notion: My sect, religion, country, Ideology right or wrong. Like you practice it. This is the Problem. I believe that the Devil is with every one. Even with Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali. And I don`t believe in divine Humans, like you do.

I know that this how you believe brother Karim. But it's the devil in me that makes me sectarian I guess. And it's the devil in me that makes me want to lie about it and say that I am not. But oh you're so awesome and I feel that if I win you over to my sect, I can feel a little good about myself. What do you say?

Vanity, pride and Arrogance are sisters and a sin in Islam. Why are you so arrogant Hezbeleb? Because of what happened in 2006. This so called victory is 6 years old and zionist still torture, kill and humiliate palestinians on a daily basis without interfering from you, Iran, Russia or China. On the other hand Afghans and the Taliban kicked the British, your Ally Russia and soon the United States without iranian Rockets out of their country without Rockets from Iran. They only use the afghan guitar a.k.a Kalashnikov`s instead. But get ready. Iran will send you there to fight this "terrorist`s" very soon after US withdrawal. And they are not Hamza Al Khatib or Ali Farzat. They are different. It will be very difficult even when russia, china and russia and the leftist will help you with there own sinister motives.

Again ya akhi. It's the devil in me that makes me arrogant as it does you. But don't worry about the Palestinians, soon the valiant FSA will liberate it after they sever their relationship with the West and the oil kingdoms that's in bed with the zionist first (I just wonder where they will get the support and the funding to do that then. Maybe Iran, but I digress). But do you really think Iran will send me to Afghanistan soon. Forget it then. I want to convert to your faith instead. Teach me about Ibn-Taymmayah.
That's the last time I will address you my dear brother. I hope you know by now that I have nothing but the utmost respect for you and for your principled views on s***. If you have a twitter account, follow me and I'll follow you back. This tweet is just for you as a token of my appreciation of your superior intellect.

Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for "emo" haircuts

Published Friday, March 9, 2012
At least 90 Iraqi teenagers with "emo" appearances have been stoned to death by religious extremists in Baghdad in the past month after an inflammatory interior ministry statement dubbed it "devil worshiping", activists said.

Iraq's Moral Police released a chilling statement on the interior ministry's website condemning the "emo phenomenon" among Iraqi youth, disturbingly declaring its intent to "eliminate" the trend.

"The 'Emo phenomenon' or devil worshiping is being followed by the Moral Police who have the approval to eliminate [the phenomenon] as soon as possible since it's detrimentally affecting the society and becoming a danger," the statement read.

P.s: I´m not intelligent

You are nothing than an iranian hazbara troll btw. Same tactics.

"About Iran: How Many Persians Died for Palestine?

Nothing could be sillier than reminding us that the “Revolution” of Iran had kicked out the Israeli diplomatic staff from Tehran and replaced them with the PLO ambassador (Mr. Hani Al-Hassan.)

Arab men died for Palestine in four different wars. Heikal came up with roughly the following figures of dead Arab soldiers (in thousands): Egypt: 49; Iraq: 23; Syria 14; Jordan 12; Lebanon 2; PLO and Palestinians: 213. (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Algeria, Sudan: 10). The question is how many Iranians (revolutionary or not) died for Palestine since its occupation in 1948? Get all the archives in the world and tell me! … How many Palestinian refugees did pro-Iran and pro-Assad militias killed in Lebanon in the period of (1985-1987) in the so-called War of The Camps? This I can tell you!

If then President of Iran Hachimi Rafsanjani himself confessed to Chris Burry of ABS News in 1989 interview of receiving shipments of weapons from the US and from Israel to fight the Iraqi Army, then how dare you glorify your Iranian “Revolution” to the Arab masses?

In simple narrative, madam or sir the “Anonymous” here: the Iran-Contra scandal was exposed by the deputy of Imam Khomeini himself (Grand Ayatollah Ali Montazeri) who dispatched his son Mohammad to break the news to the world through the Lebanese periodical “Al-Shiraa” on November 4, 1986. We all remember that editor Hassan Sabra was attempted on his life for his famous disclosure. All close aides to Ayatollah Montazeri were persecuted and he himself spent the rest of his days under house arrest until he died in 2009!

Basically the puritanical pro-Palestine “revolutionary” Iran wanted to acquire Tow and Hawk missile systems, ammunitions, and other spare parts from the “the Grand Satan” and the “the Little Satan!” All the US officials who were involved in the dealings were prosecuted for violating the US Law prohibiting sending aides to the anti-Sandinista rebels (know as contras) in Nicaragua-they were not prosecuted, however, for selling weapons to Iran, because President Reagan then had lifted an earlier embargo imposed by President Carter during the Hostages crisis during the period of (1980-1981.)

Neither I nor any reasonable Arab can defend the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein’s records on human rights and none dreams of living in society that resembles what was his, in particular the example of the butchering regime of your Bashar Al-Assad whom you boast of as “enlightened,” “most democratic,” and who “introduced radical reforms!” Travesty at best, indeed!

Douri of Southern Lebanon,

BentJbail"

Can you understand this. Do this guy fit in your brainwashed intellectual standard

To The Editorial of Al-Akhbar:

Please correct the name of the author from (Karim Hari) to (Douri of The South) because
you mistakenly had attributed the above article to the contributor (Karim Hari.)

Thank you for your efforts.

Douri of the South,

BintJbail, Lebanon

3awafi Douri. So what are you on about? By the way, you employ my dear sir or madam or little boy or girl, the weakest of the methods to convince. I am referring to the fact that you claim to hail from the heartland of the resistance of Bint Jbail yet you, and because of your tremendous ability at exercising immaculate objectivity, were able to keep your opinion unadulterated by the propaganda and the rhetoric of the party that liberated Lebanon twice. Bravo. I am giving you a standing ovation right now, and it's lasting a long time.
But seriously what are you on about. I barely skimmed your comment and realized that you mentioned yet again, the Iran-contra affair. What is wrong with that. I will buy weapons from anybody if it helps save my life. I don't see a problem with this. And who is claiming that the shia record in Lebanon of the 80's is clean. Even still, who's claiming that Iran had fought for Falasteen. But the record is clear today that all the GCC countries that you mentioned and even Egypt today as we speak keep mum about the attacks on Gaza, but are scurrying to turn Syria into a zionist service state. It's very hard to deny that (SNC pro-Israel statemetns, wikileaks showing KSA and Mossad dealings, Qatar openly meeting with Israelis, Bahrain and Isarel warm relations again from wikileaks. And even after Hamas had semi-officially parted ways with the axis of resistance, funding by Iran continues. So is this your method of debate? You invent a false premise, and if not false, it's one that I didn't say and you proceed to deconstruct your own premise to prove a point. Do you know how foolish and amateurish you sound? Were you even talking to me or were you just hallucinating. In summary you keep repeating the same rubbish. Next time just to save you heartache, just put an emoticon instead and sign your name as Douri. I'll get the gist.
PS: here's my theory about your signature. You're one of those shia haters that's probably visited the south and particularly Bint jbeil a few times on a hunting trip. Am I close?

I say all this because I´m sectarian and wahabi. I´m just jealous at your victories and Intelligence. And because I´m sectarian and dump of course. All my arguments are therefore false anyway.

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