February 24th, 2012
02:01 AM ET

Presidential candidate carjacked, beaten in Egypt

Egyptian presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh was carjacked and beaten late Thursday as he was returning from a conference, his campaign manager said.

Aboul Fotouh was being driven on a highway when a car carrying masked gunmen intercepted him, said Ali Behnasawy, the campaign manager.

The suspects pulled the driver out of the car and beat him with their guns. Aboul Fotouh tried to intervene and he was also beaten, Behnasawy said. The gunmen then stole the car and fled.


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  1. banasy©

    Nice to know carjacking is a global crime...

    February 24, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Bill


    February 24, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. catpaw

    Now Aboul knows why some millionaires drive in a Rent-A-Wreck instead of a limo.

    February 24, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Did you hear about the blonde who went to the nudist camp for a game of strip poker ?

    February 24, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Remember when all of the dumb blonde jokes were Polack jokes?

      February 24, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      You mean like

      Why did the Polock throw the clock out the window ? Because he wanted time to fly.
      How many Polocks does it take to change a lightbulb ? 3 - One to hold the lightbulb, and the other two to turn the ladder.
      eyc. etc. etc.

      February 24, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Yes, Rawr, *exactly* like that.

      February 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Did you hear about the blonde who brought her cosmetics because she had a make-up exam ?

    February 24, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Now that one made me laugh.
      I'm STILL not going to try the veal!

      February 24, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. BOMBO ©

    Welcome to the democratic world, Egypt.

    February 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    This has nothing to do with democracy. Such crimes are happening on our democratic soil & every which place everyday.

    February 24, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    @ Bombo
    Thats a good one. The best I have seen today. Pl disregard my 1:29 post written in a fuzzy state of mind.

    February 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      No problem. People forget democracy is a journey, not a destination. Candidate killings and intimidation still exist rarely in Western democracies, but were much more common once. Candidates still disappear in Eastern Europe, and they've been nominally democratic for a quarter century now. There are going to be incidents like this in Egypt, and it's going to be fairly common for a while.

      February 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    Hi @ banasy @ bobcat.

    February 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    We have caused paradigms of democracy, liberty & freedom to mutate in the past decade. Our actions belie the principles.
    "Welcome to the Democratic world".

    February 24, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |