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PA arrests shopkeeper for selling perfume named after Mohamed Morsi

     “The young owner of a perfume shop in the city of Tulkarem was arrested for displaying (in order to sell) a perfume named ‘Morsi,’ after the deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, his [the shop owner’s] family reported yesterday [Aug. 22, 2013]. Abd Al-Fattah Bdeir[B1] , 36, told Agence France-Presse: ‘On Tuesday [Aug. 20, 2013], members of the [General] Intelligence Forces raided the perfume store my brother, the engineer Islambouli, works in; they searched the store thoroughly and confiscated all the bottles of the perfume named after Morsi. They arrested my brother and confiscated his laptop.’
He continued: ‘The confiscation of only the bottles of ‘Morsi’ perfume indicates the nature of the accusation.’ According to the young man, the [PA] Security Forces summoned his brother Qassam, 24, for questioning, after he hung a sign on the shop door that read, ‘We apologize to our customers; the Mohamed Morsi perfume was confiscated by the [Palestinian] Authority [Security] Forces’ – but he did not comply with them.
Abd Al-Fattah emphasized that his father had called his brother ‘Islambouli’ and nicknamed him ‘Abu Khalid’ after Khalid Islambouli, the man who had assassinated former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, and explained: ‘His father, may he rest in peace, had a great fondness for Khalid Islambouli, who murdered Sadat.’
In addition, he noted that he had another brother, named Sayyid Qutb, after the Egyptian Islamic author and theoretician Sayyid Qutb, who had been a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, to which the deposed president Morsi belonged.
Abd Al-Fattah said he had sent [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah a request to free his brother, and noted that he had not committed any security offence, and that whatever he did was for commercial purposes only.”
From Agence France-Presse

Note: Khalid Islambouli assassinated Egyptian president Anwar Sadat on October 6, 1981. He stated that his motivation was Sadat's signing of the Camp David Accords, the first peace treaty between an Arab country and Israel.
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