Most Americans don’t need more reasons to hate a group that burns down churches, but here’s another one that may or may not be true.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, which recently was ousted from power by the Egyptian military, is accused of soaking puppies with gas, lighting them and throwing them at the army, according to reports on Breitbart.com and other websites.
According to animal rescuers in New Jersey, only three of 20 puppies used as firebombs were able to be rescued. Those animals can be seen at petfinder.com.
But is the story true?
A reporter from The Guardian says he finds the story difficult to believe.
“Gathering 20 puppies, transporting them to a protest, dousing them in petrol, and then throwing them at soldiers while being teargassed strikes me as not just impractical, but nigh-on impossible,” said Patrick Kingsley in a Huffington Post UK article.
It is not clear when the alleged attack occurred, but I find it suspicious the dogs were transported to the U.S., which requires all sorts of paperwork on imported pets. And a Molotov cocktail is easier to throw and more effective than a weaponized puppy.
Foreign Policy says there’s no proof this has happened and called the idea ‘wildly impractical.’
Journalist Patrick Galey contacted the New Jersey animal group, which said it accepted the puppies from Egyptian animal rescuers without questioning the wild claims.