Tamer Amin

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Tamer Amin (Arabic: تارمر أمين‎; born 10 September 1974) is an Egyptian television presenter and interviewer for Masr El-Nahrda (Egypt Today), a popular Egyptian live television talk show from Cairo, which airs on the Egyptian National TV (ERTU). He has also had content broadcast on Al Hayat TV.[1]

Positions[edit]

Amin is known for being strongly supportive of the Egyptian government.[2] He has expressed his views on a number of issues:

  • Responding to a question regarding whether or not Egyptian men who marry Israeli women should have their Egyptian citizenship revoked, Amin stated "Everything should be taken from them, not just their citizenship."
  • In response to a video purported to document a gay wedding ceremony, Amin said "I don’t have a problem with anyone doing something wrong, and keeping it private ... but if that person is proud of it, and doesn’t try to hide it ... that’s a disaster."[3]
  • Amin expressed support for Egypt and Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, arguing that "As a deterrent. I support Egypt's policy of turning the Middle East into a nuclear-free zone. But if a country like Israel has nuclear weapons, it has a deterrent, and all of us Arabs are afraid of it."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Al-Jazeera documentary on Egyptian conscripts reignites media war with Qatar - Egypt Independent". Egypt Independent. 27 November 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  2. ^ Weaver, Matthew (10 December 2014). "CIA torture report: global reaction roundup". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  3. ^ Kingsley, Patrick (24 September 2014). "Eight men put on trial in Cairo over Egypt's 'first gay marriage'". the Guardian. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  4. ^ Egyptian TV Host Tamer Amin: I Support Iran and Egypt Obtaining Nuclear Weapons Because "There Must Be Some Scarecrow to Frighten" Israel, MEMRITV.org, Clip No. 2700, November 10, 2010.