Beck presented segment mocking Egyptian students' names

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On his CNN Headline News program, Glenn Beck aired a segment mocking the names of 11 Egyptian students who went missing on July 29.

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On the August 9 edition of his CNN Headline News program, host Glenn Beck aired a mock news segment or commercial -- it's not exactly clear which -- asking for help "if you've seen any of the following Egyptian students missing since July 29." The segment mocked the names of the missing Egyptians and added that one "may have shaved his mustache since this photo was taken," another "may answer to the nickname Sparky," and another "may or may not be accompanied by his camel." The segment showed pictures of crowds and pointed to random, unidentifiable people as the missing Egyptians. It ended with a reading of the names in quick succession followed by the announcer pretending to gag as he struggled to pronounce the names, and the announcer saying: "If you know the whereabouts of these men, please call the FBI immediately. If you know how to correctly pronounce their names, well, call us."

As Media Matters for America has noted, Beck has used mock commercials to make fun of Mexican immigrants.

From the August 9 edition of CNN Headline News' Glenn Beck:

BECK: Now, while everybody -- nobody really seems to be too concerned about the eight missing Egyptians, we are. And we'd like to do everything we can to find them. And I think our efforts are already paying off.

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ANNOUNCER: The FBI wants to know if you've seen any of the following Egyptian students missing since July 29. El Sayed Ahmed Elsayed Ibrahim, age 20. Ibrahim may have shaved his mustache since this photo was taken.

Ahmed Mohamed Mohamed Abou El Ela, age 21. May also be going by the name Ahmed Mohamed Mohamed Mohamed Abou El Ela.

Moustafa Wagdy Moustafa El Gafary, age 18. El Gafary may also answer to the nickname Sparky.

Mohamed Ragab Mohamed Abd Alla, age 22. Abd Alla may or may not be accompanied by his camel.

Here are the rest: Mohamed Ibrahim Elsayed El Moghazy, Ahmed Refaat Saad El Moghazi El Laket, Ebrahim Mabrouk Moustafa Abdou, Mohamed Saleh Ahmed Maray, Eslam Ibrahim Mohamed El Dessouki, Alaa Abd El Fattah Ali El Bahnasawi, and Mohamed Ibrahim Fouaad El Shenawy.

If you know the whereabouts of these men, please call the FBI immediately. If you know how to correctly pronounce their names, well, call us.

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