Skip to comments.Angry Egyptian Mourners Chase Morsi from Soldiers’ Funeral
Posted on 08/09/2012 2:24:55 PM PDT by bayouranger
The prime Minister of Egypts newly elected Islamist government was chased away from the military funeral of the 16 soldiers who were killed by jihadist in the Sinai Peninsula by angry mourners. Egypts state-run news site, Ahram Online, reported that amid shouts of, "You killed them, you dog," and a barrage of shoes being thrown, Prime Minister Hesham Kandil was rushed out of the scene by his bodyguards.
The peoples anger comes from the hotly contested presidential race, which recently put the Muslim Brotherhood- affiliated Mohammed Morsi into power. The race between Morsi and his secular (military-affiliated) opponent was neck and neck. Egypts military is a supporter of the overthrown Mubarek regime and considered the only force left in Egypt that can stand up to the Islamists.
During the elections, Islamists publicized the Islamic duty to win the race at any cost. Opponents of the Islamists reported corruption at the polls as well as the blockage of streets leading to them for the nations Coptic Christian (supporters of the secular candidate).
The mourners hold the Islamist government responsible for the attack because of their support for HAMAS. Initial news reports said that the jihadists originated in HAMAS-controlled Gaza before crossing into Egypt to commandeer the armored personnel carriers that were to be used to carry out their planned attack on Israel.
The mourners were also venting their anger over the new governments opening of the Egyptian-Gaza border crossing. Gaza is ruled by HAMAS. Egypt closed the crossing after the attack.
Morsi opponent, Ahmed Shafiq is a former air force commander, and has called for a new revolution to oust the Islamists from power.
Ahram Online reported that Aya Hussein, a university student who attended the funeral, said, "We went to mourn the dead, but the people who ended up chasing Kandil away were also handing out anti-Morsi pamphlets calling for a revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood on Aug. 24."
A popular secular Egyptian talk show host who opposed the revolution, Tawfik Okasha, also called for ousting the Islamists through protest.
Clear your schedule out for the week of the 24th.
Sounds like the spirit of Joe Wilson is alive and well in this part of Egypt anyway.
Imagine if instead of saying “You lie!” Wilson had called Obama a dog and thrown a shoe at him....
The real truth is often very inconvenient.
Sounds like a future article from the Onion.
Obama is propping up the Muslim Brotherhood with plenty of borrowed taxpayer money.
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The same source that radicalislam.org used for it’s article - ahram online, also had a longer more nuanced story about what has been going on in Sinai:
I have to say with regard to that nuance, it can be totally correct - but the MB cannot escape that the only difference between their incitement to permanent jihad, is that they want to do it be subverting, then controlling and dominating to the point where it can be a carried out officially, and not via rag tag fringe outfits like Al Queda.
To the masses, they know that is a distinction without a difference and thus the MB itself helps create the mush-for-brains cannon fodder that become recruits into terrorism.