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Egypt faces more bloodshed as Muslim Brotherhood offices torched (Protesters ransack HQ in Cairo)
The Guardian ^ | 07/01/2013 | Patrick Kingsley in Cairo

Posted on 07/01/2013 9:15:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The headquarters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood have been burned and ransacked following an all-night siege – one day after millions protested on Egypt's streets calling for President Mohamed Morsi's resignation.

In an episode reminiscent of the sacking of Hosni Mubarak's political headquarters during Egypt's 2011 uprising, around 50 anti-Brotherhood protesters spent the night attacking the compound – situated on a rocky, isolated outcrop in east Cairo – with molotov cocktails, causing a series of small fires and explosions.

With police nowhere to be seen, Brotherhood cadres returned fire, killing at least four, and injuring at least 80 – according to medics at the scene.

Both sides told the Guardian that the other had started the battle, which began at around 7pm on Sunday. It was not possible to verify either claim.

At roughly 7am, after 12 hours of fighting, Brotherhood reinforcements arrived – possibly, bystanders said, because one of the fires had grown too big, and those inside now feared being smoked out. The reinforcements covered their colleagues' exit with live fire – the Guardian later saw bullets being plucked from the wall. Bystanders said that some Brotherhood members were injured and handed to the authorities during the blaze.

Once the other Brotherhood members fled, protesters stormed the compound and accelerated the blaze. Firefighters said they arrived at 9am – too late to save the building, which is now charred and still filled with smoke. Once the worst of the fire was put out, hundreds re-entered the building, looting and destroying its remaining features.

Opponents of the Brotherhood detest the organisation because it is perceived to unduly influence Morsi, a political associate, and because it seeks to impose too narrow a vision of Islam on Egyptian society.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; muslimbrotherhood; protest

1 posted on 07/01/2013 9:15:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

surely, someone got raped.


2 posted on 07/01/2013 9:17:21 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: SeekAndFind

To torch anything belong to the Muslim brotherhood is to help the cause of humanity.


3 posted on 07/01/2013 9:18:47 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

I am amazed at how little damage 17 Million protester are doing. It would seem based on sheer numbers they would over-power any opposition.


4 posted on 07/01/2013 9:21:30 AM PDT by edcoil ("The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek." Joseph Campbell)
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To: edcoil

Who do they want in power?


5 posted on 07/01/2013 9:25:16 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m going to have to subscribe to some foreign news services. It’s the only way to find out what’s really happening in the world.


6 posted on 07/01/2013 9:29:25 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: CaptainK

My understanding is anyone NOT in the muslim brothood.


7 posted on 07/01/2013 9:30:09 AM PDT by edcoil ("The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek." Joseph Campbell)
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To: SeekAndFind
Does "the opposition" need any matches?

8 posted on 07/01/2013 9:32:00 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :)
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To: SeekAndFind
The headquarters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood have been burned and ransacked following an all-night siege

Not Obama's pals!?? Say it ain't so!

9 posted on 07/01/2013 9:40:10 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind

Hope the soldiers 0bama sent over do not get dragged into the Morsi side


10 posted on 07/01/2013 9:40:52 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: edcoil

I thought they were protesting against Islam blackmailing them. You’d think they’d figure by now. If all of them renounced peacefully, it would be more effective than jumping around as they do.


11 posted on 07/01/2013 9:42:48 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: PGR88

He just sent them riot gear. I wish he’d send them the 2 billion bullets the DHS just stocked up. It’s the thing with moslems. We could hope during the cold war to get the enemy’s people to protest communism, but with these types, they never blame Islam.


12 posted on 07/01/2013 9:46:05 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: SeekAndFind

The protesters next step will be wide-spread strikes, following the effective East German model for revolution. No government can long survive when the worker bees refuse to feed and fuel it.


13 posted on 07/01/2013 9:46:47 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind

Savages acting like savages. Supporting either side is insane. The only difference is the name of their group, but their beards are just as long, and they slice necks the same way.


14 posted on 07/01/2013 9:53:03 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Buyer’s remorse?


15 posted on 07/01/2013 9:58:08 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: CaptainK
"Who do they want in power?"

Maybe they want minimal self government by actual representatives?

16 posted on 07/01/2013 9:59:56 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

Instead of simply withdrawing our embassy staff, our feckless govt. will send in Marines, like cops at a domestic dispute.
Then the millions of angry mooselimbs will be able to focus their rage. Our foreign policy is in tatters thanks to these bozos. It isn’t rocket science: the natives are restless, circle the wagons.


17 posted on 07/01/2013 10:45:27 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Let's see how Obama & Morsi treat these patriotic community organizers!

They don't seem to like Obama, Morsi or their muslim brotherhood.

18 posted on 07/01/2013 12:29:48 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracker)
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To: fwdude

Buyer’s ReMorsi.


19 posted on 07/01/2013 12:31:46 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracker)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind.


20 posted on 07/01/2013 7:14:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Paladin2

At this point, I’d settle for that right here in the not-so-good (anymore) old USA.


21 posted on 07/02/2013 4:58:27 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: SeekAndFind

The next stage will be when protesters show up with their own guns. Possibly supplied by members of the Egyptian military.


22 posted on 07/02/2013 5:01:58 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: TheOldLady

I did post that believing in the strong parallels of the current situation in Egypt and our current situation with our own creepy ass-cracker surveilling and harassing Americans with his vigilante gov’t agencies.


23 posted on 07/02/2013 5:57:17 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Indeed. I was sure that was exactly what you had in mind.


24 posted on 07/02/2013 8:11:17 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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