Skip to comments.Egypt faces more bloodshed as Muslim Brotherhood offices torched (Protesters ransack HQ 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.
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surely, someone got raped.
To torch anything belong to the Muslim brotherhood is to help the cause of humanity.
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.
Who do they want in power?
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.
My understanding is anyone NOT in the muslim brothood.
Not Obama's pals!?? Say it ain't so!
Hope the soldiers 0bama sent over do not get dragged into the Morsi side
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maybe they want minimal self government by actual representatives?
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.
They don't seem to like Obama, Morsi or their muslim brotherhood.