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After Egypt coup, hundreds of Morsi supporters rally in Chicago
chicagotribune.com ^ | July 7, 2013 | Mitch Smith

Posted on 07/07/2013 10:13:58 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

About a year ago, Wael Elfeqy waited in a long line to cast his ballot for Egypt's first democratically elected president. His candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won the election but was removed from office and jailed last week when the military seized power.

"We were so proud," said Elfeqy, a physical therapist from southwest suburban Justice who travels frequently to Egypt, where he was born. "We were so proud of our democracy, and these guys stole it from us."

While thousands rallied in the streets of Egypt both for and against Morsi's ouster, Elfeqy was among hundreds of pro-Morsi demonstrators who protested Sunday on the Magnificent Mile, outside Chicago's Egyptian Consulate. The protesters lined the sidewalks, many waving U.S. and Egyptian flags and holding homemade signs denouncing Egypt's military and interim leadership.

Egyptian military officials say the country's acting leadership is preparing for a new round of elections, but many of those gathered Sunday in Chicago fear a return to an autocratic government like the one protesters toppled in 2011.

Like Elfeqy, many of the Chicago demonstrators were born in Egypt. Others had roots elsewhere in the Arab world but said they grieved for their Egyptian friends and worried that the instability would resound far from the tense streets of Cairo.

"I'm very, very afraid that the violence started in Egypt will affect everyone," said Alex Alomary, a Jordanian software engineer living in northwest suburban Harwood Heights.

Fisal Hammouda, who left Egypt in the 1960s and now lives in Lisle, helped organize Sunday's rally and led chants of "Only president is Morsi." Hammouda said the U.S. government risks losing credibility if it fails to condemn the military takeover and push for Morsi's return to office.

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TOPICS: US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; chicagomb; egypt; egyptcoup; muslimbrotherhood; obama4rapists; obama4slavers; obama4terrorists; obamaspeople

1 posted on 07/07/2013 10:13:58 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe; BillyBoy; Impy
"We were so proud of our democracy, and these guys stole it from us."

Gee whiz, pal, you live in Illinois. You'd think you'd be used to that by now.

2 posted on 07/07/2013 10:22:01 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Really...


3 posted on 07/07/2013 10:22:51 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"While thousands rallied in the streets of Egypt both for and against Morsi's ouster..."

While millions rallied in the streets of Egypt for and a few dozens against Morsi's ouster...

The media...

4 posted on 07/07/2013 10:26:30 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Deport every one of the SOBs. That’s where the next terror attack will come from.


5 posted on 07/07/2013 10:28:04 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

DEPORT THE GUY! The last thing we need in the US are “Muslim Brotherhood” Supporters. How did he get a visa to the US?


6 posted on 07/07/2013 10:29:29 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I thought this was going to be a picture of a bunch of Chicago teacher’s union members.


7 posted on 07/07/2013 10:29:51 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

gee when they stole our democracy they partied in Chicago.


8 posted on 07/07/2013 10:33:24 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood
While millions rallied in the streets of Egypt for and a few dozens against Morsi's ouster...

Exactly. I swear, the media needs an intervention to try to wean them from the Obama drug.

9 posted on 07/07/2013 10:34:07 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hundreds? Must really be intimidating to the millions. God, these Obamedia must be getting desperate.


10 posted on 07/07/2013 10:41:15 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It was a REVOLUTION, not a coup!


11 posted on 07/07/2013 10:45:15 PM PDT by stockpirate (If conservatives in America were committed to liberty they would Cairo DC!)
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To: Steelfish
“The last thing we need in the US are “Muslim Brotherhood” Supporters. How did he get a visa to the US?”

Well, you see it’s like this - It’s my opinion, Hussein, the President of the United States, lived in Chicago so I’m sure he has been helping his Muslim Brotherhood friends come from the middle east to get ready to run the United States when Hussein finishes installing his Muslim Brotherhood here. He needs those supporters for the Brotherhood to help him. Just like he has placed a bunch of Muslims in high places already in our government.

Visa’s don’t matter and our laws don’t matter unless it is a Christian wanting a Visa or a Christian violating a littering law - then the full force of the Holder’s Justice Department will come down on that Christian.

Say after me, “Christians are bad, Muslims are good.” /s/s/s

12 posted on 07/07/2013 11:02:58 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
We were so proud of our democracy, and these guys stole it from us.

Fine. Go home and fix it—and kindly stay there!

13 posted on 07/07/2013 11:35:13 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Maybe they can rape some women in Obama’s front yard.


14 posted on 07/07/2013 11:45:59 PM PDT by Defiant (In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; Tailgunner Joe; sickoflibs; NFHale; stephenjohnbanker; justiceseeker93; ..

In Egypt they celebrated the MILITARY COUP like it was the 4th of July. Have you ever seen people more excited for a military coup? It looked like the end of “Return of the Jedi”. The scum on CNN could barely contain their horror.

And in Chicago we have the Muslim brotherhood come out and protest. Too bad it wasn’t the same day as the gay parade, THAT would have been fun. :D

Democracy doesn’t work when the Nazis win the election. The whole outfit needs to be banned.


15 posted on 07/08/2013 12:06:11 AM PDT by Impy (Bring back the spoils system.)
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To: Steelfish

In 2017 you can bet Obummer and Morsi will become neighbors. They’ll be community organizing for the Muslim Brotherhood.


16 posted on 07/08/2013 1:15:29 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Impy

“Democracy doesn’t work when the Nazis win the election. The whole outfit needs to be banned.”

Are you talking about the Obama Administration?


17 posted on 07/08/2013 1:30:37 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Islamic terrorist front group CAIR has a chapter in Chicago to get out a crowd when they want one:


18 posted on 07/08/2013 1:39:15 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I can’t repeat often enough that Morsi who was a former USA resident is an Islamist through and through. This man has had two sons born on USA soil. To some in the USA this is all that is needed to be eligible for POTUSA. To those I say take a deep look why the Founders were specific in specifying eligibility being tied to a ‘natural born citizen’ not just plain citizen. The Founders were well aware of the problems of false loyalties and possible loss of real loyalties. For me to even think of one of Morsi’s sons being able to run for POTUSA with all the closet radicals and many not in the closet Muslims voting any way possible is a nightmare, but I would bet that Obama and his enablers such as Jarrett and Soros would welcome the opportunity. I have my worries about that guy in Minnesota who was probably a ‘natural born citizen’ now being a converted Islamist/Muslim. Swearing allegiance to the USA Constitution will be done in accordance to Sharia Law.


19 posted on 07/08/2013 1:49:09 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Tailgunner Joe
...and I once thought that our "Manchurian Candidate President" was an "over-the-top" expression...

:(

20 posted on 07/08/2013 1:54:35 AM PDT by Does so (Progressives Don't Know the Meaning of INFRINGED...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Round these Morsi supporters up and ship them back to Egypt. We have enough fifth columnists here already.
21 posted on 07/08/2013 1:57:05 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Impy; GSP.FAN; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; NFHale; BillyBoy; campaignPete R-CT; KC_Lion

We need a military with balls to do the right thing HERE.

Oxys + beers = a high high!!!


22 posted on 07/08/2013 3:05:28 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The U.S. media supports the Muslim Brotherhood. They lie like their master.


23 posted on 07/08/2013 3:10:08 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Marcella

Summed up very nicely. We are in serious deep shiite.


24 posted on 07/08/2013 3:55:42 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: DesertRhino

25 posted on 07/08/2013 4:40:32 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

Remember: This guy is a Muslim, probably belongs to the Muslim Brotherhood and was watching as Morsi led the Brotherhood in Egypt.

He may be living here ,but he is asking for Sharia law.


26 posted on 07/08/2013 4:55:44 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Another community organizer from Chicago.


27 posted on 07/08/2013 5:17:34 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The enemy within.

Literally.


28 posted on 07/08/2013 7:57:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

“The enemy within.

Literally.”

Yeppir. We’re gonna keep foolin’ around... (We never thought the communists would get control, either.)


29 posted on 07/08/2013 10:42:53 AM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Impy

The Muslim Brotherhood’s plan was one man, one vote, one time. The people just discovered that and didn’t like it.

Perhaps it would be a good idea to introduce individual economic liberty before political liberty in a new regime if the country hasn never known freedom before. Phase in the latter more slowly than the former.


30 posted on 07/09/2013 3:31:37 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of tolerance, life,and peace, and if you don't agree, they'll murder you)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Tailgunner Joe.

Egyptian-Americans see regime change as positive (Coptic Christians)
My Fox Chicago | July 3, 2013
Posted on 07/04/2013 9:05:53 AM PDT by KeyLargo
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3039107/posts


31 posted on 07/09/2013 7:04:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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