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  • Huge Crowds Turn Out in Egypt in Largely Peaceful Protests Against Morsi

    06/30/2013 1:11:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 73 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Sunday, June 30, 2013 | Nancy A. Youssef
    In highly anticipated protests to mark the first anniversary of President Mohammed Morsi’s inauguration, millions of Egyptians took to the streets across the country in unprecedented numbers Sunday to demand his removal from office, three years before his term expires. The protests were largely peaceful after days of worries that they would unleash violence between pro- and anti-Morsi camps. But in those places where they came together, the two sides kept their distance, with Morsi’s supporters vastly outnumbered by the president’s opponents. This normally bustling city set aside its usual business what in Egypt is the first day of the...
  • Christianity Is a Crime Punishable by Death under Sharia Law

    08/20/2013 4:00:43 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 20 August 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    I'm in the process of transferring here the articles I had on another, older blog which I'm closing down. They are still relevant, showing how things haven't changed at all in the Islamic world but maybe - just maybe - have developed a little bit chez nous. The Guardian article that I quoted from in here might have still made today the same unfounded, false claims that death for apostasy is not part of Islam that it made then. But, while it's becoming more and more obvious every day that the Muslim persecution of Christians throughout the world is the...
  • MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD SUPPORTERS ATTACK CHURCHES, PARADE NUNS THROUGH STREET

    08/20/2013 4:11:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 19, 2013 | BEN SHAPIRO
    <p>While the United States considers cutting aid to the Egyptian military in an attempt to stop violence between the military regime and the deposed Muslim Brotherhood, Brotherhood members and allies are reportedly parading nuns through the streets, looting churches, and tearing down a cross in favor of an al Qaeda banner.</p>
  • Al Jazeera Caught Airing Fake Death of Muslim Brotherhood Protestor

    08/20/2013 1:28:02 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 8/20/13 | Adam Kredo
    As a distraught woman yells in Arabic, the man in question can be seen clutching what is described as a gunshot wound. However, when the man’s hand is moved it becomes apparent that he has not been injured despite a pool of blood. The fake death was first flagged by FSA Crimes, an advocacy website that tracks alleged war crimes committed by rebel fighters battling Syrian President Bashar al Assad. “Covered in blood, his hand rests on what would seem to be the source of that blood, a gunshot wound,” FSA write of the apparently staged death. “‘Doctors’ surrounding him...
  • Excising the ‘Cancer’ in Egypt (link only)

    08/20/2013 10:36:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 3 replies
    8/20/2013 | Fouad Ajami
    Excising the ‘Cancer’ in Egypt Link only -- Bloomberg
  • Obama's brother linked to Muslim Brotherhood; Report says Malik directs radical Islamic movement's

    08/20/2013 5:44:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    WND ^ | 8/20/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – President Obama’s half-brother in Kenya could cause the White House more headaches over new evidence linking him to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and establishing that controversial IRS supervisor Lois Lerner signed his tax-exempt approval letter. Malik Obama’s oversight of the Muslim Brotherhood’s international investments is one reason for the Obama administration’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood, according to an Egyptian report citing the vice president of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, Tehani al-Gebali In a news report on Egyptian television of a Gebali speech, translated by researcher Walid Shoebat, Gebali said she would like “to...
  • Analysis: Foes of Obama climate policy prepare battle over cost of carbon

    08/20/2013 6:00:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 20, 2013 | By Valerie Volcovici
    Three months ago, the Obama administration made a little-noticed but potentially pivotal move in the stepped-up fight against climate change: it boosted the U.S. government's official estimate of the future economic damage caused by carbon pollution. The move should make it much easier for the EPA and other federal bureaus to enact tougher measures to crack down on emissions by showing that the greater benefits of such measures will justify their costs. "This has all the characteristics of a stealth approach toward making a greenhouse gas rule more justifiable by exaggerating the social benefits," said Luke Popovich, a spokesman for...
  • Arrest of anti-Obama protesters on St. Charles [Missouri] overpass sparks controversy

    08/20/2013 11:05:22 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 36 replies
    STLToday (St. Louis Post Dispatch) ^ | August 19, 2013 | Mark Schlinkmann
    ST. CHARLES • The arrest Saturday afternoon of two anti-Barack Obama protesters on an Interstate 70 overpass is stirring controversy - fueled by a video of the incident circulating on the internet. The two — Marc S. Messmer, 41, of St. Charles, and Jimmy D. "Duane" Weed, 57, of Bridgeton — say that their constitutional rights were violated. "Citizens have a right to peaceably assemble," said Messmer, who was part of a series of overpass demonstrations around the country seeking the president's impeachment. "We were simply doing that. There were no laws broken." Sgt. Al Nothum, a spokesman for the...
  • Arrest of anti-Obama protesters on St. Charles overpass sparks controversy

    08/20/2013 2:28:37 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 35 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 8/19/13 | Mark Schlinkmann
    "Citizens have a right to peaceably assemble," said Messmer, who was part of a series of overpass demonstrations around the country seeking the president's impeachment. "We were simply doing that. There were no laws broken." Sgt. Al Nothum, a spokesman for the Missouri Highway Patrol, said the potential for a traffic hazard was why the two and 10 or so other protesters were told by officers to leave the Fairgrounds Road overpass about 2 p.m. The two were arrested, he said, for failing to obey. Nothum said the patrol wants charges filed but prosecutors have yet to decide. The patrol...
  • St. Charles [Missouri] Police, Highway Patrol Arrest Overpass Protesters

    08/19/2013 10:01:19 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 55 replies
    danaloeschradio.com ^ | August 18, 2013 | Dana Loesch
    A few of you sent me this video, published to Youtube today, of the weekend overpass protests, this one in St. Charles, Missouri. I’m still trying to figure out what laws these protesters broke. While I wasn’t there, it seems to me the protesters were standing on public ground, not in traffic, therefor not impeding traffic. Having organized and attended many protests myself — and having worked with local law enforcement to make sure regulations (even mindlessly unnecessary ones) are met, so long as a protester isn’t standing in traffic, there isn’t an issue. Am I missing something here? Don’t...
  • Ted Cruz blames Egyptian violence on Obama’s disregard for foreign aid law

    08/16/2013 1:12:41 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 75 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | AUGUST 16, 2013 | JOEL GEHRKE
    President Obama has “contributed to [Egypt's] descent into chaos” by providing foreign aid to the military regime while maintaining an otherwise “detached and abstract” position, according to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who called for an end to financial support. “President Obama’s detached and abstract statement yesterday on deteriorating conditions in Egypt is only the most recent manifestation of this administration’s failed policy in that country,” Cruz said. “As there can no longer be any reasonable doubt that what occurred in July was a military coup, the first step is to send an unequivocal message that the United States is a...
  • Dozens reported killed as clashes break out on Islamists' 'Day of Rage' in Egypt

    08/16/2013 7:55:52 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/16/2013 | Ayman Mohyeldin, Ghazi Balkiz and Ian Johnston, NBC News
    <p>CAIRO - Dozens of deaths were reported as clashes broke out during mass demonstrations by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi in Egypt Friday.</p> <p>Morsi's Islamist Muslim Brotherhood movement had called for a “Day of Rage” in the wake of a military crackdown that killed more than 600 people.</p>
  • BEHIND BENGHAZI: MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD AND OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

    08/16/2013 9:39:08 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 72 replies
    Human Events ^ | Aug 16, 2013 | By: Raymond Ibrahim
    Evidence that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood was directly involved in the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, where Americans including U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens were killed, continues to mount. First, on June 26, 2013, I produced and partially translated what purported to be an internal Libyan governmental memo which was leaked and picked up by many Arabic websites. According to this document, the Muslim Brotherhood, including now ousted President Morsi, played a direct role in the Benghazi consulate attack. “Based on confessions derived from some of those arrested at the scene,” asserted the report,...
  • Turkish Prime Minister: Israel Behind Egypt Coup

    08/20/2013 5:47:43 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 25 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 20 August 13 | Ari Soffer
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan's latest comments entirely consistent with a history of anti-Semitic remarks and conspiracy theories. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Israel is behind the removal of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi by the Egyptian military. “Israel is behind the coup in Egypt, we have evidence,” Erdogan declared to members of his party meeting in Ankara on Tuesday, according to the Turkish Today's Zaman.
  • Egyptian Blood on Obama’s Hands

    07/29/2013 5:15:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 29, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    When Obama went down to Cairo in the spring of ’09, his speech, titled “A New Beginning,” was little more than a thinly disguised call for regime change. It wasn’t so much the words that mattered as the message behind them that the Mubarak government no longer enjoyed backing from Washington, D.C. The alliance between Egyptian liberals and Islamists that overthrew Mubarak, in a coup mediated by the military, was cheered as an expression of popular will. What it actually was, was the whistling sound of air escaping into a post-American power vacuum. Obama’s call for regional regime change led...
  • Popular Egyptian music video tells Obama to screw himself and stop funding Jihad terrorists

    08/04/2013 1:04:10 PM PDT · by Kolath · 27 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 08/04/2013 | Pamela Geller
    Obama has taken this country to new lows on the international stage. I have never seen the US so disrespected and held in such contempt. America was once synonymous with freedom. The US under Obama is the laughingstock of the world. Looking forward to seeing this Rgyptian tune performed on Jon Stewart, Bill Maher and Letterman show .... (vid thanks to TH)
  • Christians Stand with Military After Muslim Bros Church Burning Spree

    08/20/2013 3:41:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/20/13 | Breitbart News
    Over 60 churches across Egypt have been targeted by Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers as conflict rages across the country. Nonetheless, Coptic Christians are now returning to their church in Minya, which was burned by raging Islamists. “This will learn us to be better Christians” said Pastor Sameh Ibrahim. Fourteen churches in the area were burned in the past few days. In Minya, Christian churches have been slathered with black Xs to mark them for violence by Islamists.
  • Cornered Hamas looks back at Iran, Hezbollah

    08/20/2013 3:58:04 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    reuters.com ^ | August 20, 2013 | Nidal al-Mughrabi
    Stunned by turmoil in neighboring Egypt and starved of funds, the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas is looking to repair damaged ties with its traditional Middle East allies, Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah party. An off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas celebrated when the Sunni movement's Mohamed Mursi was elected president of Egypt in 2012, believing the vote would boost its own international standing and its grip on the isolated Gaza Strip. In the meantime, outraged by the bloody civil war in Syria, the Palestinian group quit its headquarters in Damascus, snapping the Iran-led "axis of resistance" that challenged Israel and...
  • Allies Thwart America in Egypt

    08/20/2013 7:35:35 AM PDT · by kress · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 19, 2013 | Adam Entous, Charles Levinson, Ellen Knickmeyer
    Israel, Saudis and U.A.E. Support Military Moves The U.S.'s closest Middle East allies are undercutting American policy in Egypt, encouraging the military to confront the Muslim Brotherhood rather than reconcile, U.S. and Arab officials said. The parallel efforts by Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have blunted U.S. influence with Egypt's military leadership and underscored how the chaos there has pulled Israel into ever-closer alignment with those Gulf states, officials said. A senior Israeli official called the anti-Muslim Brotherhood nations "the axis of reason." The Obama administration first had sought to persuade Egyptian military leader Gen. Abdel Fattah...
  • White House More Pro-Islamist On Egypt Than The Saudis

    08/20/2013 4:03:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 20, 2013 | Editorial
    Mideast: The new military government in Egypt that just deposed Islamist rule there isn't Islamic enough for the Obama administration. But Saudi Arabia, whose constitution is the Koran, is backing it. You might have thought the misguided human rights-based foreign policy practiced by Jimmy Carter was consigned to the historical ash heap during that fateful hour in January 1980 in which Ronald Reagan took the presidential oath and 52 U.S. hostages held 444 days left Iranian air space. Unfortunately, it is back in full action in the Obama Era. Instead of considering the dangers an Islamist regime in Cairo would...
  • Beleaguered Egyptian Christians express deep frustration with U.S. policies, actions

    08/20/2013 3:05:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | August 19, 2013 | Carl E. Olson
    Spokesman for Catholic bishops in Egypt: "Obama does not appear to understand the situation."August 19, 2013 03:08 EST By Carl E. Olson A military helicopter flies over clouds of smoke in Cairo, Egypt, on August 16th. (CNS photo/Louafi Larbi, Reuters) Italian journalist Alessandra Nucci, a contributor to CWR (who recently wrote this piece about Christians in Syria), sent me a note this morning about the violent and horrible events in Egypt. She stated that the reporting of the Western press, in general, "from Egypt is marred by the same one-sided superficiality as denounced by the Christians in Syria." She included her...
  • The Lessons of History: Kristallnacht in Egypt

    08/20/2013 12:23:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 20, 2013 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    To embrace the Muslim Brotherhood is to endorse a direct descendant of the Nazi Party. As the military (with the support of secular groups that don’t want an Islamist state) battles the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Americans argue over how to react, we should look back at history to understand why we should support the military as the lesser of two evils and hope for its success. Those who know the history of the Muslim Brotherhood and see the murderous attacks it has launched on the homes, businesses, schools, and churches of Coptic Christians, who represent about 10 percent...
  • Christian churches, schools, institutions, shops torched by:Muslim Brotherhood in last 3 days

    08/20/2013 10:43:41 AM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies
    asianews.it ^ | 08/17/2013 19:48
    At least 58 Christian churches, schools, institutions, homes and shops have been attacked, looted and torched over the last three days by the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the former Egyptian president who was deposed on 3 July . On August 14 the army has tried to evict the sit-in of the Islamists in Rabaa El Nahda Square and Adaweya. In a wave of devastating violence, over 600 people were killed and thousands injured. But violent attacks were also carried out on Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical churches as well as the homes and shops of Christians, as we have...
  • Saudi Arabia Promises to Aid Egypt's Regime

    08/19/2013 9:07:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    nytimes ^ | Aug 19, 2013 | Rod Nordland
    Saudi Arabia has emerged as the foremost supporter of Egypt's military rulers, explicitly backing the violent crackdown on Islamists and using its oil wealth and diplomatic muscle to help defy growing pressure from the West to end the bloodshed in search of a political solution. As Europeans and the United States considered cutting cash aid to Egypt, Saudi Arabia said Monday that it and its allies would make up any reduction — effectively neutralizing the West's main leverage over Cairo.
  • Saudis Warn the West: We Won’t Forget Your Stance on Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood

    08/20/2013 6:13:49 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/20/2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – In a blunt warning to countries critical of the Egyptian military crackdown and considering suspending aid, longstanding U.S. ally Saudi Arabia suggested that the decisions they make now will have long-term consequences for their relationships in the Arab and Muslim world. Saudi Arabia has led the way in supporting the Egyptian military’s actions, first in removing the Muslim Brotherhood administration early last month and in its subsequent steps against supporters of the ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi. Its warning came as policymakers in the U.S. and Europe mull the question of continuing financial assistance to Cairo following the...
  • Saudis Warn the West: We Won´t Forget Your Stance on Egypt

    08/20/2013 9:59:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    CNS news ^ | 8/20/13 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – In a blunt warning to countries critical of the Egyptian military crackdown and considering suspending aid, longstanding U.S. ally Saudi Arabia suggested that the decisions they make now will have long-term consequences for their relationships in the Arab and Muslim world. Saudi Arabia has led the way in supporting the Egyptian military’s actions, first in removing the Muslim Brotherhood administration early last month and in its subsequent steps against supporters of the ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi. Its warning came as policymakers in the U.S. and Europe mull the question of continuing financial assistance to Cairo following the...
  • Coptic Pope Blasts Muslim Brotherhood, US, EU

    08/20/2013 6:00:43 AM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    (AINA) ^ | 18 Aug 13 | Mary Abdelmassih
    Since ex-president Morsy's ouster on July 3, attacks on Egyptian Christians by members of the Muslim Brotherhood have taken place in most governorates across Egypt. These attacks have escalated since security forces ended the pro-Morsy protests in central Cairo on August 14th. During their 6-weeks of protests, Muslim Brotherhood leaders explicitly threatened to harm the Copts should they be forced to end their protests, which they vowed to prolong until Morsy is restored to power. "Over the past weeks we have witnessed an increasing trend of anti-Christian rhetoric calling for 'the attack upon and eradication of Christians and churches' in...
  • Islamist mob parades nuns in Cairo as prisoners of war after six hours looting church school...

    08/19/2013 4:56:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 19, 2013 | Staff
    Franciscan School looted and classrooms burned to the ground Nuns subjected to abuse as they were paraded through the streets Two Christians killed since government moved against protesters Dozens of churches, homes and businesses owned by Christians attacked A mob marched nuns through the battle-torn streets of Cairo ‘like prisoners of war’ in the latest outrage against Egypt’s Christian minority. Sister Manal, principal of a Franciscan school in suburban Cairo, watched for six hours as a mob looted the building, knocked the cross off the gate and replaced it with a black banner resembling the flag of Al Qaeda. The...
  • Minya Churches Cancel Second Mass for First Time in 1,600 Years [Egypt]

    08/19/2013 7:41:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Egypt Indepenedent ^ | 8/19/13 | Al-Masry Al-Youm
    Minya churches canceled on Sunday the second mass, holding only a brief one. Meanwhile, prayers did not take place at other churches which were attacked. Priest Selwanes Lotfy of the Virgin Mary and Priest Ibram monastery in Degla, south of Minya, said, “We did not hold prayers in the monastery on Sunday for the first time in 1,600 years.”
  • Egypt: Coptic church cancels Sunday mass for 1st time in 1,600 years

    08/19/2013 8:08:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 8/19/13 | Michal Shmulovich
    Amid escalating violence against Egypt’s Copts, churches in Minya, located in upper Egypt, cancelled Sunday Mass for the first time in 1,600 years. Other churches in Minya also didn’t hold prayer services. "We did not hold prayers in the monastery on Sunday for the first time in 1,600 years,” Priest Selwanes Lotfy of the Virgin Mary and Priest Ibram Monastery in Degla, just south of Minya, told the al-Masry al-Youm daily. He said supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi destroyed the monastery, which includes three churches, one of which is an archaeological site. “One of the extremists wrote on the...
  • As Egyptian Churches Are Put To the Torch, Obama’s Reputation Goes Up in Flames

    08/19/2013 9:20:50 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    New York Sun ^ | 8-18-13 | YOUSSEF IBRAHIM
    As church after church is put to the torch in Egypt by members of the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies, one of the things that is going up in flames is the reputation of President Obama. In the past 48 hours alone, some 57 Egyptian churches have been burned to the ground in the Nile valley. It will not be lost on the Egyptians that Mr. Obama has spent the crisis playing golf at Martha’s Vineyard. Scores of Christians are being consumed in this conflagration, some burned beyond recognition defending their churches, even as Mr. Obama’s much-despised envoy in Egypt,...
  • 63 Egyptian Christian Churches Looted, Torched or Attacked

    08/20/2013 3:27:31 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/17/2013 | HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press
    (The Evangelical Church of Malawi is left in ruins Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, after it was ransacked, looted and burned ..............) CAIRO (AP) — After torching a Franciscan school, Islamists paraded three nuns on the streets like "prisoners of war" before a Muslim woman offered them refuge. Two other women working at the school were sexually harassed and abused as they fought their way through a mob. In the four days since security forces cleared two sit-in camps by supporters of Egypt's ousted president, Islamists have attacked dozens of Coptic churches along with homes and businesses owned by the...
  • A Deadly Gamble: Egypt’s Salafists May Now Regret Support for the Military

    08/20/2013 4:31:53 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    A month ago, the Nour Party, the largest political group to emerge from the ultraconservative Salafist movement, was seen as Egypt’s kingmaker when it dramatically joined the military-led ousting of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. They then proceeded to shape the interim government, vetoing a nominee for Prime Minister in the first week after Morsi was removed from power.
  • In relentless campaign, Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood leader (Mohamed Badie)

    08/20/2013 9:26:22 AM PDT · by mojito · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/20/2013 | Tom Perry and Shadia Nasralla
    Egypt's army-backed authorities detained the Muslim Brotherhood's leader on Tuesday, signaling their determination to crush the group and silence protests against the ousting of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. The arrest of Mohamed Badie, 70, the Brotherhood's general guide, followed the bloody suppression of rallies demanding the reinstatement of Egypt's first freely elected president, who was toppled by the military last month. Egypt is enduring the worst internal strife in its modern history, with about 900 people killed, including 100 police and soldiers, after security forces broke up protest camps by Mursi's supporters in the capital on August 14. A spokesman...
  • 'Iron man' takes helm at Muslim Brotherhood after Egypt arrests leader

    08/20/2013 8:00:08 AM PDT · by don-o · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 20, 2013 | Ayman Mohyeldin, Correspondent, NBC News
    CAIRO - Egypt's embattled Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday named a hardline new "general guide" hours after authorities arrested the movement's senior leader, sources said. The temporary appointment of Mahmoud Ezzat, a 69-year-old doctor, came amid a deepening crackdown on the Islamist movement of ousted President Mohammed Mor Ezzat will be filling in for Mohammed Badie, 70, who was detained at an apartment in northeast Cairo early on Tuesday. His arrest followed the deaths of 25 police officers in a militant ambush in Sinai and a court ruling announcing the possibility that the jailed ex-President Hosni Mubarak could soon walk free...