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  • Update: Thousands protest at US embassy (Recent Photos)

    09/11/2012 3:36:34 PM PDT · by fso301 · 62 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | Sept 11, 2012 | Nadia Ahmed
    The number of protesters outside the US embassy in Cairo began to decrease Tuesday night after thousands had gathered earlier to protest a film they said was being produced in the United States that insults the Prophet Mohamed. Ultras, hardcore football fans, have joined the protest, banging drums, setting off fireworks and insulting the Central Security Forces soldiers stationed around the embassy. Earlier, around 5,000 people chanted against the US and President Barack Obama, declaring that they are willing to give their lives to avenge the dignity of their prophet.
  • Egyptian Protesters Climb Walls Of U.S. Embassy, American Flags Replaced With Black Al-Qaeda Flags

    09/11/2012 2:19:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 71 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 11, 2012
    Egyptian Protesters Climb Walls Of U.S. Embassy, American Flags Taken Down And Replaced With Black Al-Qaeda Flags – Update: Obama Admin Condemns Individuals Who “Hurt The Religious Feelings Of Muslims”… Keep in mind these are the same protesters Obama backed during the Arab Spring uprising against Mubarak.Via CNN: Angry protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and hauled down its American flags, replacing them with black flags with Islamic emblems.The incident prompted U.S. security guards to fire off a volley of warning shots as a large crowd gathered outside, apparently upset about the production of...
  • Egyptians angry at film scale U.S. embassy walls

    09/11/2012 12:32:19 PM PDT · by traumer · 79 replies
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy on Tuesday, tore down the American flag and burned it during a protest over what they said was a film being produced in the United States that insulted Prophet Mohammad. In place of the U.S. flag, the protesters tried to raise a black flag with the words "There is no God but God, and Mohammad is his messenger", a Reuters witness said. Once the U.S. flag was hauled down, some protesters tore it up and showed off pieces to television cameras. Others burned the remains outside the fortress-like...
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • Militants attack U.S. embassy in Egypt, Raise black flag in progress...

    09/11/2012 11:11:28 AM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 130 replies
    Was CNN breaking story - 4000 protesters burn flag, raise black flag of ROP... an outrage.
  • CNN Breaking News @ 14:06 EDST, from Egypt

    09/11/2012 11:29:40 AM PDT · by BobNative · 90 replies | September 11, 2012 | CNN
    Angry protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo today and hauled down its U.S. flags, replacing them with black flags with Islamic emblems.
  • Egyptian protesters scale US Embassy wall in Cairo

    09/11/2012 11:56:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 11, 2012
    CAIRO (AP) Egyptian protesters, largely ultraconservative Islamists, climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, made their way into the courtyard and brought down the flag, replacing it with a black flag with an Islamic inscription to protest a film attacking Islam's prophet, Muhammad. Hundreds of protesters marched to the embassy in downtown Cairo, gathering outside its walls and chanting against the movie, which was reportedly produced in the United States. "Say it, don't fear: Their ambassador must leave," the crowd chanted. Dozens of protesters then scaled the embassy walls, took down the flag from...
  • Ten years later, reason why EgyptAir jet crashed unclear

    10/30/2009 10:12:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies · 1,897+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 31, 2009 | Laurel J. Sweet
    On Halloween 10 years ago today, EgyptAir Flight 990 nose-dived into the ocean off Nantucket from 33,000 feet, leaving the families of 217 children, grandparents and lovers forever haunted by the question: Why? You just wish you knew what the reason was. Some things break your heart so much, said Bobbie Bergman of Colorado. Bergmans sister Paula Barnes, a one-time Marblehead resident, perished with their parents William and Tamsin Barnes and several family friends about 1:52 a.m. on Oct. 31, 1999, a half hour into what was to be a 10-hour passage from New York to Cairo.
  • FLASHBACK: Obama in Cairo, 2009: America Will Not Support An Egyptian Govt Ruthless in Suppressing

    06/24/2012 6:15:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/24/12 | Benny Johnson
    PRESIDENT OBAMA Cairo, Egypt June 4, 2009 So let me be clear: No system of government can or should be imposed by one nation by any other. That does not lessen my commitment, however, to governments that reflect the will of the people. Each nation gives life to this principle in its own way, grounded in the traditions of its own people. America does not presume to know what is best for everyone, just as we would not presume to pick the outcome of a peaceful election. But I do have an unyielding belief that all people yearn for certain...
  • In 'New Egypt', Mobs Sexually Assault Women with Impunity (Mass Rapes in Tahir Square)

    06/07/2012 1:00:56 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 7, 2012 | SARAH EL DEEB
    In 'New Egypt', Mobs Sexually Assault Women with Impunity CAIRO Her screams were not drowned out by the clamor of the crazed mob of nearly 200 men around her. An endless number of hands reached toward the woman in the red shirt in an assault scene that lasted less than 15 minutes but felt more like an hour. She was pushed by the sea of men for about a block into a side street from Tahrir Square. Many of the men were trying to break up the frenzy, but it was impossible to tell who was helping and who...
  • Al-Qaida's online forums go dark

    04/02/2012 4:31:33 PM PDT · by Cindy · 47 replies
    UPI ^ | Published: April 2, 2012 at 2:37 PM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- A blackout of al-Qaida's main Web sites is in its 11th day, and officials think the forums may have been brought down in a cyberattack. While no one has claimed credit for disabling the sites..." SNIPPET: "The loss of information typically confuses and frustrates the readers of the Web sites. "It leaves the rank-and-file to guess which messages and which messengers are genuine al-Qaida, and provides undercover operators with new opportunities to disrupt the movement," said A. Aaron Weisburd, senior fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute."
  • Egypt Unilaterally Breaks Off Gas Deal, Cairo breaks agreement that is part of the peace treaty

    04/22/2012 11:16:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    inn ^ | 4/22/12 | Gil Ronen
    Egypt informed Israel Sunday afternoon that it is unilaterally cancelling the agreement of supply of gas to Israel. The announcement was made to EMG, the firm that receives the gas from Egypt, and reported on Channel 2 news. The peace treaty with Egypt includes a financial appendix, in which Egypt agrees to supply Israel with oil. Several years ago the appendix was changed so that the oil was replaced by gas. The treaty commits Egypt to supply Israel with the amount of gas it requires for a specified period, in exchange for payment.
  • Israeli embassy in Egypt calls off seder - For first time since 1979 peace treaty Israeli

    04/04/2012 11:47:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    YNet ^ | 4/4/12 | Itamar Eichner
    For the first time since the 1979 peace treaty, the Israeli ambassador to Egypt will not be holding a Passover seder in the ambassador's residence in Cairo, Yedioth Ahronoth reported. For 30 years, dozens of guests were invited to take part in a traditional seder dinner at the ambassador's residence including Jewish diplomats and Israeli businessmen. Homeless Egypt refuses to rent building to Israeli embassy / Roi Kais Israel's ambassador to Cairo working from hotel room due to Egyptian refusal to sell, rent out building to Israel Full Story However, since last September when an angry mob stormed the embassy...
  • SHTF Planning: 20 Lessons from the Streets of Cairo

    02/01/2012 9:18:43 PM PST · by Kartographer · 263 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/1/12 | Mac Slavo
    From the somewhat guilt filled comforts of Greece, I have been thinking about what I learned from the recent Cairo SHTF experience. I am not putting myself forth as an expert of any sort and, frankly, many or even most items on the list below might be flat out wrong.who the hell knows. We were in Cairo from Jan 25th until late Feb 3rd when the neighborhood gunfire became full-auto and regularly occurring. At that point, we decided that Friday prayers (the next day) might not yield a pleasant experience. We had no way of knowing that we had already...
  • Video: Egyptian troops beat protesters Saturday in Cairo

    12/18/2011 10:28:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 12/18/11 | Carl in Jerusalem
    This ought to make Obama proud that he played a part in getting rid of that evil tyrant Mubarak. Let's go to the videotape. Here's an explanation of what you just saw for those who, like me, are Arabic challenged. But first, a picture: A picture of a female Egyptian protester who was stripped from her black abaya and allegedly abused by army men has met with angry tweets criticizing the countrys Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) on Saturday. The photos on social media shows a woman, clothed in just her denim pants, as army men hurl kicks...
  • The brave women of the Middle East: Female protesters brutally beaten with metal poles

    12/18/2011 7:38:52 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 18th December 2011 | Inderdeep Bains
    <p>After being viciously beaten by a 10-strong mob of Egyptian male soldiers, this woman lies helplessly on the ground as her shirt is ripped from her body and a man kicks her with full force in her exposed chest.</p> <p>Moments earlier she had been struck countless times in the head and body with metal batons, not content with the brutal beating delivered by his fellow soldier, one man stamped on her head repeatedly.</p>
  • New Israel Ambassador to Egypt Returns to Cairo

    12/10/2011 4:02:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/12/11 | Chana Yaar
    Israel's new ambassador to Egypt is expected to depart for Cairo on Monday, the Foreign Ministry announced Saturday evening. But because no secure embassy building yet exists for Israel in the Egyptian capital, Yaakov Amitai will temporarily operate from his residence. Foreign Ministry officials said they have not yet found a new building in which to place the Israeli embassy, which formally was located close to Cairo University, a hotbed of anti-Israeli sentiment. Former Ambassador to Egypt Yitzchak Levanon returned to Israel in September after escaping a mob that stormed the Cairo embassy and completely trashed the facility. The Egyptian...
  • CNN gets punked by Howard Stern fan (Boo-yahhhh!!!)

    11/29/2011 6:32:53 PM PST · by Kolath · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/29/30 | Frances Martel
    Frances Martel, Mediaite: CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield got a bit of an unwelcome surprise this evening as an interview with who she thought was Gregory Porter, an American student recently arrested and released in Cairo, went awry. Porter described the fear of being arrested in a crowd in Tahrir Square, the happiness of hearing his mothers voice after his first phone call and then thanked the North Shore Animal League and Baba Booeys monkey nuts.
  • Cairo rally: One day we'll kill all Jews

    11/25/2011 3:53:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    YNet ^ | 11/25/11 | Eldad Beck
    Muslim Brotherhood holds venomous anti-Israel rally in Cairo mosque Friday; Islamic activists chant: Tel Aviv, judgment day has come Arab hate: A Muslim Brotherhood rally in Cairo's most prominent mosque Friday turned into a venomous anti-Israel protest, with attendants vowing to "one day kill all Jews." Some 5,000 people joined the rally, called to promote the "battle against Jerusalem's Judaization." The event coincided with the anniversary of the United Nations' partition plan in 1947, which called for the establishment of a Jewish state.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Qaradawi arrives in Cairo

    11/25/2011 5:34:51 AM PST · by bayouranger · 11 replies ^ | 11-24-11 | GlobalMB
    Egyptian media is reporting on the arrival of Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi in Cairo. According to a report on Youm7: Nov 24, 2011 00:11 Prominent Muslim Scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi arrived at Cairo Airport Wednesday to follow the incidents in Tahrir Square. Demonstrators have clashed with security forces for the past five days. Qaradawi was accompanied by the head of the Karama Organization for Human Rights, Abdel Rahman Naaniny. Qaradawis last known public appearance in Egypt was in February when he gave a sermon urging support for Hamas to a large crowd in Cairos Tahrir Square. Qaradawi, a...