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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...
  • US to Egypt: Stick to election plan, even if it favors Islamist parties

    11/23/2011 1:13:50 PM PST · by mojito · 27 replies
    CSM ^ | 11/23/2011 | Howard LaFranchi
    The United States is encouraging Egypts military rulers to stick to a schedule of elections set to kick off next week, despite continuing violence and despite the likelihood that the electoral timetable favors the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist movements. The Obama administration is in essence caught between two unpalatable options: pressing ahead for elections that the Islamists are likely to win, and thereby sounding like a force for Egypts democratic transition; or recommending a postponement that a growing number of liberal Egyptians prefer, but which risks coming across as anti-democratic. Egypts transitional military rulers announced Wednesday that parliamentary...
  • Police burn protest tents to clear (Occupy) Cairo's Tahrir (only 11 killed)

    11/20/2011 3:42:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies · 2+ views
    KMPH ^ | 11/20/11 | MAGGIE MICHAEL and SARAH EL DEEB
    Police burn protest tents to clear Cairo's TahrirBy MAGGIE MICHAEL and SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Updated: Nov 20, 2011 4:19 PM EST CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian soldiers and police set fire to protest tents in Cairo's Tahrir Square and fired tear gas and rubber bullets in a major assault Sunday to drive out thousands demanding that the military rulers quickly transfer power to a civilian government. At least 11 protesters were killed and hundreds were injured. It was the second day of clashes marking a sharp escalation of tensions on Egypt's streets a week before the first elections since...
  • No Way Out: A campaign by Christian Solidarity Worldwide-Speak up for Egypts Coptic community

    10/15/2011 7:26:25 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    No Way Out: A campaign by Christian Solidarity Worldwide Egyptian Christians need your support now more than ever. After living with the threat of discrimination, harassment or violence for decades, they are highly vulnerable. This long-planned campaign has the chance to bring hope and change to Egypt's Christians as the vital reform process begins. Speak up for Egypts Coptic community As peaceful protests turned violent in Cairo this week, we need your help to speak up for Egyptian Christians in the face of increasing sectarian attacks. Peaceful demonstrations led to bloodshed on Sunday as a crowd of thousands of Coptic...
  • Destruction of Copts Is Islamically Correct

    10/15/2011 12:57:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 14, 2011 | Diana West
    I am looking at a reproduction of an old engraving of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher. It is in Bat Ye'or's book "The Dhimmi," which collects primary documents from history to chronicle the impact of Islamic law on non-Muslims through the centuries. What is notable about the image, which is based on an 1856 photograph, is that the church, said to be at the site of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and burial, has no cross and no belfry. Stripped of its Christian symbols, the church stood in compliance with the Islamic law and traditions of the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire, which...
  • Obama Calls for Restraint by Egypts Christians

    10/13/2011 12:58:30 PM PDT · by DFG · 44 replies
    whitehousedossier ^ | 10/13/11 | Keith Koffler
    President Obama has responded to the Egyptian militarys massacre of Coptic Christian protestors in Cairo Sunday with a pointedly even-handed statement that calls equally on Christians and the military to show restraint. The President is deeply concerned about the violence in Egypt that has led to a tragic loss of life among demonstrators and security forces, Obama said in a statement released this week. Now is a time for restraint on all sides so that Egyptians can move forward together to forge a strong and united Egypt.
  • Egyptian army rejects top minister's resignation

    10/11/2011 1:26:24 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 1 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | Oct. 11, 2011 | Staff
    CAIRO - Egypt's finance minister submitted his resignation Tuesday to protest the government's handling of protests that left 26 dead, most of them Coptic Christian demonstrators, but the ruling military council rejected it. Finance Minister Dr. Hazem El-Beblawi, in a letter to Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, said he was tendering his resignation over the "government's handling of Maspero," according to an aide. "I think the government should have allowed some kind of recognition of their responsibility and they should have taken a much more drastic stand to apologize for the failure in maintaining the security situation," El-Beblawi later told CBS...
  • Egypt troops dead after Coptic church protest in Cairo

    10/09/2011 12:52:43 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9 October 2011
    Clashes erupted after a protest outside the state TV building in Cairo At least 17 people have been killed and scores injured after a protest in Cairo against an attack on a Coptic Christian church. Egyptian TV showed protesters throwing petrol bombs and army vehicles burning outside the state television building. Copts blame Muslim radicals for the partial demolition of a Coptic church in Aswan province last week. Sectarian tensions have increased since President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in a popular uprising in February. Egypt's Coptic Christians - who make up about 10% of the population - accuse the governing...
  • Clashes in Cairo over Coptic protest

    10/09/2011 11:26:07 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 4 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | October 9th 2011 | Staff
    Egyptian state television says at least one soldier has been killed in riots that erupted in Cairo as Coptic Christians protesting a recent destruction of a church came under attack. The Coptic Christians were demonstrating outside the state television building in central Cairo on Sunday when they clashed with locals. A number of military vehicles were set on fire and thick black smoke rose along the Nile outside the state television building. During the protest, led by several bishops, the demonstrators burnt photos of Mustafa al-Sayed, the governor of Aswan who had said that the church in the village of...
  • The Mideast refugees you never hear about

    09/20/2011 7:20:22 PM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    National Post ^ | Sept. 17, 2011 | Robert Fulford
    Exiled in New York, stripped of everything he once owned, Leon Lagnado ached with nostalgia for the Cairo of the 1940s, the exciting and endlessly promising city of his youth. He was one of history's victims in this case, the rancorous history of the Middle East. In Cairo last week, another stage in that story unfolded when gangs of thugs stormed the Israeli embassy while Egyptian soldiers stood by without interfering. Israel had to beg the United States to beg the Egyptians to rescue six Israeli security guards trapped by the mob. Finally, the Egyptian soldiers did their duty....
  • An everyday tale of anti-Semitism in Cairo

    09/16/2011 8:28:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/16/11 | Thomas Dinham
    Relations between Israel and Egypt have become increasingly strained in recent weeks, and in the Egyptian capital there is a mounting sense of tension, including incidents of anti-Semitism. Suspicion is a feature of everyday life in Egypt, and a fondness for conspiracy theories is as much a part of the landscape here as the constant traffic jams and their accompanying symphony of blaring car horns. With the democratic certainties that greeted the immediate aftermath of January's revolution having faded, however, the climate of mistrust and unease about the hard-won gains of the revolution is becoming increasingly palpable. As disquiet sets...
  • Cairo Mob Attacked CNN: 'They Were Animals'

    09/11/2011 10:54:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/9/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    CNN journalists described the Friday mob that attacked them during the riot at the Israeli embassy as animals. One other journalist was called a spy and was almost raped. The worldwide news site reported a scene that brought back ugly memories of the gang rape of CBS reporter Lara Logan earlier this year during the Arab spring uprising against the Mubarak regime. CNN reported that one person in the mob on Friday called Dina Amer, a woman member of another American crew, a spy. A CNN producer who is an Egyptian approached to rescue the woman from the rioters, but...
  • Cairo Mob Attacked CNN: 'They Were Animals

    09/11/2011 8:19:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies
    INM ^ | 9/11/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    CNN journalists described the Friday mob that attacked them during the riot at the Israeli embassy as animals. One other journalist was called a spy and almost was raped. The worldwide news site reported a scene that brought back ugly memories of the gang rape of CBS reporter Lara Logan earlier this year during the Arab spring uprising against the Mubarak regime. CNN reported that one person in the mob on Friday called Dina Amer, a woman member of another American crew, a spy. A CNN producer who is an Egyptian approached to rescue the woman from the rioters, but...
  • Israeli Guards Rescued from Egyptian Embassy, Flown to Tel Aviv

    09/11/2011 12:00:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/9/11
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke personally three times during the night to the security guards trapped in the besieged Israeli Embassy, in Cairo with only a metal door separating them from the mob that had destroyed the building's security barrier and managed to climb up to a waiting room. Channel 10 reported that one of those holed up in the building, the chief security officer in the embassy, had asked the prime minister to be sure that if the incident ends badly, his parents are informed in person and not by telephone. "You are an exceptional human being", answered Netanyahu....
  • Israeli Ambassador Flees After Egyptians Ransack Embassy in Cairo(Obama Policy working well)

    09/09/2011 7:43:24 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 14 replies
    foxnews ^ | 9/9/11
    Protesters broke into the Israeli Embassy in Cairo Friday and dumped documents out of the windows as hundreds more demonstrated outside, prompting the ambassador to rush to the airport to leave. The unrest was a further worsening of already deteriorating ties between Israel and post-Hosni Mubarak Egypt. Egyptian police made no attempt to intervene during the day as crowds of hundreds tore down an embassy security wall with sledgehammers and their bare hands or after nightfall when about 30 protesters stormed into the Nile-side high-rise building where the embassy is located. Just before midnight, the group of protesters reached a...
  • Protesters in Egypt breach wall, enter Israeli Embassy

    09/09/2011 12:45:24 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/9/11 | mohammed fahmy
    Hundreds of protesters in Cairo on Friday were tearing down a newly built wall around the building that houses the Israeli Embassy, a show of political rage on another tense day in Egypt's capital. CNN saw soldiers and police stand by as demonstrators tried to destroy the wall, built for the high-rise building's protection. The makeshift wall surrounds another wall around the building. Protesters cheered the demolition and chanted for the ouster of Israel's ambassador. State TV said some protesters tried to scale the inner wall after they worked to take down the outer wall.
  • Report: US Threatens Cairo Aid Money Over Grapel, Tensions

    08/29/2011 11:44:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 8/29/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Egyptian daily Al-Masry al-Youm reported Monday that Israel is behind a US bid to force Cairo to reduce tensions with Israel following a deadly border incident wherein at least three Egyptian soldiers were inadvertently killed by Israeli soldiers pursuing terrorists involved in a deadly terror attack that left 8 Israelis dead. According to the report Washington has threatened to reduce aid to Cairo - which it was planning to dramatically increase - unless it releases Ilan Grapel, an Israeli-American tourist in Egypt who has been accused of being a Mossad spy. Grapel was arrested at his downtown Cairo hotel by...
  • Unconfirmed: Shots at Cairo Embassy (Israeli)

    08/28/2011 9:37:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 8/28/11 | Gil Ronen and Maayana Miskin
    Shots were fired at the Israeli embassy in Cairo during Friday's anti-Israel demonstration, according to Lebanese newspaper a-Safir. The unconfirmed story is quoted by Dalit Halevi of Arutz Sheva's Hebrew-language service. The report names the suspect in the shooting as Muhammad Abu Ria, a doctor by profession. He allegedly fired 22 shots at the embassy and then escaped in a car, with the assistance of the crowd that shielded him. The story is not carried by any other news source and its veracity cannot be determined. Egyptian security forces in large numbers, supported by armored vehicles, protected the embassy from...
  • Egyptians Protest Outside Israeli Embassy With Swastika Sign Saying The Gas Chambers Are Ready

    08/22/2011 9:01:17 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 21 replies ^ | August 22, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE: Islamic Spring...Egyptians Protest Outside Israeli Embassy With Swastika Sign Saying The Gas Chambers Are Ready Islamic Spring Footage of Egyptians Demonstrating opposite Israeli Embassy in Cairo Showing Sign with Swastika Saying The Gas Chambers Are Ready Al-Jazeera TV. MEMRI TV reported: Footage of Egyptians Demonstrating opposite Israeli Embassy in Cairo Shows Sign with Swastika Saying The Gas Chambers Are Ready Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar) August 21, 2011 01:14 Via Atlas Shrugs Hundreds of Egyptians shout anti-Israeli slogans as they look to Israels embassy floor on a building in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Aug.20, 2011, to protest the deaths...
  • Over 2 years After President Obamas Cairo Speech

    08/21/2011 11:21:57 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-21-11 | Wordsmith
    A souvenir shop's owner displays a recently made metal plaque reading 'Obama, New Tutankhamun of the World' in Cairo, June 1, 2009. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Then: "My dear sir, President Obama... We all hated America before you came, but now... an olive branch and a... 'Hamama' [dove]!"-Abbas Chechan, Iraqi poet And now: When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature they will like the strong horse. -Arab proverb Wasn't our standing in the world supposed to improve in the Age of Obama? Weren't we "hated" due to 8 years of oppressing Muslims under the evil, warmongering...
  • Revolting pictures of piled-up rubbish give Egyptian capital label of Garbage City

    07/27/2011 10:38:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27th July 2011
    With mountains of rubbish towering over children and endless bin bags bulging from high-rise flats, these are the shocking images that show Cairo's 'Garbage City' - where thousands of Egyptians live amongst piles of stinking rubbish. Manshiyat naser, or Garbage city, as it is known by locals, is a slum on the outskirts of Cairo, just a short drive away from luxury five star resorts. But these shocking photos show a whole community which has been living in the slums for hundreds of years surrounded by rats and rotting rubbish.
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • Muslims Attack Christians in Egypt, at least 12 Killed, 232 Injured; churches set ablaze

    05/08/2011 5:52:52 PM PDT · by JWR_Editor · 15 replies ^ | May 9, 2011 | Kristen Chick
    Christians have faced discrimination, particularly in the application of justice when they face sectarian attacks
  • Egypt Sectarian Clash Leads to Multiple Deaths

    05/07/2011 10:13:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    AOL News ^ | 7/5/11 | Sami Aboudi
    CAIRO, May 7 (Reuters) - At least five people were killed in a sectarian clash in Egypt on Saturday over a Christian woman who allegedly had converted to Islam, according to officials. Interfaith relationships often cause tension in Egypt, where Christians make up about 10 percent of its 80 million people. The strife represents another challenge to Egypt's military rulers who are trying to restore law and order after President Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down in a popular uprising in February. Witnesses said some 500 conservative Islamists known as salafists gathered at the Saint Mina Church in the...
  • Muslim Brotherhood urges review of Israel ties

    05/06/2011 7:06:23 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 11 replies ^ | 5/5/2011 | Heba Saleh in Cairo
    The Muslim Brotherhood opposition group in Egypt has called for a review of the 1978 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel and says it should be resubmitted to a freely elected parliament for approval. Regarded as the best-organised political group in Egypt, the Brotherhood is poised to play an influential role in politics in the country after the fall of the regime of Hosni Mubarak, the former president. Egypt is due to hold parliamentary elections in September and the group is likely to emerge with the largest bloc in the assembly. It said this week that its candidates would compete...
  • Army Corps Will Blast Birds Point Levee To Prevent Cairo, IL Flooding

    05/02/2011 8:03:26 PM PDT · by Talisker · 36 replies ^ | May 2, 2011
    SIKESTON, Mo. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided to move forward with a plan to blast open a Mississippi River levee in an attempt to protect Cairo, IL from rising floodwaters. Actual demolition is expected to begin after 9:00pm Monday night and continue into Tuesday morning. Missouri officials oppose the move, saying it will inundate 130,000 acres of farmland, making it useless and causing the region's economy to suffer. The Corps and the state of Illinois say the demolition is crucial to relieving river pressure on the floodwall protecting Cairo, which sits at the confluence of the...
  • Activation of Birds Point floodway ordered (Levee going to be blown to save a derelict town)

    05/02/2011 4:47:42 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 23 replies
    southeast missiourian ^ | 5/2 | unknown
  • Terror Suspect Mohamed Hersi Released on Bail

    05/02/2011 3:53:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies
    NATIONAL ^ | Last updated April 29, 2011, 5:18 pm ET | by Megan O'Toole
    SNIPPET: "Total bail was set at $200,000, and as a condition of release, Mr. Hersi must be in the company of one of his sureties at all times, except during private consultations with his lawyer. He has also been banned from applying for a passport, possessing firearms and accessing the Internet."
  • Tiny downstate Cairo pitted against state of Missouri in flood battle

    04/30/2011 6:06:50 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Apr 30, 2011 | Lisa Donovan
    Tiny downstate Cairo, already battling the still-rising Ohio and Mississippi rivers, has been drawn into a controversial flood-relief plan that could put thousands of acres of farmland in neighboring Missouri under water. The plan calls for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to burst a Mississippi River levee to provide relief to little Cairo, population 2,800, as well as relief for a series of pumping stations, flood walls and levees. But the relief action will trigger flooding in southeastern Missouri, as opening the levee will allow water to flow over some 130,000 acres of Missouri land, mostly farms. The state...
  • Judge rules Corps can move ahead with levee blast

    04/29/2011 6:36:17 AM PDT · by TSgt · 17 replies
    AP via KFVS ^ | Apr 29, 2011 9:14 AM EDT | Christy Hendricks
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - A federal judge is giving the go-ahead to the Army Corps of Engineers' plan to intentionally break a Mississippi River levee in southeastern Missouri. The break could happen as early as this weekend to spare a flood-threatened Illinois town just upriver. Friday's ruling in Cape Girardeau turns back Missouri's bid to block the corps from blasting a hole in the Birds Point levee in Mississippi County, just south of Cairo, Ill. Missouri argued the floodwaters would ruin farmland and damage about 100 homes.
  • Its Official: Egypt Will Hold Parliamentary Elections in September

    03/29/2011 1:11:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 29, 2011 | Barry Rubin
    The military junta ruling Egypt has announced that parliamentary elections will be held in September. Rather than spending the next five months complaining, those who arent supporting the Muslim Brotherhood better get started actually working and organizing. Ill analyze this a lot more in the coming months but briefly the blocs are as follows: Islamists: The Muslim Brotherhood says it is aiming at getting 30 percent of the seats. I think theyll succeed. A smaller, moderate Islamist party whose members split from the Brotherhood because they say it is too extremist would be lucky to get any seats....