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  • Egyptian Christians Boycott Hillary, Protesters Yell Monica! Monica! Military Gets Real About MB

    07/16/2012 9:11:57 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 2 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-15-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The first reports said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Egypt to convince the powerful military to hand the reins of power to "civilians," apparently meaning the Muslim Brotherhood. Before she could make her case, Field Marshall Mohamed Hussein Tantawi announced the army would prevent Egypt from falling under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood (which he did not name but referred to as a "certain group)." Hillary, disadvantaged by the weight of her pantsuit, but still resilient in that uniquely American way, quickly tread the murky waters of politicking and offered bribes. Some influential Christian leaders boycotted her...
  • Egypt Attaches Strings to Peace with Israel - Clinton silent as Egyptian officials

    07/16/2012 10:17:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/16/12 | Adam Kredo
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was silent as a senior Egyptian official stated during a joint press conference that his country would only uphold its peace treaty with Israel if the Jewish state returns to its 1967 borders and gives Palestinians control over portions of Jerusalem. During a press conference Saturday in Cairo, Clinton and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr were asked about Egypt’s longstanding peace treaty with Israel, which has come under scrutiny in recent months by officials of Egypt’s new, Muslim Brotherhood-led government. “Egypt’s understanding of peace is that it should be comprehensive, exactly as stipulated in...
  • Clinton confers with leaders (gets pelted with fruit, shoes; crowd screams "Monica! Monica!")

    07/16/2012 10:29:49 AM PDT · by pabianice · 13 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/16/12 | McCrummen
    JERUSALEM — With Egypt unsettled, Syria in crisis and Iran’s nuclear program raising widespread fears, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton conferred here Monday with Israeli leaders to reaffirm U.S. ties and allay anxieties about the rapidly changing dynamics in the region. In her first trip to Israel since 2010 and likely her last as secretary of state, Clinton met Monday morning with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and President Shimon Peres for talks on a range of issues, the most pressing of which was probably Iran’s nuclear program. But the talks also touched on the dangers of an escalating...
  • In Egypt, Clinton Fends Off Allegations of U.S. Support for Muslim Brotherhood

    07/16/2012 10:09:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 6 replies ^ | 7/16/12 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – On her first visit to Egypt since the country’s post-revolution, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was confronted by allegations that the Obama administration had quietly backed the Muslim Brotherhood in its successful quest for the presidency.
  • Egypt's parliament convenes in defiance of the military

    07/10/2012 10:53:42 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10 Jul 2012 | AP
    The MPs' session was brief – it lasted just five minutes – but it pushed Egypt deeper into a potential power struggle between new President Mohammed Morsi and the powerful military, which has vowed to uphold the judicial ruling that led to parliament being dissolved. The crisis atmosphere has grown steadily since Morsi issued an order on Sunday to reconvene the 508-seat legislature. His executive order said it was revoking the military's June 15 order to disband the chamber based on the previous ruling by the Supreme Constitutional Court. The court said a third of the chamber's members were elected...
  • Barack Hussein Obama: A view from Israel

    07/01/2012 9:25:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Israpundit ^ | 6/29/12 | Martin Sherman
    By Martin Sherman Islam has always been a part of America’s story. The truth is that America and Islam are not exclusive. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles – principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings – Barack Obama, Cairo, June 4, 2009 ‘Brotherhood’ invited to Obama’s speech by US….The administration insisted that at least 10 members of the Muslim Brotherhood… be allowed to attend his speech in Cairo – The Atlantic, June 3, 2009 Let me begin with two apparently contradictory statements. First, I must say that I am not one of...
  • Egypt's new leader vows to free sheik jailed in US

    06/29/2012 10:16:30 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2012
    CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president-elect Mohammed Morsi has vowed to free the blind sheik jailed in the U.S. for a plot to blow up New York City landmarks.
  • What hath ‘Cairo’ wrought?

    06/26/2012 11:41:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | Posted: 10:32 PM, June 25, 2012 | Last Updated: 12:42 AM, June 26, 2012 | (Editorial board)
    Is this the democratic Muslim world President Obama called for in his much-publicized Cairo address three years ago? Chaos there and a US impotent to do much of anything about it? With the election this past weekend of Mohammed Morsi as president, Cairo became capital to an Egypt under the banner of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood. Obama’s 2009 speech, recall, was a mishmash of moral equivalence—apologizing for US intervention in the Middle East; comparing the CIA’s alleged role in the 1953 Iranian coup to the 1979 Iranian Revolution’s hostage-taking and subsequent state-sponsorship of terror. Most reasonable people were at least...
  • Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi: “Jihad Is Our Path & Death in the Name of Allah Is Our Goal”

    06/24/2012 6:47:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/24/12 | Jim Hoft
    Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood told supporters last month, “Jihad is our path and death in the name of Allah is our goal.” Lovely. Voice of Russia reported, via ROP: Egypt’s Constitution should be based on the Koran and Sharia law, presidential candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement Mohamed Morsi said. “The Koran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader, jihad is our path and death in the name of Allah is our goal,” Morsi said in his election speech before Cairo University students on Saturday night. Today Egypt is close as never...
  • Egypt: Barack Obama the true leader of the Muslim Brotherhood

    06/24/2012 3:40:26 PM PDT · by tje · 80 replies
    Rights Monitoring ^ | giu 24th, 2012 | Amina A.
    “The U.S. President, Barack Obama, has concealed the true leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and these days it is showing no shame with its undue pressure on the junta to leave it that way to the Muslim Brotherhood.” To speak thus is a liberal parties close to the Egyptian activist who organized the first demonstrations in Egypt believe that they can transform their country into a democracy. The activist, who requested anonymity for fear of reprisals, continues the conversation with a group of Western journalists flocked to an impromptu press conference just off Tahrir Square where Salafis are gathering to...
  • White House 'Congratulates' Morsi on Winning Egyptian Presidential Election

    06/24/2012 11:31:47 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 61 replies ^ | June 24, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    White House spokesman Jay Carney issued the following statement in response to the Egyptian presidential election: "The United States congratulates Dr. Mohamed Morsi on his victory in Egypt’s Presidential election, and we congratulate the Egyptian people for this milestone in their transition to democracy. "We look forward to working together with President-elect Morsi and the government he forms, on the basis of mutual respect, to advance the many shared interests between Egypt and the United States. We believe that it is important for President-elect Morsi to take steps at this historic time to advance national unity by reaching out to...
  • How is Huma Abedin connected to Egypt's new President?

    06/24/2012 3:08:36 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 37 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | 06/24/12 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    It was encouraging to see five sitting US Congressmen – led by Rep. Michele Bachmann – send a letter to the Office of the Inspector General at the State Department recently; it made reference to the familial relationships Huma Abedin – Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff and closest advisor – has to the Muslim Brotherhood. Abedin has much fewer than six degrees of separation (1 or 2 depending on your interpretation) from Egypt’s newly elected Muslim Brotherhood president – Mohammed Mursi. One year ago, when Walid discovered the names of 63 leaders who make up the Muslim Sisterhood –...
  • Egypt's New President: Our Capital 'Shall Be Jerusalem, Allah Willing' [SCARY VIDEO]

    06/24/2012 9:05:25 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 72 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 6-24-2012 | Unknown to me
    Egypt's New President Morsi, Israel's New Neighbor, Issues A Warning
  • Flashback- W.H.: Muslim Brotherhood "Secular," Won't Seek Presidency

    06/24/2012 8:47:48 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 12 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/24/12 | Aurelius
    The White House does not want you to remember some facts today. Unfortunately for them, the internet never forgets. In February of last year, the White House was very busy giving the Muslim Brotherhood free PR. This prompted the Telegraph to write an article entitled, "The Muslim Brotherhood gets a PR makeover from the Obama administration." In the piece, Administration officials are quoted as saying that the Muslim Brotherhood is a "largely secular" organisation that "eschewed violence." Today, after winning the Presidency, the M.B. declared that, "Allah willing," their new capital would be in Jerusalem. Something tells me that they...
  • Mohammed Morsi declared winner/President Elect of Egypt

    06/24/2012 7:37:04 AM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 28 replies
    Al Jazeera English (live coverage) ^ | June 24th, 2012 | Staff
    Breaking; Egyptian electoral commission declares Mohammed Morsi, candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, or Ikwhan, winner of the Presidential run-off.
  • Muslim Brotherhood's Mursi declared Egypt president

    06/24/2012 7:39:16 AM PDT · by John W · 103 replies
    BBC ^ | June 24, 2012 | BBC
    The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Mursi has been declared the winner of Egypt's presidential election run-off. He won 51.73% of the vote, beating former PM Ahmed Shafiq, the Higher Presidential Election Commission said. The head of the panel of judges, Farouq Sultan, said it had upheld some of the 466 complaints by the candidates, but that the election result still stood.
  • Change For The Worse ["Arab Spring"]

    06/09/2012 10:56:39 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 9 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | 24 May, 2012 | G. Parthasarathy
    New regimes that have replaced or are replacing the old in the Arab world are dominated by hardline Islamists. India should be worried by the changes. The Government has faced criticism in Western capitals and even from its own ‘liberal intelligentsia’ for not supporting Western attempts for ‘regime change’ in those countries labelled as ‘rogue states,’ or are said to be acquiring ‘weapons of mass destruction’. This Western propensity for ‘regime change’ was justified ideologically, as the Soviet Union was falling apart and finally collapsed on December 25, 1991. In his thesis entitled, The End of History, American scholar Francis...
  • Administration admits to 'hundreds' of meetings with jihad-linked group

    06/08/2012 10:00:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/8/12 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s deputies are holding “hundreds” of closed-door meetings with a jihad-linked lobbying group that is widely derided by critics as a U.S. arm of the theocratic Muslim Brotherhood. The admission of meetings with the Council on American-Islamic Relations came from George Selim, the White House’s new director for community partnerships, which was formed in January to ensure cooperation by law enforcement and social service agencies with Muslim identity groups in the United States. “There is hundreds of examples of departments and agencies that meet with CAIR on a range of issues,” he told The Daily Caller, after being...
  • 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...
  • 'Israel’s creation worst catastrophe to hit world'

    05/31/2012 8:50:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/31/12 | Oren Kessler
    The head of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has called on Arab forces to confront Israel and for the international community to pressure the “Zionist government to withdraw from the land of Palestine.” The statement – the existence of which was revealed Wednesday by the Investigative Project on Terrorism blog – reminds Brotherhood followers of the movement’s decades-long “sacrifices” in efforts to destroy the Jewish state. “On this day, like every year, the Arab and Islamic nations remember the worst catastrophe ever to befall the peoples of the world,” Badie wrote in the text, translated by The Jerusalem Post. “We demand the
  • Muslim Brotherhood candidate takes lead as Egypt counts presidential votes

    05/25/2012 9:46:21 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies ^ | May 25, 2012
    (CNN) -- Egypt's landmark presidential election looks set to go to a run-off vote in which Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi could face former regime figure Ahmed Shafik, according to partial results reported Friday. Ballots are still being counted, and the final results of the first round are due Tuesday. Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram Online gave Morsi 26.48% of the vote with results in from 25 of 27 provinces, with Shafik, who was ousted President Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, close behind with 24.74% of the vote and leftist Hamdeen Sabahy in third with about 20%. The partial results put...
  • Muslim Brotherhood heading for surprise victory in first round of Egyptian election

    05/24/2012 7:03:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 May 2012 | Richard Spencer
    First results after polls closed at 9pm last night showed Mohammed Morsi, the leader of the Brotherhood's political front, the Freedom and Justice Party, taking an early lead, seemingly confirming the group's own earlier exit polls. Analysts stressed that the count would be long and difficult, with a formal result only due on Tuesday. But other campaigns, including that of Amr Moussa, the former Arab League secretary-general long considered the front-runner, also said Mr Morsi was ahead and at least likely to gain one of the two spots in next month's run-off. Whether he will go on to win that...
  • Islamist Leads Egypt Vote; Investors on Edge

    05/21/2012 9:01:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 19, 2012 | Yousef Gamal El-Din
    A preliminary count of votes for Egyptians living abroad has put Islamist candidate Abdul-Moneim Aboul-Fotouh in the lead, followed by left-leaning Hamdeen Sabahi . The online statement by the State Information Service (SIS) on Saturday added that the figures "confirmed a sharp competition" for third between Amr Moussa and Mohamed Mursi.
  • Egypt's Brotherhood Goes All out for Presidency

    05/20/2012 10:57:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/17/12 | Thompson, Reuters
    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood planned a mass climax to its presidential campaign on Sunday, hoping to sway undecided voters and clinch victory in this week's election when Egyptians will choose their leader freely for the first time. On the last day of official campaigning, the Brotherhood told Egyptians to "book your place anywhere in Egypt" for evening rallies in support of its candidate Mohamed Mursi. Brotherhood supporters seem unfazed by surveys that show their unfancied contender trailing rivals who entered the race earlier and are spending heavily in the dash for votes. In one poll published last week in al-Masry al-Youm...
  • BREAKING: Egypt's Administrative Court issues ruling to suspend presidential elections

    05/09/2012 12:42:35 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Ahram Online ^ | May 9, 2012 | Staff
    Egypt's Administrative Court on Wednesday evening issues ruling to suspend presidential elections set for 23/24 May.
  • Egypt's extremist Islamists, including jihadists, flex their muscles

    05/08/2012 5:51:16 PM PDT · by Milagros
    WP/AP ^ | May 7, 2012
    CAIRO — Militants who have vowed allegiance to al-Qaida attack security forces in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula close to Israel and enjoy unchallenged control of two border towns. Radical Islamists in Cairo chant anti-US slogans and dream of turning the most populous Arab country into a religious state... The militants, believed to be followers of former jihadist groups, lie at the outer edge of the Islamist movement. More mainstream Islamists gained instant ...
  • Egyptian troops, (Islamist) protesters clash in Cairo

    05/04/2012 10:26:44 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    Google/AP ^ | 5/4/2012 | MAGGIE MICHAEL
    Egyptian armed forces and protesters clashed in Cairo on Friday, with troops firing water cannons and tear gas at demonstrators who threw stones as they tried to march on the Defense Ministry, a flashpoint for a new cycle of violence only weeks ahead of presidential elections. For the first time in Egypt's stormy transition, hardline Islamists were in the forefront of street fighting with the troops, a shift for groups that previously had largely stayed out of direct confrontation with the ruling military. The clashes centered around a sit-in that has been held for a week in a square several...
  • Al-Faroq Media Releases Meeting w/ Muhammad al-Zawahiri (al-Qaeda's #2 brother in Egypt's "spring")

    05/03/2012 8:55:09 PM PDT · by Milagros · 6 replies
    SITE ^ | Apr 27, 2012
    Al-Faroq Media Releases Meeting with Muhammad al-Zawahiri SITE Intelligence Group - April 27, 2012 Al-Faroq Media Releases Meeting with Muhammad al-Zawahiri Al-Faroq Media, an Egypt-focused jihadist media group, released a video showing a meeting with Salafist leaders in Egypt including Muhammad al-Zawahiri, the brother of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, and their marching with demonstrators in Tahrir Square. [Subscription -]
  • Inside the Muslim Brotherhood

    05/01/2012 6:40:31 PM PDT · by pabianice · 8 replies
    The National Geographic Channel | 4/2/12
    I just watched "Inside the Muslim Brotherhood" on the National Geographic Channel. Very informative. Did you know that the MB is the strongest organization in Egypt working for religious tolerance, social advancement, and the general welfare? Did you know that the MB almost single-handedly provides medical care to all Egyptians without regard for cost? Did you know that the Christian Coptic Church -- represented by on-camera interviews with Coptic priests -- praises the MB for its religious tolerance and its tireless work in promoting religious diversity within Egypt? Did you know that the MB is comprised almost entirely by middle-class...
  • Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood (new file)

    04/27/2012 12:13:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies ^ | 4/27/12 | Nachum
     Obama and the Muslim BrotherhoodMuslim Brotherhood Members Connected to the Obama White HouseArif Alikahn, Former Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Policy DevelopmentSalam al-Marayati, Founder and Executive Director of Muslim Public Affairs Council Mohamed Elibiary, Homeland Security Advisory Committee MemberRashad Hussain, State Department Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic CooperationImam Mohamed Magid, Homeland Security Countering Violent Extremism Working Group MemberEboo Patel, Obama Administration Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood PartnershipsHuma Abedin, Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton(Source: The Blaze; Want to Know Just How Close the Muslim Brotherhood Is to the Obama Admin?)ArticlesWH defensive about...
  • Outrage as Egypt plans 'farewell intercourse law' so husbands can have sex with DEAD wives

    04/26/2012 12:10:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/26/2012 | Lee Moran
    Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives - for up to six hours after their death. The controversial new law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament. It will also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 and the ridding of women's rights of getting education and employment. Egypt's National Council for Women is campaigning against the changes, saying that 'marginalising and undermining the status of women would negatively affect the country's human development'. Dr Mervat al-Talawi, head of the NCW, wrote to the Egyptian...
  • Outrage As Egypt Plans 'Farewell Intercourse Law' (Legal Necrophilia)

    04/26/2012 11:04:06 AM PDT · by edpc · 62 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 26 April 2012 | Lee Moran
    Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives - for up to six hours after their death. The controversial new law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament. It will also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 and the ridding of women's rights of getting education and employment.
  • Egypt: Husbands can have sex with DEAD wives up to six hours after their death

    04/26/2012 7:47:08 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 170 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 26 April 2012
    Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives - for up to six hours after their death. The controversial new law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament. It will also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 and the ridding of women's rights of getting education and employment.
  • Obama Administration Says It Talked With Muslim Brotherhood to Promote Small Business

    04/24/2012 5:37:24 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 36 replies ^ | 4/23/2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - The Obama administration says that it has talked with members of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood in order to promote small business. The Muslim Brotherhood, which was banned in Egypt during the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak, leads the Freedom and Justice Party which, according to the Congressional Research Service, won 235 of the 498 seats (47 percent) in Egypt’s new People’s Assembly, which convened in January. The fundamentalist Islamist Alliance won another 125 seats (or 25 percent of the assembly). In an online briefing for foreign reporters last week, Undersecretary of State Robert Hormats said that the State...
  • Secret Arm of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Revealed

    04/23/2012 2:34:58 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 6 replies
    When a number of Pharaoh's Muslim Brotherhood magicians snuck in to woo the White House recently, CNN featured them and assured all Americans the visitors came bearing great tidings of joy Two members of the delegation were confronted by one doubting Thomas, Will Cain from the Blaze, who charged: “You say things to us in English… but many charge that when you go back to Egypt and you speak in Arabic, you say just the opposite.” Abdul Mawgoud Dardery of the Muslim Brotherhood, a 9/11 Truther with an alleged penchant for young children, simply rebuked Cain’s charge as a “conspiracy”...
  • Disqualifications throw Egypt election into turmoil

    04/15/2012 7:50:50 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    The disqualification of several top presidential candidates would redraw Egypt's electoral map just ahead of next month's vote. Candidates say they'll appeal. The race for the Egyptian presidency took a dramatic turn on Saturday when the authorities disqualified front-runners, including Hosni Mubarak's spy chief, a Muslim Brotherhood candidate, and a Salafi preacher whose lawyer warned that "a major crisis" was looming. The presidential election is the climax of a transition to civilian rule being led by the military council that assumed power from Mubarak on Feb. 11, 2011, at the height of the uprising against his three decades in power....
  • Egypt disqualifies top Islamists, Mubarak VP from vote

    04/15/2012 12:42:31 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 15, 2012 | Tom Perry
    The race for the Egyptian presidency took a dramatic turn on Saturday when the authorities disqualified front-runners including Hosni Mubarak's spy chief, a Muslim Brotherhood candidate and a Salafi preacher whose lawyer warned that "a major crisis" was looming. The presidential election is the climax of a transition to civilian rule being led by the military council that assumed power from Mubarak on February 11, 2011 at the height of the uprising against his three decades in power. The generals are due to hand power to the elected president on July 1. The disqualifications add to the drama of a...
  • Rocket fired from Egypt hits Israeli city of Eilat [Bibi:Sinai now a terror zone]

    04/05/2012 5:29:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 April 2012 Last updated at 02:04 ET | BBC
    A Grad rocket has landed in the southern Israeli city of Eilat, but has caused no damage or injuries, Israeli security officials said. District police chief Ron Gertner told Israeli radio the rocket had been fired from Egypt's Sinai peninsula. He said it struck a construction site close to a residential area shortly after midnight (21:00 GMT). The blast took place as thousands congregated in the resort town for the Jewish holiday of Passover. Rocket attacks from Egyptian soil are uncommon. Attacks on Eilat and the nearby Jordanian town of Aqaba in 2010 killed one person and injured another four....
  • Officials from Egypt's Brotherhood at White House (Huge Story)

    White House officials held talks with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood in Washington this week, as the Islamist group threw itself into the fray in Egypt's presidential election. The meeting on Tuesday with low-level National Security Council staff was part of a series of US efforts to broaden engagement with new and emerging political parties following Egypt's revolution last year, a US official said. The White House pointed out that Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain, and other US lawmakers and officials had also met with Brotherhood representatives in Egypt and elsewhere in recent months. "We believe that it...
  • Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood to field presidential candidate (Obama give Al Qaeda their own country)

    04/01/2012 12:46:03 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 4 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/1/2012 | Mohamed Fadel Fahmy
    The political arm of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has announced plans to run one of its leaders in the country's presidential elections in May, reversing an earlier pledge to stay out of the race. The once-banned Islamist movement will be represented by Khairat al-Shater, a longtime financial backer, the Brotherhood announced over the weekend. Al-Shater has resigned from his post as deputy chairman to join the already-crowded field of presidential candidates, group said. The jail terms he served under ex-Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak had been an obstacle that would have kept him off the ballot. But the Supreme Council of the...
  • In U-turn, Egypt's Brotherhood names presidential candidate

    03/31/2012 3:49:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:15pm EDT | Marwa Awad and Sherine El Madany
    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, in a policy U-turn, on Saturday named its deputy leader and businessman Khairat al-Shater as its presidential candidate for a vote in May after initially pledging it would not run for the nation's top job. The Brotherhood said it changed tack after reviewing other candidates in the race and after parliament, where its Freedom and Justice Party controls the biggest bloc, was unable to meet "the demands of the revolution", a reference to its mounting criticism of the ruling army's handling of the transition. Given the Brotherhood's strong showing in the parliamentary election and its broad grass-roots...
  • U.S. plays down Islamist role in drafting Egypt charter (No Problem with Sharia)

    03/27/2012 12:27:51 PM PDT · by mojito · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/26/2012 | Guy Taylor
    The State Department downplayed concerns Monday that Islamists are dominating the drafting of Egypt’s new constitution, despite criticism and outrage voiced by secular and Christian politicians in Cairo. “We’re not going to prejudge, obviously, the work of this panel,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said, referring the 100-person body elected over the weekend by a post-revolution parliament to write the constitution. Two liberal Egyptian politicians quit the panel Monday, citing concerns that it is being dominated by Islamists and lacks sufficient representation for women and Christians. About 70 percent of the panel comprises independent Islamists or members of Islamist parties...
  • Muslim Brotherhood asserts its strength in Egypt with challenges to military

    03/25/2012 9:52:13 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies · 15+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 25, 2012 | Leila Fadel
    CAIRO — As Egypt’s ruling generals near the end of their formal reign, the country’s main Islamist party is asserting increasing authority over the political system and openly confronting the powerful military. The Muslim Brotherhood’s growing influence came into sharp focus Sunday as its political wing and other Islamists established a dominant role in the 100-member body chosen by the parliament to write the country’s new, post-revolutionary constitution. Liberals and leftists vowed to boycott the assembly, and at least eight withdrew from it, accusing the Islamist parties of taking over the process. The move came just days after the Brotherhood...
  • BOMBSHELL: US in talks to swap jihad terror Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman & 49 others for 19

    02/29/2012 7:25:03 AM PST · by combat_boots · 22 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/29/2012 | Pam Geller, Robt Spencer, et all
    (title continued) Americans held in Egypt Shocking. This would be the nadir of Obama's craven foreign policy of surrender, releasing the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that killed six people and injured more than a thousand. Treason. Al-Arabiya: US in talks to swap jihad terror Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman & 49 others for 19 Americans held in Egypt thanks to Robert Spencer
  • Islamist voted speaker of Egypt's upper house

    02/28/2012 11:32:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Seattle Times ^ | Originally published Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 6:58 AM | Hamza Hendawi
    Egypt's newly elected upper house of parliament picked an Islamist as its speaker on Tuesday, consolidating control by the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party over the two legislative chambers. The election of pharmacology professor Ahmed Fahmy as speaker of the Shura Council came during the chamber's inaugural session. Saad el-Katatni, like Fahmy a member of the Freedom and Justice Party, was elected speaker of the more powerful lower house, or People's Assembly, on Jan. 23. The Muslim Brotherhood is Egypt's oldest and most powerful Islamic organization. Its Freedom and Justice Party members hold just under half of all seats...
  • Egypt presses ahead with NGO trial of Americans

    02/25/2012 3:11:53 PM PST · by nuconvert · 17 replies
    The trial of 16 Americans and 27 others opens Sunday at a Cairo courthouse in what critics say is a politically charged case linked to a government crackdown on nonprofit groups that has touched off the deepest crisis in U.S.-Egyptian relations in decades.
  • McCain’s Troubling Outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood

    02/22/2012 10:57:56 AM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies ^ | Feb 22nd 2012 | Frank Gaffney
    Republican John McCain has been traveling the Mideast with a bipartisan delegation of his Senate colleagues. He seems to think the region’s ascendant Islamists of the Muslim Brotherhood are people America can do business with. Call it pragmatism. Perhaps it is simply a cynical bid to secure the release of sixteen U.S. hostages, some of whom work in Egypt for the International Republican Institute, a non-governmental organization Sen. McCain has long chaired. Whatever his rationale, John McCain’s warming to the Brotherhood is strategically catastrophic. It fails to recognize that group’s determination to destroy infidel nations like ours. It signals bipartisan...
  • Obama's Chickens Come Home To Roost In Egypt

    02/14/2012 5:48:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 14, 2012
    Mideast: As the president sneaks more money in the budget for Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood thugs he helped install in Cairo show their gratitude by threatening to attack Israel. For three decades, the U.S. essentially paid Egypt not to attack our closest ally in the region. The policy worked to maintain peace. But Obama nullified that deal by backing Islamist revolutionaries against reliably pro-U.S. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Now the bribe has lost its effect. The new Egyptian leadership, led by the virulently anti-Jewish Muslim Brotherhood, this week issued a warning to Washington that it should understand that "what was...
  • Brotherhood lawmaker: US aid to Cairo 'assured'

    02/13/2012 10:59:52 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/12/2012 | OREN KESSLER
    Senior Muslim Brotherhood official tells 'Al Hayat' if the US cuts aid to Egypt, it would be violation of 1979 peace accords. US aid to Egypt is guaranteed by the Camp David Accords, and stopping it would be a violation of that treaty, a high-ranking Muslim Brotherhood lawmaker said Sunday. Essam El-Erian, who also serves as chairman of the Egyptian parliament’s foreign affairs committee, said that should aid from Washington be cut, the Brotherhood would consider changing the terms of Egypt’s 1979 peace treaty with Israel. El-Erian told the London-based newspaper Al-Hayat the US needs to understand that “what was...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Warns U.S. Aid Cut May Affect Egypt’s Peace Treaty With Israel

    02/14/2012 8:36:39 AM PST · by bimboeruption · 38 replies ^ | 2-14-2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    A top Muslim Brotherhood official has warned that any cuts in U.S. aid to Egypt could affect Cairo’s peace treaty with Israel – the latest sign that Egypt’s emerging political forces intend to call Washington’s bluff over the diplomatic dispute triggered by a crackdown on non-governmental organizations. Egyptian judges have referred 16 Americans and 27 others linked to NGOs for trial, accusing them of using foreign funds to encourage disruptive protests. Among the targeted NGOs whose assets and funds have been seized are the U.S. government-funded International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute. On Capitol Hill, the chorus of senior...