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  • Egypt’s Top Prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, Is Killed by Roadside Bomb

    06/29/2015 8:41:58 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2 hours ago
    AIRO — Egypt’s top prosecutor died on Monday of wounds he sustained when a powerful bomb detonated next to his car as he was driving to work, state news media reported. The prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, is the most senior Egyptian official to be killed since insurgents began a wave of violent attacks against the military-backed government nearly two years ago. At least seven other people, including two bystanders, were hurt in the attack, which incinerated several cars, in a residential area of the capital’s Heliopolis neighborhood. Gen. Osama Bedeir, the head of Cairo security, said the explosive device was planted...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Calls for Overthrow Of Egyptian Government

    06/27/2015 9:08:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 23, 2015 12:05 pm | Emma-Jo Morris
    A document released in late May by pro-Muslim Brotherhood clerics incited the Egyptian population to “strive for the complete elimination” of their current government, according to a new report. Calling the military-backed government a “criminal and murderous regime,” the radical clerics said public figures associated with it should be put to death, in accordance with Sharia law. The document also demands the release of Morsi, who it refers to as the “legitimate elected president.” […] “According to the Sharia, it is the duty of the ummah—its leaders and its people—to oppose this regime and strive for its complete elimination by...
  • Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt rejects Sisi’s call for coexistence

    06/27/2015 9:00:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | Friday, 26 June 2015 12:53
    The Egyptian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood has rejected a request by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to contain the group within the state, describing it as “a new lie by an infamous tyrant”. Sisi called on the Muslim Brotherhood to overcome past conflicts with the state and to turn over a new leaf under his leadership. […] Meanwhile, a leader of the Anti-Coup Alliance, Attia Adlan affirmed that “Sisi is trying to find a lifeline for himself after he failed to manage the state affairs and led the Egyptian economy to further deterioration.” …
  • Egypt summons U.S. ambassador over Muslim Brotherhood (US support of...)

    06/09/2015 2:59:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/8/15 | Arshad Mohammed
    Egypt summoned the U.S. ambassador in Cairo to show displeasure at Muslim Brotherhood figures coming to Washington for a private conference, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. One source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said U.S. officials did not intend to meet the group although they had met some Brotherhood figures that came to Washington in January. The tensions reflect a clash between U.S. diplomats' desire to deal with the whole political spectrum in Egypt and a fear of alienating Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who, as army chief, toppled a Muslim Brotherhood-led government in 2013. The...
  • Wife of Ousted President Sitting on Death Row Drops Bombshell About Hillary

    06/05/2015 4:47:09 PM PDT · by blueyon · 87 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 6/05/15 | ?Conservative Tribune???
    The current front-runner for Democrat nomination for the 2016 presidential election is looking decidedly less electable almost daily. And this new revelation isn’t going to help her case any. A complaint filed with Attorney General Hisham Barakat of Egypt argued that Naglaa Ali Mahmoud, the wife of imprisoned former Egyptian President and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi, admitted to collaborating with Hillary Clinton to oust current Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah Al-Sissi. But it gets better — although probably not from Clinton’s point of view. In an interview granted to Turkey’s Anatolia news agency, Mahmoud allegedly made a number of statements that...
  • Egypt’s Ousted President Morsi Sentenced to Death

    05/16/2015 11:13:30 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 16 May 2015 | Breitbart News
    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death over his part in a mass prison break that took place during the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. As is customary in passing capital punishment, Judge Shaaban el-Shami referred his death sentence on Morsi and others to the nation’s top Muslim theologian, or mufti, for his non-binding opinion. He set June 2 for the next hearing. Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president, was ousted by the military in July 2013 following days of mass street protests by Egyptians demanding that he be removed because...
  • Clinton Foundation employee just got a life sentence. Will be a BIG problem for Hillary.

    04/22/2015 4:29:02 AM PDT · by kingattax · 19 replies
    AllenBWest.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Michele Hickford
    Earlier this month, Gehad el-Haddad, a senior adviser and media spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood was sentenced to life in prison in Egpyt. The son of Morsi’s former foreign affairs adviser Essam el-Haddad, he was the main English-language spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood. He is also a former employee of the Clinton Foundation. Oops! In 2012, Gehad El Haddad divided his time between volunteering for the Muslim Brotherhood and heading the Cairo office of the Clinton Climate Initiative, but later that year began to work full time for the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Egypt's Mohammed Morsi sentenced to 20 years in jail

    04/21/2015 3:47:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/21/15 | Louisa Loveluck
    Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was jailed for two decades on Tuesday, charged in connection with deadly violence outside his palace in 2012. It was the first of five verdicts against the former Egyptian president. He could yet face the death penalty over accusations of espionage. Mr Morsi and 12 other defendants, among them senior officials in the Muslim Brotherhood, were sentenced to 20 years in jail for involvement in the arrests and torture of protesters during his rule. But the court acquitted Mr Morsi of murder charges that could have seen him sentenced to death over the...
  • Egypt's ousted President Morsi jailed for 20 years (Hussein's pick)

    04/21/2015 2:56:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/21/15
    An Egyptian court has sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in jail for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters during his rule. It is the first verdict he has received since his ousting and is one of several trials he faces. Morsi was deposed by the army in July 2013 following mass street protests against his rule.
  • Obama installing Islam leaders while Michelle and Susan Rice provide cover?

    03/27/2015 6:35:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/27/2015 | Judi McLeod
    The full-scale social engineering of President Barack Hussein Obama in the elections of countries where he has no business being seeks to install radical Islamists to power. Even though it’s s a provable deadly blueprint that’s putting the West at great risk, no one is calling him on it. Obama’s been on the trail of replacing Christian leaders with Islamic ones before he became president, starting with Kenya where he actively campaigned to elect Islamic defender Raila Odinga in 2007. Obama got away with it because following a violent post-electoral crisis, Odinga took office as Prime Minister in April...
  • Egypt sacks 41 judges for supporting the Brotherhood: sources (orders compulsory retirement)

    03/14/2015 11:58:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/14/15 | Mahmoud Mourad - Reuters
    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian disciplinary court ordered 41 judges into compulsory retirement on Saturday for supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, judicial sources said, the latest move in a sweeping crackdown on political dissent. The government has implemented a harsh crackdown on Islamists as well as secular political opponents since then army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule. The Disciplinary Council headed by judge Nabil Zaki did not immediately release the reason for its decision, but the judicial sources said 31 of the judges were sent into compulsory...
  • Global Islamic Caliphate Spreading Like Spilled Ink: One Observant Muslim at a Time

    03/08/2015 6:13:48 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 11 replies
    drrichswier.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Bruce Phillips
    First, a couple of notes from the author to the reading audience: As with all of my articles, none of the Islamic terms or phrases used are of my own invention; every term or phrase (including the title itself) is derived exclusively from primary sources (i.e., the Quran, Hadith, Tafsir and Sharia Law). I invite and encourage everyone to access the hyper-linked references, then evaluate each statement in this article for accuracy and completeness. Expanding The ‘Observant Muslim Base’ is the latest in what I hope will be an on-going series of articles dealing with complex, sometimes abstract subjects, which...
  • Cojones: Egypt President el-Sisi closes 27,000 mosques to fight terrorism

    03/06/2015 6:02:39 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 45 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Allen West
    I found the response from President Obama and certain Democrat Members of Congress regarding Prime Minister’s Netanyahu speech to be rather, well, disparaging. Talk about “political theater” — especially the antics of House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi. However, I was actually less concerned about their response than the response from the Arab world — where some were asking Obama to listen to Netanyahu. On several occasions we’ve highlighted the actions of the brave leader of Egypt, the world’s largest Arab nation, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, former Egyptian Army general. He’s taken on and removed the Muslim Brotherhood government of Mohammad...
  • Egypt's fight, America's apathy

    02/04/2015 7:05:36 AM PST · by cll · 3 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 2/03/2015 | Dr. Reuven Berko
    The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt refuses to accept the verdict of the electorate and is trying, through brutal terrorism, to delegitimize President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Ever since the el-Sissi government's democratic election, Egypt has been plagued by a wave of terror perpetrated by the Brotherhood against the country's army and security forces in Egypt proper and the Sinai Peninsula, which has damaged the economy and infrastructure. In his most recent speech at Al-Azhar ‎University, on Jan. 1, el-Sissi tried conveying to the "sane" senior religious leaders a brave message about the need to fight terror, calling for introspection and for them...
  • Obama Bolsters the Brotherhood

    02/04/2015 3:10:35 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 5 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | February 4, 2015 | Joseph Klein
    The Obama administration has a soft spot in its heart for the jihadist Muslim Brotherhood. Just last month, the U.S. State Department went out of its way to insult the president of Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, whom the Obama administration should be treating as a valuable ally in the fight against global jihadism, by hosting a delegation of leaders who have been aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood. The State Department’s guests at the meeting, whose visit was arranged and paid for by Georgetown University, included former Freedom and Justice Party members (the Muslim Brotherhood’s political party). One of the State...
  • Islamic State's Sinai 'province' claims simultaneous attacks on Egyptian military, police

    02/02/2015 9:02:34 PM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 30 January 2015 | Thomas Joscelyn & Mallory Shelbourne
    Wilayat Sinai, or the Sinai Province of the Islamic State, claimed responsibility for a series of attacks throughout the Sinai yesterday via posts on Twitter. In a statement released earlier today, the organization said the operations were revenge against the Egyptian government for imprisoning the "sisters" (Muslim women). Two pictures of the attacks, one of which can be seen above, were posted with the statement. The same justification has been offered by Ajnad Misr ("Soldiers of Egypt") for its operations in Cairo and elsewhere. The jihadists claim that devout Muslim women are being oppressed by the government and, therefore, need...
  • Open Jihad Declared in Egypt Following State Dept. Meeting with Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders

    01/30/2015 7:57:00 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 48 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1-30-15 | Adam Kredo
    'Muslim Brotherhood call for ‘long, uncompromising jihad’ The Muslim Brotherhood called for “a long, uncompromising jihad” in Egypt just days after a delegation of the Islamist group’s key leaders and allies met with the State Department, according to an official statement released this week. Just days after a delegation that included two top Brotherhood leaders was hosted at the State Department, the organization released an official statement calling on its supporters to “prepare” for jihad, according to an independent translation of the statement first posted on Tuesday. The statement also was issued just two days before a major terror attack...
  • Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department

    01/28/2015 4:42:25 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 33 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department hosted a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned leaders this week for a meeting about their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, an ally of the Brotherhood, in 2013. One member of the delegation, a Brotherhood-aligned judge in Egypt, posed for a picture while at Foggy Bottom in which he held up the Islamic group’s notorious four-finger Rabia symbol, according to his Facebook page. That delegation member, Waleed Sharaby, is a secretary-general of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council and a spokesman for...
  • Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department

    01/28/2015 12:56:46 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 28 Jan 2015 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department hosted a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned leaders this week for a meeting about their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, an ally of the Brotherhood, in 2013. One member of the delegation, a Brotherhood-aligned judge in Egypt, posed for a picture while at Foggy Bottom in which he held up the Islamic group’s notorious four-finger Rabia symbol, according to his Facebook page. That delegation member, Waleed Sharaby, is a secretary-general of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council and a spokesman for...
  • Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department

    01/29/2015 9:47:12 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 12 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1-28-15 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department hosted a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned leaders this week for a meeting about their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, an ally of the Brotherhood, in 2013. One member of the delegation, a Brotherhood-aligned judge in Egypt, posed for a picture while at Foggy Bottom in which he held up the Islamic group’s notorious four-finger Rabia symbol, according to his Facebook page.
  • State Dept. Meets with Muslim Brotherhood to Strategize How to Rid Egypt of Pro-Christian Prez

    01/29/2015 11:02:38 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 14 replies
    Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh el Sisi has repeatedly told audiences that Islam needs a reformation and Muslims must rid their religion of violence and extremism. Today the Obama State Department held meetings with Muslim Brotherhood leaders to strategize how to rid Egpyt of Al-Sisi. One Muslim Brotherhood leader even posted a photo of himself outside the meeting. " The State Department hosted a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned leaders this week for a meeting about their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, an ally...
  • Obama hosts Muslim Brotherhood leaders

    01/30/2015 3:09:20 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 8 replies
    JihadWatch.org ^ | January 28, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Obama State Department hosts Muslim Brotherhood leaders WaleedSharabyMBStateDeptAfter the recent speech al-Sisi made calling for a reevaluation of the aspects of Islamic thinking that are “antagonizing the entire world,” the State Department should be working closely with him on strategies for teaching against jihad violence and Islamic supremacism in Muslim countries. Instead, it is meeting with his opposition, which is dedicated in its own words, according to a captured internal document, to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house.” “Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, January 28, 2015:...
  • Georgetown U organized, paid for State Dept/Muslim Brotherhood meetup

    02/01/2015 7:17:35 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 4 replies
    JihadWatch.org ^ | January 31, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    It isn’t clear whether or not the Saud-funded Islamic apologist John Esposito was directly involved in this, but it is consistent with positions he has taken. He has called Muslim Brotherhood Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who advocates jihad suicide bombings and has prayed that Allah would destroy kill all the Jews, a champion of a “reformist interpretation of Islam and its relationship to democracy, pluralism and human rights.” Esposito has called the Hamas-linked terror organization the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) a “phenomenal organization.” Esposito has spoken at Hamas-linked CAIR fundraisers in order, he explained, to “show solidarity not only with...
  • US explanation of MB meeting ‘not understandable’: FM

    01/31/2015 1:54:25 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 9 replies
    The Cairo Post ^ | 01/31/2015 | The Cairo Post staff
    CAIRO: The reasons for a meeting between former Freedom and Justice Party members and U.S. State Department officials are “not understandable,” said Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry in Addis Ababa Saturday. U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said Thursday in the daily briefing that a delegation of “former FJP members” organized by Georgetown University, adding it was “ routine at the State Department as they meet political party leaders from across the world,” and that the group did not discuss the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi. Shokry told Egyptian media Saturday that any kind of communication with group affiliated in...
  • Amal Clooney to Egypt's Sisi: Pardon jailed Al Jazeera journalist

    01/17/2015 11:07:11 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/17/15 | jpost.com staff
    British-Lebanese human rights lawyer urges Egyptian president to expedite release of Canadian-Egyptian reporter.British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has called on Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to release and pardon an imprisoned Egyptian-Canadian journalist for Al Jazeera, whom she represents. The attorney - who recently wed Hollywood star George Clooney - released a statement Friday, expressing disappointment over the lack of "concrete" progress toward the release of Mohamed Fahmy following a meeting with Egyptian and Canadian diplomats, Egypt's Al-Masry Al-Youm reported. Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird expressed cautious optimism for Fahmy's release after talks with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukri...
  • Egypt Warns of Muslim Brotherhood Organizations in U.S.

    01/16/2015 5:46:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    The Clarion Project ^ | 1/14/15 | Ryan Mauro
    An Egyptian government website features a warning that the Muslim Brotherhood has a lobby in the U.S. disguised as civil society organizations. An Egyptian government website features a warning that the Muslim Brotherhood has a lobby in the U.S. disguised as civil society organizations. The United Arab Emirates has made similar statements and the U.S. Justice Department has confirmed the existence of a Muslim Brotherhood branch in America. The Egyptian government’s State Information Service has an entire section devoted to documenting the violence and terrorism of the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt is furious with the U.S. for its stance on the...
  • Egyptian court dismisses charges against Hosni Mubarak

    11/29/2014 4:43:48 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    An Egyptian court on Saturday dismissed murder charges against former president Hosni Mubarak in connection with the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade reign. The ruling marks another major setback for the young activists who spearheaded the Arab Spring-inspired uprising nearly four years ago -- many of whom are now in jail or have withdrawn from politics -- and will reinforce the perception that Mubarak's autocratic state remains in place, albeit led by a new president, former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Saturday's verdict concludes Mubarak's retrial along with his two sons, his security chief...
  • Rev. Franklin Graham: Muslim Prayer Service at National Cathedral ‘Sad to See

    11/14/2014 10:54:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/14/2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Reverend Franklin Graham, son of world renowned evangelist Billy Graham, said the Muslim prayer service on Friday at the Washington National Cathedral, an Episcopal church established under a charter granted by Congress more than 100 years ago, is “sad to see” because the church should only open its door for worship of “the One True God of the Bible.” In a Facebook post on Thursday, Nov. 13, Rev. Franklin Graham, who heads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said, “Tomorrow, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. -- one of the most prominent Episcopal churches in America -- will host a Muslim...
  • Washington National Cathedral To Host Muslim Prayer Service For First Time In American History

    11/14/2014 10:31:11 AM PST · by Safrguns · 37 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | November 14, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    The Washington National Cathedral will host a Muslim prayer service on Friday -- for the first time in American history. Why is National Cathedral hosting a prayer service for a religion that opposes the teachings of Christianity? I asked Erwin Lutzer, the pastor of Moody Church, about the significance of this moment. What he told me should be shared! Pastor Lutzer: "The National Cathedral was dedicated to be a house of worship for Christians. Although tolerance is a commendable virtue, we might well wonder why this Cathedral will be used to host a prayer service for a religion which opposes...
  • Islam Comes to the National Cathedral

    11/14/2014 10:48:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Diana West
    There are several ways to see the National Cathedral's decision to host Islamic Friday prayers this week. First, the facts. The service is the brainchild of the Rev. Canon Gina Campbell, the Episcopal cathedral's director of liturgy, and South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, a Muslim, who is delivering the sermon. Invitation-only guests include Masjid Muhammad of The Nation's Mosque, representatives of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). That's some roster if playing "Spot the Muslim Brotherhood Front" is a...
  • Egypt Cancels Israel-Hamas Talks, Shutters Rafah, Plans Anti-Smuggling Wall After Mass Car Bombing

    10/27/2014 5:59:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | October 26, 2014
    After a terror attack on Friday killed at least 30 Egyptian soldiers in the northern Sinai, Cairo has declared a state of emergency in the area, closed down the Rafah crossing from Gaza, canceled indirect cease-fire talks between Israel and Hamas, and now says it will build a wall to block smuggling with the coastal enclave, Israel’s NRG News reported. Egyptian air force helicopter forces said they had killed five militants in strikes in the vicinity on Sunday, Israel Radio reported. Additionally, there in a sunset to sunrise curfew in the area affecting over 100,000 residents, according to Army radio....
  • Islamic State-linked militant groups emerging in Egypt

    10/03/2014 5:32:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 10/3/2014 | May Kamel
    Since the ousting of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi from power last year, the Egyptian government has been battling a growing insurgency. Militant groups with affiliations to Al-Qaeda and Islamic State have sprung up all over the country, with a high concentration in the Sinai Peninsula where they have carried out attacks on security forces. In one recent attack, a bomb killed two policemen in downtown Cairo. For Egyptians living in the densely populated area where the bombings took place, the attack has inspired a renewed confidence in the current government. “I'm calling on the President to tell him we put...
  • Ambassador who sided with Muslim Brotherhood spearheads State Department’s anti-ISIS effort

    09/20/2014 6:44:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 19, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    John Kerry has assembled a three-person team to lead the State Department’s efforts against ISIS. Two of the members — Gen. John Allen and Brett McGurk — seem unobjectionable. The third, Anne Patterson, is another matter. In announcing her central role, Kerry praised Patterson as “one of our nation’s top diplomats deeply respected in the region.” But Patterson is not respected in Egypt, where she served as ambassador during the period when the Muslim Brotherhood was in power. Bridget Johnson at PJ Media reminds us that Patterson stood firmly behind the Brotherhood as it persecuted opponents and attempted to consolidate...
  • Former Egypt FM: Strained relations with US due to insistence on including Islamists in politics

    09/04/2014 6:14:33 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sept 3rd 2014 | ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Nabil Fahmy, the former Egyptian foreign minister and a previous ambassador to the US, said that relations between Cairo and Washington remain strained because of the US’s insistence of allowing Islamists to participate in the political process. In an Egyptian television interview on Sunday evening, Fahmy said that “the Americans have not appropriately learned the lesson of dealing with terrorism” and that they “contacted us constantly in order to integrate streams of political Islam into the political process,” the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry al-Youm reported. He added, however, that Egypt “pursued the will of the people” and did not give in...
  • Morsi’s wife threatens to publish letters from Hillary Clinton, exposing... Obama Administration

    08/16/2014 8:55:28 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 46 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 08/16/2014 | Pamela Galler
    The wife of former Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi is the latest Muslim Brotherhood “insider” to threaten to expose the special relationship between Morsi and the Obama administration—a relationship the latter insists never existed. Nagla Mahmoud, Morsi’s wife, is reportedly angry at some statements recently made by Hillary Clinton, including that Morsi was “naïve” and “unfit for Egypt’s presidency,” as reported by Arabic media. In the words of El-Mogaz News, Morsi’s wife “is threatening to expose the special relationship between her husband and Hillary Clinton, after the latter attacked the ousted [president], calling him a simpleton who was unfit for the...
  • CIA expert: Obama, Osama share Mideast goal

    08/13/2014 10:24:52 PM PDT · by KittyKares · 27 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 13, 2014 | Garth Kant
    According to the former CIA operative, President Obama’s plan for the Middle East is just what Osama bin Laden wanted: removing U.S. troops and putting the jihadis in power.
  • An Uncertain New Era in the Arab World

    09/11/2013 11:09:50 AM PDT · by Dysart · 9 replies
    Hoover Inst ^ | 9-11-13 | Fred Kagan
    The Arab Spring is a series of events of truly world-historical importance. It has already reshaped the Arab World and the Middle East more fundamentally and more rapidly than any event in the past several centuries. Even the emergence of the modern Arab states after the fall of the Ottoman Empire was more protracted and gradual. The suddenness and scale of the events of the past three years has a disruptive and transformative power all its own. The outcome of that transformation is far from clear at this point. It is, in fact, highly contingent on a series of...
  • Egypt court bans Muslim Brotherhood's political wing

    08/09/2014 2:26:34 PM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/9/2014
    A court in Egypt has dissolved the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing. The ruling will effectively prevent the banned Islamist movement from formally participating in parliamentary elections expected later this year. The government declared the Brotherhood a terrorist group in December.
  • Greenfield: Obama's Gaza Game

    07/31/2014 6:07:10 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 35 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 Obama's Gaza Game Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog While Israelis are fighting and dying, families huddling in bomb shelters and soldiers going off to face death, the men and women in suits and power suits moving through the great halls of diplomacy are using them as pawns in a larger game. During the Cold War, Israel was a pawn in a larger struggle between the US and the USSR. Now it is back to being a counter in a larger game. Israel’s function within the great halls of diplomacy was always as...
  • US and Egypt find themselves at odds once again

    07/27/2014 6:32:59 PM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 7 replies
    Jpost ^ | 7/28/14 | Zvi Mazel
    Kerry has messed up the relationship with Egypt, just like he has with Israel. Egypt and Israel are against Hamas and radical Muslim Brotherhood. Obama gives money to the Hamas, and talks with Egypts enemies Turkey and Qatar. Egypt is closer to Israel than America in fighting Hamas.
  • In Egypt, Kerry has sympathetic words for Muslim Brotherhood. Whose side is he on?

    06/23/2014 7:08:42 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 15 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | June 23 3014 | LTC Allen B. West
    I’ve asked the question before and continue to ask, whose side is the Obama administration — if not all Democrats — on? According to Foxnews.com, “In a hastily-organized trip marked by extraordinarily tight security, Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Egypt on Sunday, embarking on a weeklong tour of Middle Eastern and European capitals where he will try to rally support for the embattled central government in Iraq.” Wait a minute — I thought it was up to the Iraqi government to figure this little situation out for themselves? ISIS marches on and Shiite clerics are threatening the United...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood: Cut off at the roots (Egypt)

    06/21/2014 6:07:54 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Ahram ^ | Friday 20 Jun 2014 | Ahmed Eleiba
    The Egyptian government continues concerted attempts to dismantle the Muslim Brotherhood’s sources of funding. In Contrast to President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s overtures to Muslim Brotherhood members not involved in violence in the post-30 June 2013 period, the government is continuing to follow through on policies aimed at politically eliminating the Islamist organisation and cutting off its sources of funding. Most recently the Teachers and Pharmacists Syndicates, long time political platforms for the Brotherhood, were sequestrated. Earlier this week the assets of Zad and Seoudi supermarket chains, owned by leading Brotherhood members Khairat Al-Shater and Abdel-Rahman Seoudi, were seized. Though it sometimes...
  • BREAKING: Egypt Charges Obama and Hillary with Conspiring with Terrorist Muslim Brotherhood

    06/16/2014 2:21:38 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 39 replies
    It should be remembered that while the Muslim Brotherhood was in charge in Egypt, Obama showered them with praise and provided billions of dollars in aid, arms, tanks and planes. Egypt hasn’t forgotten the support offered to the Muslim Brotherhood by Obama, and has now charged Obama and Hillary Clinton for conspiring and collaborating with them and their terrorist activities. (H/T Western Journalism)
  • Breaking: Egypt Charges Obama and Hillary with Conspiring with Terrorist Muslim Brotherhood

    06/16/2014 3:03:37 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 31 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 16 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    -VIDEO- The Muslim Brotherhood, who took power in Egypt following the Arab Spring, were recently ousted by the Egyptian military and declared a terrorist organization. Even still, they have been embraced by President Obama, invited into his administration, placed on a “hands off” list protecting them, and are even setting up their own official political party here in the United States. Unfortunately, the Muslim Brotherhood ultimately seeks to implement Sharia law, and to convert or kill every Christian and Jew that doesn’t share their faith. It should be remembered that while the Muslim Brotherhood was in charge in Egypt, Obama...
  • Democrat Senator holds up Egypt aid in support of Muslim Brotherhood’s human rights

    06/13/2014 12:03:19 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | June 13 2014 | LTC Allen B. West
    You just have to ask, whose side are the Democrats on? President Obama offered congratulations and provided the Muslim Brotherhood with weapons support — thank God Egyptian General al-Sisi didn’t stand for that foolishness. And now we have U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D – VT) showing just who he supports in Egypt — hint, it ain’t the good guys. According to the Washington Free Beacon, Leahy has prevented all U.S. military assistance to the Egyptians, including 10 Apache attack helicopters, saying the Egyptian government had violated human rights in ousting the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood regime. What freakin’ planet did this...
  • Egyptian judge defends mass death sentences of Muslim Brotherhood - for teaching Jewish Scripture

    06/04/2014 3:04:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 6/4/2014 | ABE KATSMAN
    After Egyptian courts sentenced dozens of Muslim Brotherhood supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi to death, and sentenced hundreds more to life, the court defended its verdict by calling the men “demons” who preached Jewish scripture, according to The Guardian.Earlier this year, after a two-day trial, the Egyptian court sentenced 529 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death for the murder of a police officer and other offenses. The court eventually upheld the death sentences for 37 of the Islamist defendants while the remainder had their sentences commuted to life in prison.The presiding judge, Saeed Youssef, stated this week...
  • White House spokesman jokes about Islamic attacks on Christian churches in Egypt

    08/22/2013 7:01:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    daily caller ^ | Neil Munro
    The White House’s deputy press secretary today downplayed Muslim attacks on Christians in Egypt, joking about the savagery that has left at least six Christians dead. Press secretary Josh Earnest was asked by Fox News’ correspondent, Ed Henry, if President Barack Obama has a “red line” beyond which he would act against Muslim attacks on Egyptian Christians. “Well, I didn’t bring my red pen out with me today,” Earnest joked. fter making his joke, Earnest said the administration is “outraged… and concerned” about the Muslim attacks on almost 100 churches, monasteries, orphanages and other marked Christian sites. Many Christians’ shops...
  • (Muslim) Brotherhood Leader: We Fight the Jews, Not the Egyptians

    05/21/2014 10:56:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 5/22/2014, 6:24 AM | Elad Benari
    Mohammed Badie, the spiritual leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, claimed during his trial that his movement was not against Egypt but only against the Jews. […] “We have fought only against the Jews, and Kamel Al-Sharif may testify about the conduct of the Muslim Brotherhood in the [1948] war in Palestine. We fought against the Jews. The Israeli strategic research institute wrote in a report: ‘Our greatest enemies in the world are the Muslim Brotherhood.’ This is an honor for us, yet now we are being accused of conspiring with Hamas against the Egyptian people. This is an absolute lie,”...
  • What About Huma?

    05/21/2014 2:04:59 PM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 May 2014 | by FRANK J. GAFFNEY, JR.
    Hillary Clinton is coming under scrutiny for serial fiascoes that occurred while she was Secretary of State. It’s about time. These are among the decisions that Hillary made, or at least presided over, that are emerging as real liabilities – for the country, as well as for her future presidential prospects: Mrs. Clinton refused to designate Nigeria’s Boko Haram as a terrorist group when various other government agencies urged to do so, long before it grabbed international headlines by kidnapping hundreds of schoolgirls. She personally engineered the opening of formal relations with the Muslim Brotherhood before it came to power...
  • Egypt's Sisi turns Islam on the Islamists

    05/09/2014 1:04:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2014 | By Tom Perry
    CAIRO--(Reuters) - As the Egyptian state presses its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, the man expected to become president has deployed a new weapon in the battle with the Islamists: his own vision of Islam. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former army chief who deposed the Brotherhood's Mohamed Mursi and is expected to be elected president later this month, has cast himself as a defender of religion and taken aim at the doctrinal foundations of Islamist groups the state is seeking to crush. Striking a pious tone that sets him apart from former president Hosni Mubarak, Sisi also appears to be...