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  • Thousands of Iraqis protest against government corruption

    08/07/2015 7:22:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 7, 2015 6:14 PM EDT | Vivian Salma
    Thousands of Iraqis braved the scorching summer heat to stage a huge protest in central Baghdad on Friday, calling on the prime minister to dissolve the parliament and sack corrupt government officials. Security forces and riot police sealed off Iraq’s iconic Tahrir Square and searched anyone who entered the area, but tens of thousands of men, women and children thronged the sprawling square, waving Iraqi flags. “In the name of religion, the thieves robbed us,” they chanted long into the evening. Men with the government-backed Popular Mobilization Forces, the umbrella group made up predominantly of Shiite militias, pulled up in...
  • Brian of Arabia: Brian Williams Also Fibbed About Arab Spring

    04/25/2015 9:10:12 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 25, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    NO ROOM SERVICE! That was actually the greatest danger facing Brian Williams as he reported about the Arab Spring protests at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt in February 2011. Williams shortly afterwards told Jon Stewart on the Daily Show (45 second mark of video below) that he made eye contact with the man on the lead horse of a pro-government group on horseback and camels whipping the protesters. Unfortunately for the viability of Brian Williams' fib, the New York Times reported yesterday he was actually reporting in relative safety from a balcony near Tahrir Square.
  • Egypt’s Sisi again calls for ‘religious revolution’

    03/23/2015 11:00:32 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 7 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Monday, March 23, 2015 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    Sisi also called for countering “extremist” views and erroneous religious beliefs, adding that the Islamic value of tolerance must be promoted. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi again called on Sunday for a “religious revolution” against extremism within the Islamic world in an interview on a religious public radio station. Speaking at Al-Azhar University, one of the world’s top center for Sunni learning, Sisi said, “I am addressing the religious scholars and clerics. We must take a long, hard look at the current situation.” “It is inconceivable that the ideology we sanctify should make our entire nation a source of concern,...
  • Sisi Inauguration Marred By Video Showing Apparent Sexual Assault In Crowd

    06/09/2014 1:41:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    time ^ | Charlotte Alter
    The video shows a woman wearing only a black shirt, surrounded by a group of men who appear to be ripping off her clothes and beating her. She has enormous bruises on the lower half of her body, which is completely naked. At the end of the two-minute video she is carried, bloody and bruised, to apparent safety in a vehicle. The video went viral on Facebook and Twitter, prompting anguished debate on the sites of activists against sexual harassment and violence in Egypt. ... The Interior Ministry said in a statement Monday that seven men had been arrested for...
  • Government-led events on Cairo's Tahrir Square (photos)

    01/25/2014 9:34:25 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Voice of America ^ | January 25, 2014 | VOA
    Marking the third anniversary of the uprising, as well as National Police Day Photo's at the link.
  • Pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters are awaiting religious go-ahead for ‘sexual Jihad"

    07/14/2013 7:04:04 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 13, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    This is one mad sick culture. Pro-Mursi protesters are awaiting signal for ‘sexual Jihad:’ report Al Arabiya, Saturday, 13 July 2013 Facebook page with suspected links to the Muslim Brotherhood pledges “sexual jihad” to people camping in a pro-Mursi sit-in in Cairo. (Photo credit: Al Arabiya Hardcore Muslim Brotherhood (MB) supporters are awaiting a signal to commence a campaign of 'sexual Jihad' within their sit-in camp in Cairo; which is something a Fatwa (religious edict) posted on a MB-affiliated Facebook paged suggests will soon be allowed. The fatwa came in response to a question by a female Brotherhood supporter...
  • Tahrir Square Live

    07/03/2013 3:33:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Text is in Russian.
  • Is Egypt's Morsi Self-Servingly Saying All Democratically Elected Governments Are Legitimate?

    07/03/2013 11:35:58 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 8 replies
    7/3/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Think about the question in the title... Mohammed Morsi (of the Islamic Brotherhood) keeps using the word "legitimacy" when referring to his post as president. Morsi, according to the BBC, used the word 56 times in his most recent speech. It is true that he says he was Democratically elected, and it is also true that his opponents (who range from moderate Muslims, to Secularists, to Christian), have said that various freedoms (as in freedom of speech among others) have been drastically curtailed, and various news outlets have reported this along with the economy nosediving under his leadership -- with...
  • 15 Photos From the Tahrir Square Protests You’ll Never See In Legacy Media.

    07/03/2013 7:37:44 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 20 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 7/23/2013 | tyler durden
    <p>FL Conservative- Those pics are about the funniest thing I've seen in some time. The Egyptians get it. Why can't the majority of Amurkans??? Maybe cuz they're all too happy to get some handouts (individual OR corporate)?</p>
  • 15 Photos From the Tahrir Square Protests You’ll Never See In Legacy Media.

    07/03/2013 6:10:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 2,2013 | Jim Quinn
    Curiously, a massive wave of anti-Obama sentiment in Egypt has been utterly ignored by vintage media, even though the protests may be the largest in all of human history.
  • Foreign reporter raped in Tahrir Square

    07/01/2013 6:32:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    yit ^ | 07.,01.,2013 | Roi Kais
    Hospital reports Dutch journalist underwent gang rape in Cairo square several days ago. Reporter released from hospital after undergoing surgery . ... Egyptian women face sexual harassment and assaults on a daily basis. During and after the revolution, there have been a number of case of foreign reporters who were sexually assaulted, such as Sonia Dridi and Lara Logan. ... According to a report by the UN, the Cairo Demographic Center and Egypt's Institute of National Planning, more than 99% of the hundreds of Egyptian women who participated in the study reported some kind of sexual harassment or assault
  • Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Protests in Egypt: Largest Political Event in World History

    06/30/2013 7:08:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/30/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    The demonstrations that began Sunday in Cairo, Egypt against the Muslim Brotherhood government of President Mohamed Morsi have attracted "millions" of supporters and many counter-demonstrators as well, making the protest the largest political event in the history of the world, according to the BBC. The protests in Tahrir Square and throughout Egypt exceed those that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 in the key event of the Arab Spring. Two years later, after constitutional reforms and elections that saw Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood move to aggrandize their power, the public backlash is immense.
  • (Live Thread) Egypt: American Killed During Violent Clashes (Egypt about to blow up)

    06/28/2013 3:58:06 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1,089 replies
    CBS News ^ | Friday, June 28, 2013
    Egyptian security and medical officials say an American has been killed in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria during clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's embattled President Mohammed Morsi. Alexandria security chief Gen. Amin Ezz Eddin told Al-Jazeera TV that an American was killed Friday in Sidi Gabr Square while photographing the battles between opposition youth and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails. A medical official told The Associated Press the American was wounded by gunshots and died at the hospital. SNIP Six Egyptians have been killed in days of clashes ahead of nationwide protests Sunday...
  • Women violated in the cradle of Egypt’s revolution, activists say

    03/23/2013 3:56:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 23, 2013 | Susan Kroll and Marian Smith
    Cairo's Tahrir Square, once the staging ground for the massive uprising that ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, is quickly becoming notorious for something very different: an organized campaign of sexual assaults, activists say. The past year has seen an increase in attacks against women at demonstrations, but recently they have been particularly rampant—and, according to witnesses and activists, they have been following similar patterns. On the two-year anniversary of the revolution on Jan. 25, at least 19 women were sexually assaulted in and around Tahrir Square in one night, some with knives, activists said. Dozens more cases have been reported...
  • Obama's Good War

    03/31/2011 12:48:57 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 31, 2011 | James Lewis
    Well, well, well, so Obama has embarked on his third war in little more than two years. You've got to admit that "flexibility" is his middle name. Or at least one of his middle names: Barack Barry Hussein "Flexibility" Soetoro Obama, Jr. Those are the names we know so far, but The Donald thinks there might be more. Whodda thunk? Here we are barely into the first week of what started out as a "No-Fly Zone" and it is now turning out to be Air Al Qaida. Ten years ago, AQ had a mere four civilian airplanes to crash into...
  • #myjihad in Egypt: Rape squads of Tahrir Square, Muslim Brotherhood "state-backed gangs"...

    01/31/2013 7:54:45 AM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 29, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Obama's epic foreign policy failure: Rape squads of Tahrir Square: Marauding 'state-backed gangs' are still terrorising female protesters two years after revolution Daily Mail, 29 January 2013 | Reports of 19 group sexual assaults logged on Friday in Tahrir Square Claims that attacks are state-backed to deter women from protesting Egypt's head of army warns the country is facing collapse Sex attacks on female protesters in Egypt's Tahrir Square are premeditated and state-backed, claims an organisation that rescues sexually assaulted female activists. Last Friday marked the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution and the highest number of sexual crimes against...
  • New Clashes in Tahrir Square

    01/29/2013 1:48:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/1/13
    Clashes broke out in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Tuesday evening, Reshet Bet reports. Twelve people were arrested, including a young man and woman accused of trying to ignite a government building. Protesters and police have clashed several times in recent days, leading to over 40 deaths and several hundred injuries. The demonstrations were sparked by a court’s decision to hand down death penalties to 21 people convicted of sparking a stampede ...
  • Sign in Cairo’s Tahrir Square: ‘Obama you jerk, Muslim Brotherhoods are killing the Egyptians’

    01/25/2013 6:05:17 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies ^ | January 25, 2013
    Thousands of Egyptians are gathering in Cairo’s Tahrir Square today to mark the second anniversary of the uprising. One protester slammed President Obama, calling him an “idiot” and “jerk” for cozying up to the Muslim Brotherhood while the MB is “killing the Egyptians.”
  • Egypt's 'Accountability Friday' turns up the heat on Brotherhood rule

    10/12/2012 1:53:45 PM PDT · by bronxville · 18 replies
    Following day-long street-battles in Tahrir Square between "Accountability Friday" protesters and supporters of Muslim Brotherhood’s President Mohamed Morsi, the latter have finally retreated from the iconic square. The clashes which were began when Morsi supporters attacked and destroyed a raised platform set up by the protesters leaving behind hundreds injured and an enraged crowd. Demonstrations planned to mark Morsi's 100 days were quickly transformed into violent street battles with thousands running back and forth in the streets surrounding Tahrir, as rocks flew over all of the square's various entry points. Some waved socialist red flags, others the flags of the...
  • In Arab Spring, Obama Finds a Sharp Test (and Fails Utterly)

    09/25/2012 3:15:12 PM PDT · by mojito · 17 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 9/24/2012 | HELENE COOPER and ROBERT F. WORTH
    President Hosni Mubarak did not even wait for President Obama’s words to be translated before he shot back. “You don’t understand this part of the world,” the Egyptian leader broke in. “You’re young.” Mr. Obama, during a tense telephone call the evening of Feb. 1, 2011, had just told Mr. Mubarak that his speech, broadcast to hundreds of thousands of protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo, had not gone far enough. Mr. Mubarak had to step down, the president said. Minutes later, a grim Mr. Obama appeared before hastily summoned cameras in the Grand Foyer of the White House. The...
  • Police seal area near US embassy in Cairo amid clashes

    09/15/2012 6:01:34 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 1 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/15/12 | REUTERS
    CAIRO - Hundreds of riot police sealed off the area near the US Embassy in Cairo on Saturday and the interior minister said he would restore calm after four days of clashes between police and Egyptians incensed by a film denigrating the Prophet Mohammad. A 35-year-old protester was killed and dozens of people were injured in clashes overnight. The authorities closed the street leading to the embassy where the demonstrators had spent four days throwing rocks and petrol bombs at police. The area was quieter early on Saturday. A Reuters reporter saw police push several young men into trucks. Two...
  • Alarming assaults on women in Egypt's Tahrir

    06/06/2012 7:06:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 6, 2012 | SARAH EL DEEB
    CAIRO (AP) -- 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.
  • 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 -]
  • Holy square or homeless shelter? (Tahrir Square)

    03/30/2012 5:47:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 03/30/12
    MARCH 30, 2012 06:55 Tahrir Square in Cairo, a place where Egypt’s democratic revolution took place a year ago, has turn into a shelter for the homeless. A photo taken on the balcony of an eight-floor hotel in the square costs 20 U.S. dollars. The holy place is changing into a tourist venue.
  • A portrait of Muslim Brotherhood's supreme authority

    03/01/2011 11:49:43 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 8 replies
    Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, who preached in Tahrir Square 10 days ago, loathes Israel, justifies suicide bombings against its civilians. 1. Sheikh Dr. Yusuf Abdallah al-Qaradawi is a central figure affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. He was expelled from Egypt and found refuge in Qatar, operating from there throughout the Muslim world. 2. Many consider him the supreme religious and ideological authority for the Muslim Brotherhood, although he is not officially its leader. (In the past, he refused to accept the title of the Muslim Brotherhood’s General Guide). He is influential in Egypt and considered one of the most important Sunni...
  • 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. Qaradawi’s last known public appearance in Egypt was in February when he gave a sermon urging support for Hamas to a large crowd in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Qaradawi, a...
  • 'Arab Spring': The chilly cruel winter reality of Arab racism and Islamic bigotry

    10/23/2011 2:57:37 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 15 replies
    'Arab Spring': The chilly cruel winter reality of Arab racism and Islamic bigotry Not that ethnic racism and religious bigotry weren't rampant before the so-called "Arab spring" sprung about. But the intolerance tide seems to be only worsening, and without an Arab dictator to "hold" various factions together, vulnerability expand, risks rise. --- RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY: As the D.B. puts it: "Violence Against Egypt's Copts in an Intolerant Arab Spring.. The elephant in the room of the Arab Spring is now the mistreatment of minority communities—Christians and others—across the Arab world." FPM asks: Hillary Clinton Promises to Save Egypt's Christians? ......
  • Lessons of the Past, Failures of the Present

    09/12/2011 8:28:42 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 1 replies
    "Postcards from America - Postcards from Israel" ^ | September 11, 2011 | Ari Bussel
    Lessons of the Past, Failures of the Present By Ari Bussel When there is an accelerated progression of events, a responsible party is expected to be ready for anything that may come next. Let us take the case of the Israeli embassy in Cairo, Egypt, as an example. Israel and Egypt have maintained a peace for the last thirty-two years. Some may have described it as a cold peace, but it allowed Israel to redeploy its assets with a concentration on the northern front with Syria and Lebanon. There was no need to maintain a deterrent protective force of several...
  • Glenn Beck, on 8/30 show, exposes leftists’ plans for October chaos in D.C.

    08/30/2011 6:43:29 PM PDT · by Adam Taxin · 9 replies
    Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 3:25 PM Glenn Beck opened the first hour of his three-hour show today by calling attention to a plan by extreme leftists to bring disruption to daily life in Washington, D.C. during October. (It is presumed that the mostly white “duuuude, let's like protest” crowd in October will not have the level of equal-opportunity courage require to venture toward creating chaos in predominantly-black areas of predominantly-black Washington, D.C.) Beck, who for much of the previous two weeks, was in Israel as part of his “Restoring Courage” solidarity event, started his show by saying “There’s a disturbing...
  • 1,036 injured as Egyptian protesters clash with police in Tahrir Square [Arab summer?]

    06/29/2011 5:04:49 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    xinhuanet ^ | 6-29-11 | Marwa Yahia
    CAIRO, June 29 (Xinhua) -- The clashes between Egyptian security forces and young protestors in the Tahrir Square in central Cairo has injured 1,036 Egyptians till Wednesday, Heath Minster reported. Assistant Health Minister for Technical Affairs and Political Rights Abdel-Hamid Abaza said among the injured people at least were 50 policemen. He added that well-equipped ambulances are spread in Tahrir Square and neighboring areas to treat the injured or transfer them to hospitals if necessary. Hundreds of protesters threw stones and fire-bombs at riot police late Tuesday night while the clouds of tear gas were billowing in the square to...
  • ANOTHER Female Journalist Suffers Brutal Attack in Tahrir Square

    06/04/2011 9:06:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    rwn ^ | June 4, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    In February I wrote about the horrible attack on Lara Logan in Egypt. I suggested that political correctness made the state-run media, including the female reporters covering the revolution, blind to the dangers in Cairo and Tahrir Square. I was immediately attacked and smeared for this by far left cranks at CNN, Media Matters, The Guardian, among others. They reported that I said Lara Logan “deserved it”. Even RedState joined in on the attacks. Well once again time proved me right. Since that incident several female journalists have been attacked in Tahrir Square. And since the crazed thugs molested Lara...
  • Muslim Rape Culture and Lara Logan

    05/07/2011 7:41:49 AM PDT · by Heuristic Hiker · 58 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 02 May 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    When Lara Logan traveled to Egypt to cover the Tahrir Square protests, she was unaware that she was going to be working in a country where sexual harassment rates of women and especially foreign women are so high as to be universal. In a politically correct profession, such truths are politically incorrect. And even now all of the coverage studiously avoids mentioning one dangerous word. Islam. Muslim rape culture did not begin in Tahrir Square and it won't end there. Not when it actually began in the year 624 when Mohammed came up with an ingenious means of rewarding his...
  • 'They raped me with their hands': Reporter Lara Logan reveals terrifying details of mob sex attack

    04/29/2011 4:22:40 PM PDT · by Gondring · 59 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | Last updated at 10:34 AM on 29th April 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    [...] The 39-year-old CBS foreign correspondent said she was convinced she was going to die when the frenzied mob tore her away from her film crew and bodyguard in Cairo's Tahrir Square. A group of at least 200 men beat her, pinched her and tore at her clothes in a 40-minute attack that only ended when a group of women came to her aid. She told the New York Times: 'For an extended period of time, they raped me with their hands...What really struck me was how merciless they were. 'They really enjoyed my pain and suffering. It incited them...
  • A Sudden Change of the Tide

    02/28/2011 10:33:52 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 13 replies
    A Sudden Shift of the Tide by Ari Bussel It is often said that left on her own, Israel does not need enemies. For the past two months we have been witnessing the reverse: The Middle East, Israel aside, has insurmountable problems. Neither the so-called “Arab-Israeli Conflict” nor the “Palestinian Problem” has anything to do with the Middle East upheaval. It also became clear in Tahrir Square and later in Tripoli that the United States has much to do with what is taking place. Although it has not been shown the USA has instigated the so-called “Youth Uprising,” Obama and...
  • Egypt Protest Hero Wael Ghonim Barred From Stage (by Islamists at Tahrir 'Victory March')

    02/18/2011 6:55:21 AM PST · by kristinn · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Agence France-Press via Hindustan Times ^ | Friday, February 18, 2011
    Google executive Wael Ghonim, who emerged as a leading voice in Egypt's uprising, was barred from the stage in Tahrir Square on Friday by security guards, an AFP photographer said. Ghonim tried to take the stage in Tahrir, the epicentre of anti-regime protests that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, but men who appeared to be guarding influential Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi barred him from doing so. Ghonim, who was angered by the episode, then left the square with his face hidden by an Egyptian flag. Qaradawi gave a Friday sermon in the square, where hundreds of thousands of people gathered a...
  • Banned Qaradawi returns to lead Friday prayers in Egypt

    02/17/2011 7:57:17 PM PST · by Christus_Rex · 52 replies
    Al Arabiya News Channel ^ | February 17, 2011 | Farrag Ismael
    For the first time since he was banned from leading weekly friday prayers in Egypt 30 years ago, prominent Muslim scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi will lead thousands in the weekly prayers from Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday. Sources told Al Arabiya that a military force will accompany the head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars from his home to Tahrir Square, provide security for the prayers and accompany him back to his residence. Al-Qaradawi last delivered a Friday prayer sermon in Egypt in 1981 after the assassination of former President Anwar el-Sadat.
  • Forget the Facebook idealists. It's the Brotherhood we should fear

    02/10/2011 9:31:15 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | By Richard Pendlebury | By Richard Pendlebury
    For an organisation that claims a following of millions and is feared by most Arab leaders – and many in the West – it is a very discreet HQ. My path there takes me up the cramped and dusty staircase of an apartment block overlooking the Nile in the Giza district of Cairo. Only a small sticker, which someone has tried to tear off, tells me that I am in the right place.
  • Obama, Code Pink and Egypt: 'There Are No Coincidences in Politics' (as seen on Glenn Beck)

    02/03/2011 3:42:54 PM PST · by kristinn · 75 replies
    Big Peace ^ | Thursday, February 3, 2011 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    As the cliche goes, there are no coincidences in politics. Obama fundraiser group Code Pink just happened to have arrived in Cairo last week for the group’s ninth visit there in two years as part of its campaign to undermine the Mubarak government and help Hamas, the terrorist group that controls Gaza. Code Pink and the media are trying to portray the leftist group's 'sudden' appearance in Cairo Wednesday as an act of courageous support for a democratic revolution. Nothing could be further from the truth.Code Pink protests the Mubarak government in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. February 2, 2011. Code...
  • On day of prayers, tens of thousands gather in Tahrir Square

    02/04/2011 5:57:08 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | February 4, 2011 | CNN Wire Staff
    Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- Tens of thousands of people joined the beaten and bandaged in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday, Islam's day of prayer, transforming it from a bloody battleground to the scene of a political rally dubbed Day of Departure. But tensions remained high as midday prayers came to a close and Egyptians demanding change geared up for more demonstrations. They chanted: "He leaves, we don't leave" and "The blood of the martyrs will not be forgotten." Egyptian soldiers, equipped with riot gear, surrounded the square, where an air of celebration returned after two days of violent clashes --...
  • ABC's Amanpour Comes Under Attack In Cairo

    02/02/2011 10:25:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 122 replies
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | 2/2/11 | Ben Grossman
    ABC's Christiane Amanpour said Wednesday that she and a crew came under attack from a "mob" on the same day CNN's Anderson Cooper reported the same. Amanpour wrote in a reporter's notebook released by ABC News that the attack came after trying to film on a bridge into Tahrir Square. "An angry mob surrounded us and chased us into the car shouting that they hate America," she said. "They kicked in the car doors and broke our windshield as we drove away."
  • Egyptians Turning on Each Other (EGYPT LIVE THREAD # 2)

    02/02/2011 7:31:01 AM PST · by SE Mom · 1,984 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 2 February 2011
    URGENT: Gunfire heard in Cairo's Tahrir Square as supporters of President Mubarak and anti-government demonstrators clash hours after the embattled leader defiantly said he would serve out his term in office.
  • Egypt unrest: Tense stand-off in Cairo's Tahrir square : open battles.

    Update : battles have started. There is a tense stand-off in the Egyptian capital's main square, after fights broke out between supporters and opponents of beleaguered President Hosni Mubarak. Thousands of the president's supporters had surged into Cairo's Tahrir Square, dismantling barricades set up by anti-Mubarak groups.