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8/24/2013

Friday of Martyrs A big failure for Militias #Muslim_Brotherhood #Egypt

8/24/2013 1
Friday of Martyrs A big failure for Militias #Muslim_Brotherhood  #Egypt
Mass protests called by Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood mostly failed to materialize on Friday as the movement reels from a bloody army crackdown on followers of ousted President Mohamed Mursi.

Troops and police had taken relatively low-key security measures before the "Friday of Martyrs" processions that were to have begun from 28 mosques in the capital after weekly prayers.
But midday prayers were canceled at some mosques and few major protests unfolded in Cairo, although witnesses said at least 1,000 people staged a march in the Mohandiseen district.
There were no reports of violence in that procession, but the Brotherhood's website said one person had been killed in the Nile Delta town of Tanta in clashes with security forces. The Interior Ministry confirmed the death.
Brotherhood supporters also turned out in Alexandria, several Delta towns, the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, the north Sinai town of Rafah, and Assiut in the south, with minor skirmishes reported in some places.
The Health Ministry said 54 people had been wounded on Friday in Cairo and two Delta provinces, without giving any details of the violence or who was injured.
"We are not afraid; it's victory or death," said Mohamed Abdel Azim, a retired oil engineer who was among about 100 people marching slowly from a mosque near Cairo University.
"They intend to strike at Muslims," the grey-bearded Azim said. "We'd rather die in dignity than live in oppression. We'll keep coming out until there's no one left."
Despite his defiant words, the mood of the protesters seemed subdued, perhaps a sign that the crackdown and the round-up of Brotherhood leaders has chilled the rank-and-file.
Some marchers carried posters of Mursi, who was toppled by army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on July 3 after huge demonstrations against his rule. "No to the coup," they chanted.
A militant Islamist group active in the lawless Sinai Peninsula threatened new attacks on the army and police. In a statement published on a jihadist website, the Salafi Jihadi group condemned security forces for what it called the "heinous crime" of killing Brotherhood supporters.
It was the first statement from any of the militant groups in the Sinai desert bordering Israel since last Wednesday's violent move by security forces on the Brotherhood sit-ins in Cairo.
The number of attacks on security forces in Sinai has jumped since the army removed Mursi. Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 24 policemen on Monday.
"GOD WILL BRING DOWN SISI"
At another small protest in Cairo, a veiled nursery teacher with four children, who gave her name as Nasra, said: "God will make us victorious, even if many of us are hurt and even if it takes a long time. God willing, God will bring down Sisi."
Egypt has endured the bloodiest civil unrest in its modern history since August 14 when police destroyed protest camps set up by Mursi's supporters in Cairo to demand his reinstatement.
The violence has alarmed Egypt's Western allies, although President Barack Obama acknowledged that even a decision to cut off U.S. aid to Cairo might not influence its armed forces.
But he said Washington was re-evaluating its ties with Egypt. "There's no doubt that we can't return to business as usual, given what's happened," he told CNN in an interview.
Some U.S. lawmakers have called for a halt to the $1.5 billion a year given mostly in military assistance to Egypt to bolster its 1979 peace treaty with Israel. Military cooperation includes privileged U.S. access to the Suez Canal.
The Brotherhood, hounded by the new army-backed rulers, had called for demonstrations across Egypt against the crackdown, testing the resilience of its battered support base.
Security forces kept a watchful eye, but did not flood the streets, even near Cairo's central Fateh mosque, where gun battles killed scores of people last Friday and Saturday.
The mosque's metal gates and big front door were locked and chained. Prayers were canceled. Two armored vehicles were parked down the street, where people shopped at a busy market.
Only one riot police truck stood by near Rabaa al-Adawiya square in northeastern Cairo, home to the Brotherhood's biggest protest vigil until police and troops stormed in, killing hundreds of people, bulldozing barricades and burning tents.
SYMBOLIC VICTORY
The mosque there was closed for repairs. Workmen in blue overalls stood on scaffolding as they covered its charred walls with white paint. Children scavenged through piles of garbage.
Troops used barbed wire to block a main road to Nahda Square, the site of the smaller of the two Brotherhood sit-ins.
The authorities declared a month-long state of emergency last week and they enforce a nightly curfew.
An official of the interim government said in a television interview on Friday that the state of emergency and curfew would be reconsidered if the security situation calmed.
Security forces have arrested many leading figures from the Brotherhood, all but decapitating an organization that won five successive votes in Egypt after the overthrow of autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
In a symbolic victory for the army-dominated old order, Mubarak, an ex-military man who ruled Egypt for 30 years, was moved out of jail on Thursday. His successor Mursi, Egypt's first freely-elected president, remains detained incommunicado.
The Brotherhood's "General Guide" Mohamed Badie, who was arrested on Tuesday, is due to go on trial on Sunday along with two other senior figures, Khairat al-Shater and Saad al-Katatni, on charges that include incitement to violence.
More than 1,000 people, including over 100 soldiers and police, have been killed since Mursi's overthrow. Brotherhood supporters say the toll is much higher.
Graffiti on a mosque wall in a rundown Cairo neighborhood illustrated the deep divisions that have emerged since Sisi's takeover. The spray-painted message "Yes to Sisi" had been crossed out and painted over with the word "traitor."
Slogans elsewhere read "Mursi is a spy" and "Mursi out". Someone had also written "Freedom, Justice, Brotherhood".
The Brotherhood, founded in 1928, emerged as Egypt's best-organized political force after Mubarak fell. Its popularity waned during Mursi's year in office when critics accused it of accumulating excessive power, pushing a partisan Islamist agenda and mismanaging the economy.
The Brotherhood, which the new government has threatened to dissolve entirely, says Mursi's administration was deliberately undermined by unreformed Mubarak-era institutions.
Mubarak, 85, still faces retrial on charges of complicity in the killings of protesters, but he left jail on Thursday for the first time since April 2011 and was flown by helicopter to a plush military hospital in the southern Cairo suburb of Maadi.
The authorities have used the state of emergency to keep him under house arrest, apparently to minimize the risk of popular anger if he had been given unfettered freedom.

8/23/2013

An Illustrated History of the #Muslim_Brotherhood #Egypt

8/23/2013 0

A half-century journey from the underground to the corridors of power.


 

#Muslim_Brotherhood - Underground History #Egypt #MB

8/23/2013 0
The Muslim Brotherhood began organizing in America in the 1956s.  They formed a variety of Islamic institutions and organizations as front groups for their activities.  These included Muslim charities, businesses and cultural centers.  The geographic center of their activity is Fairfax County



Virginia, near Washington, DC.  Various groups have interlocking boards of directors.  Many of the groups “were laundering terrorist-bound funds through a maze of shell companies and fronts” (p. 228).  This was an entire network of criminal conspiracy. 
 

Secret documents of the Brotherhood
 
The investigation of Ismail Elbarasse uncovered secret documents that revealed the depth of this conspiracy.  Elbarasse was a founding member of the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia.  One of the imams of this mosque declared that Muslims could blow up bridges as long as civilian casualties were minimized.  Elbarasse was arrested while videotaping the supports of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.  These seized documents were the archives of the U.S. branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. 
 
In America the Muslim Brotherhood has set up front groups to funnel money to Hamas suicide bombers while their front groups project an image of peace.  The Muslim Brotherhood aims to Islamize America.  It does this by building an Islamic ‘infrastructure’ that will eventually rule America.  It has become deeply entrenched in America as it seeks to undermine the country from within. 
Documents seized in Elbarasses’ home showed the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood.  It seeks to replace the United States Constitution with Islamic, Shariah law.  Leader Mohammed Akram Adlouni wrote,
 


                 


“The Ikhwan (Brotherhood) must understand that their work in
      America is
     a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western 
     civilization from within, and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by the
     hands of the believers, so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion
     is made victorious over all other religions” (p. 230). 
 
The documents listed thirty major Muslim organizations connected with the Muslim Brotherhood and operated as front groups.  These groups included the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and others, all of which use deceit to hide their real intentions.  
These documents were entered as evidence in the Holy Land Foundation terror trial.  The supporting names in the documents were listed as unindicted conspirators.  FBI agent John Guandolo says “every major Muslim group in the United States is controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood…It is a genuine conspiracy to overthrow the government, and they have organizations to do it, and they have written doctrines outlining their plan” (p. 231). 
 
Indictments and criminal activity
 
In 2009, Brotherhood leaders were sentenced to prison on charges of conspiracy in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism case.  Shukir Abu Baker, Mohammad El-Mezain, and CAIR founding director Ghassan Elashi were convicted of funneling millions of dollars to the terrorist group Hamas (p. 233).  The authors comment, “With each new indictment, the Muslim establishment in America looks more and more like a religious crime syndicate” (p. 234). 
 
“Ihawan Mafia” is a term investigators use to describe the Muslim Brotherhood because they operate in an “underworld of illegal activities conducted under the cover of fronts with legitimate-sounding names” (p. 236).  The heads of Muslim Brotherhood are divided into various wings; Hamas, Saudi Arabia, Pakistani, and the founding ‘nucleus’, the Islamic Society of North America.  The authors identify the five fundamental goals of the Muslim Brotherhood:
 
                “1.  Supporting Palestinian terrorists and seeking Israel’s destruction.
                 2.  Gutting U.S. anti-terrorism laws.
                 3.  Loosening Muslim immigration.
                 4.  Converting Americans to Islam, with a special focus on Hispanic
          immigrants and black inmates and soldiers (attractive white
          Christian women are another prize conversion).
                 5.  Infiltrating the government and institutionalizing Shariah law in America” 
                                                                                   (p. 238)
       
Mosques
 
The Muslim Brotherhood conducts its secret business behind the façade of religion.  Mosques serve as recruiting centers for the Grand Jihad.  Brotherhood documents reveal that the mosques will “prepare us and supply our battalions in addition to being the ‘niche’ of our prayers” (p. 244).  The United States Constitution gives religious liberty to all its citizens and this provides cover for the Brotherhood.  Brotherhood internal documents reveal they consider the United States “our Dar al-Arqam’ – our safehouse (p. 245). 
 
This hiding behind a major religion is calculated.  The authors observe, “Fearing accusations of religious bigotry, Washington is still reluctant to aggressively prosecute it” (p. 245).  Notice how criticism of Islam is treated by the liberal-leftist media.  Anyone who raises questions about the peaceful image of Islam or criticizes Islam is labeled a bigot, hate-monger or Islamophobe.  This too is part of Sharia law where no criticism of Mohammad or Islam is allowed.  Non-Muslims must learn not to challenge Islam.  They must lower their eyes and bow to Islam. 



Jihadwatch.com

This is a helpful website to keep up on what Islamists are doing to undermine our democratic government.


8/18/2013

حملة إلكترونية لإدراج «الإخوان» ضمن قائمة «المنظمات الإرهابية» بالعالم #Egypt

8/18/2013 0
تم تدشين الحملة العالمية لجمع التوقيعات لكى يتم ارداج منظمة الاخوان المسلمين ضمن منظمات الارهاب الدولية ولمطالبة منظمات المجتمع الدولي، ومناشدة  بأصحاب الضمير الشرفاء فى كل مكان، بحظر نشاط الجماعة بكل ما هو متاح من الوسائل، واعتبارها تنظيمًا إرهابيًا، ومصادرة مقراتها وأملاكها وأموالها،

للتوقيع من هنا
لمطالبة منظمات المجتمع الدولي، ومناشدة ما وصفهم بأصحاب الضمير الشرفاء فى كل مكان، بحظر نشاط الجماعة بكل ما هو متاح من الوسائل، واعتبارها تنظيمًا إرهابيًا، ومصادرة مقراتها وأملاكها وأموالها، حسب الصفحة الرسمية للموقع. - See more at: http://almogaz.com/news/politics/2013/08/18/1057029#sthash.wmdlIio3.dpuf

#Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood militias hit Christian churches

8/18/2013 0
After torching a Franciscan school, Islamists paraded three nuns on the streets like "prisoners of war" before a Muslim woman offered them refuge. Two other women working at the school were sexually harassed and abused as they fought their way through a mob.
In the four days since security forces cleared two sit-in camps by supporters of Egypt's ousted president, Islamists have attacked dozens of Coptic churches along with homes and businesses owned by the Christian minority. The campaign of intimidation appears to be a warning to Christians outside Cairo to stand down from political activism.
Christians have long suffered from discrimination and violence in Muslim majority Egypt, where they make up 10 percent of the population of 90 million. Attacks increased after the Islamists rose to power in the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring uprising that drove Hosni Mubarak from power, emboldening extremists. But Christians have come further under fire since President Mohammed Morsi was ousted on July 3, sparking a wave of Islamist anger led by Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.

Nearly 40 churches have been looted and torched, while 23 others have been attacked and heavily damaged since Wednesday, when chaos erupted after Egypt's military-backed interim administration moved in to clear two camps packed with protesters calling for Morsi's reinstatement, killing scores of protesters and sparking deadly clashes nationwide.
One of the world's oldest Christian communities has generally kept a low-profile, but has become more politically active since Mubarak was ousted and Christians sought to ensure fair treatment in the aftermath.
Many Morsi supporters say Christians played a disproportionately large role in the days of mass rallies, with millions demanding that he step down ahead of the coup.
Despite the violence, Egypt's Coptic Christian church renewed its commitment to the new political order Friday, saying in a statement that it stood by the army and the police in their fight against "the armed violent groups and black terrorism."
While the Christians of Egypt have endured attacks by extremists, they have drawn closer to moderate Muslims in some places, in a rare show of solidarity.
Hundreds from both communities thronged two monasteries in the province of Bani Suef south of Cairo to thwart what they had expected to be imminent attacks on Saturday, local activist Girgis Waheeb said. Activists reported similar examples elsewhere in regions south of Cairo, but not enough to provide effective protection of churches and monasteries.
Waheeb, other activists and victims of the latest wave of attacks blame the police as much as hard-line Islamists for what happened. The attacks, they said, coincided with assaults on police stations in provinces like Bani Suef and Minya, leaving most police pinned down to defend their stations or reinforcing others rather than rushing to the rescue of Christians under attack.
Another Christian activist, Ezzat Ibrahim of Minya, a province also south of Cairo where Christians make up around 35 percent of the population, said police have melted away from seven of the region's nine districts, leaving the extremists to act with near impunity.
Two Christians have been killed since Wednesday, including a taxi driver who strayed into a protest by Morsi supporters in Alexandria and another man who was shot to death by Islamists in the southern province of Sohag, according to security officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release the information.
The attacks served as a reminder that Islamists, while on the defensive in Cairo, maintain influence and the ability to stage violence in provincial strongholds with a large minority of Christians.
Gamaa Islamiya, the hard-line Islamist group that wields considerable influence in provinces south of Cairo, denied any link to the attacks. The Muslim Brotherhood, which has led the defiant protest against Morsi's ouster, has condemned the attacks, spokesman Mourad Ali said.
Sister Manal is the principal of the Franciscan school in Bani Suef. She was having breakfast with two visiting nuns when news broke of the clearance of the two sit-in camps by police, killing hundreds. In an ordeal that lasted about six hours, she, sisters Abeer and Demiana and a handful of school employees saw a mob break into the school through the wall and windows, loot its contents, knock off the cross on the street gate and replace it with a black banner resembling the flag of al-Qaida.
By the time the Islamists ordered them out, fire was raging at every corner of the 115-year-old main building and two recent additions. Money saved for a new school was gone, said Manal, and every computer, projector, desk and chair was hauled away. Frantic SOS calls to the police, including senior officers with children at the school, produced promises of quick response but no one came.
The Islamists gave her just enough time to grab some clothes.
In an hourlong telephone interview with The Associated Press, Manal, 47, recounted her ordeal while trapped at the school with others as the fire raged in the ground floor and a battle between police and Islamists went on out on the street. At times she was overwhelmed by the toxic fumes from the fire in the library or the whiffs of tears gas used by the police outside.
Sister Manal recalled being told a week earlier by the policeman father of one pupil that her school was targeted by hard-line Islamists convinced that it was giving an inappropriate education to Muslim children. She paid no attention, comfortable in the belief that a school that had an equal number of Muslim and Christian pupils could not be targeted by Muslim extremists. She was wrong.
The school has a high-profile location. It is across the road from the main railway station and adjacent to a busy bus terminal that in recent weeks attracted a large number of Islamists headed to Cairo to join the larger of two sit-in camps by Morsi's supporters. The area of the school is also in one of Bani Suef's main bastions of Islamists from Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood and ultraconservative Salafis.
"We are nuns. We rely on God and the angels to protect us," she said. "At the end, they paraded us like prisoners of war and hurled abuse at us as they led us from one alley to another without telling us where they were taking us," she said. A Muslim woman who once taught at the school spotted Manal and the two other nuns as they walked past her home, attracting a crowd of curious onlookers.
"I remembered her, her name is Saadiyah. She offered to take us in and said she can protect us since her son-in-law was a policeman. We accepted her offer," she said. Two Christian women employed by the school, siblings Wardah and Bedour, had to fight their way out of the mob, while groped, hit and insulted by the extremists. "I looked at that and it was very nasty," said Manal.
The incident at the Franciscan school was repeated at Minya where a Catholic school was razed to the ground by an arson attack and a Christian orphanage was also torched.
"I am terrified and unable to focus," said Boulos Fahmy, the pastor of a Catholic church a short distance away from Manal's school. "I am expecting an attack on my church any time now," he said Saturday.
Bishoy Alfons Naguib, a 33-year-old businessman from Minya, has a similarly harrowing story.
His home supplies store on a main commercial street in the provincial capital, also called Minya, was torched this week and the flames consumed everything inside.
"A neighbor called me and said the store was on fire. When I arrived, three extremists with knifes approached me menacingly when they realized I was the owner," recounted Naguib. His father and brother pleaded with the men to spare him. Luckily, he said, someone shouted that a Christian boy was filming the proceedings using his cell phone, so the crowd rushed toward the boy shouting "Nusrani, Nusrani," the Quranic word for Christians which has become a derogatory way of referring to them in today's Egypt.
Naguib ran up a nearby building where he has an apartment and locked himself in. After waiting there for a while, he left the apartment, ran up to the roof and jumped to the next door building, then exited at a safe distance from the crowd.
"On our Mustafa Fahmy street, the Islamists had earlier painted a red X on Muslim stores and a black X on Christian stores," he said. "You can be sure that the ones with a red X are intact."
In Fayoum, an oasis province southwest of Cairo, Islamists looted and torched five churches, according to Bishop Ibram, the local head of the Coptic Orthodox church, by far the largest of Egypt's Christian denominations. He said he had instructed Christians and clerics alike not to try to resist the mobs of Islamists, fearing any loss of life.
"The looters were so diligent that they came back to one of the five churches they had ransacked to see if they can get more," he told the AP. "They were loading our chairs and benches on trucks and when they had no space for more, they destroyed them."

7/29/2013

#Egypt’s rival sides defiant as #EU envoy seeks compromise

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#Egypt’s rival sides defiant as #EU envoy seeks compromise
Europe’s top diplomat shuttled between Egypt’s rulers and the Muslim Brotherhood on Monday in an urgent mission to pull the country back from more bloodshed, but both sides were defiant and unyielding after 80 Brotherhood supporters were gunned down.

European Union foreign policy Chief Catherine Ashton, making her second visit in 12 days as one of the few outsiders still able to speak to both sides, made no public comment. Supporters and opponents of Mursi left no doubt about the depth of polarization in the Arab world’s most populous nation.

“It’s very simple, we are not going anywhere,” said Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad, making clear the group intends to defy government orders to abandon a protest vigil of thousands of followers demanding Mursi’s return.

“We are going to increase the protest,” he told Reuters.” Someone has to put sense into this leadership.”

Backers of the military that deposed Mursi on July 3 were equally unbending, despite Saturday’s dawn carnage when security forces shot dead at least 80 Brotherhood supporters after a day of rival mass rallies.

“We asked her (Ashton), would you accept an armed sit-in under your roof?” said Mahmoud Badr, a leader of the Tamarud youth movement that mobilized huge protests against Mursi before the army moved against him.

“What if al-Qaeda had a sit-in in a European country? Would you leave it be?” he asked reporters after meeting Ashton, echoing the army’s branding of its opponents as terrorists.

Raising the prospect of more bloodshed erupting during Ashton’s visit, the Brotherhood said it would march again on Monday evening from its month-old vigil at a mosque in northern Cairo towards offices of the Interior Ministry.

The violence has raised global anxiety that the army may move to crush the Brotherhood, a movement which emerged from decades in the shadows to win power in elections after Egypt’s2011 Arab Spring uprising against Hosni Mubarak.

Ashton met General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the head of the army and the man behind the overthrow of Egypt’s first freely-elected president. She also held talks with members of the interim government installed by the army, and representatives of the Freedom and Justice Party, the Brotherhood’s political wing.

Thousands of Brotherhood supporters have been camped out for a month at Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, demanding Mursi’s reinstatement and defying threats by the army-backed authorities to remove them.

Ashton was expected to speak to reporters on Tuesday. Before arriving, she said she would press for a “fully inclusive transition process, taking in all political groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood.”

Limited leverage

Her leverage is limited. The United States is Egypt’s chief Western backer and source of $1.3 billion in military aid, though the EU is the biggest civilian aid donor to the country, a strategic bridge between the Middle East and North Africa.

The EU has attempted to mediate in the political crisis over the past six months as Egyptians have grown increasingly suspicious of U.S. involvement.

Mursi has been in detention since he was ousted and the military-backed interim government has placed him under investigation on charges that include murder.

The handling of his case by the military suggests it believes it has the support of a big majority of Egyptians.

Army chief Sisi has emerged as the public face of the new order, enjoying fawning coverage in Egyptian media and sowing doubts about the military’s promise to hand over to full civilian rule with a “road map” to parliamentary elections in about six months.

A banner stretched across a road in downtown Cairo declared: “The army, the police, and the people - one hand.”

Security forces shot dead dozens of Mursi supporters at dawn on Saturday when they marched from their vigil. The Health Ministry put the death toll on Monday at 80, up from 72.
The Interior Ministry said one police officer had succumbed to his wounds on Monday. Nearly 300 people have died in violence since Sisi deposed Mursi.

Interim Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim has denied police culpability, saying his officers intervened with tear gas in clashes between the Brotherhood and angry local residents.

A group of Egyptian human rights groups called on Monday for his dismissal. The latest “massacre”, they said, “joins a long list of killings documented by rights groups” since Mubarak’s fall.

Saturday’s bloodshed was the worst since July 8, when security forces killed more than 50 Brotherhood supporters outside a Cairo barracks. The army said its forces had fired back after being attacked; the Brotherhood said its partisans were praying.

The interim cabinet has vowed to clear the Brotherhood’s mosque vigil after complaints from residents about the huge encampment on their doorstep. The Islamists vowed to keep marching.

“The danger we face because of the political situation and the coup is greater than the violence we face in marches,” said Brotherhood member Islam Tawfiq, 26.

Carnage in Cairo #Egypt graphic

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Photos of the most recent -- and the most violent -- clashes yet between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsy. Warning: some images are graphic.

 

Egyptian opponents of ousted president Mohamed Morsy gather in Tahrir Square in Cairo, on July 26. 


Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsy protest outside a field hospital where the bodies of protesters -- who were alledgedly killing in fighting between pro-Morsy demonstrators and Egyptian security forces overnight -- were being brought in the district of Nasr on July 27, in Cairo. 


 

Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsy walk past a trail of blood near the tomb of former President Anwar al-Sadat in Cairo on July 27. 


The body of a Morsy supporter is carried on a stretcher at a field hospital, after reportedly being killed in fighting between pro-Morsy demonstrators and Egyptian security forces overnight, near the Rabaa al Adweya Mosque in the district of Nasr on July 27, in Cairo. 



A group of Egyptian Army soldiers cross the road during clashes between police forces and Morsy supporters in Cairo on Saturday. 


Bodies of Muslim Brotherhood supporters, shot dead in the Egyptian capital after violence erupted the night before, lay inside a field hospital in Cairo on July 27. 


Egyptian supporters of the deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsy (back) clash with riot police in Cairo early on July 27. 


On July 26, Islamist protesters gathered in the hundreds of thousands to demand, once again, the reinstatement of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy. Early Saturday morning, security forces and Morsy supporters clashed in what's being called Egypt's most violent episode of bloodshed since Morsy was ousted from office on July 3. Egyptian authorities fired on crowds gathered in Cairo and the counts of those killed in the attack are as high as 65, according to Egypt's Health Ministry.

6/21/2013

#Egypt Cuts Diplomatic Ties to #Syria #Morsi

6/21/2013
The Egyptian government has announced it’s severing all ties to the Syrian government and backing the rebel fight seeking to oust Bashar al-Assad. On Saturday, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi told supporters he’s closing the Syrian embassy in Cairo and recalling his government’s envoy from Damascus.

--> Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi: "The Syrian people are facing a campaign of extermination and planned ethnic cleansing, fed by regional and international states who do not care for the Syrian citizen. The people of Egypt support the struggle of the Syrian people, materially and morally. And Egypt — its nation, leadership and army — will not abandon the Syrian people until it achieves its rights and dignity."

In his comments, Morsi also
 called on the international community to enforce a no-fly zone over Syria and urged all Hezbollah members fighting alongside Assad’s forces to return to Lebanon. In response, the Syrian government said Morsi has joined the "conspiracy and incitement led by the United States and Israel against Syria." The U.S. has denied pressuring Egypt on Syria.

A group of soldiers are preparing for their deployment to #Egypt with riot training on post

6/21/2013
A group of soldiers are preparing for their deployment to Egypt with riot training on post.
They're planning ahead for violent protests or riots and the possibility of protecting the country's border with Israel.


Soldiers encountered Molotov cocktails and other dangerous items in the training.
Lt. Matthew Wilkinson says, "Just what I've seen over the course of the past week than we were a week ago."
PFC Perez Alexander says, "We want to be as professional as possible... Know what we're doing."
They wrap up training today before preparing to ship out in the near future.

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6/05/2013

#Tamarud : Rebels With A Cause

6/05/2013

No more Morsi: Ghada Adel wants him ousted


The Egyptian actress that has had her lips sealed about her country’s politics is now letting it all hang out in a movement that calls for ousting President Mohammad Morsi and his party formed by members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Ghada Adel has signed a petition for the “Tamarud” campaign passed around to all the citizens wanting him brought down.
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Looks like the leading lady has gained even more supporters for the campaign by Facebooking a pic with the entire cast of her upcoming television drama "Makan Fi Al Qasr" (A Place in the Palace).
 

The troupe are holding posters for the “Tamarud” in hopes of attracting additional peeps to sign the petition, according to the Middle East news portal Elaph.
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Other celebs that have signed the petition include Khalid Al Sawi, Khalid Saleh, Khalid Abu Al Naja, Athar Al Hakim and famous Egyptian journalist Mahmoud Saed.
 

Will you join the celebs and sign for the “Tamarud”? Please share with us your thoughts on Ghada’s recent political openness.


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4/29/2013

الكشف عن مكالمات سرية بين الإخوان وحماس خلال الثورة

4/29/2013
كشفت مصادر قيادية، فى جهاز الأمن الوطني، الجمعة، عن تسجيلات لـ5 محادثات جرت بين قيادات فى جماعة الإخوان المسلمين، وقادة في حركة «حماس» الفلسطينية، فى الفترة من 22 يناير 2011 حتى تنحى الرئيس السابق حسنى مبارك، وهى المكالمات التى تسلم خيرت الشاطر، نائب المرشد، تفريغاً لمحتواها من اللواء خالد ثروت، رئيس الجهاز، وفقاً لما انفردت به «المصرى اليوم».

 

ميدان التحرير خلال الثورة المصرية  
وتتضمن المكالمات، التى حصلت «المصري اليوم»  على محتواها، محادثة بين قيادى إخوانى وآخر من حماس يوم 24 يناير 2011، يقول فيها القيادى بالجماعة: «انتم مدركين اللى هتعملوه بالظبط؟»، ويرد القيادى فى الحركة: «طبعاً، وانتم عارفين الوضع لو فشلنا». وفى مكالمة أخرى لشخص فلسطينى فى 2 فبراير 2011، يقول لقيادى إخوانى: «إحنا ورا المتحف، وبنجهز المقلاع»، ومكالمة ثالثة يهنئ فيها قيادى فى الحركة أحد قيادات الإخوان يوم تنحى الرئيس السابق بالنصر، ويرد الإخوانى بالقول: «انتم ساعدتونا كتير، وأفضالكم علينا».
المكالمات الهاتفية سجلتها إدارة الاتصالات فى جهاز مباحث أمن الدولة فى وقتها، وكان يشرف عليها اللواء مرتضى إبراهيم، وتسلمتها «القوات المسلحة» عقب توافد المتظاهرين على مقر التسجيلات فى الزمالك، والتى كشفت مصادر أمنية رفيعة المستوى فى قطاع الأمن الوطنى، عن أن اللواء خالد ثروت سلم تفريغ هذه المكالمات إلى المهندس خيرت الشاطر، نائب المرشد العام للجماعة.
و«المصرى اليوم» إذ تنشر نص المكالمات كاملة، فإنها تضع هذه المعلومات التى وردت إليها من مصادر مطلعة داخل الأمن الوطنى تحت تصرف النائب العام، لاتخاذ الإجراءات القانونية اللازمة، حسبما تقتضيه مصالح الدولة وأمنها.



كانت المحادثة الأولى فى21 يناير 2011، بين القياديين الإخوانى «م.م» و«م. ب».
- م.م: السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته.
- م.ب: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته.
- م.م: إيه الأخبار؟.
- م.ب: تمام.
- م.م: عملنا حسابكم على الأيام اللى جاية خاصة 25 و28 يناير.
- م. ب: أيوه.. هنستعين بالجيران.. ولا داعى للقلق.
- م.م: تمام.. السلام عليكم.
- م.ب: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته.
وجاءت المحادثة الثانية يوم 22 يناير 2011، بين نفس القياديين «م. م» و«م. ب» ولم تستغرق سوى ثوان معدودة.
- م. ب: السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته.
- م.م: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته.
- م.ب: الأمور تمام.
- م.م: كله تمام فضيلتك.
- م. ب: والجيران جاهزين.
- م.م: كويس.
- م. ب: كويس وبالتوفيق.. والسلام عليكم ورحمة الله.
- م.م: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته.
وتمت المحادثة الثالثة يوم 24 يناير 2011، بين القيادى «م.م» و«قيادى من حماس».
- م.م: السلام عليكم.
- قيادى حماس: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته.
- م.م: إنتم مدركين اللى هتعملوه إيه بالضبط.
- قيادى حماس: طبعاً.. وانتم عارفين الوضع لو فشلنا.
- م.م: أيوه.. بس إحنا عارفين اللى موجود على أرض الواقع.
كانت المحادثة الرابعة يوم 2 فبراير 2011.. الساعة 2 ظهراً، بين قيادى إخوانى «م.أ» وشخص فلسطينى وكان الإخوانى يتحدث بانفعال شديد

  م.أ: السلام عليكم.
- الفلسطينى: وعليكم السلام.
- م.أ: انتم فين.. مش شايف حد منكم؟
- الفلسطينى: احنا موجودين.. وعلى اتفاقنا.. لا داعى للقلق.
- م.أ: أرجوك قولى إنتم فين؟
- الفلسطينى: إحنا ورا المتحف وبنجهز «المقلاع».
- م.أ: تمام بس بسرعة.
- الفلسطينى: تمام.. رجاء الهدوء.. والأمور تحت السيطرة
- م.أ: سلام.
- الفلسطينى: سلام.
وتمت المحادثة الخامسة يوم 11 فبراير 2011 مساءً، بين قيادى إخوانى «م.ب» وقيادى من حماس «خ. م»
- خ.م: السلام عليكم.
- م.ب: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته.
- خ.م: ألف مبروك.
- م.ب: الله يبارك فيك.
- خ.م: ده نصر لينا.
- م.ب: طبعاً.. وانتم ساعدتونا كتير وأفضالكم علينا.
- خ.م: واحنا جاهزين فى أى وقت.
- م. ب: شكراً.. شكراً لخدماتكم.
- خ.م: العفو.. على لقاء قريباً.. والسلام عليكم.
- م.ب: فى انتظار.. والسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته.
وأصدرت وزارة الداخلية بياناً، الخميس، تعليقاً على ما نشرته «المصرى اليوم» حول تسلم الشاطر تفريغاً للمحادثات، تجاهلت فيه المعلومات الواردة فى الخبر، مكتفية بالتهديد باتخاذ الإجراءات القانونية تجاه ما سمته «المزايدات» على الوزارة.
ونفى الدكتور أحمد عارف، المتحدث باسم جماعة الإخوان، تسلم الشاطر المحادثات ولقاءه بمسؤولى «الأمن الوطنى»، مؤكداً أنها حلقة من مسلسل تشويه صورة الجماعة، فيما أكد سياسيون أن سيطرة الإخوان على وزارة الداخلية وقطاع الأمن الوطنى «واقع»، لافتين إلى تورط القطاع فى اختطاف واعتقال شباب الثورة.
وعن قانونية تسجيلات المحادثات، قالت مصادر فى الأمن الوطنى، إن التسجيلات التى كانت تتم لجماعة الإخوان المسلمين قانونية وسليمة، لأن الإخوان هى الجماعة الوحيدة التى يسجل لها بإذن من نيابة أمن الدولة العليا يجدد شهرياً، ومنذ 15 مايو 1971، لا يسجل جهاز أمن الدولة أى مكالمات دون إذن مكتوب، وموافقة مسبقة.
يأتي ذلك، في الوقت الذي جددت فيه مصادر داخل قطاع الأمن الوطنى تأكيداتها بحدوث اجتماعات بين اللواء خالد ثروت، رئيس القطاع، وخيرت الشاطر، نائب مرشد جماعة الإخوان، وقيادات أخرى من الجماعة، وقالت إن رئيس القطاع سلمه فعلاً نص تفريغات محادثات الجماعة مع أعضاء من حركة حماس خلال الثورة، وهو ما تسبب فى حالة غضب بين ضباط القطاع، خاصة أن طريقة استقبال «ثروت» لقيادات الجماعة على باب الوزير تستفز معظم العاملين فيه، وأن ضباطاً اشتكوا من تدخل قيادات إخوانية فى تحريات قضايا معينة، آخرها تحريات جمعة تطهير القضاء، وأحداث مكتب الإرشاد بالمقطم، وأن بعضهم تعرضوا لـ«التوبيخ» بسبب وضع 3 من الإخوان كمتهمين.
ورأت مصادر أمنية أن «ثروت» يقدم ما سمته فروض الولاء للجماعة ولرئيسها، بعد أن دعمت وصوله إلى رئاسة القطاع، وأبعدت 4 من قيادات القطاع إلى جهات أخرى، لإفساح المجال أمام صعوده.
ووصفته مصادر بأنه «مشتاق» إلى كرسى الوزارة، وأنه يقدم «السبت» للإخوان ليفوز بـ«الأحد» - وفق تعبيرها.
وذكرت المصادر أن خالد ثروت كان أحد أبرز المسؤولين عن متابعة ملف الإخوان فى جهاز أمن الدولة المنحل بين عامى 89و1994، وأن تعيينه جاء بعد نقل اللواء عصام حجاج، نائب رئيس القطاع، إلى شرطة الكهرباء، واللواء صلاح حجازى، مدير القطاع بالقاهرة، إلى إدارة الأحوال المدنية، واللواء عمر الأعصر، وكيل القطاع، إلى مصلحة التدريب، وقيادة أخرى لديوان الوزارة، لاستحالة تعيين «ثروت» فى ظل وجود قيادات أقدم منه، كما تقضى اللوائح، مضيفة أن تصعيده لقمة الجهاز جاء بطلب مباشر من «مرسى»، بعد مشاورات استمرت 40 يوماً خلفاً للواء مجدى عبدالغفار، رئيس القطاع السابق، وعقب عدة اجتماعات مع «مرسى» كان آخرها قبل تعيينه بيوم واحد.
وعلمت «المصرى اليوم» أن رئاسة الجمهورية بدأت فى اتخاذ خطوات لنقل تبعية قطاع الأمن الوطنى إلى مجلس الوزراء أو رئاسة الجمهورية، ليخضع لإشراف ورقابة وزارة العدل تحت حجة ضمان «حيادية» الجهاز، بينما الهدف الحقيقي هو وضع المعلومات فى يد رئيس الجمهورية أو رئيس مجلس الوزراء.


4/15/2013

Minister of Information sexually harasses reporter

4/15/2013

Minister of Information sexually harasses reporter

 

 

 

Minister of Information Salah Abdel Maqsoud is facing allegations that he verbally sexually harassed a reporter on Saturday. Nada Mohamed, a journalist with news website Hoqook, provided a testimony on the site.
The incident occurred at an event organised by Akhbar Al-Youm and Cairo University’s Faculty of Mass Communication in which Mohamed received recognition for her work, and was caught on video.
She claimed Abdel Maqsoud was discussing the freedom of the press in front of her colleagues at the event. Mohamed, who was not convinced by the minister’s arguments, asked him: “Mr Minister, where is this freedom when journalists are dying and getting beaten everywhere?”
The minister responded: “Come here and I’ll tell you where,” which in Egyptian colloquial Arabic has a sexual connotation.
“The words of the minister struck me with shock, because I didn’t expect this form of response, and expected a professional and objective response to my question, or even an open debate on the crisis of press freedom and attacks on journalists,” wrote Mohamed.
The young journalist did not respond to Abdel Maqsoud, saying she was too surprised and disappointed with the minister’s reaction to her question.
The Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) demanded that Prime Minister Hisham Qandil issue a formal apology on behalf of his minister and sack Abdel Maqsoud for the verbal assault.
The incident was not the first of its nature exhibited by Abdel Maqsoud. Last September when appearing on a program The Arab Street on Dubai TV with Syrian television presenter Zeina Yazigi, Abdel Maqsoud made an ill-advised comment. When Yazigi said she was about to play recordings of opinions of different journalists, the minister said, “I hope they are not as ‘hot’ as you.”
ANHRI called for his immediate dismissal from his post, “especially since it is the second time that the minister has repeated words carrying connotations of sexual harassment.”
“The words used by the Minister of Information are not used on the Egyptian street, except in cases of harassment to which we want to respond,” said the human rights group in its statement. “It is unacceptable that these words are used by the minister that is responsible for managing the largest media institution in Egypt.”

 

4/02/2013

Jon Stewart defends Bassem Youssef (Egypt's Jon Stewart); Destroys Pres. Morsi

4/02/2013
أنا لا أفهم هذا الرجل .. أنت رئيس مصر.. أعظم أرض وأعظم شعب في التاريخ المدون، شعبك -سيدي الرئيس- اخترع الحضارة، حتى أن اليونانيين القدماء حين ذهبوا إلى مصر ذهلوا وقالوا: ماذا عندكم هنا؟ علم الهندسة والأساطير؟ عندما تفرغون منهما يمكننا استخدامهما، سيدي الرئيس لقد اخترع المصريون اللغة المكتوبة والورق ومعجون الأسنان، حتى إنهم دفنوا مع قططهم الأليفة، كذلك أصبح الكثيرون يقلدون الطريقة المصرية في الرقص، المصريون هم من بنوا الأهرامات.. ربما يجب عليك أن تأتي بأحد هؤلاء كي يجعل جلدك أكثر سمكاً (جلد إخوانجي تخين).. كل مافعله باسم يوسف هو السخرية من قبعتك وعدم قدرتك على الأداء الديمقراطي، ما الذي يقلقك؟ أنت رئيس مصر، ولديك جيش وأسلحة ودبابات وطائرات، ونحن نعلم ذلك لأن مازال لدينا الفواتير، انصت لي جيدا، محاولة إسكات كوميديان لن تؤهلك كي تصبح رئيس مصر، دعني أقول لك شيئا: مالذي يقلقك سيدي الرئيس؟ خوفك من قوة النقد الساخر على هيبتك؟ انظر إلى.. هذا ما أفعله في الـ 15 عام الماضيين، أنا أعرف باسم شخصيا، وهو صديقي وأخي، وإن كان هناك شيئان يحبهما باسم جدا فهما مصر والإسلام

3/25/2013

جمعه الكرامه امام المقطم #الاخوان #مرسى #مصر #Ikhwankazeboon

3/25/2013

تبدأ الحكاية بعد أن إتهمت بعض القوى الثورية وبعض النشطاء السياسيين جماعة الإخوان المسلمين وشبابها بالتعدى عليهم أمام مكتب الإرشاد وتباينت القصص والروايات حول لماذا تم افعتداء فالبعض يقول أن الإخوان أرداوا الإنتقام من خسارة إنتخابات نقابة الصحافة مع أن الإخوان لم يكن لهم مرشح مباشر فى هذه الإنتخابات ولم يعلن الإخوان المسلمين عن وجود مرشحين لهم فى هذه الإنتخابات وبالرغم من ذلك قالوا أن الإخوان المسلمين خسروا انتخابات نقابة الصحفيين كذلك قال البعض أن الصحفيين تواجدوا هناك لتغطية تواجد خالد مشعل فى مكتب الإرشاد ولقاؤه بالمرشد بالرغم انه لم يتم الإعلان عن ذلك ولم تصدر أى جهة تابعة للإخوان عن وجود خالد مشعل أو عن وجود لقاء بينه وبين المرشد داخل المقر بينما رد الإخوان على هذه الإتهامات من ناحيتهم عندما اكدوا أن النشطاء السياسيين تواجدوا امام المقر وقاموا بالسب للإخوان والمرشد كما قاموا بكتابة عبارات مسيئة ومهينة للإخوان والمرشد وحاولوا رسم بعض الرسومات او الجرافيتى كما يُطلق عليها فما كان من شباب الإخوان إلا انهم خرجوا لهم وإعتدوا عليهم وبين تلك الروايات وتلك وبين ضياع الحقيقة بين كلام هؤلاء وأولئك يبقى سؤال إستخدمه معارضى الإخوان فيما سبق ردا على أحداث قصر الإتحادية رددها كل المعارضين وكل القنوات الفضائية والصحف المعروفة بمهاجمة الإخوان وكان السؤال هو ..لماذ ذهب الإخوان أمام قصر الإتحادية ؟؟؟ ..فهل يمكن توجيه هذا السؤال الآن للنشطاء السياسيين وهل يمكن القول لماذا ذهب المعارضين والنشطاء أمام مقر الإخوان بالمقطم ؟؟ ولكن سوف نجد من يقول انهم تواجدوا فى مكان عام فى الشارع ولا يمكن أحد منعهم ولكن الرد سوف يكون بنفس الطريقة الإخوان هم أيضا عندما ذهبوا لقصر الإتحادية توجدوا أمام مكان عام من حقهم التواجد فيه سوف يقول البعض الآخر الإخوان ذهبوا أمام قصر الإتحادية وهم يعرفون أن المعارضة متواجدة هناك فسوف يكون الرد أيضا وهل عندما ذهب النشطاء أمام مقر الإخوان كانوا يتوقعون أن الإخوان لن يتواجدوا فى مقرهم ومن من الممكن التواجد داخل مقر الإخوان أو أمامه هل يمكن أن يتواجد المعارضين ؟؟
وبعد الأحداث السابق ذكرها دعت بعض القوى الثورية والعديد من النشطاء السياسيين للتظاهر امام مكتب الإرشاد بالمقطم ردا على ماحدث لهم من شباب الإخوان وبالفعل حدث ذلك أمام المكتب أمس ولكن شهد التواجد الذى دائما مايصفه الإعلام بالسلمى بالرغم ما يخلفه من حرائق وحالات تخريب وإصابات نفس ما يشهده دائما تواجد المعارضة فى أى مكان إعتداءات ومولوتوف وحرائق وإصابات بالجملة وأحداث أمس طرحت العديد من الأسئلة كانت تحتاج إلى إجابات ورددها العديد من الإعلاميين وهى
(1) هل بعد إحتراق مقرات الإخوان والإعتداء على مقر الإرشاد بالمقطم وسحل وحرق بعض أفرادهم أمس هل بعد كل ذلك مازال البعض يعتقد انهم يمتلكون ميلشيات مسلحة؟؟
(2) هل من كانوا يرددون ان الإخوان هم من قاموا بموقعة الجمل وهم من قاموا بأحداث بورسعيد وهم من يغتصبون ويتحرشون وكل ماسبق من أفعال إجرامية مازالوا يعتقدون ذلك ؟ وهل لو كان الإخوان يستأجرون بلطجية ليفعلوا ذلك لماذا لم يستأجروا نفس البلطجية للدفاع عنهم امس ؟؟
ونحن هنا نقدم لكم مجموعة من الفيديوهات التى توثق وتوضح كل ماتم من احداث أمس امام مكتب الإرشاد بالمقطم  

234 مصاباً في جمعة رد الكرامة والنيابة تحقق في دعوات التظاهر أمام مقر "الإخوان"

 

 حبس 6 شباب فى جمعة «رد الكرامة» أمام مكتب الإرشاد بالمقطم.. والمتهمون يتهمون الشرطة بسحلهم http://ow.ly/2vHYRw

القوى السياسية تجدد دعوتها للمشاركة في جمعة «رد الكرامة» أمام «الإرشاد»

«الوطن» تنشر شهادات معتقلى «سلخانة المقطم الإخوانية»

فيديو لاشتباكات جمعة رد الكرامة
تابع تغطية خاصة بالفيديو.. لاشتباكات المتظاهرين والإخوان أمام مقر الإرشاد بالمقطم



بالصور.. خالد علي يحمي مصابي الإخوان خلال اشتباكات المقطم 

11 فيديو لاشتباكات جمعة رد الكرامة
تابع تغطية خاصة بالفيديو.. لاشتباكات المتظاهرين والإخوان أمام مقر الإرشاد بالمقطم
http://files.elwatannews.com/video_49 
بالصور.. النيران تشتعل في أحد شباب «الإخوان» خلال اشتباكات «مكتب الإرشاد» http://ow.ly/jkqQo