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Nov 6, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

DOHA, Qatar — Very few of the leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood escaped the recent military-led crackdown on their movement. Some of those who did flew out of Cairo after paying thousands of dollars in bribes to airport security officials, while others took more convoluted routes, boarding planes in distant airports en route to friendlier ...

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Nov 4, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Nov. 4, 2013 - Egyptian State Television shows ousted President Mohammed Morsi, center, arriving for a court hearing at a police academy compound in Cairo, Egypt. After 4 months in secret detention, Egypt's deposed Islamist president defiantly rejected a court's authority to try him, saying he was the country's "legitimate" leader and those that overthrew ...

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Nov 1, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BBC NEWS: Popular Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef's television show has been suspended just minutes before it was due to go on air. The private CBC channel said Mr Youssef had not followed editorial policies and wanted more money. The move comes a week after his al-Bernameg (Programme) show poked fun at the country's powerful military, ...

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Oct 25, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: Egypt’s chief executioner opened up in a recent Arabic language interview, revealing that he used to strangle cats and dogs as a child before becoming the Islamic country’s slayer-in-chief. Hajj Abd Al-Nabi, Egypt’s chief warrant officer in the prison system, said that he has taken the lives of some 800 criminals during ...

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Oct 22, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Editor's Note: The following is the reaction of an Egyptian Christian leader to the attack and killing of several Christians attending a wedding at a Coptic church in Cairo on Sunday. (Charisma News) - The "enemy" is shooting at us; Egyptian Christians are facing what seems to be painful and exhausting spiritual warfare. The tactics of ...

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Oct 15, 2013 Comments Off spratico

Excerpted from JPost: Al-Qaeda and the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood met secretly last week in Jordan according to a source quoted by the Egyptian daily Al-Youm al-Sabaa on Saturday. The meeting focused on the conflict in Egypt and Syria and an altercation broke out between a Brotherhood member and jihadist leader Mohammad al-Miqdad, and ...

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Oct 14, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Related: It’s Official: Obama Cuts Aid To Egyptians As Punishment For Liberating Themselves From Muslim Brotherhood Dictator JERUSALEM, Israel -- U.S. President Obama's decision to slash military aid to Egypt in light of its crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood is viewed by many as manipulation and meddling in the nation's internal affairs. Some Egyptians see it as ...

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Oct 14, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

CAIRO – The Egyptian government said a U.S. citizen it detained in the Sinai Peninsula last month for violating curfew was found dead Sunday in his jail cell, the second foreigner to die in detention in recent weeks. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo confirmed that an American citizen held prisoner in the Suez Canal city ...

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Oct 9, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is withholding hundreds of millions of dollars in cash to Egypt, in addition to military aid, in response to the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi and the crackdown by the military-backed government on his supporters. The State Department announced the decision late Wednesday afternoon, after press reports emerged that ...

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Oct 8, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BRIEFING ROOM: The White House on Tuesday pushed back on a report that it planned to freeze aid to Egypt, but left the door open for at least some cutbacks. “The reports that we are halting all military assistance to Egypt are false,” National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said in a statement. “We ...

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Oct 6, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from SKY NEWS: At least 44 people have been killed in Egypt in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi. The figure, from a health ministry official, comes as Morsi supporters protested in several cities during army celebrations to mark the anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. Eighty people are also reported ...

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Sep 25, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

JERUSALEM – In a development unreported by news media, the State Department’s lead Benghazi investigator, Thomas Pickering, apparently leaked important classified information at a House hearing last week on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack. Pickering revealed there is evidence that an Egyptian organization was behind the attack on the U.S. mission that killed U.S. ambassador ...

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Sep 23, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

(Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Monday banned the Muslim Brotherhood from carrying out any activities in the country and ordered the seizure of the group's funds, widening a campaign to debilitate the Islamist movement of deposed President Mohamed Mursi. "The court bans the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood organization and its non-governmental organization and all ...

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Sep 21, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

CAIRO (AP) -- The state news agency says a farmer in southern Egypt has been arrested after putting the military chief's name and an army-style cap on his donkey while riding it through town. MENA news agency said that Omar Abul-Magd was arrested late Friday in Qena province for allegedly insulting Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who ...

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Sep 18, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

CAIRO — Egyptian security forces fired tear gas and exchanged gunfire with armed groups in the Kerdasah district on the outskirts of Cairo early on Thursday, state TV reported. Security troops stormed into the area to arrest people accused of torching police stations and killing about 11 security officers in clashes that erupted following ...

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Sep 18, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: A senior Muslim Brotherhood official who, until recently, had been employed by the William J. Clinton Foundation was arrested in Cairo on Tuesday and charged with inciting violence. Gehad el-Haddad served as one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s top communications officials until Egyptian security forces seized him as part of a wider ...

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Sep 14, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

(AINA) -- Two Coptic Christians government employees were shot dead yesterday for refusing to pay Jizya, the Muslim poll tax on Christians. Emad Damian, 50, and his cousin Medhat Damian, 37, from the village of Sahel Selim in Assuit Province, were contacted two days before their murder by the leader of a Muslim gang, who ...

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Sep 13, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Minya (AsiaNews / Agencies) - The Muslim Brotherhood have turned an evangelical Protestant church in Monshaat Baddini in the province of Samalout ( Minya, Upper Egypt) into a mosque. According to local sources, the Islamists have removed all sacred furnishings , paintings, icons and recited the special prayer to consecrate the building to Allah. On ...

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Sep 12, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

CAIRO (AP) — The Qatar-based Al-Jazeera TV is taking legal action in international courts against the Egyptian government for closing its offices, jamming its signals and arresting its reporters, the network said Thursday. Al-Jazeera said it also appealed to the United Nations to "ensure that freedom of expression and freedom of the press do not die ...

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Sep 10, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities will bar 55,000 unlicensed clerics from preaching in mosques in the latest move against sympathisers of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, the minister of religious endowments said on Tuesday. Egyptian authorities have been cracking down on Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood since the army toppled him on July 3 following mass protests ...

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Sep 10, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

The return of jizya. Historically, non-Muslims had to pay tribute to their Islamic masters. This practice was interrupted in the 19th century, thanks to European intervention. Today it’s back thanks to Western intervention. Excerpted from Raymond Ibrahim: Now that the attacks on Egypt’s Christian churches have subsided, stage two of the jihad — profiting from ...

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Sep 9, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Sep 6, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Breitbart: While the United Nations worries about a local shooting in Florida, in Egypt a group of Islamists who back their nation's ousted leader, fellow Islamist Mohammed Morsi, have taken over the town of Dalga where 20,000 Christians now live under oppression, fear, and violence. Already, a 1600-year-old monastery has been burned and ...

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Sep 5, 2013 Comments Off spratico

USNI - An Islamist terror group has taken responsibility for a Saturday rocket propelled grenade (RPG) attack on a merchant ship transiting the Suez Canal, USNI News has learned. A video posted on YouTube Wednesday — alleged to have been issued by the group Al-Furqan along with a letter of responsibility — show two men with ...

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Sep 5, 2013 Comments Off spratico

BBC-Egypt's Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim has survived a bomb attack that targeted his convoy in Cairo. Hours later, he appeared unharmed on state TV to denounce the attack as a "cowardly assassination bid". Security guards and a child were among the injured in the attack, which took place near his home in Nasr City. No-one has yet claimed ...

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