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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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Sep 5, 2013 Comments Off Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The Jerusalem Post: The US government faces billions of dollars in potential costs if it decides to cancel foreign military aid to Egypt, a senior Pentagon official told Reuters on Wednesday. Richard Genaille, deputy director of the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency, said he hoped the Obama administration reached a decision soon on ...

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Sep 4, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's top national security aides have recommended that the U.S. suspend hundreds of millions of dollars in military and economic assistance to Egypt in response to the Egyptian military's ouster of the country's first democratically elected leader, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Such a step would be a dramatic shift for an ...

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Sep 4, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Sep 4, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from PJ TATLER: Popular and widely read Egyptian newspaper Al Wafd published the above picture today portraying U.S. President Barrack Hussein Obama as Satan himself. The unflattering picture has been making the rounds on Facebook in the Middle East and, according to Al Wafd, is representative of the hatred growing numbers of people in ...

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Sep 3, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

(Reuters) - Fifteen militants were killed in the Sinai Peninsula by rocket fire, Egyptian state TV reported on Tuesday, after witnesses said army helicopters had attacked militant strongholds in the area. The state-run Nile TV gave no further details in a brief report. The army helicopters had targeted two villages south of Sheikh Zuweid, a town ...

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Sep 3, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Al Jazeera: An Egyptian military court has sentenced 11 Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison for violence targeting the army in the port city of Suez last month. Forty-five other Brotherhood members were handed five-year jail terms on Tuesday, and eight defendants were acquitted. The men were accused of "shooting and adopting violent means" ...

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Sep 2, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FRONT PAGE MAG: The Egyptian authorities have decided to shut down the Muslim Brotherhood for good. This isn’t the end of the game yet at this stage, but it is bad news for the Brotherhood and its Western supporters; especially Ashton and Obama. Egypt’s State Commissioners Authority, a body that ...

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Sep 2, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Western Journalism: In early 2012, Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohammed Morsi pranced around Egypt proclaiming “Jihad is our path,” and thought there was nothing better than to die in the cause of Allah—that is, the exact language used by terrorists! Despite this, Barack Obama gushed on national television after Morsi was elected President ...

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Sep 2, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Via Al Jazeera: Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center, Shadi Hamid, tweets out about the Egyptian media depicting Obama as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Newspaper also claims that son of MB leader threatened Obama w- release of "papers" revealing his MB membership: pic.twitter.com/x4lV2JdS91— Shadi Hamid (@shadihamid) September 1, 2013 If you missed ...

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