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Aug 19, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Hill: Saudi Arabia said Monday that Arab and Islamic countries are ready to step in if the United States or any other country cuts aid to Egypt in the wake of the military crackdown on protesters in the nation. Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud al-Faisal said that his country and ...

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Aug 19, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

H/T GATEWAY PUNDIT - Today Jay Carney told White House reporters the administration want all politically motivated detention to end in Egypt, including former President Morsi. - White House spokesman: politically motivated detentions in Egypt should end, including that of ousted President Morsi.— Charlie Kaye (@CharlieKayeCBS) August 19, 2013

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Aug 19, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department voiced deep concern on Monday about the deaths of Muslim Brotherhood prisoners while in custody in Egypt, terming them "suspicious," and made clear that it does not believe the Islamist group should be banned. "We are ... deeply troubled by the suspicious deaths of Muslim Brotherhood prisoners in a ...

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Aug 19, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Investigative Project On Terrorism - A memo posted on the Facebook page of a local office of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party obtained by the Investigative Project on Terrorism shows a clear call to incitement against Egypt's Coptic Christian population, giving its blessing to the burning of churches. Over 40 Coptic ...

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Aug 19, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Telegraph - Exclusive: Egypt’s ambassador to Britain has said the military-led offensive on the opposition set out to be no different from the British response to the 2011 London riots, but turned bloody when the Muslim Brotherhood started firing on the security forces. Ashraf ElKholy told the Telegraph that the Muslim Brotherhood ...

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Aug 19, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Egypt Independent - Minya churches canceled on Sunday the second mass, holding only a brief one. Meanwhile, prayers did not take place at other churches which were attacked. Priest Selwanes Lotfy of the Virgin Mary and Priest Ibram monastery in Degla, south of Minya, said, “We did not hold prayers in the monastery on Sunday ...

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Aug 19, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Aug 19, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

During his trial, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak watches proceedings as he lies on a stretcher in a cage in the courtroom. (Khaled Elfiqi / EPA / April 13, 2013) Excerpted from Global Affairs: An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the release of deposed president Hosni Mubarak, who has been imprisoned since his ouster in 2011. Mubarak's ...

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Aug 19, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

EL-ARISH, Egypt – Egyptian security officials say suspected militants have ambushed two police minibuses in northern Sinai, firing rocket-propelled grenades and killing 24 policemen. The officials say the Monday morning attack took place as the two vehicles were driving through a village near the border town of Rafah in the volatile Sinai Peninsula. They say the attack ...

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Darby Crash

AFP - European Union leaders Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso warned Egypt's army and interim government Sunday the bloc would review its ties with the country unless the violence ended. Further escalation could have "unpredictable consequences" for Egypt and its neighbours, the presidents of the European Council and European Commission said. "This path will not ...

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

#MB Morsi supporters killed a taxi driver who had a Christian cross on his dashboard, then torched his taxi. #Egypt pic.twitter.com/VSbulptdBd— Lisa Graas (@CatholicLisa) August 15, 2013 @CatholicLisa yes this happened in my city Alexandria and here's a photo I took this morning for his dead body pic.twitter.com/cEJ19Tgxho— Ahmad Talaat (@Ahmadtal3t) August 15, 2013

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Al Nazla, Egypt Before the violence that shook this small village last week, there were warning signs.On June 30, when millions of Egyptians took to the streets to protest against now ousted President Mohamed Morsi, residents of Al Nazla marked Christian homes and shops with red graffiti, vowing to protect Morsi's electoral legitimacy with “blood.” Relations ...

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Reuters - Some 38 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood died on Sunday in an incident at an Egyptian prison, security and legal sources said, giving conflicting versions of the deaths. The Interior Ministry did not immediately confirm the death toll, but said in a statement that a number of detainees had tried to escape from a ...

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's army-backed rulers met on Sunday to discuss their bloody confrontation with deposed President Mohamed Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood amid contrasting proposals for compromise and a fight to the death. In a televised speech to military and police officers, army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi vowed to crack down on anyone using violence, but ...

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Front Page Mag - Technically the claim is coming from Yossi Beilin, who is the Israeli equivalent of George McGovern, hopelessly leftist, but a significant enough figure that he probably is telling the truth about this. Whether his Egyptian source is telling the truth is another matter, but this is reasonably plausible compared ...

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Todd Starnes - All hell is breaking loose in Egypt and all President Obama is interested in doing is riding his bicycle and playing golf, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told me. “It’s sad for America,” Palin said, calling the president’s handling of the crisis dithering. “Literally all hell seems to be breaking ...

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military leader vowed Sunday that the army will not tolerate further political violence after nationwide clashes that left hundreds dead, as security forces detained Muslim Brotherhood members in raids aimed at disrupting planned rallies. Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi, who led the July 3 coup that toppled President Mohammed Morsi, again said ...

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Politico - The United States has “no credibility” in the Middle East due to the Obama administration's inaction in Egypt, Sen. John McCain said Sunday. The administration previously threatened to cut off aid if there was a coup in Egypt, the Arizona Republican said, but has refused to honor that promise. “We could be ...

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Al Jazeera - A large anti-military rally planned in the Egyptian capital Cairo has been cancelled over security fears. Sources said that marches to Roxi Square in Heliopolis on Sunday had been cancelled as army snipers had been placed on buildings along the planned route. A press conference planned near Roxi Square had also ...

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Aug 17, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

CAIRO (AP) — 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 ...

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Aug 17, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Al Arabiya - Egypt’s Orthodox Coptic Church announced on Friday its support for the military and security forces in their fight against what it called “groups of armed violence.” “The Egyptian Coptic Church is following the unfortunate developments on the ground of our country Egypt and emphasizes its strong stance with the Egyptian police, armed forces ...

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Aug 17, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Al Arabiya - Egyptian prosecutors have placed 250 Muslim Brotherhood supporters under investigation for murder, attempted murder and terrorism, Reuters reported the state MENA news agency as saying on Saturday. In the wake of clashes on Friday that pitted followers of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Mursi against security forces, police arrested more than 250 Muslim Brotherhood ...

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Aug 17, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Big Peace - As the situation in Egypt escalates, a source with very close ties to the Egyptian government tells Breitbart News that the country is preparing to send a diplomatic mission to Russia. While the Obama Administration sends conflicting messages about the conflict, Russia, China and Saudi Arabia have issued strong statements ...

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Aug 17, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

This guy got everything he deserved. He's approaching the tanks, firefight breaks out again, and he continues to approach the live fire zone instead of taking cover. What you can't see here is if the tanks are taking fire from insurgents down the perpendicular street - where the tank has its barrel pointed - ...

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