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  • Their Public Housing at the End of Its Life, Residents Ask: What Now? (Cairo, IL)

    05/19/2017 6:34:54 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | 17 May 2017 | Monica Davey
    Cairo, Ill., has a population of fewer than 3,000 people. A plan to demolish two public housing developments would force many residents to leave and cut the school enrollment in half. ___ The authorities announced last month that the cost of fixing the developments was out of reach, and that replacing them altogether would cost almost 10 times as much. For hundreds of residents, the decision may mean not only leaving these crumbling buildings, but also moving from Cairo altogether. “For sure they needed to fix this place up a long time ago,” said Nena Ellis, 38, a mother of...
  • Secret Report Ordered by Obama Identified Potential Uprisings

    02/16/2011 7:40:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 111 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/16/11 | Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON — President Obama ordered his advisers last August to produce a secret report on unrest in the Arab world, which concluded that without sweeping political changes, countries from Bahrain to Yemen were ripe for popular revolt, administration officials said Wednesday. Mr. Obama’s order, known as a Presidential Study Directive, identified likely flashpoints, most notably Egypt, and solicited proposals for how the administration could push for political change in countries with autocratic rulers who are also valuable allies of the United States, these officials said.
  • Islamic State Posts Video of Man It Says Was Egypt Church Bomber

    02/19/2017 12:56:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies
    US News ^ | 2/19/17 | Ali Abdelaty
    Islamic State published a video on Sunday threatening Egyptian Christians and showing the last statement of a man it said was responsible for the deadly bombing in December of a Coptic cathedral in Cairo. The masked man in battle-dress, whom the group identified as Abu Abdallah al-Masri, is seen encouraging militants all over the world not to give up and promising Islamists jailed in Egypt they will be freed soon, when the group "liberates" Cairo. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had already identified the bomber as a 22-year-old student called Mahmoud Shafik, and it is believed Abu Abdallah al-Masri was his...
  • Clinton Foundation Employed a Now-Imprisoned Senior Muslim Brotherhood Official

    10/25/2016 7:24:01 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2016 | PATRICK POOLE
    Gehad El-Haddad, the now-imprisoned former spokesman for the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's so-called "Freedom and Justice Party," was effectively the "Baghdad Bob" of the Arab Spring. Educated in the UK and the son of a top Muslim Brotherhood leader, Gehad served as the special advisor on foreign policy to deposed Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi. Gehad incited violence, justified the torture of protesters, recycled fake news stories, and staged fake scenes of confrontation during the 2013 Rabaa protests. He was arrested in September 2013 after the fall of Morsi and the bloody confrontations during the breakup of the Muslim Brotherhood's protest...
  • Obama’s ‘Blame the Video’ Fraud Started in Cairo, Not Benghazi [it was Hillary]

    05/01/2014 4:38:57 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/1/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The e-mail revelations and the Obama administration’s lies Here is the main point: The rioting at the American embassy in Cairo was not about the anti-Muslim video. As argued here repeatedly (see here and here), the Obama administration’s “Blame the Video” story was a fraudulent explanation for the September 11, 2012, rioting in Cairo every bit as much as it was a fraudulent explanation for the massacre in Benghazi several hours later. We’ll come back to that because, once you grasp this well-hidden fact, the Obama administration’s derelictions of duty in connection with Benghazi become much easier to see. But...
  • Oldest Egyptian writing on papyrus displayed for first time

    07/14/2016 3:35:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/14/16 | AFP
    Cairo (AFP) - The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is showcasing for the first time the earliest writing from ancient Egypt found on papyrus, detailing work on the Great Pyramid of Giza, antiquities officials said Thursday. The papyri were discovered near Wadi el-Jarf port, 25 kilometres (15 miles) south of the Gulf of Suez town of Zafarana, the antiquities ministry said. The find by a French-Egyptian team unearths papers telling of the daily lives of port workers who transported huge limestone blocks to Cairo during King Khufu's rule to build the Great Pyramid, intended to be his burial structure. One document...
  • Wreckage, ‘Black Box’ Data Point to Fire Aboard EgyptAir Flight 804

    06/29/2016 3:52:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    WSJ ^ | 06/29/2016 | Robert Wall
    The flight data recorder contains information consistent with fault warnings transmitted by the Airbus Group SE A320 that pointed to smoke in one of the lavatories and the avionics bay, where key electronics are housed, Egyptian crash investigators said. Wreckage recovered from the plane that crashed on May 19, killing all 66 people aboard, also showed signs of high temperature damage and soot, they said. The findings are the most concrete evidence yet that a small number of automated messages transmitted by the Airbus A320 pointing to problems on the plane weren’t erroneous. They also are likely intensify the investigation...
  • FBI Agent's star dims (More on Muslim agent who refused to tape fellow Muslims)

    04/20/2003 10:25:01 AM PDT · by sinkspur · 10 replies · 505+ views
    Dallas Morning News | 4/20/2003 | Steve McGonigle
    Muslim was rising fast in agency until ex-wife's fraud allegations Gamal Abdel-Hafiz wanted more from life than managing 7-Eleven stores in dangerous neighborhoods around Fort Worth. He yearned for a career in the law, something impressive. His dream was to be an FBI agent. It seemed impossible, but it wasn't. The FBI desperately needed Arabic speakers to work in counterterrorism. A naturalized American from Egypt with a college degree and military experience fit the profile of an almost ideal job candidate. In 1996, Mr. Abdel-Hafiz became perhaps the first immigrant Muslim to earn the badge of a special agent. He...
  • FBI reinstates Muslim after 'public relations' flap

    03/01/2004 10:00:37 PM PST · by kattracks · 1 replies · 167+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/02/04 | Hugh Aynesworth
    <p>DALLAS — Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, a 45-year-old Muslim FBI agent, fired last year ostensibly for omitting personal information on his application, has been reinstated and plans to return to his job in a matter of weeks.</p> <p>Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, called the reinstatement "highly unusual."</p>
  • The FBI Fumbles

    03/11/2003 5:54:18 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 5 replies · 289+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 11, 2003 | Daniel Pipes
    As an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Gamal Abdel-Hafiz could have a key role helping America's premier anti-terrorist force protect the United States from harm. But evidence from high-profile terrorism cases suggests that Abdel-Hafiz, an immigrant Muslim, twice refused on principle to tape-record his coreligionists, harming the investigations. The first case concerns a now-defunct Secaucus, N.J.-based Islamic investment bank called BMI Inc. Founded in 1985, it was financed by known terrorists and by members of the bin Laden family. The FBI got a break in 1999, when a BMI accountant contacted it and relayed his suspicions...
  • Muslim former FBI agent who refused to wiretap fellow Muslims now Homeland Security Adviser

    06/22/2016 6:51:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 43 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 06/21/2016 | Robert Spencer
    A former FBI counter-terrorism agent says lawmakers could make mass murders less likely. “What we need to do is keep the ownership of guns known to the government, so we know who has what,” said security consultant Gamal Abdel-Hafiz. Gamal Abdel-Hafiz is now consulting on a government counter violent extremist project to reduce the threat of homegrown terrorists. In December 2002, ABC News reported accusations by two veteran FBI investigators that Abdel-Hafiz interfered in ongoing terror investigations: Perhaps most astounding of the many mistakes, according to Flessner and an affidavit filed by Wright, is how an FBI agent named Gamal...
  • Homeland Security Adviser Demands National Gun Registry

    06/21/2016 12:21:51 PM PDT · by PROCON · 111 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | JUne 20, 2016 | PATRICK POOLE
    Following the terror attack in Orlando, the dominant media/political narrative turned to gun control and now-discredited claims of the suspect's mental illness (claims which included gay-baiting).Now, one controversial former FBI agent -- and current consultant to the Obama administration on "countering violent extremism" (CVE) -- is suggesting a national gun registry be created. Such a registry would target millions of law-abiding American citizens. Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, born in Cairo, immigrated to the U.S. in 1990. He recently retired from the FBI after 22 turbulent years at the bureau. Following the Orlando attack, Abdel-Hafiz explained his rationale for creating a national...
  • Egypt Says It Has Found EgyptAir Jet Wreckage

    06/15/2016 1:33:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    <p>Egypt says it has spotted the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board.</p> <p>An investigation committee said in a statement late Wednesday that a vessel "the vessel contracted by the Egyptian government to join the search efforts for the data recorders and the wreckage of the doomed A320; had identified several main locations of the wreckage, accordingly the first images of the wreckage were provided to the investigation committee."</p>
  • Mob Attacks Christian Woman, Torches 7 Homes in Egyptian Province

    05/26/2016 10:42:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 26 May 2016
    A mob ransacked and torched seven Christian homes in a province south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after rumors spread that a Christian man had an affair with a Muslim woman, according to a statement by the local Orthodox Coptic church. Released late Wednesday, it said that during the May 20 attack, the mother of the Christian man, who had fled the village, was publicly stripped of her clothes by the mob to humiliate her.
  • Egyptian search team says it has found debris from missing plane and is now looking for black box

    05/20/2016 2:15:24 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 17 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 5/20/16 | James Rothwell
    10:08am Personal belongings found - Egyptian military "Egyptian aircraft and navy vessels have found personal belongings of passengers and parts of the wreckage 290 kilometres (180 miles) north of Alexandria," a spokesman for the Egyptian military has said.
  • BREAKING: EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo was likely brought down by terror attack(Shortened)

    05/19/2016 6:36:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 108 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 19,2016 | Foxnews.Com
    A Cairo-bound EgyptAir flight that went down in the Mediterranean Sea with 66 aboard early Thursday hours after departing from Paris zig-zagged sharply before plunging, according to aviation officials, who said terrorism was a likely cause of the crash.
  • EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo was likely brought down by terror attack, officials say

    05/19/2016 8:08:22 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 May 2016
    A Cairo-bound EgyptAir flight that went down in the Mediterranean Sea with 66 aboard early Thursday hours after departing from Paris zig-zagged sharply before plunging, according to aviation officials, who said terrorism was a more likely cause of the crash than technical failure. Government officials from France, Greece and Egypt spoke at separate news conferences even as boats and ships from several countries were scouring the waters off of the Greek island of Karpathos, near where a witness reported seeing a fireball in the sky. By midday Thursday, an Egyptian plane spotted two orange items believed to be from the...
  • EgyptAir Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo missing

    05/18/2016 8:13:50 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 349 replies
    CNN ^ | May 18, 2016
    An EgyptAir flight heading from Paris to Cairo has disappeared from radar, the airline tweeted.
  • Netanyahu: We threatened to send troops to Cairo

    05/10/2016 11:07:40 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10 May 2016 | David Rosenberg
    Israeli threats, not Obama's entreaties, saved embassy staff in Cairo during 2011 crisis. Speaking at a Foreign Ministry ceremony on the eve of Yom HaZikaron, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu revealed that Israel had threatened Egypt during the 2011 Cairo embassy crisis. During the event on Tuesday, held to honor the memory of 16 Foreign Service members who were killed in the line of duty overseas, Netanyahu emphasized that Israel was willing to go anywhere and take any action to protect the lives of its servicemen and women. The Prime Minister noted that during the siege of Israel’s embassy in Cairo...
  • Hijacker an 'idiot,' not a terrorist, as 7 held on plane in Cyprus

    03/29/2016 4:54:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 29, 2016
    BREAKING: A man who claimed to be wearing a suicide belt when he hijacked an EgyptAir passenger plane and forced it to land in Cyprus Tuesday morning is “not a terrorist,” but a lovestruck “idiot,” Egypt’s foreign ministry said as authorities worked to gain the release of the last seven passengers and crewmembers still aboard. The man forced the EgyptAir Airbus A320, bound from Alexandria to Cairo, to land at Larnaca airport on Tuesday morning and demanded a meeting with his ex-wife, according to reports. He released most of the passengers, but kept three as well as four members of...