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  • Egyptian Navy upgraded - Seeking for security or an indication of strategic aspirations?

    08/08/2017 8:31:00 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Naval Analyses ^ | July 28, 2017 | Theodore Bazinis
    Some off the most modern additions to the Egyptian Navy, Type 209/1400 submarine, Ezzat class missile boat and Aqquitaine class frigate ''A navy is a state’s main instrument of maritime force. What it should do, what doctrine it holds, what ships it deploys, and how it fights are determined by practical political and military choices in relation to national needs. Choices are made according to the state’s goals, perceived threat, maritime opportunity…'' [1] (Baer, 1994) Are the recent Egyptian naval procurements in coherence with the above mentioned words? On March 17, the first Gowind Corvette of the Egyptian navy successfully...
  • Egypt uses “fatwa” kiosks to combat terrorism or spread fundamentalism?

    08/02/2017 7:20:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/02/ 17 | Dr. Ashraf Ramelah
    As such, the bill expands upon Egypt’s current blasphemy law which penalizes speaking or writing about the Prophet, Allah and the first Caliphas For the past two weeks in Cairo, a resistance movement has been gaining momentum against a recent transgression by Al-Azhar Institute to insert newly constructed taxpayer-funded “fatwa” (edict) kiosks into every subway stop in the city. The trial began in one of the busiest subway stations—overcrowded and overwhelmed with chaos—where The Islamic Research Center under the auspices of Al-Azhar Sunni Institute placed its first kiosk. Acting outside the law that requires permits to construct and install kiosks,...
  • In 1964, the MiG-21 Scored Its First Kill — Against an American Oil Company

    07/19/2017 5:49:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 18, 2017 | Tom Cooper
    The Soviet MiG-21 is one of the most widely-produced and -exported fighter jets of all time. In the United States, the MiG-21 is perhaps best known for hunting American warplanes over Vietnam. The single-engine fighter is equally famous for its participation in various wars in the Middle East over the last half-century. You might therefore expect that the MiG-21’s first air-to-air kill occurred over Vietnam or the Middle East. In fact, the MiG’s first victim was a star-crossed oil-company plane blundering across Egypt. Egypt was the second Arab nation the USSR allowed to import MiG-21s. Cairo and Moscow signed a...
  • Egyptian Navy Using Avengers as Air Defense for its Mistral-class LHD during Cleopatra Exercise

    07/17/2017 8:57:41 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | Monday, 17 July 2017
    During the joint French-Egyptian naval exercises "Cleopatra 2017" held from 8 to 11 July 2017, a video released by the Egyptian MoD shows the Anwar El-Sadat (Mistral-class) LHD with four US-made AN/TWQ-1 Avenger on the flight deck acting as point short-range air defence systems. Cleopatra 2017 Mistral LHD AN TWQ 1 AvengerBoeing AN/TWQ-1 Avenger (fitted with Raytheon FIM-92 Stinger missiles) on the flight deck of the Mistral-class LHD Anwar El-Sadat (L 1020) during the joint French-Egyptian naval exercise "Cleopatra 2017". Picture: Ministry of Defense of Egypt The Avenger AN/TWQ-1 Air Defense System vehicle is a missile mounted system which provides...
  • Jihadi first befriended, CHATTED with 2 German tourists

    07/16/2017 5:36:30 PM PDT · by Lera · 17 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | July 16, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Full title : Jihadi first befriended, CHATTED with 2 German tourists before PULLING OUT MACHETE and slaughtering them Abdel-Rahman Shaaban was moderate … and then he wasn’t. One moment, he is the West’s dreamy idea of Muslim immigration; the next, reality. “Stay back, I am not after Egyptians,” Shaaban shouted in Arabic at his pursuers, according to the officials. No, he was after non-Muslim Westerners. Speaking perfect Germans to his German infidel victims, he explained (in Arabic) to his pursuers not to worry, he was after the kuffar.
  • Jihadi first befriended, CHATTED with 2 German tourists before PULLING OUT MACHETE [tr]

    07/16/2017 8:52:53 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 10 replies
    Geller Report ^ | July 16, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Full Title: Jihadi first befriended, CHATTED with 2 German tourists before PULLING OUT MACHETE and slaughtering them Abdel-Rahman Shaaban was moderate … and then he wasn’t. One moment, he is the West’s dreamy idea of Muslim immigration, the next, reality. “Stay back, I am not after Egyptians,” Shaaban shouted in Arabic at his pursuers, according to the officials. No, he was after non-Muslim Westerners. Speaking perfect Germans to his German infidel victims, he explained (in Arabic) to his pursuers not to worry, he was after the kufar. EGYPTIAN FIRST SAT, SPOKE WITH 2 GERMAN VICTIMS BEFORE ATTACKING THEM THE EGYPTIAN...
  • BREAKING: Gulf States Give Qatar List of Demands To Restore Diplomatic Relationships(truc)

    06/23/2017 5:54:46 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 10 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 22, 2017 | Sundance
    The latest development, in the ongoing Arab state GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) initiative to stem the destabilizing behavior of Qatar, is a list of demands presented to Qatar. If you have followed the regional issues for the past few years you’ll quickly identify how each of the demands cuts to the core of the destabilizing issues.... "Kuwait has given Qatar a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations that includes shutting down Al-Jazeera and cutting diplomatic ties to Iran. That’s according to a list obtained by The Associated Press from one of the countries involved in the...
  • Egypt: Gulf siege against Qatar should include Turkey

    06/15/2017 9:04:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | June 14, 2017 at 4:29 pm | none stated
    The Egyptian president has called on allies in the Gulf to escalate the diplomatic row with Qatar to include Turkey, the New Arab reported. According to the news outlet, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi urged Gulf leaders to expand their boycott until Ankara gives up support for Qatar. He is reported to have said that this would maintain the pressure on Doha to respond positively and help bring a speedy end to the regional siege. The sources said that Al-Sisi raised the matter during a meeting with the King of Bahrain, Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, last Thursday in Cairo. They added...
  • Egypt Parliament Agrees Island Transfer to Saudi Arabia

    06/14/2017 10:42:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 14 June 2017
    The Egyptian parliament approved on Wednesday the demarcation of the maritime border with Saudi Arabia, which includes handing over the islands of Tiran and Sanafir located in the Red Sea at the southern entrance of the Gulf of Aqaba to Saudi Arabia. Parliament Speaker Ali Abdelaal announced the parliament's approval of the agreement after the vote. The approval of the Parliament is the last step before the final ratification of the Convention by the President of the Republic and thus its entry into force. The National Defense and Security Committee of the Egyptian parliament had agreed earlier today to unanimously...
  • President Trump and President al-Sisi Confirm Unity Against Qatar Funding Terrorism…

    06/10/2017 7:01:28 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 13 replies
    The Conservative Tree house ^ | June 10, 2017 | Sundance
    No leader in the region holds more anti-terrorism credibility than Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. President Sisi has challenged all Muslim leaders to denounce the hate within Islamic extremism and rise up to confront evil. Al-Sisi is a Muslim leader who steadfastly supports the entire Egyptian population regardless of their religious faith. Sisi has stood firm to support Christians in Egypt. WHITE HOUSE – President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt. The two presidents agreed on the importance of all countries implementing the agreements reached in Riyadh to fight terrorism, counter extremism, and...
  • First Egypt’s Ka-52 Aligator Attack Helicopter Assembling Progress Reported In Russia

    06/08/2017 8:10:30 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Strategic Intelligence News ^ | June 08, 2017 | Shmuel Yosef Agnon
    Egyptian Air Force first Ka-52 Aligator attack helicopter with desert camo has been spotted at the Progress factory in Arsenyev, Russia. According to Egypt’s Defence Ministry will get 46 Ka-52 Alligator combat helicopters in 2017-2019. Egypt and Russia signed a training agreement, which will see Egyptian pilots train for the Ka-52 in Russia in September 2016. Ka-52 Aligator Capabilities Ka-52 is equipped with four hardpoints under its wings Can take on laser-guided anti-tank missiles, rockets, air-to-air missiles Has laser-guided bombs capability Powered by two VK-2500 turboshaft engines Ka-52K has a cruising speed of 260 km/h and a maximum speed of...
  • Egypt's Al-Azhar University Accepts Christian Student Amid Accusations of Discrimination

    06/06/2017 9:48:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/06/2017 | Samuel Smith
    Egypt's prestigious Al-Azhar University has accepted a Christian into its medical residency program, which some believe marks the first time the historic Muslim school has publicly accepted a Christian student. The Washington, D.C.-based Middle East news outlet Al-Monitor has reported that Abanoub Guirguis Naeem was allowed to officially enroll on May 17 by the dean of Al-Azhar's Faculty of Dentistry in Assiut, Khalid Siddiq, who confirmed his acceptance "Naeem applied to the college for a residency, and he was accepted along with other students," Siddiq told Al-Monitor. According to Al-Monitor, Naeem "is the first known case" of a Christian student...
  • Saudi, Egypt lead Arab states cutting Qatar ties, Iran blames Trump

    06/05/2017 6:16:45 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 18 replies
    Rooters Reckless Reporting ^ | June 5, 2017 | Noah Browning, Projectionist
    Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism and opening up the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world. Iran -- long at odds with Saudi Arabia and a behind-the-scenes target of the move -- immediately blamed U.S. President Donald Trump for setting the stage during his recent trip to Riyadh. Gulf Arab states and Egypt have already long resented Qatar's support for Islamists, especially the Muslim Brotherhood which they regard as a dangerous political enemy.
  • Worldwide Islamist War On Christians Again Targets Egypt’s Coptics

    06/01/2017 3:17:04 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces | 05-29-17 | Daniel John Sobieski
    By their fruits ye shall know them is a classic truth from the Bible which speaks volumes about the Islamist slugs who committed the latest massacre of Coptic Christians , this time travelling on a bus in Egypt. It is a reminder of the continuing worldwide reach of ISIS and other radical Islamic terrorist. Egypt is  an example of how terror will always find an opening  to spread its deadly venom. A team of gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of Cairo Friday, killing at least 28, including children, and wounding 22 other people, Egyptian officials...
  • Trump's Mideast trip could bury some ancient feuds in region

    05/31/2017 11:54:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | May 31, 2017 | Earl Tilford, guest columnist
    President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel as part of his first foreign trip is as historically significant as President Richard Nixon’s February 1972 visit to China and mission to Moscow two months later to sign the first Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty. Nixon’s visit opened diplomatic doors and made the Vietnam War an anachronism in the continuing Cold War confrontation with China and Russia, facilitating a more graceful (if still shameful) U.S. exit from Vietnam. Unfortunately, many in the American media ignored or downplayed Trump’s trip as an “arms sales” expedition rather than seeing it as a bold attempt...
  • In Ramadan Massacre, Egyptian Christians Killed for Refusing to Renounce Their Faith in Jesus

    05/31/2017 7:12:35 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/28/17 | Thomas D. Williams
    As more and more details emerge concerning Friday’s Ramadan attack on a busload of Christians on pilgrimage, the more it becomes evident that these 29 martyrs died solely because they were Christians. Survivors of the attack said that the ten masked Islamic State militants did not merely open fire on the bus full of Christian pilgrims on their way to the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confesor, but that the victims were made to descend from the bus and asked one by one whether they were Christians before being shot by the assailants. According to one of the chaplains of...
  • First ever genome study of mummies reveals they were more Turkish and European than African [tr]

    05/30/2017 10:42:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2017 | Harry Pettit
    The first ever full-genome analysis of Ancient Egyptians shows they were more Turkish and European than African. Scientists analysed ancient DNA from Egyptian mummies dating from 1400 BC to 400 AD and discovered they shared genes with people from the Mediterranean. They found that ancient Egyptians were closely related to ancient populations in the Levant - now modern day Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Israel and Lebanon. They were also genetically similar to Neolithic populations from the Anatolian Peninsula and Europe. The groundbreaking study used recent advances in DNA sequencing techniques to undertake a closer examination of mummy genetics than ever before.
  • Egyptian Christians Killed for Refusing to Renounce Their Faith in Jesus

    05/28/2017 11:40:33 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    As more and more details emerge concerning Friday’s Ramadan attack on a busload of Christians on pilgrimage, the more it becomes evident that these 29 martyrs died solely because they were Christians. Survivors of the attack said that the ten masked Islamic State militants did not merely open fire on the bus full of Christian pilgrims on their way to the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confesor, but that the victims were made to descend from the bus and asked one by one whether they were Christians before being shot by the assailants. According to one of the chaplains of...
  • Egypt strikes 'terrorist camps' in Libya in response to attack on Coptic Christians

    05/26/2017 4:43:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    RT ^ | 05/26/17
    Egyptian fighter jets have struck militant camps following the deadly attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians, President Abdel Fattah Sisi has announced. The strikes were carried out in eastern Libya, state television said.Egypt’s president also vowed to continue striking bases used to train militants and who carry out terrorist attacks in his country, regardless of the camps' location.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV4jfKiaSsk  
  • Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed

    05/26/2017 2:31:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 26, 2017 | Ahmed Aboulenein
    Egyptian air force planes on Friday carried out strikes directed at camps in Libya where Cairo believes militants responsible for a deadly attack on Christians earlier in the day were trained, Egyptian military sources said. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he had ordered strikes against what he called terrorist camps, declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished.