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  • President al Sisi: I Will Build the Largest [Coptic] Church in the Nation [Egypt]

    01/09/2017 2:00:11 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Cairo (Agenzia Fides) - It will be the largest Coptic Church of Egypt, it will be inaugurated by 2018 in the new capital which is being built on the margin of Cairo's metropolis, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi will be among its direct sponsors. The announcement of the project was given by the same al Sisi on the occasion of his participation in the Christmas liturgy in the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo, celebrated by Patriarch Tawadros II. Egyptian President said he had destined 100 thousand Egyptian pounds in the first funding initiative, which involves the construction at...
  • EGYPTIAN SYRIANA: A GULF-FUNDED RUSSIAN ROULETTE

    01/09/2017 8:55:37 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 9 replies
    Divergent Opinions ^ | 09JAN2016 | Murad A. Al-Asqalani
    Suggestion that Egypt would enter Syria and support a Syrian National Army to stabilize war-torn Syria. SNA would be a replacement for the now-defunct and disgraced Syrian Arab Army with the SNA being a melting pot to assimilate all ethnicities and all emergent armed groups in Syria after a process of national reconciliation. The article is written from the point of view of the As'Sissi administration of Government of Egypt towards the war in Syria.
  • Muslim Slaughters Christian for Selling Alcohol in Egypt

    01/05/2017 12:45:13 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Raymond Ibrahim
    What is clear is that the assassin is a Salafi, one of those Muslims who closely follow the lifestyle and teachings of Muslim prophet Muhammad and his original companions A Muslim man crept up behind a Christian man and slit his throat, killing him in Alexandria, Egypt, on the evening of January 3. Adel Suleiman, 48, the Muslim man who committed the murder, did so because his Christian victim, 45-year-old Joseph Lam‘i, owned a shop that sold alcohol, which the murderer deemed “contrary to the shar‘ia [Islamic law] and the religion [Islam],” according to an Arabic language investigative report.
  • Egyptian Army Renovates Bombed Cairo Church Ahead of Coptic Christmas

    01/02/2017 4:21:37 PM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Coptic World ^ | 12/31/16
    The Egyptian army has completed the renovation of a church in central Cairo that was the scene of a bomb attack that killed 27 people earlier in December, a military spokesman announced on Saturday. President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered that St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church be renovated after the attack on 11 December, which was claimed by a local ISIS affiliate, before Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas on 7 January. "The Armed Forces Engineering Authority was able to restore the church’s destroyed areas while preserving the church's architectural heritage in 15 days to be ready to receive Christians for Christmas," read...
  • Egyptian News Reveals Minutes Of Palestinian Authority Meeting With Kerry,Rice,Coordination On 2334

    12/31/2016 1:50:03 PM PST · by SJackson · 31 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 12-30-16
    Egyptian Daily Close To Egyptian Intelligence Reveals Minutes Of Secret Palestinian Authority Meeting With John Kerry, Susan Rice; U.S.-Palestinian Coordination On UNSC 2334; Rice Says Trump Administration's Policy Will Be 'Dangerous' In mid-December 2016, a Palestinian Authority (PA) delegation met in Washington with officials from the outgoing Obama administration for secret talks. On December 27, the Egyptian daily Al-Youm Al-Sabi', which is close to Egyptian intelligence services, published an exposé of the minutes of the secret talks. According to the report, by Ahmed Gomaa, the Palestinian delegation included PLO Executive Committee secretary and negotiating team leader Saeb Erekat; Palestinian...
  • Israel Urges Jews To Leave France, Suspends "Working Ties" With ...

    12/26/2016 4:53:35 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 10 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | December 26, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In an unexpected escalation that was not the result of Israel's angry response to Friday's UN vote which passed a resolution condemning the country's settlements on occupied Palestinian territory, and which the US refused to veto, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday called on French Jews to leave their country to protest a Paris-hosted conference planned for next month aimed at restarting Palestine-Israel peace talks, Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth has reported.
  • Trump and Sisi discuss Middle East peace

    12/23/2016 1:51:41 AM PST · by Fred Nerks · 21 replies
    ArutzSheva ^ | December 23, 2016 | Elad Benari,
    Egyptian President and U.S. President-Elect agree to allow Trump's administration to deal with Israel-PA peace issues.   Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday night spoke with U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump, Sisi's office said, according to Reuters. The call came hours after the UN Security Council postponed indefinitely a vote on Egypt's draft resolution denouncing Israeli “settlements”. "During the call they discussed regional affairs and developments in the Middle East and in that context the draft resolution in front of the Security Council on Israeli settlement," said Sisi’s spokesman, Alaa Yousef. "The presidents agreed on the importance of affording...
  • Egypt delays UN resolution on Israel as Trump raises concerns

    12/22/2016 7:42:57 PM PST · by Innovative · 14 replies
    BBCNews ^ | Dec. 22, 2016 | BBC News
    Egypt has suddenly delayed a vote on its UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank as Donald Trump made his opposition clear. A US official told the BBC that it had been considering an abstention, which would have allowed the motion to pass. Israel then contacted Donald Trump's transition team to intervene, an Israeli official told Reuters. Egypt's resolution called for Israel to stop building new settlements, which it said breached international law. It was to have been voted on in the UN Security Council on Thursday, but Egypt withdrew it hours before the meeting was due to...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Trump Opposing U.N. Israel Resolution ‘Extremely Effective and Extremely Daring’

    12/22/2016 7:41:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 22, 2016 | Staff
    The U.N. was expected to vote today on a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, and reports indicate that Obama was ready to allow the resolution to pass until Egypt put off the vote. President-elect Donald Trump put pressure on Egypt not to go forward with the resolution, and it seems to have had an effect. Charles Krauthammer said that the resolution could have done serious damage to Israel, making Trump’s involvement daring and effective: More than a slap on the wrist, I think it would have done permanent damage to Israel, which is why even Obama himself...
  • Egypt scuttles UN vote on Israeli settlement after Trump warning

    12/22/2016 1:29:20 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 22, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Egyptian officials scrapped a plan to proceed with a United Nations Security Council vote condemning the construction of Israeli settlements, following pushback from Israeli officials and President-elect Trump. "Egypt requested the vote's delay to permit them to conduct an additional meeting of the Arab League's foreign ministers to work on the resolution's wording," Haaretz reported, citing Western diplomats. But the vote might be postponed "indefinitely," according to the report.
  • Egypt scuttles UN vote on Israeli settlement after Trump warning

    12/22/2016 8:48:34 AM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 12/22/16 | Joel Gehrke
    Egyptian officials scrapped a plan to proceed with a United Nations Security Council vote condemning the construction of Israeli settlements, following pushback from Israeli officials and President-elect Trump. "Egypt requested the vote's delay to permit them to conduct an additional meeting of the Arab League's foreign ministers to work on the resolution's wording," Haaretz reported, citing Western diplomats. But the vote might be postponed "indefinitely," according to the report. Israeli settlement construction drew condemnation from the State Department earlier this year, in addition to the rebukes of mo
  • Egyptian film crew arrested for 'fake' Aleppo video

    12/20/2016 11:46:19 PM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 6 replies
    9news (au) ^ | 12/21/16
    A fake video purported to show war ravaged Aleppo days after government forces retook control has led authorities to a group of filmmakers who have been arrested for the ruse in a demolition site in Port Said. Two children an eight-year-old girl, and a 12-year-old boy appeared in the footage. The group confessed to making the video with the intention of distributing it on social media. The filmmaker, his assistants and the parents of two children were detained after officers passing by the site spotted a child covered in what was later revealed to be red paint.
  • Egypt accuses Muslim Brotherhood over church attack

    12/13/2016 7:14:45 AM PST · by csvset · 3 replies
    France24 ^ | 13 Dec 2016 | Wire
    Egypt's interior ministry Monday accused fugitive Muslim Brotherhood leaders who have fled to Qatar of training and financing the perpetrators of the bomb attack on a Cairo church that killed 25 people. The ministry said investigations revealed the group was led by a suspect who received financial and logistical support and instructions to carry out the attacks by Brotherhood leaders residing in Qatar. The Muslim Brotherhood have denied any involvement with the explosion at the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church on Sunday. The incident was the deadliest attack in recent memory on the Christian minority, who make up about...
  • Bombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 25

    12/11/2016 6:48:27 AM PST · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    AP ^ | December 9, 2016
    CAIRO (AP) — A bombing at a chapel adjacent to Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 49 during Sunday Mass, in one of the deadliest attacks carried out against the religious minority in recent memory. [Snip] "I found bodies, many of them women, lying on the pews. It was a horrible scene," said cathedral worker Attiya Mahrous, who rushed to the chapel after he heard the blast. His clothes and hands were stained with blood and his hair matted with dust. "I saw a headless woman being carried away," Mariam Shenouda said as she pounded...
  • Egyptian Women Resist Harassment With Short Dresses

    12/09/2016 3:08:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 9 December 2016 | Ashraf AbdelHamid
    A group of Egyptian women have resorted to a new and original way to fight sexual harassment during a march in the capital, Cairo - wearing short dresses. As onlookers watched on in silent amazement, the women waved signs carrying the message: "we are wearing the dresses of the past, we want the streets of the past”. The message was referring to the sixties and seventies when women’s skirts and dresses were fashionably much shorter, but they received less unwelcomed attention. Dr Riham Atef, the organizer of the march, told Al Arabiya.Net: “The concept behind this march is inspired by...
  • Six people killed in bomb blast near the pyramids - Islamists strike along road [tr]

    12/09/2016 1:01:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 9, 2016 | Julian Robinson
    Islamists have killed six people in a bomb blast on a road used to transport tourists to the pyramids in Egypt. The explosion rocked a checkpoint near a mosque in the western Talibiya neighbourhood of the Egyptian capital Cairo shortly before Muslim Friday prayers this morning. All of the victims were police officers either in or near their car while four civilians were hurt when the device went off near a bin. 
  • Egyptian pilots flying Russian choppers in Syria

    12/08/2016 5:25:58 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | November 26, 2016
    Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi’s secret decision to intervene militarily in the Syrian war on the side of the Syrian President Bashar Assad is revealed here by DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources. The precise details of that intervention vary from source to source. 1. According to one version, a group of Egyptian helicopter pilots – 18, according to one estimate - landed secretly a few days ago at the Syrian Air Force base in Hama and were pressed at once into service for strikes against Syrian rebel forces. Some sources describe the Egyptian flight crews as taking over the cockpits of...
  • Oldest alphabet identified as Hebrew: Ancient Israelites turned Egyptian hieroglyphics into letters?

    12/05/2016 8:02:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Science News ^ | 12/05/2016 | Bruce Bower
    The world’s earliest alphabet, inscribed on stone slabs at several Egyptian sites, was an early form of Hebrew, a controversial new analysis concludes. Israelites living in Egypt transformed that civilization’s hieroglyphics into Hebrew 1.0 more than 3,800 years ago, at a time when the Old Testament describes Jews living in Egypt, says archaeologist and epigrapher Douglas Petrovich of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. Hebrew speakers seeking a way to communicate in writing with other Egyptian Jews simplified the pharaohs’ complex hieroglyphic writing system into 22 alphabetic letters, Petrovich proposed on November 17 at the annual meeting of the American...
  • Egyptian Human Rights Activist Hany Elsadek Reiterates: I Love Hitler, He Was a Great Man

    12/03/2016 3:15:32 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 11-27-16
    Egyptian human rights activist Hany Elsadek reiterated his pro-Nazi sentiments in videos posted on YouTube. Responding to MEMRI's exposure of his previous pro-Hitler clips, Elsadeq declared: "I love Hitler because he was an honorable man, who exposed you for what you are." Elsadek, who heads the "Middle East for Rights and Freedoms," signed off one of his new videos, posted on his YouTube channel on November 27, with a Nazi salute. For his previous statements, see MEMRI clip 5749.   Hany Elsadek: "I'd like to respond to some Israeli websites which published videos of me talking about Hitler. They mock...
  • Springtime for Morsi: Review of 'Arab Fall' By Eric Trager

    12/02/2016 10:35:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Commentary ^ | November 16, 2016 | Michael J. Totten
    4 shares A A Almost everyone got the Arab Spring wrong. At a casual glance, the Middle East and North Africa appeared to be sprouting political liberals like daisies at the tail end of 2010, when a nonviolent revolution in Tunisia spread to Egypt, Libya, and Syria. Tunisia’s autocratic Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fell in a matter of weeks, followed a month later by Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak. Rebellions then broke out in Libya against the tyrannical Muammar Qaddafi and in Syria against Bashar al-Assad.
  • STATEMENT BY SENATORS JOHN McCAIN & LINDSEY GRAHAM ON EGYPTIAN LEGISLATION REGULATING NGOS

    12/02/2016 6:37:33 AM PST · by Excellence · 26 replies
    McCain's web page ^ | Senators McCain and Graham
    Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senators  John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released the following statement today on the Egyptian parliament’s passage of legislation regulating non-governmental organizations (NGOs): “The Egyptian parliament’s passage of draconian legislation regulating non-governmental organizations (NGOs) undermines Egypt’s stated commitment to protecting constitutionally-guaranteed rights and to furthering Egypt’s democratic transition. We urge President al-Sisi to reject this legislation and uphold Egypt’s constitutional commitment to freedom of association and assembly.  “This legislation would effectively subject the operation of independent NGOs to powerful Egyptian security agencies. Egypt’s longstanding and vibrant civil society would be placed under unprecedented pressure to cede...
  • Islamist Mob Destroys Christian Homes in Egypt

    12/01/2016 7:27:53 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 12/1/16 | Staff Reporter
    Islamists attacked a village after reports that Christians intended to build a churchThe homes and properties of Coptic Christians in Egypt have been attacked by radical Islamists after reports surfaced that a new church was going to be built. According to International Christian Concern, the attacks occurred in the Sohag Governorate in Upper Egypt in the village of Manshiet El-Naghamish. The village is populated by more than 2,000 Christians and the nearest church is more than three miles away. The villagers decided the build a four-storey building to be used as a community centre, nursery and retirement home, prompting suspicions...
  • Video: Lion Preys on His Coach at a Circus in Egypt

    11/30/2016 8:22:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 30 November 2016
    An Egyptian lion trainer was killed by one of the lions during a circus show in Alexandria, northern Egypt. A security source told Al Arabiya.net that Shaheen Islam was a 35-year-old who worked as a trainer for lions in the Lion village in Alexandria and died due to injuries as a result of an attack by the lion during the show. He added that the trainer was giving a presentation for students when the lion attacked him, injuring him seriously, leading to his led to his death days after he entered the Andalusian Salam hospital's intensive care in the Smouha...
  • Egypt Troops In Syria: Cairo Denies Reports Of Military Presence In War-Torn Country

    11/30/2016 1:45:22 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 28 November 2016 | Mary Pascaline
    Egypt denied media reports that alleged the presence of its military units in Syria. The country’s foreign ministry said Sunday Egypt does not intervene in the internal affairs of other countries. “These claims only exist in the imagination of those who promote them,” the ministry reportedly said in a statement, adding that such an intervention would require public legal measures. The statement did not refer to any specific media outlets behind the claims but most reports cited As-Safir, a Lebanese daily which reported last week that Cairo sent a military unit of 18 pilots to an air base in the...
  • Egyptian fighter jets arrive in Syria: report

    11/24/2016 6:47:38 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Almasdarnews.com AMN ^ | 11-24-2016 | Leith Fadel
    DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:20 P.M.) - Egyptian fighter jets landed for the first time at the Hama Military Airport this week, the Lebanon-based As-Safir newspaper reported on Wednesday morning. As-Safir claims that these Egyptian fighter jets will participate in the ongoing military operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS), while also providing logistical support to the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAYF). Al-Masdar contacted the Syrian Air Force to corroborate this report by As-Safir; however, no response has been received yet to verify the validity of this claim. Last month, several Egyptian military advisors traveled from Cairo to the...
  • Mystery Ship to Syria Raises Questions

    04/17/2012 7:43:18 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 23 replies
    Jewish Policy Center (and American Thinker) ^ | April 17, 2012 | Shoshana Bryen
    The weekend report of a German-owned, Ukrainian-chartered ship carrying weapons to Syria should raise questions and alarm bells.  Der Spiegel reported that the Atlantic Cruiser, owned by the German company Bockstiegel, had been chartered by the Ukrainian White Whale company to pick up Iranian-origin cargo in Djibouti.  White Whale said the cargo was "mainly pumps and similar things," according to the German shipping agent.  However, the ship was refused entry for refueling at the port of Limassol, Cyprus after the crew told the Cypriots that the cargo was "weapons and munitions."  The Cruiser tried then to sail for Tartus, Syria,...
  • Greenfield:

    09/28/2015 9:47:01 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 6 replies
    FRONTPAGE MAG ^ | September 25, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Holocaust Museum Defends Muslim Brotherhood Nazis Muslim Nazis are the real victims of a new Holocaust. September 25, 2015 Daniel Greenfield    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was tainted from the start.  Carter created the President’s Commission on the Holocaust to pander to the Jews after endorsing a PLO state. Then Carter complained that there were too many Jews on the Commission. One of the Jews he was complaining about was a Presbyterian with a German last name, but...
  • Why Pardoning Hillary Would Be Wrong

    11/21/2016 1:59:39 PM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 21, 2016 | Blaine Winship
    ... The calls from various pundits for Mr. Trump to let bygones be bygones, by forgoing an independent prosecutor and instead giving Mrs. Clinton a pardon, are conveying entirely the wrong message. Of course, we all are exhausted by the recent campaign cycle, and we'd appreciate a break from the seemingly endless acrimony. But the Clintons' wrongs were more than misguided political decisions; they constitute serious crimes, including felonies that do not require proof of criminal intent (despite the legally incompetent assertions of FBI Director Comey to the contrary). Indeed, if a grand jury investigation were opened, the misuse of...
  • Egypt-Israel relations ‘at highest level’ in history

    11/20/2016 10:35:29 PM PST · by zlando · 13 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | November 21, 2016 | Europe Israel News
    On the 39th anniversary of Sadat’s speech in Jerusalem, the two countries have never been closer, analysts say Almost four decades since former Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat extended a hand of peace to Israel, the two governments have reached “full partnership and unbreakable alliance”, analysts say. Although many Egyptians continue to regard Israel as a threat and sympathise with the Palestinian cause, the relationship between the two countries has become markedly explicit under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. “Egyptian-Israeli relations are today at their highest level in history,” Nathan Thrall, a Jerusalem-based senior analyst for the International Crisis Group (ICG),...
  • ISIS’ Egypt branch executes 100-year-old cleric

    11/19/2016 8:58:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Saturday, 19 November 2016 Text size A A A Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis – ISIS-affiliated extremist group in Egypt – has released images purporting to show the execution of a 100-year-old man. The group, who rebranded as ISIS-Sinai when they pledged allegiance to the extremist group holding swathes of Iraq and Syria, killed Sheikh Sulaiman Abu Haraz after kidnapping him earlier. Abu Haraz, considered one of the symbolic Sufi clerics and elders of the Sinai Peninsula, was taken by the group from in front of his house in Arish city under gun point. ISIS-Sinai accused the elderly sheikh of “practicing witchcraft”.
  • Egyptian TV Host Congratulates Trump: Muslim Brotherhood Bought all Anti-Diarrhea Drugs in Egypt

    11/15/2016 9:52:04 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 4 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 11/9/16 | Sada Al-Balad (Egypt)
    Egyptian TV host Ahmed Moussa hailed President-elect Donald Trump's victory, saying that he had "taught a lesson" to Clinton and the Obama administration, the "allies of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood." Clinton, he said, had "planted the seeds of terrorism in the Arab world and the Middle East." Reassuring his audience that Trump's problem was with the terrorists, not the Muslims, he mocked the Muslim Brotherhood, saying that following Trump’s victory, "they bought up all the anti-diarrhea drugs in the country." Moussa made the statements on his Sada Al-Balad TV show on November 9.
  • Egyptian Human Rights Activist Defending Hitler: A Great Man Who Exposed the Truth about the Jews

    11/15/2016 9:49:18 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 10/31/16
    Egyptian human rights activist Hany Elsadek recently defended Hitler, saying that what he did was "no worse than what France did in Algeria." In two video-clips that he posted on his social media accounts on October 31 and November 8, Elsadeq, who heads the "Middle East for Rights and Freedoms," said that Hitler got his reputation in the media as an arch-killer "because he exposed the truth about the Jews." Holding up a Arabic-language copy of "Mein Kampf," he claimed that Hitler, "a respectable man who loved his country," had killed only four or five thousand Jews, but that they...
  • Egypt’s President Sisi Congratulates US President-elect Trump

    11/09/2016 8:44:19 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Egyptian Streets ^ | November 9, 2016 | none stated
    Egypt’s President Sisi Congratulates US President-elect Trump Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi sent his congratulations to Donald J. Trump, stating that Egypt is confident that cooperation will continue between Cairo and Washington DC.In a statement, President Sisi wished Trump the best of luck and success in the coming steps.Trump won the U.S. Presidential elections on Tuesday in what has been described as a major upset and potentially one of the biggest upsets in U.S. Presidential election history. The Republican President-elect met with President Sisi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September earlier this year.Following the meeting,...
  • Egypt says Saudis have cut off fuel shipments indefinitely

    11/07/2016 6:05:26 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 21 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | November 7, 2016 | Associated Press
    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Monday that Saudi Arabia has halted fuel shipments indefinitely, in a sign of lingering tensions following a dispute over the conflict in Syria. The move ratchets up pressure on Egypt as it implements austerity measures in the hope of securing billions of dollars in loans to stabilize its ailing economy. Cairo floated its currency last week and cut fuel subsidies, leading to across-the-board price hikes in the Arab world's most populous country. Egyptian Oil Ministry spokesman Hamdi Abdel-Aziz said that Saudi Arabia's Aramco, the world's largest oil company, stopped sending the fuel shipments to Egypt...
  • Egypt warning Hillary victory will 'arouse' Muslim Brotherhood

    11/05/2016 5:44:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/4/2016 | Bob Unruh
    Officially, the government in Egypt says it has nothing to do with the coming election of an American president. But statements published in Egyptian media indicate significant support for GOP candidate Donald Trump, because of the likelihood the Muslim Brotherhood will increase in influence if Hillary Clinton is elected. Wrote Rania Hefny, a columnist in Al-Ahram: “The foreign policy of the candidate with the highest chance of winning the presidential election, Hillary Clinton, will be far more inflexible than Obama’s. She believes that the world’s problems will be solved more quickly if the U.S. is involved in the solution. [If...
  • Egypt Devalues, Floats its Currency

    11/03/2016 7:52:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 3 November 2016
    Egypt devalued its currency by 48 percent on Thursday and announced the pound would be allowed to float - measures that meet a key demand by the International Monetary Fund in exchange for a $12 billion loan over three years to overhaul the country's ailing economy. The devaluation pegged the Egyptian pound at 13 to the dollar, up from nearly nine on the official market. A Central Bank auction of dollars will be held later Thursday, allowing supply and demand to determine the value of the pound for the first time in decades. The devaluation was virtually certain to cause...
  • Clinton Foundation Employed a Now-Imprisoned Senior Muslim Brotherhood Official

    10/25/2016 7:24:01 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 11 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...
  • Muruna: Violating Sharia to Fool the West ( Huma Abedin )

    10/30/2016 3:29:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 18, 2012 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    Westerners who understand Islamic deception often refer to “taqiyya” as being the tactic of lying... Sunni Muslim apologists counter that taqiyya is a Shiite doctrine, while accusing Shiites of being rabblerousers who sanction “mut’a” (pleasure marriage), which is nothing more than prostitution. Shiites can easily find equivalents to taqiyya and mut’a in the Sunni Muslim world. They are called “misyar” and “muruna.” While Westerners cringe at .. religiously sanctioned prostitution like mut’a, they are less familiar with the Sunni-sanctioned misyar, which literally means “the traveler's marriage.” ... Misyar was first made legal in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Sunnis who approve...
  • Advocates of Pharaonic Identity Clash w/ Supporter of Pan-Arabism, State: Israel Our Historic Enemy

    10/28/2016 9:20:46 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 1 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 10/2/16 | LTC TV (Egypt)
    A TV debate, broadcast by the Egyptian LTC TV channel on October 2, pitted activist Samy Harak, who advocates a return to Pharaonic identity, against journalist Nur-Al-Huda Zaki, who made the claim for pan-Arabism. Harak complained about "the dissolution of our identity over the past sixty years," which began with the "delusional ideology" of pan-Arabism. Nur Al-Huda Zaki countered that "this whole thing is a fantasy" and said that pan-Arabism is "the only ideology suitable for this society" because "we are living in a world that does not recognize small entities." Researcher Azza Suleiman joined in the debate, saying that...
  • 10 Truly Disgusting Facts About Life In Ancient Egypt

    10/27/2016 11:23:39 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Listverse ^ | October 27, 2016 | Mark Oliver
    Egypt is the land of pyramids and pharaohs, tombs filled with glittering treasures, and powerful men who ruled a country like gods. When we think of ancient Egypt, we think of the wealth and glamour of kings. But we usually leave out the dirty--and disgusting--details.
  • Egypt: Fattest Woman in the World Hasn't Left Home for 25 Years

    10/24/2016 4:38:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 80 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, October 24, 2016
    A 36-year-old Egyptian woman, believed to be the fattest female in the world, has reached 500 kgs weight, according to media reports. Imran Ahmad Abdulati, who is Alexandria in northern Egypt, has not left her home for 25 years - since she was 11-years-old - because of her weight problem. After years of desperate attempts to deal with the issue, her sister Chaymaa' Ahmad Abdulati has now gone public with the problem in the hope of getting help, the media report said.
  • Egyptian court confirms 20-year prison sentence on Mursi

    10/22/2016 2:31:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/22/16 | Haitham Ahmed - Reuters
    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court confirmed a 20-year prison sentence against former president Mohamed Mursi on Saturday, judicial sources told Reuters. The sentence was for a conviction arising from the killings of protesters during demonstrations in 2012. It is the first of Mursi's four convictions to reach the end of the judicial process, and he cannot appeal further against it. Twenty-year jail sentences were also confirmed against other senior figures from the then-ruling Muslim Brotherhood, including Mohamed el-Beltagy and Essam el-Erian. The men were convicted in April 2015 on charges including kidnapping, torture and the killings of protesters during...
  • CLINTON FOUNDATION EMPLOYED SENIOR MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD OFFICIAL

    10/22/2016 6:14:46 AM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/21/2016 | Paul Mirengoff
    Gehad El-Haddad, the now-imprisoned former spokesman for the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s “Freedom and Justice Party,” was paid by the Clinton Foundation even as he promoted the Brotherhood’s interests as ab adviser to Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi. So reports Patrick Poole at PJ Media. Poole calls Gehad “the Baghdad Bob of the Arab Spring.” According to Poole, while serving Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government, Gehad incited violence, justified the torture of protesters, recycled fake news stories, and staged fake scenes of confrontation during the 2013 Rabaa protests.
  • 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...
  • Nostalgia for the Gendarme

    10/13/2016 8:30:08 AM PDT · by Jyotishi
    Jihad Watch ^ | Thursday, October 13, 2016 | Alexander Maistrovoy
    It is difficult to say who will be elected by American people, but the world (except for sterile Western Europe) has made its choice. And this choice, in spite of formal logic, is the "racist," "sexist," "imperialist," "Islamophobe" Donald Trump. In New York, the President of Egypt, el-Sisi, has met with Trump and characterized him as a "strong leader." The presidents of the Czech Republic and Hungary, Milos Zeman and Viktor Orban, urged Americans to elect Trump. According to Orban, Trump would be a better leader than Obama, and Zeman compared him with Reagan. Russia, Israel and the Arab monarchies...
  • Egypt Appeals Reversed Ruling Ceding Islands to Saudi Arabia

    10/09/2016 11:21:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Arab News ^ | Sunday 9 October 2016
    An Egyptian court on Saturday held its first hearing on a government appeal against a lower court ruling in June that rescinded an agreement to hand over control of two key Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The Supreme Administrative Court heard prominent rights lawyer and former presidential candidate Khaled Ali argue that the islands of Tiran and Sanafir belonged to Egypt. Ali submitted evidence, including Egyptian atlases dating back to the early 20th century. Egypt’s government, which announced the agreement in April, argues that Saudi Arabia had only temporarily handed over control of the Islands to Egypt in 1950,...
  • Egyptian-American Activist Calls for Boycott of Copts: Crescent Must Always Be on Top of the Cross

    09/26/2016 9:59:13 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 25 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 9/21/16
    In a video posted on her Facebook page on September 21, New York-based Egyptian-American activist Ayat Oraby called the Coptic church "a gang, striving to establish a Coptic mini-state," and "a full-fledged mafia," and described Pope Tawadros as "a criminal." Oraby called upon Muslims to participate in an economic boycott of Copts, saying that: "They must be made to understand that the crescent must be on top of the cross."
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Conquest of Europe

    03/09/2005 6:58:35 AM PST · by Traianus · 10 replies · 1,078+ views
    Middle East Forum ^ | 03.09.2005 | Lorenzo Vidino
    The Muslim Brotherhood's Conquest of Europe by Lorenzo Vidino Middle East Quarterly Winter 2005 Since its founding in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood (Hizb al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun) has profoundly influenced the political life of the Middle East. Its motto is telling: "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."[1] While the Brotherhood's radical ideas have shaped the beliefs of generations of Islamists, over the past two decades, it has lost some of its power and appeal in the Middle East, crushed by...
  • 120 Years Ago: CAUSE OF ENGLAND'S APATHY- Why She Will Not Stop Turkish Massacre of Christians

    09/22/2016 3:50:39 PM PDT · by NRx · 14 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Tuesday Sept 22, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized).
  • Egyptian Leaders Praise Donald Trump, Blast Hillary Clinton After President El-Sisi [tr]

    09/21/2016 12:21:37 PM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 21, 2016 | Jen Lawrence and Dustin Stockton
    Members of the Egyptian delegation to the United Nations blasted Hillary Clinton just a day after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met with both Clinton and Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. They also had high praise for Trump—and while not an official endorsement, it is a positive outcome for Trump’s first and only meeting with Muslim world leaders thus far. Egyptian officials expressed frustration and outrage over the Obama administration’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood and expressed concern that a Clinton administration would continue to undermine Egyptian efforts to dismantle Brotherhood terrorists attempting to destabilize the democratically elected Egyptian government.