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  • Turkey's Erdogan slams EU for stance on Egypt bloodshed

    07/27/2013 6:37:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 27, 2013
    Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, an outspoken supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Mursi, lashed out at the European Union and others for failing to condemn strongly enough the killing of dozens in Cairo earlier on Saturday. Security forces shot dead dozens of Mursi supporters on Saturday, days after the army called for a popular mandate to wipe out "violence and terrorism" following its removal of Egypt's first democratically government on July 3. The EU's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, said she "deeply deplores" the deaths and called for a halt in violence. But Erdogan, who has recently faced large...
  • Egypt braces for rival rallies, army signals crackdown

    07/25/2013 6:19:46 PM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 25, 2013 | Yasmine Saleh and Matt Robinson
    (Reuters) - A deeply polarized Egypt braced for bloodshed on Friday in rival mass rallies summoned by the army that ousted the state's first freely elected president and by the Islamists who back him. Both sides warned of a decisive struggle for the future of the Arab world's most populous country, convulsed by political and economic turmoil since the 2011 uprising that ended 30 years of autocratic rule by Hosni Mubarak. Army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called Egyptians into the streets to give the military a "mandate" to confront weeks of violence unleashed by his July 3 overthrow...
  • Egypt army says ready to die in "final hours"

    07/03/2013 1:32:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 2, 2013
    Egypt's high command said on Wednesday the army was ready to die to defend Egypt's people against terrorists and fools, in a response to Islamist President Mohamed Mursi that was headlined "The Final Hours". The post on the official Facebook page of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), headed by armed forces chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, said: "We swear to God that we will sacrifice even our blood for Egypt and its people, to defend them against any terrorist, radical or fool."(continued)
  • Mursi warning stirs fears in Egypt opposition

    03/24/2013 1:02:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    AL Reuters ^ | 3/24/13 | Tom Perry
    (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi threatened on Sunday to take unspecified steps to "protect this nation" after violent demonstrations against his Muslim Brotherhood, using vague but severe language that the opposition said heralded a crackdown. In remarks following clashes outside the Brotherhood's Cairo headquarters on Friday, Mursi warned that "necessary measures" would be taken against any politicians shown to be involved in what he described as violence and rioting. "If I am forced to do what is required to protect this nation, then I will do it. And I fear that I might be on the verge of doing...
  • Obscure al-Qaida Chemist Worries Experts

    12/03/2005 10:08:47 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 759+ views
    Obscure al-Qaida Chemist Worries Experts By CHARLES J. HANLEY, AP Special Correspondent 7 minutes ago He's a mystery in a red beard, with a strange alias and a degree in chemical engineering. In the hands of this alleged al-Qaida operative, it's a specialty that summons visions of poison gas and mass terror. Al-Qaida is "wedded to the spectacular," notes U.S. counterterrorism analyst Donald Van Duyn, and elusive Egyptian chemist Midhat Mursi was said to be exploring such possibilities when last seen, brewing up deadly compounds and gassing dogs in Afghanistan. Van Duyn's FBI and other U.S. agencies are interested enough...
  • Egypt's Mursi Leaves Palace as Police Battle Protesters

    12/04/2012 9:55:46 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 4, 2012 | Yasmine Saleh and Marwa Awad
    (Reuters) - Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. Police fired teargas at demonstrators angered by Mursi's drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15. Some broke through police lines around his palace and protested next to the perimeter wall. Several thousand people had gathered nearby in what they dubbed "last warning" protests against Mursi, who infuriated opponents with a November 22 decree that expanded his powers. "The people want the downfall of the regime," the...
  • At U.N., Muslim world questions Western freedom of speech

    09/29/2012 7:48:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 28, 2012 | John Irish
    Muslim leaders were in unison at the United Nations this week arguing that the West was hiding behind its defense of freedom of speech and ignoring cultural sensitivities in the aftermath of anti-Islam slurs that have raised fears of a widening East-West cultural divide. A video made in California depicting the Prophet Mohammad as a fool sparked the storming of U.S. and other Western embassies in many Islamic countries and a deadly suicide bombing in Afghanistan this month. The crisis deepened when a French magazine published caricatures of the Prophet. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said it was time to...
  • Obama thanks Egypt's president over embassy protection

    09/24/2012 3:12:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 23, 2012 | Edmund Blair
    President Barack Obama has thanked the Egyptian president for securing the U.S. Embassy during protests against a film made in the United States that mocked Prophet Mohammad and sparked worldwide demonstrations and violence. Obama's rival in the U.S. presidential race, Mitt Romney, called for a tougher line with Egypt after protesters scaled the compound wall and tore down the U.S. flag on September 11. Police clashed with demonstrators for four days after that incident and barriers were erected to stop them getting near the compound. In a letter, Obama repeated Washington's condemnation of the film and said he looked forward...
  • Egypt urged to end military trials of civilians

    07/15/2012 3:24:22 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 1 replies
    (Reuters) ^ | Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:38pm EDT | (Reuters)
    Egypt's newly elected president must order an end to military trials of civilians to bring the country in line with international law, campaign group Human Rights Watch said in a report on Sunday. Egypt's army generals handed over power to the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Mursi last month but are likely to keep parts of the state apparatus under their control, limiting the president's influence over the military. At least 12,000 civilians, including children, have been tried by military courts behind closed doors since the uprising in January last year that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak - more than in Mubarak's...
  • Egyptian elected 'fascist Muslim Brotherhood' Mohamed Mursi's FACTSHEET

    06/18/2012 9:30:57 AM PDT · by Milagros · 9 replies
    Egypt's fascist Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Mursi, growing danger against Women, Christians, Israel... Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Candidate Wants Christians to "convert, pay tribute, or leave." Christian Post, May 31, 2012. http://www.christianpost.com/news/egypts-muslim-brotherhood-candidate-wants-christians-to-convert-pay-tribute-or-leave-the-country-75821/"Egypt's Copts back Shafiq as anti-Islamist bulwark," Egyptian Gazette, June 16, 2012. http://213.158.162.45/~egyptian/index.php?action=news&id=26152&title=Egypt's%20Copts%20back%20Shafiq%20as%20anti-Islamist%20bulwark Egypt's presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq has tried to establish his democratic credentials and said his Muslim Brotherhood rival would bring back the "dark ages". Shafiq added the Muslim Brotherhood tried to blackmail the Christian Copts and prevent them from exercising their voting rights. While on Tuesday, his competitor Mohammed Morsi vowed to ensure the full rights of...