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Egypt Update: Deadly Clashes Between Morsi Supporters and Opponents

Egypt Update: Deadly Clashes Between Morsi Supporters and Opponents

A Health Ministry official indicated that ten people have been killed in clashes between Morsi supporters and opponents as demonstrations continued across Egypt today, according to the Associated Press.

A Health Ministry official says 10 people have been killed and 210 wounded in clashes around the country involving opponents and backers of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, as well as security forces.

Khaled el-Khatib, a Health Ministry official, says four people were killed near the Republican Guard building in Cairo, where troops opened fire on Morsi supporters marching on the building Friday afternoon.

In Cairo, another person was killed in clashes that erupted after nightfall when Islamists attacked Morsi opponents near Tahrir Square.

Four others died in the northern Sinai city of el-Arish, where Islamists stormed the main government building. The 10th was killed in the southern city of Assiut.

El-Khatib says 210 people nationwide have been wounded.

There are conflicting reports that Egyptian troops fired upon pro-Morsi demonstrators.

Al Jazeera English is reporting that at least three Morsi supporters have been killed, but the army denies opening fire on the crowd.

At least three supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi were killed by gunfire as a crowd of several hundred tried to march towards the military barracks in Cairo where he is believed to be held.

Al Jazeera’s Matthew Cassel, reporting from near the military barracks, said several dozen people were also injured by shotgun pellets fired by the army.

“One protester broke away from the rally to stick a pro-Morsi poster on the barbed-wire around the barracks. He was shot in the head with birdshot,” he said.

Security forces were cordoning the Republican Guard barracks but it was not immediately clear who had opened fire.

An army spokesman denied that troops opened fire on supporters, saying that soldiers were using only blank rounds and teargas. It was unclear whether security forces other than the army were present.

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This is similar to what happened in Kenya, between the faction led by Obama’s cousin, and the rest of the population. When Obama’s cousin lost his race to become president, there was a trial by fire, which forced the Kenyan government to indulge him in order to end the slaughter. Today, Kenya rejects both Obama’s cousin and Obama. Perhaps this is a historical legacy of the Luo schism with the arrival of Arabs/Muslims.

That said, Morsi was not a duly elected representative. The democratic process cannot be legitimately undertaken in a coercive environment. Why aren’t there activists demanding the end of Arab/Muslim occupation of Egypt?

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to n.n. | July 5, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    No matter what is happening now – Morsi & the MB & allies were elected in a fair as possible election.

    In a voluntarily voting system it is who gets out their voters & every indications that the MB & Salafists got theirs out.

    Sound familiar?

      Uncle Samuel in reply to BannedbytheGuardian. | July 6, 2013 at 6:22 am

      With George Soros special voting machines? Just as valid as the 2012 election in which the same machines, voter and election fraud were obvious and rampant.

      The Chicago and Islamist machines know very well how to commit fraud, thuggery and steal elections.

moonstone716 | July 5, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Let’s face it; if you are a militant Morsi supporter you are probably basically Al Qaeda in training…any of them that the army can take out will not be a great loss to Egypt or the rest of the world.

Egyptian military are the closest we get to “our sob’s” in that country. It would be nice to see a functioning democracy there one day, but obviously it’s not going to happen any time soon, certainly not with the Brotherhood in charge. So I’m rooting for the military.

Is there any footage of the military actually shooting at the Morsi Mob? How about some pictures showing dead bodies or GSW’s?

So far the evidence is underwhelming.

Uncle Samuel | July 5, 2013 at 6:46 pm

“Muslims burn down 23 houses of Coptic Christians near Luxor, Egypt” (The Right Scoop)

I have no respect for this despicable execration ideology.

It is evil.

    Uncle Samuel in reply to Uncle Samuel. | July 6, 2013 at 8:21 am

    In Nigeria:
    They Burned the Children Alive’: Islamic Militants Massacre 29 Students and 1 Teacher at Nigeria Bordering School (The Blaze)

    From east to west, the works of Islam are atrocity, genocide, barbaric acts of murder and rape.

As I said in an earlier thread…

distrust claims by the Brotherhood of casualties unless you can see the bullet hole through the head…

Pallywood is a classic move of theirs to anger their followers.

And our President, while vacationing in Africa, backs the wrong side, as usual.
When the Muslims were in control, imposing Sharia law and burning down Christian villages, he never mentioned any of these wrongs and continuously spoke approvingly of the new leadership in Egypt.
Now that the Muslims have been forced out of power, he mourns for the end of their democratically chosen government. Still no mention of the evils they perpetrated in their short reign of power.

Uncle Samuel | July 6, 2013 at 6:27 am

Obama is about as concerned with human rights as he is with unborn babies, transparency, balancing the budget, paying off the debt, stabilizing the economy, jobs and unemployment, national security, the balance of power, Bill of Rights, the US constitution and truth.

Which is to say – NOT interested in the least.

Obama is interested in continuing and spreading his own and Islam’s Thugoracy.

Uncle Samuel | July 6, 2013 at 6:45 am

Evidently, there are some ruthless sorts of Islamists(Salafists) allied with the military in this latest conflict.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/07/dangerous_times_obamas_arab_spring_logic.html

Face it, Islam itself is not capable of producing righteousness, justice, respect for human rights, peace and freedom because that would be a contradiction of the mandates of Mohammed in the core texts.

The Sunni vs Shiite conflict began soon after Mohammed’s death and has continued unabated since that time.

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