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Egypt’s Military Declares Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 27, 2013 at 9:00am 12/27/2013 at 9:00am

Egypt can be a place of miracles.

As we have just celebrated Christmas, I am reminded of the flight into Egypt of the Holy Family. More recently, snow hit the streets of Cairo in more than...

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Egyptian “Wedding of Death” Shows Coptic Christians Still Endangered

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 11:30am 10/27/2013 at 11:30am

I have been following the disturbing news from Egypt closely; while it was hoped that a new president and a ban on the Muslim Brotherhood might stem more violence against its Coptic Christians, it looks like that is not to be:

The wedding party stood outside the church, eagerly awaiting the ceremonious...

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Egyptian Court Bans Muslim Brotherhood

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 9:30am 9/24/2013 at 9:30am

I have always held out hope that the Egyptians would recall their proud, pharaonic roots and quell the growing Islamo-extremism within their country.

Today, I caught the first positive news I have read about the region in a long time:

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NY Times to Israel – butt out of Egypt

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 19, 2013 at 5:00pm 8/19/2013 at 5:00pm

It wasn’t just one article over the weekend. No fewer than four articles in the New York Times over the past few days have made the case that Israel values its security more than it does freedom for Egyptians. While any country would reasonably put the safety of its own citizens...

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Egyptians mourn loss of looted Mallawi Museum

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 19, 2013 at 11:05am 8/19/2013 at 11:05am

Professor Jacobson is right: With the acquittal of Egypt’s supposedly evil dictator Hosni Mubarak, we’re almost back to square one.

Square one minus many national treasures of unsurpassed beauty and historical importance, that is.

I have been follow...

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Mubarak is back

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 19, 2013 at 8:56am 8/19/2013 at 8:56am

He was acquitted of corruption charges. Somehow I doubt that would have happened but for the non-coup coup.

The most recent reports are that he will be released within 48 hours.

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Egypt: “Friday of Anger” LIVE coverage

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 16, 2013 at 9:08am 8/16/2013 at 9:08am

NOTE – This post will be updated throughout the day, with “breaking” news at the top, other updates below, and the live streams at the bottom:

After several hundred people were killed yesterday, the Muslim Brotherhood has called for “Friday of Anger” protests across the country.

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Forgetting the Danger of the Muslim Brotherhood

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 6:30pm 8/15/2013 at 6:30pm

What should the American response to the latest outbreak of violence in Egypt be?

 

Not entirely surprisingly, the editors in the New York Times call for a complete cutoff of...

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Egypt: Death toll rises after armed confrontations, Christian churches burned

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 8:18am 8/15/2013 at 8:18am

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BREAKING OBAMA STATEMENT – Condemns violence, cancels joint military exercise, but no aid cutoff:

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Egypt: Military attacks Muslim Brotherhood protesters, Muslim Brotherhood attacks Christians

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 7:50am 8/14/2013 at 7:50am

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UPDATE 8/14/2013 at 10:10am ET:

A month-long state of emergency has been declared.

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Pallywood on the Nile

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 12:10pm 8/8/2013 at 12:10pm

The pro-Morsi protest that almost was:

With an iron will, the People of Egypt will stand up to the military junta.  Here, you troops, here is your Zionist-loving tear gas canister back at you!

Our women! Look what they did to our women!

Oh Lord, we will not fail you in our darkest hour!

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Egyptian Belly Dancer to Obama: “we are the Alpha”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 4:49pm 8/4/2013 at 4:49pm

This is not good.

A well-known Egyptian belly dancer has prepared a video taunting Obama’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Jerusalem Post reports:

Egyptian anti-Obama video goes viral, blames him for siding with Muslim Brotherhood

…. An example of the vitriol in the country can be seen in a new video clip featuring a...

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Clashes Between Rival Protest Groups in Egypt Turn Deadly

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 2:00pm 7/27/2013 at 2:00pm

More violence has erupted in Egypt as thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in rival demonstrations for and against the continued detention of ousted Egyptian President Morsi.

From CNN:

Massive, rival rallies in and around Cairo ran into the wee hours...

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Is USA indirectly arming Hezbollah?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 6:45pm 7/11/2013 at 6:45pm

1) Where did Hezbollah get American arms

Last month Lee Smith attempted to clarify if the administration had sent army to the Syrian rebels as it said it would, or not. All he (or anyone) got was studied ambiguity:

In fact, it’s still not clear what the White House is doing. In a...

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On Monday in Egypt who Shot First?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 3:26pm 7/10/2013 at 3:26pm

Who shot first?

Yesterday’s New York Times ran an editorial, Bloodshed in Egypt:

It has been all downhill for Egypt since the military ousted President Mohamed Morsi last week. On Monday, according to reports in The Times, Egyptian soldiers fired on hundreds of Mr. Morsi’s supporters as they were praying outside the facility...

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What would you call this kid?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 1:27pm 7/10/2013 at 1:27pm

On university campuses, in Great Britain, at the United Nations, and in much of the world he would be called “Islamophobic” if his words were spoken by someone else. But clearly he is not that.

I call him hope for the future of Egypt.

 
 
 

Did Egyptian military commit or prevent a coup?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 8:15pm 7/9/2013 at 8:15pm

While violence in Egypt has been increasing, it’s important to remember that there was a coup in Egypt prior to the June 30th protests. That coup occurred November 22, 2012. That’s when President Morsi attempted to seize power for himself by fiat.

Here’s how Eric Trager later characterized the events:

The Brotherhood’s most...

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