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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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Live Egypt updates: Dozens dead after Muslim Brotherhood clashes with military

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 8, 2013 at 8:15am 7/8/2013 at 8:15am

Live video and Twitter feeds at bottom of post.

If you want to mark a day when the Egyptian civil war started, this may be that day.

Breaking reports indicate that pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters — it’s unclear if just protesters or an organized armed group — attempted to storm an army barracks where...

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Why Morsi fell

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 1:00pm 7/7/2013 at 1:00pm

The Misadventures of Morsi

Commenting on Reuel Marc Gerecht’s thesis that having Islamists take power was probably a necessary step for political liberalization in the Arab world, Ross Douthat writes:

As I said two years ago, I have serious doubts about whether Gerecht’s thesis — which sees Islamist rule in Middle E...

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Debating the Egyptian “Coup”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 12:19pm 7/6/2013 at 12:19pm

1) Debating the coup at the New York Times

Much of the editorial opinion and some of the reporting in the mainstream media has opposed the Egyptian military’s forcible removal of Mohammed Morsi as President of Egypt. Actually, surprisingly, there’s a debate about it on the opinion pages of the New York...

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Egypt Update: Deadly Clashes Between Morsi Supporters and Opponents

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 5, 2013 at 3:48pm 7/5/2013 at 3:48pm

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...

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Live updates – Egyptian military launches crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood (Update – MB calls for Friday protests)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 12:12pm 7/4/2013 at 12:12pm

(Live video and Twitter feeds at Muslim Brotherhood “Day of Rejection” in Egypt.)

Kind of back to the future, considering how Mubarak cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood for decades.

There may be electi...

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Was that an anti-Obama Tweet? (Reader Poll)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 10:15am 7/4/2013 at 10:15am

I’m glad the Muslim Brotherhood is out of power in Egypt. From the inception of the 2011 protests against Hosni Mubarak, we warned that western media, particularly the NY Times and its writer Roger Cohen, misunderstood...

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Morsi removed from power by military in Egypt

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 3:12pm 7/3/2013 at 3:12pm

Live Video and Twitter feeds at Egypt Countdown LIVE.

Although it’s been obvious this would happen, it now is official.

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