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… Egypt should Ban the Muslim Brotherhood …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,August 17th,2013

.. what did you expect ?

.. the Brotherhood is a criminal organization . As has been said , it is dedicated to the imposition of sharia law , and its own form of Islamic dictatorship . Naturally , it means that the MB would be in control of the country . But from where ? Cairo , or Teheran ?

.. Considering the history of the Brotherhood , I would think that they would take their marching orders from the mullahs in Iran . It would make the world and especially the Middle East , in particular , a far more dangerous place . Israel itself , would be in the cross – hairs .

.. Egypt is currently a U.S. ally . The way that the ObamaCraps are pissing on the Egyptians , that is very likely to change , even if the Egyptian military (which is an important political power base in its own right) remains in power . They may not feel that the alliance with the U.S. is worth it all that much anymore , and dump us . Picking up someone else would be tricky , though .

Egypt considers outlawing Muslim Brotherhood

CAIRO (AP) – Egyptian authorities are considering disbanding the Muslim Brotherhood group, a government spokesman said Saturday, once again outlawing a group that held the pinnacle of government power just more than a month earlier.

The announcement comes after security forces broke up two sit-in protests this week by those calling for the reinstatement of President Mohammed Morsi, a Brotherhood leader deposed in a July 3 coup. The clashes killed more than 600 people that day and sparked protests and violence that killed 173 people Friday alone.

Cabinet spokesman Sherif Shawki said that Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi, who leads the military-backed government, assigned the Ministry of Social Solidarity to study the legal possibilities of dissolving the group. He didn’t elaborate.

The Muslim Brotherhood group, founded in 1928, came to power a year ago when its Morsi was elected in the country’s first free presidential elections. The election came after the overthrow of autocrat Hosni Mubarak in a popular uprising in 2011.

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The fundamentalist group has been banned for most of its 80-year history and repeatedly subjected to crackdowns under Mubarak’s rule. While sometimes tolerated and its leaders part of the political process, members regularly faced long bouts of imprisonment and arbitrary detentions.

Since Morsi was deposed in the popularly backed military coup, the Brotherhood stepped up its confrontation with the new leadership, holding sit-ins in two encampments for weeks, rallying thousands and vowing not to leave until Morsi is reinstated.

On Wednesday, security authorities swept through the two protest camps, leaving hundreds killed and thousands others injured. The violent crackdown sparked days of street violence across the country where Islamist supporters stormed and torched churches and police stations.

In the most recent standoff, Egyptian security forces exchanged heavy gunfire Saturday with armed men at top of a minaret of a Cairo mosque. The security forces fired tear gas, stormed the mosque and rounded up hundreds of Islamists supporters of Morsi who had been barricaded inside overnight.

The confrontations Friday – around a Brotherhood call for a “Day of Rage” – killed at least 173 people, said Shawki, the Cabinet spokesman. He said 1,330 people were wounded in the protests.

Egypt’s Interior Ministry said in a statement that a total of 1,004 Brotherhood members were detained in raids across the country and that weapons, bombs and ammunition were confiscated with the detainees.

Among the dead Friday was Ammar Badie, a son of Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohammed Badie, the group’s political arm said in a statement.

Also Saturday, authorities arrested the brother of al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri, a security official said Saturday. Mohammed al-Zawahri, leader of the ultraconservative Jihadi Salafist group, was detained at a checkpoint in Giza, the city across the Nile from Cairo, the official said.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he wasn’t authorized to brief journalists about the arrest.

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… Why the Church Attacks by the Muslim Brotherhood ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 16th,2013

.. simplest way possible , is that because they can . They are also trying to send a message to Egyptian society (including the military) . We are still here , and we will do what we please .

.. One is that because the Christian minority, unlike the military, is vulnerable. Christians and their churches were increasingly subject to attacks as the Muslim movement sought to make the position of the religious minority untenable. As the Brotherhood seeks to demonstrate that it is still a viable force in the country’s streets even after its Cairo strongholds are uprooted, expect more attacks on Christians to remind Egyptians that the Islamists are still a force to be reckoned with.

.. Two , the attacks on churches are not just a regrettable sideshow in what may be soon seen as a civil war . The MB will , as you might think , work and scheme to try to regain power , especially after losing it in the way that they did . They lost it to the massive street protests that encouraged the army to launch the coup that ended Morsi’s rule. Rather, such attacks are an inextricable part of their worldview . They seek to work to transform Egypt in their own Islamist image.

.. In the Muslim Brotherhood’s eye , there is no room for Christians or even secular Muslims. That is why so many in Egypt applauded the coup as perhaps the last chance to save the country from permanent Islamist rule.
The Brotherhood may have used a seemingly democratic process to take power in 2012, but they would never have peacefully relinquished it or allowed their opponents to stop them from imposing their will on every aspect of Egyptian society .

.. As difficult as it may be for some high-minded Americans to understand, in this case it is the military and not the protesters in Cairo who are seeking to stop tyranny. Though the military is an unattractive ally, anyone seeking to cut off vital U.S. aid to Egypt should remember that the only alternative to it is the party that is currently burning churches.

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