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EGYPTIAN SECURITY FORCES AND ISLAMICS ENGAGE IN DEADLY CONFRONTATIONS
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 18, 2013) — A national crisis which began when former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was deposed on July 3 has escalated, with more than 21 Christian churches burned in one day last week by Morsi supporters.
Hundreds of pro-Morsi demonstrators have been killed since Wednesday by Egyptian security forces, which have received criticism from European and U.S. leaders for their response to the protests. More than 100 members of The Muslim Brotherhood have been arrested as the interim government considers banning the group, as did former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.
Russia’s Vladimir Putin has voiced support for the Egyptian military after Obama canceled a scheduled joint training exercise, while Reuters called the military’s acts against the Islamists “ruthless.”
Morsi came to power after the Arab Spring protests of 2011 removed U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak from power, with Morsi declared the winner of a close presidential election in late June 2012. Morsi is a member of The Muslim Brotherhood, which was banned during Mubarak’s reign.
The Obama regime has been identified as having supported The Muslim Brotherhood, whose goal is “dismantling American institutions and turning the U.S. into a Muslim nation” to be led by the Brotherhood.
As of Saturday, approximately 40 Christian churches were pillaged and set on fire after the Egyptian military reportedly killed those protesting against Morsi’s ouster. According to the AP, the United States condemned the moves by the military, which had been instrumental in removing Morsi from power.
On Sunday, Morsi supporters gathered outside of the constitutional court to demand that Morsi be reinstated as president.
On August 9, the ten-year-old niece of a Christian pastor was shot and killed, which a witness said was carried out by Morsi supporters. In the most recent violence, nuns have been turned out schools and churches, abused, then forced to march as if they were prisoners of war.
The AP referred to those attacking Christian churches as “extremists,” while Barack Hussein Obama’s regime refers to those attempting to defend the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights as “extremists.”
Attacks on Christians escalated after Morsi took power in June of last year. Christian-owned businesses and homes have also been the targets of attacks. The Muslim Brotherhood reportedly blames Christians for Morsi’s removal and threatened them with violence if they participated in protests which began before Morsi’s eventual ouster.
Although Friday is the Muslim holy day, The Muslim Brotherhood called for a “day of rage” on August 16 to protest the interim government’s attempts to quell pro-Morsi demonstrations. The UK Telegraph accused the interim government of spreading “propaganda” which termed members of The Brotherhood “criminals” and “terrorists.” The Brotherhood calls the interim government “a junta.”
On Saturday, Mohamed al-Zawahiri, the brother of Ayman al-Zawahiri, who was Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda second-in-command when bin Laden was alive and became leader upon his death, was arrested by Egyptian military forces. Mohamed is affiliated with Ansar al-Sharia, an Islamic group reportedly involved in the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya.
Mohamed al-Zawahiri is a figure many Americans are not familiar with but on the morning of 9/11/12, he was outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo with the son of Omar Abdel Rahman (the “Blind Sheikh”) as protests were taking place there. Those protests were not taking place because of the anti-Muhammad video. Protesters, who had been outside the embassy for months, were demanding the release of the Blind Sheikh, the mastermind convicted to a life sentence for his role in the first World Trade Center attack in 1993.
While president, Morsi had stated that he desired to see the Blind Sheikh freed from a U.S. medical prison in North Carolina, where he is incarcerated for his role in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
A Libyan intelligence report appears to say that six members of Ansar al-Sharia were arrested after the Benghazi attack and confessed to “very serious and important information concerning the financial sources of the group and the planners of the event and the storming and burning of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi….” They invoked Morsi as a conspirator in their actions taken against the U.S., which killed four Americans, including Amb. Christopher Stevens.
A report in Egypt Daily News not yet carried by the U.S.media states that Obama made an agreement with Morsi “to give 40% of the Sinai and the annexation of that part of Egyptian territory in Gaza” in exchange for $8 billion from the U.S. Treasury, which reportedly was handed over to Morsi.
Rep. James Sensenbrenner said during a recent public appearance that once the truth about the Benghazi debacle is made public, it “could bring down Obama.”
Shoebat has reported that eyewitnesses to the pillaging of Christian churches have said that the attacks “are of a scale unseen in modern times and being described as satanic.”