Tag Archives: Egypt

Egypt turns police state focus from Muslim Brotherhood

The Egyptian authorities have begun cracking down on other dissenters, sometimes labeling even liberal activists or labor organizers as dangerous Islamists. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/25/world/middleeast/egypt-widens-crackdown-and-meaning-of-islamist.html?pagewanted=1&ref=middleeast   Ten days ago, the police arrested two left-leaning Canadians — one of them a filmmaker specializing in highly un-Islamic movies about sexual politics — and implausibly announced that they were members of […]

Egyptian people: US, islamists allied in Divide and Conquer

When the conversation in Egypt turns to politics, the predominant topic is the conspiracy between the United States and the Muslim Brotherhood to destroy Egypt.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/26/world/middleeast/as-egyptians-ignore-curfew-talk-of-a-us-brotherhood-conspiracy.html?ref=world   The idea is widespread among supporters of the military, which ousted the Muslim Brotherhood’s elected president, Mohamed Morsi, last month. For journalists who ventured out Saturday night in violation […]

Egypt military uses propaganda to thwart defections

The Egyptian military has enlisted Muslim scholars in a propaganda campaign to persuade soldiers and policemen that they have a religious duty to obey orders to use deadly force against supporters of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/26/world/middleeast/egypt.html?hp  generals are worried about insubordination in the ranks, after security forces have killed hundreds of their fellow […]

Egypt military allows Islamists to attack churches

Egypt’s security forces, which have taken center stage in Egyptian political life in recent weeks, have made little effort to protect churches and other Christian property, leaving Christians in many parts of Egypt to fend for themselves. A majority of the attacks have happened in Upper Egypt, the country’s poorer and more conservative southern and […]

NWO nutures divide & conquer and sympathetic police state

The ferocity of the attacks by security forces on Islamist protesters in Cairo, Egypt this week appears to have been a deliberate calculation of the military-appointed government to provoke violence from the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies, a number of Arab and Western historians of Middle East politics said. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/17/world/middleeast/attacks-on-protesters-in-cairo-were-calculated-to-provoke-some-say.html?hp&_r=0 The hatreds unleashed on all […]

US pays Egypt 1.5 billion to kill journalists and civilians

A veteran cameraman for the Britain-based news network Sky News was among the hundreds of people killed in Cairo on Wednesday. Other journalists described close calls in the streets, and several were detained by local authorities. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/15/world/middleeast/cameraman-for-british-network-is-killed-in-cairo.html?ref=world&_r=0   Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz, a reporter for Xpress, a newspaper based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was also […]

Kerry confused by the words, “Democracy & Coup” in Egypt

Secretary of State John Kerry offered an unexpected lift to Egypt’s military leaders on Thursday, saying they had been “restoring democracy” when they deposed the country’s first freely elected president, Mohamed Morsi. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/02/world/middleeast/egypt-warns-morsi-supporters-to-end-protests.html?ref=world&_r=0 Mr. Kerry said, “The military did not take over, to the best of our judgment — so far.” Mr. Kerry’s blunt comments […]

UK arms dealing at odds with human rights stance

The UK government has approved more than 3,000 export licences for military sales to countries which it believes have questionable records on human rights.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23336914   The House of Commons Committees on Arms Export Controls says the value of the existing export licences to the 27 countries in question exceeds £12bn. This includes significant sales to […]