Tag Archive for Muslim Brotherhood

Trump to renew Military Aid to Egypt after Obama halted it with fall of Islamic Brotherhood

 

Although Egypt has long been one of Washington’s closest allies in the Middle East, Obama halted US military aid with Egypt after the coup d’état that unseated Muslim Brotherhood strongman Mohamed Morsi.

By Reuters

 

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will seek to rebuild the US relationship with Egypt at a Monday meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi focused on security issues and military aid, a senior White House official said on Friday.

“He wants to use President Sisi’s visit to reboot the bilateral relationship and build on the strong connection the two presidents established when they first met in New York last September,” the official told reporters. Continue Reading »

Diplomacy: Israel’s intra-Arab 3-way that’s good for Jerusalem

 

Egypt transferred 2 small islands to Saudi Arabia earlier this week with Israel’s blessing, since Jerusalem is happy to see Cairo & Riyadh strengthen ties, which serves Israel’s interest: a stable Egypt.

By HERB KEINON

 

“The Aqaba Gulf constitutes our Egyptian territorial waters. Under no circumstance will we allow the Israeli flag to pass through the Aqaba Gulf. The Jews threatened war. We tell them: Ahlan Wa-sahlan [You are welcome], we are ready for war. Our armed forces and all our people are ready for war, but under no circumstance will we abandon any of our rights. This water is ours.”

Masked assailants fire on Israeli tour bus near Cairo, – No injuries

 

Manhunt underway after masked individuals shot at a tourist bus outside a Cairo hotel that carried Israeli Arabs, according to Egyptian security forces.

By Roi Kais, Itamar Eichner & Reuters

 

Masked militants fired at a group of dozens of Israeli tourists at the Barceló Three Pyramids hotel next to Cairo on Thursday, causing damage but no injuries. One gunmen was arrested at the scene and security forces are searching for the other individuals involved in the attack, who numbered about 20 according to the Egyptian Interior Ministry.

Gunmen on motorbikes opened fire on a tourist bus outside the 4-star Barcelo Cairo Pyramids hotel in the Egyptian capital.

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Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan slams water deal with Israel just day after historic agreement

 

Ignoring the 3 extraordinary benefits to Jordan, the Islamic Action Front condemns yesterday’s historic agreement with the ‘Zionist enemy’ to construct the Two Seas Canal project that will rehabilitate the Dead Sea.

By i24news

 

The Islamic Action Front (IAF), Jordan’s main opposition party, on Sunday slammed a deal signed between the country and Israel to build a pipeline to link the Red Sea with the shrinking Dead Sea and combat regional water shortages.

Jordanian protesters – Photo: AFP

The IAF, a political front for the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan, criticized the agreement with what it called the “Zionist enemy,” saying it links the “strategic interests [of the two countries] with regards to energy and water.”

The official Petra news agency on Thursday said that the agreement signed in the Jordanian capital, Amman, would set in motion the implementation of the first phase of a long-awaited project.

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Egypt Accuses Gaza Leadership of Conspiring to Oust President al-Sisi

Egyptian state-run paper reported Saturday that Palestinian group was plotting coup together with Muslim Brotherhood to overthrow al-Sissi.

By i24news

 

Egypt’s official al-Ahram newspaper on Saturday accused Hamas of conspiring, together with its sponsor the Muslim Brotherhood, of plotting to oust the regime of President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi.

Policemen stand in the middle of al-Haram street in Cairo during clashes with Muslim Brotherhood supporters following a rally marking the first anniversary of a brutal crackdown on August 14, 2014 – Photo: Mohamed El-Shahed /AFP

According to the report, the two Islamic groups hoped to achieve their ends by sowing discontent amid Egypt’s military ranks. Continue Reading »

Egyptian prosecutor seeks death sentence for deposed President Morsi

Former Egyptian President is being accused of collaborating with Hamas to destabilize Egypt and leaking state secrets to Tehran.

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AP – Egypt’s state news agency says prosecutors have asked for the death sentence for ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders on trial on espionage charges.

A poster of Morsi in Cairo.

A poster of Egypt’s deposed President Morsi reads ‘Yes to legitimacy; no to the coup,’ in Cairo. – Photo: Reuters

Prosecutor Emad el-Sharawy said in closing remarks Wednesday that Morsi and his aides leaked state security documents to foreign intelligence agencies, naming Iran, while in office for one year.

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Allen West: Who says I’m not fair & balanced – 2 video views of the Israeli conflict

Those who reject this evidence and continues to protest in support of Hamas & condemn Israel is clearly either anti-Semitic or deluded – or both.

By Allen West

 

I am often criticized for providing only a one-sided view of events – in general that is because I do want to provide only one side: the truth.

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From Palestinian al-Aqsa TV. – Screenshot: Palestinian Media Watch

But today I am sharing two videos, which show you different sides of the Israeli conflict with Hamas.

This video produced by Stand With Us is a collage of clips clearly explaining Hamas’ tactic (and admission) of using their own citizens as shields and targets.

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Saudi Arabia blacklists Muslim Brotherhood & Hezbollah as terrorist groups

 

The Islamic Kingdom also deemed 2 other groups and encourages their Saudi fighters in Syria to return home.

By and News Agencies

 

 

Saudi Arabia on Friday declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

Hezbollah

Hezbollah fighters.- Photo: AP

The kingdom also included Lebanon-based Shi’ite group Hezbollah on its terrorism list along with the Syria-based Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Nusra Front, an Al Qaida branch operating in Syria and Lebanon that was created in 2012.

According to the report, hundreds of Saudi fighters are believed to be members of ISIS and the Nusra Front in Syria. Continue Reading »

Egypt’s gov’t & Muslim Brotherhood accuse one anther of being ‘Jewish’

 

Egyptian daily columnist Magdi Salama reports Muslim Brotherhood is carrying out ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion.’

 

The violent struggle for power in Egypt between the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has led to mutual accusations of being Jewish and implementing The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Egypt's Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meeting with Russian delegation in Cairo, Nov 14.

Egypt’s Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meeting with Russian delegation in Cairo, Nov 14. – Photo: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Supporters of the current regime have compared the Brotherhood to Jews and Zionists, even claiming that the group’s founder, Hassan al-Banna, was Jewish, according to a new report by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Continue Reading »

Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood Islamists Protest Against Israel-Palestinian Peace

1200 Muslim Brotherhood supporters demonstrated in Jordan against Kerry’s peace initiative, burning Israeli flags.

By Elad Benari, Canada

 

Hundreds of Islamists rallied in Jordan on Friday against a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), The Associated Press (AP) reported.

Jordanians protests against Kerry’s framework – Photo: Reuters

The largest protest in months came hours before Jordan’s King Abdullah was scheduled to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama in California.

The 1,200 protesters affiliated with Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood, who demonstrated against Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace framework, also burned the Israeli flag, reported AP.

The protesters also demanded that King Abdullah II “revoke the peace treaty with the Zionists,” the report said, referring to the 1994 peace treaty signed between the two countries. Continue Reading »

St. Dept allowed Muslim Brotherhood delegation to bypass U.S. airport security

 

In April 2012, American State Department official allowed a visiting delegation of Muslim Brotherhood officials to enter & continue traveling through the U.S. without undergoing routine inspection by U.S. Customs & Border Protection agents at the airports.

By Steven Emerson, IPT News

 

Hamas rejects Egypt’s demand to disassociate from Muslim Brotherhood

 

Hamas reaffirms solidarity with outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, rejects Egyptian calls to sever connections with ousted movement.

By REUTERS
 

 

GAZA – The Palestinian group Hamas condemned on Tuesday Egypt’s designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group last week, reaffirming its solidarity with the ousted movement despite a crippling blockade imposed by Cairo.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh gestures during an interview with Reuters in Gaza City May 10, 2012.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh gestures during an interview with Reuters in Gaza City May 10, 2012. – Photo: REUTERS

Ismail Haniyeh, prime minister of the Hamas Gaza government, also snubbed calls by some rival Palestinian factions to sever its connections with the Brotherhood.

“We reject such a classification for the Muslim Brotherhood group. Continue Reading »

Bad news for Hamas: Egyptian gov’t designates Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group

 

New policy comes just days after suicide bomb that killed 16 at an Egyptian Police station.

Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claims responsibility for this week’s attack.

By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON, REUTERS
 

 

The Egyptian government intensified its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood on Wednesday, formally listing the group as a terrorist organization after accusing it of carrying out a suicide bomb attack on a police station that killed 16 people.

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The Brotherhood on Tuesday condemned the attack in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, north of Cairo. Earlier on Wednesday, a Sinai-based Islamist group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, claimed responsibility for the attack that also wounded some 140 people. Continue Reading »

Egypt Military Reports They Prevented a Hamas Car-Bomb Attack

Egyptian army report claims they arrested a Hamas terrorist who admitted his planning to plant a car bomb near undisclosed security target.

Hamas denies allegations.

By Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin

 

The Egyptian Army announced Wednesday that it had apprehended a Hamas terrorist in the northern Sinai Desert, Al-Arabiya reports.

The terrorist was named as Jumaa Khamis Mohammed Brayha, who claimed to stem from a family powerful in Hamas’s ranks.

During interrogation, according to the Egyptian army, the young man admitted that he was intending to blow up a Mercedes parked near a crucial security target.

Hamas has denied that the detainee was among its ranks and says his name is not even included in the register of residents of the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

U.S. Sec. of St.: Muslim Brotherhood ‘stole’ Egyptian revolution

The youth at Tahrir Square were not motivated by any religious ideology, commented Kerry in remarks most likely to please Egypt’s military.

 

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday accused Egypt’s well-organized Muslim Brotherhood of having “stolen” the revolution that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Anti-Morsi protesters In Cairo's Tahrir Sq.

Anti-Morsi protesters In Cairo’s Tahrir Sq. – Photo: AFP

 

Speaking at the State Department to leaders of multinational American firms, Kerry said the Islamist group had appropriated the revolt against Mubarak from young people who started it in large part through social media in response to what they saw of other mass protests around the Arab world. Continue Reading »