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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


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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.



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.



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 »

2.5 Months later: Egyptian court outlaws Muslim Brotherhood


2 1/2 months after Morsi was deposed, Egypt’s High Court orders gov’t to seize funds & administer the frozen assets in toughest crackdown on Islamist movement in decades.

By Reuters


An Egyptian court on Monday banned the Muslim Brotherhood from carrying out any activities in the country and ordered the seizure of the group’s funds, widening a campaign to debilitate the Islamist movement of deposed President Mohammed Morsi.

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Pro-Morsi demonstrators chant slogans at Nasr City in Cairo, July 28, 2013. – Photo: AP

“The court bans the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood organization and its non-governmental organization and all the activities that it participates in and any organization derived from it,” said the presiding judge Mohammed al-Sayed. Continue Reading »

Report: Hamas trains Egyptian Islamists in Sinai in planting car bombs

Egypt state TV reported Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, has been training their Egyptian peers. Hamas denies allegations.

Egypt on Thursday extended its ‘State of Emergency’ by 2 months because of the security situation.



The Hamas Islamist group ruling Gaza has been teaching Egyptian Islamists how to plant bombs in cars, Egyptian state television said on Thursday.

HAMAS GUNMEN hold a poster depicting Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza City June 2012.

Hamas also gave 400 landmines to Egyptian militant groups, said the television. Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.

Hamas rejected the allegations on Thursday.

“This is completely incorrect,” said Fawzi Barhoum, spokesman for the Islamist group.  He said that the report was an “attempt to demonize Hamas”.

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Former Minister Beilin: The Egyptian Army Rigged Last Election

Former Israeli  minister reveals that the Egyptian Generals, fearing violent protests from the Muslim Brotherhood as are happening now, rigged the results of Egypt’s last elections to maintain the peace.

By Elad Benari


Former minister Yossi Beilin revealed in a column published in the Israel Hayom daily on Sunday that the Egyptian army rigged the results of last year’s presidential elections, in which Islamist Mohammed Morsi was declared the winner.

“An Egyptian official told me in person that the army rigged the presidential elections in June 2012, fearing widespread riots should the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, Mohammed Morsi, lose the race,” wrote Beilin. Continue Reading »

Morsi supporters & Muslim Brotherhood torch Egyptian churches


Canadian MP Irwin Cotler reports how anti-Coptic violence is taking place throughout the country within “a general culture of impunity,”



Islamic supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi launched on Wednesday arson attacks against churches, resulting in the destruction of at least three buildings. Muslim Brotherhood supporters wreaked havoc on Coptic Christian businesses and property throughout the country.

ISLAMISTS TAKE cover as they battle riot police and soldiers in Cairo’s Rabaa Adawiya Square, Aug 14

ISLAMISTS TAKE cover as they battle riot police and soldiers in Cairo’s Rabaa Adawiya Square, Aug 14 – Photo: REUTERS

There may have been more than 20 incidents of burning of churches and attacks on Christian institutions, based on unconfirmed reports on Twitter from Coptic leaders and organizations who are closely following the outbreak of anti-Christian violence.

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Egyptian Christian Leader tells the EU & US to back off in ‘Open Letter’



Western maneuvering to quietly reinstate the Muslim Brotherhood baffles Egypt’s frightened & persecuted Christians.

By Ashraf Ramelah


The following is an open letter from Egyptian Christian Dr. Ashraf Ramelah, director of Voice of the Copts, to European Union foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton, who, together with leading American officials, has been working to reinstall Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt.


I have followed with great interest your latest visit to my native country of Egypt — particularly your request to free former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

Sources in Egypt inform me that Egyptians fear that your aim to have Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood leaders released from custody and dismissed from their day in court. Continue Reading »

Abbas in Cairo in sign of support for Egypt’s post-Morsi interim gov’t


Palestinian president meets Egypt’s acting president while Egyptian authorities investigate Hamas’ roll in 2011 prison break that freed Mohammed Morsi, left 14 inmates dead & was the catalyst for the chaos that toppled Hosni Mubarak.



Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has met with Egypt‘s interim President Adly Mansour in Cairo in a show of support for the government that took over after Mohammed Morsi‘s ouster.

Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour, meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, July 29.

Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at Cairo’s Presidential Palace. – Photo: AP


The visit on Monday comes as Egyptian authorities are investigating the role of Abbas’ rival Palestinian group Hamas in a 2011 prison break that freed Morsi and several other members of the Muslim Brotherhood who had been detained under the previous regime. Continue Reading »

Morsi recaptured & charged for conspiring with Hamas & murder

Charges against the deposed president relate to his escape from prison with other top Brotherhood leaders.

Morsi is also accused of “collaboration with Hamas to undertake aggressive acts” in Egypt.




CAIRO – The Egyptian army is detaining ousted President Mohamed Morsi over accusations of kidnapping, killing soldiers and other charges, the state news agency said on Friday.

Mohamed Morsi

The army had previously said it was holding Morsi for his own safety and the report was likely to stoke tension before mass rallies on Friday billed as shows of strength between supporters and opponents of the Islamist Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected leader.

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Muslim Brotherhood claims Egypt’s interim president is a Jew

Wash Post reports: MB website claims Israel & U.S. conspiring to insert ElBaradei as Egyptian President



The Muslim Brotherhood claimed in a post on its official website that Egypt’s new interim president Adli Mansour is Jewish, The Washington Post reported on Friday. The article on IkhwanOnline was subsequently removed.

Egyptian interim president Adli Mansour is sworn in, July 4, 2013

Egyptian interim president Adli Mansour is sworn in, July 4, 2013 – Photo: Reuters

Mansour, who previously served as the constitutional court’s chief justice was sworn in as interim president on Thursday after the army removed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi from power.

According to the Post, the article falsely stated that Mansour is “considered to be a Seventh Day Adventist, which is a Jewish sect.”

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American Jewish college student stabbed to death in Egypt

Andrew Pochter (ז”ל), active at Hillel & teaching English to 7 & 8-yr-old Egyptian children, was stabbed in Alexandria when protesting against the Muslim Brotherhood.




ALEXANDRIA, Egypt – An American college student stabbed to death during a protest in Egypt was in the country teaching English to children and improving his Arabic, according to a Facebook post on Saturday that appeared to be from his family.

Protesters demonstrate in Sedy Gaber in Alexandria, June 28, 2013

Protesters demonstrate in Sedy Gaber in Alexandria, June 28, 2013 – Photo: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghan

According to the The Kenyon Collegian, the student newspaper, Pochter was active in Hillel, the campus’s center for Jewish life, and lived at the group’s on-campus house. Continue Reading »

Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood stages anti-Israel protest in Cairo

In 1st such rally by the Muslim Brotherhood, the party from which President Morsi hails, the Brotherhood protested Israeli air-strikes on Syria & the detention of a Muslim cleric.


Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood staged an anti-Israel rally in Cairo on Friday, the first such protest by the main backers of President Mohammed Morsi since they rose to prominence in the wake of the country’s 2011 uprising.

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. – Photo by AP

Emerging from weekly services at Al-Azhar mosque — the centuries-old seat of Sunni Muslim learning — demonstrators chanted “the people want the destruction of Israel” in protest of recent Israeli airstrikes in Syria and the detention of a Palestinian Muslim cleric. Continue Reading »