Egypt’s Black Bloc Guard has become a band of modern-day Robin Hoods, defending the innocent against an increasingly tyrannical Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas regime.
Egypt’s Black Bloc grew out of a struggle for liberation from an authoritarian system, only after non-violent civil efforts had failed. Not to be confused with America’s Black Bloc, which is friend to likes of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s Black Bloc is an enemy to their country’s new Islamist rulers and fights for democracy and legitimate government.
Egypt’s New Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Militia – Israel Today
Clad in black garb and ski masks, the faceless and nameless Black Bloc soldiers lock arms to create a human shield in defense of pro-freedom protesters — the Black Bloc’s number-one priority — in the streets and squares of Egypt. Continue Reading »
Hamas says its removal from European & American lists of terrorism organizations is ‘only a matter of time.’
By Elad Benari
Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist group said on Monday that the group’s removal from the U.S. and European countries’ lists of terrorism organizations “has become a matter of time.”
Ahmed Youssef, one of Hamas’s leaders, told the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency, “There are contacts [being] made by the movement, with the help of Arab and Islamic countries such as Qatar, Egypt and Turkey, to convince major and European countries to take Hamas’s name out of the terrorism list.”
Youssef claimed that the contacts received positive responses from some European countries, without naming them, saying that visits from other Western countries are also positive signs. Continue Reading »
Tunisian Salafis try to convince students from filming themselves doing popular western dance, while in Egypt, some 400 youngsters dance outside Muslim Brotherhood’s headquarters, chanting ‘Leave! Leave!’
Roi Kais, agencies
Egyptian protesters gathered at the headquarters of the country’s most powerful Islamic group and did the Harlem Shake while chanting “Leave! Leave!” to Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.
About 400 young men, some in funny costumes and others bare-chested, rallied in Cairo in front of the main office of Morsi‘s group, The Muslim Brotherhood.
The dance brought a rare moment of light-hearted expression of dissidence amid Egypt’s political turmoil that has left dozens dead and hundreds injured in recent months. Continue Reading »
The fall of Mubarak’s reign has been a blessing for Hamas, which has emerged as a major player. Now Hamas knows that it can always rely on Morsi & the Muslim Brotherhood to stay in power & increase Hamas’s influence.
By Khaled Abu Toameh
Did Hamas dispatch 7,000 militiamen from the Gaza Strip to Egypt to protect President Mohamed Morsi, who is currently facing a popular uprising?
Reports that appeared in a number of Egyptian opposition media outlets in the past few days claimed that the militiamen entered Egypt through the smuggling tunnels along the border with the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »
From Abu Dhabi, his new home in exile, former Egyptian PM Ahmed Shafik slams his homeland’s current regime, implies Muslim Brotherhood is ‘insane’
Former Egyptian prime minister and air force pilot Ahmed Shafik, who ended his career amid corruption allegations and fled to the Gulf, is confident that with Egypt in turmoil seven months into its experiment with Islamist rule, its often-reviled political old guard will eventually be seen by Egyptians, and by Washington, in a more kindly light.
Shafik after 2012 election – Photo: EPA
“Egyptians reject the current regime,” said the last prime minister of Hosni Mubarak, the president who was ousted in 2011 after three decades in power. Continue Reading »
An Egyptian history professor has fingered the Muslim Brotherhood as being the cause for the Jews fleeing Egypt.
An Egyptian historian has fingered the Muslim Brotherhood as being responsible for the country’s Jews fleeing Egypt.
The history professor, Khaled Fahmi, made the remarks during an interview which aired on Al-Nahar TV on January 3, 2013. They were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
“The Muslim Brotherhood bears much of the responsibility for the fleeing of the Jews from Egypt,” Fahmi said. “All the writings of the Muslim Brotherhood… If you grab a copy of their Al-Nazir newspaper [from the late 1930s], the editor-in-chief of which was Salah Al-Ashmawi, you will see that there were many anti-Jewish articles – articles that did not distinguish between Zionism and the Jews. Continue Reading »
Opponents & the supporters of Egyptian President Morsi hurl petrol bombs & stones.
Two buses torched as Health Ministry reports 110 people injured.
Opponents and supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi clashed in Cairo on Friday in the first street violence between rival factions since the Islamist leader took office.
An anti-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrator throws stones during clashes in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, October 12, 2012. – Photo by Reuters
Islamists and their opponents threw stones, bottles and petrol bombs, and some fought hand-to-hand, showing how feelings still run high between the rival groups trying to shape the new Egypt after decades of autocracy, even though the streets have generally been calmer since Morsi’s election in June. Continue Reading »
Brotherhood official says that they support Palestinian statehood bid & progress must first be made prior to any official meeting with Israel.
By Roi Kais
Two days after Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi spoke before the UN General Assembly and urged action on the Palestinian statehood bid, the Muslim Brotherhood stated that until a breakthrough is made in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, senior Egyptian officials will not meet with their Israeli counterparts.
Morsi at the UN – Photo: AP
Secretary General of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo Mahmoud Hussein told the Egyptian daily Al-Masri Al-Youm Friday that “Any meeting between the two countries’ top officials prior to the full restoration of the Palestinian people’s rights is a reproachable ideological luxury.” Continue Reading »
Muslim Brotherhood paper launches harsh attack on Israel’s demand that Egypt withdraw armor.
By Gil Ronen
Mohammed Jamal Arfa, a senior Egyptian journalist linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, has launched a frontal attack on Israel following its demand that Egypt withdraw armored vehicles it recently deployed in the Sinai Peninsula.
In an article in the mouthpiece of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice party, Arfa wrote that Israel is the one that demanded that former president Hosni Mubarak and his Head of Intelligence, Omar Suleiman, deploy large forces in Sinai to fight the terror organizations there. Yet now that President Mohammed Morsi is doing just that, he accused, Israel claims Egypt is breaching the Camp David peace accords and is concerned it will not withdraw the forces. Continue Reading »
In latest series of violent attacks this month in the Sinai, Militants fire rocket-propelled grenade at security convoy between Rafah & el-Arish
Egyptian security officials say militants fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a security convoy in the Sinai Peninsula, wounding three military officers and a policeman.
People watch as smoke rises from the burning remains of a building and vehicle in north Sinai – Photo by Reuters
The officials say the attack Saturday morning took place along a major road linking northern Sinai’s main city of el-Arish to the Egypt-Gaza border town of Rafah. The troops were returning from a raid on homes of suspected militants and had arrested two people. Continue Reading »
Muslim Brotherhood suggests the attack “can be attributed to Mossad” to undermine Morsy; Hamas & Palestinian groups accuse Israel with aim of driving wedge between Palestinians & Egypt.
By REUTERS, KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas each blamed Israel Monday for orchestrating a terrorist attack in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula
which killed 16 Egyptian soldiers and wounded seven a day earlier. The accusations prompted a swift dismissal from Israel, which was also targeted in the attack.
Egyptian soldiers at checkpoint in Rafah – Photo: REUTERS
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said on its website that the attack “can be attributed to Mossad” and was an attempt to thwart Islamist President Mohamed Morsy. Continue Reading »
Dubai police chief Dahi Khalfan warns of “int’l plot” against Gulf states: “This is preplanned to take over our fortunes”; warning Iran, Syria and Muslim Brotherhood gov’t’s in N. Africa that the Gulf is a red line.
DUBAI – Dubai’s chief of police has warned of an “international plot” to overthrow the governments of Gulf Arab countries, saying the region needs to be prepared to counter any threat from Islamist dissidents as well as Syria and Iran.
Dubai police chief Dahi Khalfan – Photo: reuters
The comments by Dahi Khalfan, one of the most outspoken security officials in the United Arab Emirates, follow the detention in the UAE since April of at least 20 dissidents, according to relatives of the detainees and activists. Continue Reading »
Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh says that the new Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, will fully open Egypt’s borders with Gaza.
The head of the Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip said on Friday he was confident Egypt’s new president would shield the Palestinian enclave from Israeli attack and fully open its borders to end a trade blockade.
Mohamed Morsi, who won power in last month’s presidential election in Egypt, is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and ideologically close to Hamas.
The Gazan Islamists long complained that his predecessor Hosni Mubarak, ousted from power last year in a popular revolt, sided not just with Israel, but also with their political rival – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement. Continue Reading »