Obama and his entire administration drips with egg yolk.
I believe that you can safely say that the gauntlet has indeed been thrown down. This is the Muslim Middle East, they know all to well that if the foot is not firmly pressed on the neck of their enemy, the enemy’s scimitar will soon be pressed against their own necks. Israel understands this, it’s the Europeans and many within the US federal government that are completely ignorant of the Muslim mindset there.
[No evidence has surfaced linking the Muslim Brotherhood to either attack. The Brotherhood’s official media organs condemned the Mansoura bombing, and a separate group, Sinai-based Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, claimed responsibility for it. Nevertheless the government appears determined to use the violence as an opportunity to pursue its crackdown on the organization.]
NOTE: Who knows, they may even be right, the Brookings Institute saying that the MB is basically being framed by the Egyptian government so they can really crack down on them. For me, it’s immaterial, the MB need cracking down on and eventually stamping out, which ever way they can do it.
Interior Ministry: Brotherhood protest leaders will be executed
Interior Ministry spokesperson Hani Abdel Latif said in a press statement issued Thursday that the penalty for leading a Muslim Brotherhood demonstration will be the death sentence, even if it is a woman.
The harsh move comes in accordance with yesterday’s declaration of the Broterhood a terrorist organization, which was issued after the car bombing in Mansoura that killed at least 15 people. Though an unaffiliated terrorist group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdes, claimed responsibility for the attack, the newly empowered political establishment has decided to ride the wave of fear and take the opportunity to further squash the only viable political opposition to their rule. Meanwhile, the interim government has yet to produce evidence linking the Brotherhood to the attack.
Following the ouster of Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsy, his opponents have pushed forward their democratic roadmap, which will supposedly bring the country closer to democracy. The latest move, however, seems to be further evidence that the new path set forth by the interim government is not one of a democracy, but rather a step back to the Mubarak-era police state that ruled with an iron fist and snuffed out all political opposition.
The next step in the roadmap, which is the most challenging one, is to approve the newly amended Constitution in a referendum to be held on 14 and 15 January. In defiance, the Brotherhood has vowed to block the referendum by protesting.
H/T: Vlad: ”A bunch of Ikhwan supporters using their new tactic of pretending to be the victim and the four finger campaign. Of course, fold down 3 of the fingers and you get most of our responses.”
Nationwide clashes broke out on Friday between loyalists of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, local residents and security forces, leaving three dead.
According to a statement issued by the interior ministry, the slain were killed in Cairo, Upper Egypt’s Menya and Damietta in the Nile Delta.
The violence took place less than 48 hours after the cabinet declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group.