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EGYPT: Muslim Brotherhood Leaders to Face Trial for Inciting Murder

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The leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and his deputy will stand trial in three weeks on charges that include inciting murder in the protests to overthrow former President Mohamed Morsi.

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pam w (139)
Monday August 5, 2013, 6:20 am

. (0)
Monday August 5, 2013, 10:04 am
The ultimate dog and pony show.

Stardust Noel (38)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:25 pm
It's about time, considering they murder people every single day ,I hope something is done about them!

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:34 pm
Now I guess they might begin to understand what its like for a Muslim woman when she is raped. She is arrested for adultery and sentenced to public scourging or death because she incited the men to sex outside marriage. I hope this becomes common practice throughout all the world. I'm not letting any country off the hook either just because they're not Islamic.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:34 pm
so, what is new, Muslims are very violent.

Andrs Yokers (6)
Monday August 5, 2013, 1:27 pm
Glad that someone was indicted for these atrocities!

Lee Hampton (15)
Monday August 5, 2013, 2:02 pm
Great news! I hope the Egyptians find them guilty and send them to meet their maker.

Beth S (330)
Monday August 5, 2013, 2:21 pm
If people actually understood how dangerous, massive, cunning, dishonest the Muslim Brotherhood is, and what their goals are -- which are the same goals as Al Qaeda -- they would get on their knees and thank the Egyptian military for this urgently deserved trial.

The Muslim Brotherhood was started by Hassan Al-Bana in the 1920s, was armed, funded, taught propaganda principles and fought together with Nazis.

The Muslim Brotherhood, also known as The Ikhwan, has as its goal (according to its own confiscated records and papers) to take over every country on the globe, with its sites especially set on the West, undermine democracies and impose Sharia. Its goal is a global Caliphate, and has often used violence to achieve its ends, and it will again.

In fact, the Muslim Brotherhood spawned Al Qaeda. Almost every major player in Al Qaeda has been a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

We should be very happy that non-Islamist Egyptians, having suffered from the Brotherhood for many, many years, not just this most recent bout, has said NO MORE and are going to, I hope, deliver justice to these MB members.

However, as the Muslim Brotherhood is firmly entrenched in some 80 countries, including the United States and this administration, we haven't seen the end of this curse yet. Maybe Americans will wise up and demand that they be taken out of all the high places that they are now serving in our government.

Birgit W (160)
Monday August 5, 2013, 2:34 pm

Solitary Eagle (324)
Monday August 5, 2013, 3:21 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal.

Debra Tate (17)
Monday August 5, 2013, 4:22 pm
Why didn't Obama go himself?? His own words to them was "I am one of you"!! noted.

M. Beth Beauchamp (7)
Monday August 5, 2013, 5:20 pm
The anti-Obama as being Muslim comments are based on ignorance. The man is not, nor has he ever been, Moslem. He is a Christian. Which is, actually, none of anyone's business anyway. This nation was founded on freedom of religion, and freedom FROM religious persecution. Look in the mirror before you reject someone because of his/her religion.

Lindsey O (19)
Monday August 5, 2013, 6:55 pm
I dislike the Muslim Brotherhood's practices and aims; however the men in question are only accused of complicity in the murders of "at least two" protesters - they haven't been found guilty of anything, let alone "atrocities" (which implies something rather more massive in scope). We'll have to wait for the trial to see what evidence comes out and whether they're convicted or not.

And all Muslims aren't violent. Like with the Brotherhood, I don't care for Islam much (or any other religion) and majority-Muslim nations as national groups tend not to have moved into the 20th century yet (let alone the 21st) - which I think is more due to the culture of those regions (other non-Muslim religionists in the same regions by and large also tend to lack many of the values we here in the West prefer). But Muslims are individual human beings. Like with everyone else some are violent - and some aren't and a great deal depends on the culture they were raised in.


Alexa R (319)
Monday August 5, 2013, 11:37 pm
I quote: "Egypt: The most prominent example, the MB there rejected calls for reconciliation meetings by the interim government and demanded Morsi’s reinstatement as president before any negotiations. That’s not remotely likely. So that set the stage this week for a game of chicken, with the MB refusing to stand down and Defense Minister Sisi calling for rallies yesterday in support of the interim government, ostensibly to legitimize a crackdown on a terror campaign being waged by Morsi supporters against police and military targets in the Sinai. Of note is the statement last week by a senior MB leader that the terrorist acts would stop when Morsi is reinstated, indicating some degree of MB control over the terror cells.

The result yesterday was massive rallies supporting both sides, predominately backing the new anti-MB government, with as many as 35 million taking the streets in support of the army despite a fatwa issued by Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the senior international MB jurist, prohibiting participation in the protests. Those protests led to a series of clashes last night and this morning that have reportedly left dozens dead. Meanwhile, Morsi was charged with murder and other crimes by the new government this week, and will probably be sent to the same prison currently housing former Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak.

The MB strategy appears to be leveraging the deaths of supporters killed during nearly continuous clashes with the police and army to gain domestic and international sympathy. Yet that doesn’t seem to be happening. Some clashes in which MB supporters were killed have not been with the government, but rather with residents of the areas occupied by the MB protests. And assaults on Egyptian and foreign journalists alike by Morsi supporters and news reports of torture and killing of so-called “infiltrators“ at the MB protests aren’t helping either.

And while the MB might have temporarily taken comfort in the Obama administration’s decision this week to halt the transfer of a few F-16 aircraft to the Egyptian military (though the administration continued such military hardware transfers while Morsi declared himself dictator in November and was killing protesters earlier this year), any hopes of backing their “legitimacy” campaign were dashed when administration officials said that no determination will probably be made as to whether Morsi’s ouster was a coup or not, which would trigger sanctions against the Egyptian military under a law passed by Congress last year.

So the MB doesn’t appear to be gaining support, and the majority of Egyptians appear willing to hold their nose over the violence against the MB while the army and the police attempt to create some stability. The result will be an increase in the violence and more deaths, and the low-grade terrorism in the Sinai will also probably escalate into more acts of terrorism, prompting greater crackdowns.

Gaza: Another big loser in Morsi’s overthrow is the Hamas government in Gaza. In recent weeks the Egyptian military has put a stranglehold on trafficking through tunnels, which provides Hamas with considerable funds. A UN estimate this week said that 80 percent of the traffic through the tunnels running from Egypt into Gaza has been shut down. The Hamas economic minister said the Egyptian crackdown has cost the terror group $230 million – one tenth of the gross domestic product of Gaza. Things aren’t likely to improve with the Egyptian government either, as one of the charges against former President Morsi is collaboration with Hamas in his prison escape back in 2011.


These are the terrorist charges among others that Morsi/MB is facing: collaboration with Hamas in his prison escape back in 2011

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Colleen L (3)
Monday August 5, 2013, 11:39 pm
Hope they suffer for the violence they have caused. Thanks Cal

Lona G (80)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 4:15 am
Conviction of these leaders will not be taken lightly. It'll be quite some time before tranquillity returns to Egypt.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 5:57 am
TY Cal.

Jaime Alves (52)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 7:06 am

. (0)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 7:43 am
Good! Maybe now Egypt can have some peace.

Alan H (62)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 8:12 am
Is it ever going to end over there? The different sides over there will never be able to get along. Just goes to show how religion can destroy a society.

Rodney Paige (44)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 3:30 pm
When is conscious going to supplant blind faith? Is my question to all radical the world over. "Laws are for the weak, conscious is for the great". Proverb
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