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Egypt Is Ahead of Us

Posted on | December 25, 2013 | 8 Comments

Is our State Department paying attention?

Egypt’s military-backed interim government declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization Wednesday, intensifying its campaign of arrests and prosecutions targeting its members and tightening the noose on the group’s network of charities and businesses.
The unprecedented executive decision likely ends any chance of reconciliation between the government and the 85-year-old Brotherhood, still Egypt’s most organized political group. It marks a stunning reversal of fortunes for the long-outlawed organization that saw member Mohammed Morsi reach Egypt’s highest office in the country’s first democratic election, only to be ousted in a popularly backed military coup in July. And it takes a step that not even autocrat Hosni Mubarak took in his nearly 30-year rule.
Hossam Eissa, deputy prime minister and minister of higher education, read the government’s declaration, saying the decision was in response to Tuesday’s deadly bombing in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura which killed 16 people and wounded more than 100. It was the deadliest militant bombing since Morsi’s ouster and showed growing reach of the country’s Islamic insurgency, previously concentrated in the northern Sinai.

And, hey, how’s that “Arab Spring” workin’ out for ya?



8 Responses to “Egypt Is Ahead of Us”

  1. Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization… | Batshit Crazy News
    December 26th, 2013 @ 1:00 am

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  2. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 26th, 2013 @ 1:02 am
  3. Joe Dokes
    December 26th, 2013 @ 6:08 am

    So all the talk I heard over the past year about how Egypt’s military was being infiltrated at high levels by Brotherhood-aligned officers…not true? This makes it look like not, but time always tells.

  4. jusprintmoemoney
    December 26th, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    The Arab spring turns into muslim summmer and then to the muslim fall.
    Hopefully the next season will turn out to be the muslim winter.
    Nuke em all and let God sort em out.

  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 26th, 2013 @ 11:43 am

    Yes and no. This is a power struggle and part of the purge going on. While the Egyptian military is hardly perfect…we do not want the Muslim Brotherhood to win this.

  6. richard mcenroe
    December 26th, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    Obama will send the Marines back in beside the Brotherhood as soon as he gets back from his stringent vacation…

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