Day: July 8, 2013
A descent into madness: Gang throws rivals to their deaths from top of a building- 51 dead
Egyptians Against Egyptians: Islamists Call For ‘Intifada’, Accuses Military Of Firing On Demonstrators, 50 Killed, Hundreds Wounded
By Robert Tait, The Telegraph – “Pro- and anti-Morsi factions staged competing rallies in Cairo, with those who supported last week’s military intervention attacking US President Barack Obama for his alleged support of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Mr Morsi’s supporters marched on the defence ministry and the Republican Guard headquarters promising to free the former president from detention. But they failed to bring enough people on the streets to pose a threat either to the army or to the dominant anti-Morsi cause in the capital.
‘We will continue our peaceful demonstrations,’ Ahmed Aref, the senior Brotherhood spokesman, told The Daily Telegraph. ‘We are the owners of a just cause. Legitimate rights do not disappear with time. We are facing an enforced disappearance of the legitimate president.’
But there were more dramatic calls for resistance from militant groups.
Salafi Jihad issued a call to ‘intifada’, a ‘clarion call for Islamic revolution’.
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Al-Qaeda Leader Calls For ‘Victims And Sacrifices’ In Egypt To Create Islamist State, ‘The Battle Isn’t Over, It Has Just Started’
By Nouran El-Behairy, Daily News Egypt – “Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri commented on the current events in Egypt in a video released online, in which he criticised Islamists for losing power and not uniting to implement Sharia.
‘The battle isn’t over, it has just started…the Islamic nation should offer victims and sacrifices to achieve what it wants and restore power from the corrupt authority governing Egypt,’ Al-Zawahiri said.
He said that the struggle in Egypt was clear, claiming that secular groups united with the church and empowered by ‘Mubarak’s armed forces’ supported by the West waged a battle against Islamist forces in Egypt that strove to implement Sharia.
He scorned the Supreme Constitutional Court, labelling it a ‘secular’ court.
Al-Zawahiri blamed Islamists for the current political situation, accusing them of praising the armed forces after the revolution and submitting to secular law.” Read more.
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