English: Muslim brotherhood military man in Egypt مؤسس تنظيم الظباط الأحرار في مصر (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The situation in Egypt is now absolutely critical. On one side is the Army led by General el Sisi, on the other is the Muslim Brotherhood, founded by Qutb. Qutb was the associate of Hajj Amin el Husseini, leader of the Palestinian Arabs. That fact is critical. More on this site later about el Husseini and what his bearing is today on the PLO and Hamas, and the way Israel must fight.
4international supports the army in a very critical although unconditional manner against the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
It happens very often in political struggle that you have to take sides. In this issue there is absolutely no way to sit on the fence and hope things will blow over.
You must come out in the open and state your position.
The majority of Egyptian society is pro Sharia and is Antisemitic. This is a fact. Yet the army is clamping down on the Muslim Brotherhood of Qutb. This clamping down in every respect is totally progressive.
On that issue you cannot sit on the fence.
What the following article by Atlas Shrugs poses is the question: What is Islam? Is Islam a religión? In one sence it is of course. But underneath that religión is an ideology that is not a religión at all, but more a method of repression, with an aim to control the world.
All of this has to be stated clearly in the struggle to educate a generation of fighters for socialism.
Pamela Geller is opposed to socialism, communism, Leninism, Trotskyism. But that does not mean that she is not very correct about Islam and Sharia.
On one thing we on 4international disagree with Pamela…there can be no possibility of a reform of Islam. We are sure there can not! Whatever that means we have to go with.
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Muslim Mob Throws 15-Year-old Christian Girl
Off Building Roof
Obama is punishing the Egyptians for rejecting these Islamic supremacists. Sharia should be banned. The US should not give one cent of aid to any country living under the sharia. That’s not radical, that’s human.
Obama backed Muslim Brotherhood supporters who “reject the entire amendment process and are likely to launch” violence against it.
Muslims Take Young Girl And Throw Her Off A Building By Theodore Shoebat, November 30, 2013
Muslims in a village of southern Minya province charged at Christian homes, and put 10 houses to the flames. They wounded 14 Christians, and the mob also took a 15 year-old girl and threw her down from the third floor of a building, injuring her severely.
“Egypt Islamists rally to defy protest law” By Yakima Herald, November 30, 2013
CAIRO — Egyptian security forces firing tear gas and water cannons on Friday broke up anti-government demonstrations by Islamists defying a draconian new law restricting protests.
Authorities are seeking to put down unrest by both Islamists and secular activists as a government-appointed assembly tries to finish a final draft on an amended constitution by early next week. The draft has raised criticism from democracy advocates for increasing powers of the military and president.
Since a popularly backed military coup ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July, his supporters have been staging near-daily protests calling for his reinstatement. The rallies have often descended into street clashes with security forces or civilians.
To quash pro-Morsi rallies, which have persisted despite a heavy security crackdown, the military-backed government issued the law Sunday banning protests without a police permit. On Thursday, a student was killed when police put down a march by Islamists from Cairo University.
Instead, the law has sparked new protests by Egypt’s secular activists, who had been largely muted since the ouster of Morsi. They accuse the government of giving free rein to police abuses and military power that they had aimed to end with the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
They say the law aims to silence all dissent — particularly ahead of a nationwide referendum on the amended constitution expected in January.
The past week, security forces have forcefully broken up several protests by secular activists in Cairo. Police also arrested one of the top secular activists, Alaa Abdel-Fattah, on Thursday for allegedly inciting protests in violation of the law. His wife, Manal Bahy Eldin, also an activist, said police beat her during the arrest.
On Friday, prosecutors ordered Abdel-Fattah detained for four days for investigation, according to Mohammed Abdel Aziz, a member of his legal defense team.
A 50-member panel is amending the Morsi-era constitution drafted mainly by Islamists and passed in December. After months of sessions, largely held behind closed doors, the panel is scheduled to vote on a final draft Saturday — but one member, liberal political Mohammed Aboul-Ghar said it may be delayed until Sunday as final controversial articles are worked out.
The panel is supposed to finish its work by Tuesday, under a declaration issued by interim President Adly Mansour soon after the July 3 coup.
The pending referendum could further fuel a backlash. The Islamists reject the entire amendment process and are likely to launch protests against it. Secular activists, meanwhile, are likely to hold their own protests against a charter they say will enshrine military power in politics.
One amendment requires the military’s approval of the president’s choice for defense minister. The measure effectively allows the military to choose its own leader, giving it considerable independence from the elected, civilian president.
Another article, preserved from the Morsi-era constitution, allows for civilians to be tried in military courts in cases connected to violence toward military facilities or personnel.
Aboul-Ghar said the panel had agreed to remove a controversial article inserted into the 2012 constitution that critics feared would allow a stricter implementation of Shariah law in Egypt.
The article gave a stronger definition to the term “principles of Islamic law,” on which Article 2 of the document says legislation must be based. Article 2, which has been in the constitution since the 1970s, will remain in place.
Islamist supporters of Morsi held their latest rallies around the country and in multiple parts of Cairo, most of them numbering in the hundreds. Ten people were wounded in clashes and 183 arrested, according to emergency services and the Interior Ministry.
In Cairo’s twin city of Giza, police fired volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters, who burned tires, according to footage of the scene from Associated Press TV. Anti-Islamist residents joined security forces in chasing the Morsi supporters, hurling stones and bottles at them.
Police fired tear gas or water cannons on other Islamist marches in Cairo, the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and the canal city of Suez.
In one protest in eastern Cairo, Islamists chanted, “Down with all killers, down with Abdel-Fattah” referring to army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who ousted against Morsi.
“We don’t care about the protest law whatsoever,” said Ashraf Abdel-Wahhab, who was participating in a Cairo protest with his wife and eight children. “This is not the first time they attack marches or kill protesters. It’s just a cover that they’re using.”
Secular activists did not hold rallies Friday, aiming to avoid association with the Islamists. The activists oppose the Islamists, seeing them as equally undemocratic as the new government — and are wary of being tainted as pro-Brotherhood at a time when a large swath of the public remains eager to crush Islamists.
“Friday is the Brotherhood’s day,” Mohammed Adel, a leading member of the secular activist group April 6, told the AP. “Even if we had the same cause, we will not protest with them.”
Meanwhile, Muslim residents of a village in southern Minya province attacked Christian homes, burning 10 houses and wounding 15 Christians, including a 15 year-old girl thrown from the third floor of a building, according to Ezzat Ibrahim, an activist who monitors minority rights.
Ibrahim said the attack was instigated by rumors of a love affair between a local Christian man and a Muslim woman — a factor that can often spark sectarian clashes.