At the chaotic height of Egypt’s revolution against the brilliantined autocrat Hosni Mubarak, every single member of the uniformed security forces suddenly disappeared from the streets.
It felt like the last word in disorder – a police state without actual policemen.
No one wants to see Egypt erupt into a bloody civil war — and it is difficult to watch the violence that transpired over the weekend in the largest Arab nation.
Egypt: Over 60 attacks on churches since Islamist protest camps cleared – Ban Ki-moon condemns Brotherhood.
Coptic Christian activists have documented over 60 attacks on churches since the army’s violent dispersal last week of sit-ins held by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, Amnesty International reported on Monday.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who is on retrial for the killings of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising that led to his ouster, could be released from custody later this week, judicial officials said Monday.
At least 24 Egyptian policemen have been killed in an ambush attack in the Sinai peninsula. Medical sources and officials said the police were in two buses which came under attack from armed men close to the town of Rafah on the Gaza border.
Turkey’s leaders have criticized the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the group’s Turkish secretary-general for not taking a stance against the violence in Egypt.
After torching a Franciscan school, Islamists paraded three nuns on the streets like “prisoners of war” before a Muslim woman offered them refuge. Two other women working at the school were sexually harassed and abused as they fought their way through a mob.
The abandonment of religious minorities under the sharia has become a hallmark of the Obama presidency. Hundreds of thousands of Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Catholics in Egypt, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Lebanon, Malaysia et al are victims of oppression, subjugation and ethnic cleansing.
Egyptian military chief vows to rebuild Coptic churches attacked and burned by ‘Peaceful’ Muslim Brotherhood.
The Egyptian defense minister has ordered the repair and reconstruction of all churches that suffered damage in the country’s violent demonstrations since the Egyptian military removed President Mohamed Morsi from power last month.
Foreign archaeological and cultural institutes, especially American institutions, should be cut off because of their country’s support of ‘terrorism’ i.e. the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood’s recent clashes with security forces, the syndicate’s coordinator Salah El-Hadi said in a press release cited by Al-Ahram.