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Friday prayers in Egypt erupt into angry protest at military rulers | The Guardian
Egypt's military junta is facing its biggest crisis of legitimacy, as tens of thousands of protesters took control of central Cairo and demonstrations against army rule erupted across the country.

In scenes reminiscent of the 18-day uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak earlier this year, civilian-run popular committees commanded all entrances and exits to Tahrir Square, while government security forces were nowhere to be seen.
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july 2011 by johnniebyrd
Muslim Brotherhood text reveals scope of radical creed - Jerusalem Post
Translated by Palestinian Media Watch, book details group’s goal of global Islamic conquest.
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february 2011 by johnniebyrd
How Cairo, Washington Were Blindsided by Revolution -
This is a good summary of the recent events in Egypt if you need a backgrounder on it.
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february 2011 by johnniebyrd
WHO LOST EGYPT? | Dick Morris
In the 1950s, the accusation “who lost China” resonated throughout American politics and led to the defeat of the Democratic Party in the presidential elections of 1952. Unless President Obama reverses field and strongly opposes letting the Muslim brotherhood take over Egypt, he will be hit with the modern equivalent of the 1952 question: Who Lost Egypt?
The Iranian government is waiting for Egypt to fall into its lap. The Muslim Brotherhood, dominated by Iranian Islamic fundamentalism, will doubtless emerge as the winner should the government of Egypt fall. The Obama Administration, in failing to throw its weight against an Islamic takeover, is guilty of the same mistake that led President Carter to fail to support the Shah, opening the door for the Ayatollah Khomeini to take over Iran.
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february 2011 by johnniebyrd

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