Friday, August 16, 2013

Egyptian Bloodbath on Muslim Brotherhood's 'Day of Rage'

At Reuters, "Dozens die in Egyptian bloodbath on Islamists' ‘Day of Rage’" (via Memeorandum):

(Reuters) - The Muslim Brotherhood defiantly called for a week of protests across Egypt starting on Saturday, a day after more than 100 people died in clashes between Islamists and the security forces that pushed the country ever closer to anarchy.

Undeterred by the bloodshed in which about 700 have been killed since Wednesday, the Brotherhood urged its supporters back onto the streets to denounce the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and a crackdown on his followers.

"Our rejection of the coup regime has become an Islamic, national and ethical obligation that we can never abandon," said the Brotherhood, which has accused Egypt's military of plotting the downfall of Mursi last month to regain the levers of power.

Many Western allies have denounced the killings, including the United States, but Saudi Arabia threw its weight behind the army-backed government on Friday, accusing its old foe the Muslim Brotherhood of trying to destabilize Egypt.
Plus, a clip featuring Jamie Colby at Fox News, "Dramatic Video: Egyptian Protesters Jump From Bridge to Escape Gun Fire."

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