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littlebigelf
Post Aug 18, 2013 @ 10:21 pm

CAIRO — The Egyptian government acknowledged that its security forces had killed 36 Islamists in its custody on Sunday, as the country’s military leaders and Islamists vowed to keep up their fight over Egypt’s future.

Supporters of the ousted president demonstrated at Al Rayyan mosque in Cairo on Sunday.
The deaths were the fourth mass killing of civilians since the military took control on July 3, but the first time so many had died while in government custody.

The news of the deaths came on a day when there appeared to be a pause in the street battles that had claimed more than 1,000 lives since Wednesday, most of them Islamists and their supporters gunned down by security forces. The Islamists took measures on Sunday to avoid further confrontations, including canceling several protests over the military’s ouster of a democratically elected Islamist-led government.

While confirming the killings of the detainees on Sunday, the Ministry of the Interior said the deaths were the consequence of an escape attempt by Islamist prisoners. But officials of the main Islamist movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, described the deaths as “assassinations,” and said that the victims, which it said numbered 52, had been shot and tear-gassed through the windows of a locked prison van.

The killings were the latest indication that Egypt is careering into uncharted territory, with neither side willing to back down, Egyptians increasingly split over the way forward and no obvious political solution in sight. The government is considering banning the Brotherhood, which might force the group underground but would not unravel it from the fabric of society it has been part of for eight decades.

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AnamanaInspirit
Post Aug 18, 2013 @ 10:35 pm

Muslim brother hood need to get out of Egypt.
BOTH sides are facing a lot of death. Although more death are happening on the civilian side.
P.S U.S needs to stay the fuck out of it, they only give a shit because Egypt is like the Panama canal to the rest of the Arab world.
I just hope this ends soon, I'm worried about Egypts economic state as well. A crap load of their money comes for tourism, and no one is going there anymore. I'm happy I went there 2 summers ago 'cause I'm obviously not gonna get to go there again for a while.

Egypt is such a lovely country, it's sad this is happening :/


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Gyoshido
Post Aug 18, 2013 @ 10:39 pm

"Islamists are a threat." Yet the Muslim brotherhood has denounced israel, and asked for their existence to be wiped from the planet. Ok. Let them all fucking die. I hope Egypt keeps fighting, fucking good riddance. Once more shit disgusting country to worry about.


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