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Global Ramifications of the Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Campaign in Egypt

by Daniel Pipes November 1, 2013 Cross-posted from National Review Online, The Corner Since General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi overthrew Mohamed Morsi on July 3, the military-led government has been engaged in a ferocious crackdown of the Muslim Brotherhood and more broadly of Islamists (though some, like the Salafis of the Nour party, playing their hand […]

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Gaza under fire

Egypt Has Plan to Strike Gaza

If attacks on Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula continue, Egypt may carry out airstrikes in Gaza, senior Egyptian officers have warned. Egyptian officers told the Bethlehem-based Maan news that Egyptian planes had entered Gaza airspace to study potential targets in Rafah and Khan Younis, near the southern border. They said the military would also […]

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Evidence that Morsi Actually Lost the Egyptian Presidency

by Daniel Pipes August 18, 2013 Cross-posted from National Review Online, The Corner Just days after his apparent victory, Cynthia Farahat and I expressed our skepticism about the validity of these election returns: SCAF exploits the Muslim Brotherhood and other proxies as its civilian fronts, a role they are happy to play, by permitting Islamists […]

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Syria: Israel Between a Rock and a Hard Place

August 29, 2013 14:04 by Simon Plosker The current news cycle is, unsurprisingly, dominated by Syria and the increasing probability of a US-led military strike in reaction to President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons. HonestReporting will be there monitoring the media to make sure that all angles concerning Israel are covered fairly and accurately […]

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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi

Morsi to be Tried for Inciting to Murder

Egypt’s state prosecutor said on Sunday he has referred ousted President Mohammed Morsi for trial on charges of inciting the murder of protesters, the BBC reported. The accusations relate to violence outside the presidential palace in Cairo last December when seven people were killed in clashes. Fourteen other members of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood are to […]

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Suez Canal Attacked by Terrorists

Egyptian authorities announced this weekend that a container ship passing through the Suez Canal was attacked by terrorists, who apparently sought to close the strategic waterway. The Panama-flagged vessel reportedly escaped major damage. More importantly, the canal was not forced to close, which would have disrupted global shipping operations, ratcheted up oil prices, and complicated the […]

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Five Thoughts on the Egypt Crisis

August 21, 2013 16:13 by Simon Plosker Compared to many parts of the Middle East, Israel is a veritable island of calm. With ongoing peace talks taking place in a media blackout, there has been relatively little to report for once. Which is just as well because most journalists’ attentions are now trained on Cairo […]

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