Al Ahram reported:
Egypt’s president on Friday suggested US President Barack Obama’s condemnation of a deadly crackdown on Islamists may “encourage violent armed groups”.
“The presidency fears statements not based on facts may encourage violent armed groups,” it said in a statement responding to Obama’s condemnation of Wednesday’s carnage when police moved to disperse Islamist protest camps.
“The presidency appreciates US concern for developments in Egypt, but it wished it could have clarified matters,” said the statement published by the official MENA news agency.
“Egypt is facing terrorist acts aimed at government institutions and vital installations,” the statement said.
Over 124 were killed today as Egyptian forces moved in on Muslim Brotherhood protest camps.
The “peaceful” Muslim Brotherhood protesters were fully equipped with AK-47′s and were caught on tape shooting at police.
On Wednesday, May 8 at 8:00 p.m. EST, TheBlaze’s new, hard-hitting documentary series “For The Record” will take on two sobering human rights issues, beginning with the plight of Christians in the Middle East.
As Islamists grow in strength under the stewardship of the Muslim Brotherhood, their crusade to purge Egypt of its Coptic Christian community by way of persecution, harassment, rapes, forced conversions and outright slaughter has stepped up its intensity.
Yet the mainstream media has all but ignored that roughly 100,000 Christian Copts have fled their native land due to the “Arab Spring.”
“For The Record” will feature first-hand accounts from brave men and women inside Egypt who have risked their own lives to shed light on how women are being kidnapped and raped, while children taken from their parents.
In fact, a mass-exodus of Christians from Islamic countries is currently underway. Coptic Christian Raymond Ibrahim, who chronicles the community’s persecution in his new book, “Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians reported Tuesday that millions of Christians are “being displaced from one end of the Islamic world to the other.”
“We are reliving the true history of how the Islamic world, much of which prior to the Islamic conquests was almost entirely Christian, came into being,” he wrote.
Even the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom noted that “the flight of Christians out of the region is unprecedented and it’s increasing year by year.”
It went on to state that “Christians might disappear altogether from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Egypt.”
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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) this week accused the Obama administration of being influenced by members of the Muslim Brotherhood into ignoring that the threat from radical Islam.
In an interview with the conservative World Net Daily, Gohmert said that particularly in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, “it’s very clear to everybody but this administration that radial Islam is at war against us.”
“I’m hoping either this administration will wake up or a new one will come in in the next election before irreparable damage is done because radical Islam is at war with us,” Gohmert repeated. “This administration has so many Muslim Brotherhood members that have influence that they just are making wrong decisions for America.”
Gohmert blasted the decision to read bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights, blaming Attorney General Eric Holder for blocking investigators from gathering information about additional threats to U.S. citizens.
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“Now comes news of a secretive State Department campaign, discovered in the course of a Judicial Watch investigation, to add Muslims to its roster. Presumably, the new recruits will be deployed around the globe to help the agency fulfill its mission of promoting the country’s international relations. The campaign seems to be headed by Mark Ward, the Deputy Special Coordinator in the State Department’s Office of Middle East Transition.
Ward held a 90-minute seminar at a recent convention sponsored by two groups—Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)—with known ties to radical Islam. Both nonprofits are associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, which is known as the parent organization of Hamas and al Qaeda. In fact, the Investigative Project on Terrorism reports that MAS was founded as the U.S. chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood which strives to indoctrinate the world with Islamic Sharia law.”