News links for Dec. 24 2013 – 2

1. Rep. Bachmann Calls on Obama to Label Muslim Brotherhood A ‘Terrorist Organization’

“From the time of Hassan al-Banna and the ‘secret apparatus’ staging terror attacks across Egypt and the assassinations of Prime Minister Mahmoud an-Nukrashi Pasha and judge Ahmed El-Khazindar in 1948, to the ongoing attacks on Coptic Christians and churches and the terror campaign targeting the military in the Sinai and elsewhere, the Muslim Brotherhood has always kept terrorism as part of its arsenal and living up to their motto, ‘Jihad is our way,'” Bachmann wrote.

2. White House reportedly pulls Egypt ambassador pick under pressure from Cairo

Robert S. Ford was pulled from consideration after members of the Egyptian government indicated that they did not want Ford in the job due to his stated willingness to negotiate with some of Syria’s Islamist militants and political groups.

3. Bomb damage in Egypt kills at least 10

4. Dec. 24 2013: Car of Muslim Brotherhood supporter burned in Egypt.

Thank you M, Taffy in Canada, and all. More to come I’m sorry to say.

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  1. IRAQ – BAGHDAD -Christmas Day bombings in Iraq’s capital kill 37

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants in Iraq targeted Christians in three separate Christmas Day bombings in Baghdad, killing at least 37 people, officials said Wednesday.

    In one attack, a car bomb went off near a church in the capital’s southern Dora neighborhood, killing at least 26 people and wounding 38, a police officer said.

    Earlier, two bombs ripped through a nearby outdoor market simultaneously in the Christian section of Athorien, killing 11 people and wounding 21, the officer said.

    The Iraq-based leader of the Chaldean Catholic Church, Louis Sako, said the parked car bomb exploded after Christmas Mass and that none of the worshippers were hurt. Sako said he didn’t believe the church was the target.

  2. Video: Cash to lure Muslims for prayers

    A Saudi man went into a mosque and placed SR500 notes for every worshipper to lure in Muslims for prayers. More notes were placed for the Imam (preacher)

    The unidentified man, who filmed what he was doing, said he wanted to encourage all Muslims come to the mosque and pray.

    Sada newspaper carried the film which showed the mosque was still empty. It said many viewers of the YouTube film slammed the man for such an act on the grounds Muslims should pray for being faithful not for money. It did not say where in Saudi Arabia the mosque is located.

  3. Turkish PM replaces 10 ministers in spiraling graft scandal

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a major cabinet reshuffle, replacing 10 key ministers amid a widening high-level corruption scandal rocking his government.

    Among the high profile replacements is EU Affairs Minister Egemen Bagis, who is also accused of involvement in the corruption scandal. Erdogan replaced the ministers for justice, transport, family, sports and industry, and the deputy prime minister.

    Earlier on Wednesday, resigned Environment Minister Erdogan Bayraktar turned against the Turkish leader, urging him to step down.

    “For the sake of the wellbeing of this nation and country, I believe the prime minister should resign,” he told NTV news.

    Meanwhile, protesters clashed with police while holding a rally against corruption in Istanbul’s Kadikoy district.

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