Twenty people die in soccer riots in Egypt.

(Clearly the Egyptians need an ex NYC mayor to come implement some kind of soccer ball controls)

Prosecutors: 22 people killed in Egyptian soccer match riot

CAIRO (AP) — A riot broke out Sunday night outside of a major soccer game in Egypt, with a stampede and fighting between police and fans killing at least 22 people, authorities said.

The riot, only three years after similar violence killed 74 people, began ahead of a match between Egyptian Premier League clubs Zamalek and ENPPI at Air Defense Stadium east of Cairo. Such attacks in the past have sparked days of violent protests pitting the country’s hard-core fans against police officers in a nation already on edge after years of revolt and turmoil.

A statement from Egypt’s public prosecutor said the violence killed 22 people and that it had ordered an investigation.

What caused the violence wasn’t immediately clear. Security officials said Zamalek fans tried to force their way into the match without tickets, sparking clashes. Fans have only recently been allowed back at matches and the Interior Ministry planned to let only 10,000 fans into the stadium, which has a capacity of about 30,000, the officials said.

Thank you M., and Draculea

 

Some islamic world riot videos, I think in reaction to France’s allowing itself to have it’s own laws.

Sometimes it seems that in places like Pakistan, a dozen people get killed in the riots over who picks the Wednesday night movie rental. But the past couple of days seem to have more than the usual number of deaths seemingly connected to increased demands to destroy the basic freedom to be free of religious authority in Western nations. As such, we should be concerned at the level of violence.

1. RAMALLAH – Islamists on Saturday called for ‘jihad’ against France


(This one is sent out for translation in case there is any actual content in the interviews)

2. Protests across Pakistan against Charlie Hebdo

30,000 protestors in Pakistan against Magazine art.

3. Egypt. Dated today

Egyptian bomb disposal team

You can really tell that Egyptians have gotten better phones since the last round of rioting over there

Thank you M.

Six killed in Egypt in clashes between Muslim Brotherhood forces and the government.

H/T M

Extract from AHRAM:

Six people were killed on Friday in clashes between police and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood across Egypt, an Egyptian health ministry statement said on Friday.

Three protesters were killed in Cairo’s Nasr City district, two were shot dead in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, and one person was killed in Alexandria, the statement said.

The Brotherhood-led National Coalition to Support Legitimacy,  which called for Friday’s protests, released a statement on Friday evening claiming that 19 protesters were killed by police.

Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood terror and the US government position

More proof that the Egyptian government is correct and that the US government is way way wrong.

Egyptian Government Interior Ministry: Brotherhood protest leaders will be executed  

“the penalty for leading a Muslim Brotherhood demonstration will be the death sentence, even if it is a woman.”

The harsh move comes in accordance with yesterday’s declaration of the Broterhood a terrorist organization, which was issued after the car bombing in Mansoura that killed at least 15 people “

(This actually proves that the current Egyptian government is actually non-sexist. Equal rights means equal responsibilities)

Egypt Dec. 27 2013 more Ikhwan unrest.

A bunch of Ikhwan supporters using their new tactic of pretending to be the victim and the four finger campaign. Of course, fold down 3 of the fingers and you get most of our responses.

UPDATE 2: Three killed, 265 arrested at pro-Brotherhood protests across Egypt

Nationwide clashes broke out on Friday between loyalists of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, local residents and security forces, leaving three dead.

According to a statement issued by the interior ministry, the slain were killed in Cairo, Upper Egypt’s Menya and Damietta in the Nile Delta.

The violence took place less than 48 hours after the cabinet declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group.

H/T M

Egypt: Clashes rock Cairo’s Al-Azhar University and Iran makes deal with Afghanistan


From Youtube:

Pro-Muslim Brotherhood students from Cairo’s al-Azhar University blocked streets in Cairo’s Nasr City district on Sunday during a demonstration calling for oustered president Mohamed Morsi be reinstated. Protests have been ongoing since a pro-Muslim Brotherhood student from the university died during clashes on November 21.

Students pelted stones and bottles at those opposed against them, leaving dozens injured. The protesters also lit a fire at the university’s dormitory gates, reportedly to lessen the effects of tear gas fired at the students earlier in the protest by police.

H/T M

Meanwhile, Iran and Afghanistan just signed a formal alliance of sorts.

 

Bomb seems to target Egyptian interior ministry. Much damage.

H/T M

Story here:

21 wounded, no deaths in a bombing targeting Egypt’s interior minister convoy Thursday, minister survives

Ahram Online , Thursday 5 Sep 2013
Bomb

A photo from the blast (Photo : Hashim Abou-El-Amayem)

Egypt’s Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim survived an assassination attempt when a bomb detonated early on Thursday near his convoy in northeast Cairo, officials told Ahram Online.

Earlier reports said the blast resulted from a car bomb, but state TV said that the bomb was thrown by unknown assailants from a nearby building at around 10:30 am.

More Egypt videos.

I simply haven’t had time today to figure out the logistics on these. Some are from before, during and after the taking of the big mosque where so many devout and religious muslims were holed up today. All videos are posted here at vlad but not in order of events. I would like to have put that together but for the moment at least the material is here to sort it out.

Meanwhile, here is another video of that bridge where many people seemed to feel the need to try and repel down on what appears to be a metal cable of some kind. No idea if its sport or away from danger. Interesting to note that no one thought of putting something soft under the spot where so many fell.

CAIRO – AUG 17 2013 – Muslim Brotherhood terrorists and Muslim jihadists getting out of the al fath mosque under military protection – civilians are there with sticks to kill them –

Major celebration after the police got the MB out of the al fath mosque. Interesting to see them carry the police on their shoulders even decked out in all that armor.

This apparently is MB people being escorted of the mosque under military protection. Its a bit hard to tell, it looks like any day in Egypt these days.

It would appear that the generals are planning to outlaw the Muslim Brotherhood. If I am not mistaken, they were illegal under Mubarek as well.

Burka clad people being escorted from mosque by army. No easy way to tell of course if its men or women but there does seem to be quite a few of them in a mosque in a war zone. More than I would expect in terms of number of women present.

Thank you very much M, CB Sashenka and others who sent in material.

Links and news Aug 17 2013 – 2

1. Very interesting statement from the Egyptian state castigating the Western pro-Ikhwan media

[…] Egypt is feeling severe bitterness towards some Western media coverage that is biased to the Muslim Brotherhood and ignores shedding light on violent and terror acts that are perpetrated by this group in the form of intimidation operations and terrorizing citizens let alone killing of innocent people and setting churches and public and private property on fire along with storming police stations and blocking roads and all other forms of thuggery and sabotage. […]

2. Pro Morsi demo in Paris today

3. list of Christian churches, schools, institutions, shops torched by the Muslim Brotherhood in the last three days

4. EGYPT- Mosques to close between prayers after Fateh stand-off:

Major mosques have been ordered to close amid fears Muslim Brotherhood supporters could take control of them, according to an official source at the Egyptian Endowments Ministry.

There have been clear instructions to close mosques after each prayer session for fear people may hide weapons inside them, which the ministry strongly prohibits, the source added.

5. Armed men shooting at army forces from inside the mosque’s minaret and forces on the ground returning fire up at the shooters.

Links and news for Aug 17 2013 – 1

1. Egyptian security forces arrest brother of al-Qaeda’s top leader Ayman al-Zawahri 

  • Mohammed al-Zawahri, was detained at a checkpoint in Giza

  • He is the leader of the ultraconservative Jihadi Salafist group

H/T Taffy in Canada

2. EDL supporters stage Muslim academy protest

Demonstrators today staged a protest march against a Muslim school opening in Portsmouth.

Scores of people from the English Defence League, South East Alliance, March for England, English Volunteer Force and the Croydon Casuals walked along Fratton Road.

3. Explosions in a church or mosque. (I dont know exactly what it is but my intuition tells me its important.)

4. Charges dropped against Pakistan cleric in blasphemy case: lawyer

(Interesting that they haven’t arrested the cleric for blasphemy because he had to create some to manufacture evidence against the Christian girl. This speaks volumes about the Islamic psyche. Its never about the crime. Its about who does it)

  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A Pakistani court on Saturday dismissed charges against a cleric who accused a young Christian girl of blasphemy and who was arrested last year for allegedly forging evidence against her, his lawyer said.

The case had brought new spotlight on Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws, sections of which carry the death penalty or life imprisonment. However, the laws retain broad support in this country, where Islamic conservatism is on the rise alongside extremism and many Muslims are highly sensitive about their faith.

5. Streets of Egypt today.

(It seems to be increasingly difficult to determine who is shooting at who and why.)

Egyptian riot vids for Aug 16 2013 – 2

Daily laugh: Muslim Brotherhood members want human rights workers to escort them out of the mosque they are holed up in for fear of humiliation upon leaving. A right I know they would grant to Christians, Jews or any non-muslim. Right after they had burned the building down with all inside. H/T M story here:

Inside the al-fath mosque:

Same Mosque different video. Another story here at Japan Today.