“Friday of rage” in Egypt as Muslim Brotherhood vows retaliation


After Friday prayers, during which pro-Muslim Brotherhood imams will stoke the faithful to a pitch of righteous indignation, things could get ugly. “Friday of rage: Egypt braces for day of violence and hatred as Muslim Brotherhood vow to retaliate against military coup after this afternoon’s prayers,” by David Williams, James Rush and Simon Tomlinson for the Daily Mail, July 5:

Egypt’s generals face their first big test today when supporters of ousted Mohamed Morsi pour on to the streets after Friday prayers to protest against the army-led coup.

Social networking sites and mosques are being used to rally support for the democratically elected president who has been put under house arrest.

An Islamist coalition led by the Muslim Brotherhood appealed to Egyptians to demonstrate in a “˜Friday of Rejection” against the coup.

Arrest warrants for more than 300 members of the Brotherhood and their close allies were issued by the military yesterday while tanks and armoured vehicles were in place at strategic points across Cairo and other major cities.

Mohammed Badie, the supreme leader of the movement, was arrested near the Libyan border. Judicial sources said Badie, and his deputy Khairat el-Shater, who were seen as the drivers of the Islamist agenda followed by Mr Morsi, have been charged with inciting violence against protesters outside the Brotherhood’s ransacked HQ in Cairo.

And in the early hours of this morning, state television has reported that Islamist gunmen opened fire on El Arish airport in Egypt’s troubled Sinai Peninsula and at three military checkpoints.

The attackers reportedly fired rocket-propelled grenades at the army checkpoints outside the airport, close to the border with the Gaza Strip and Israel, in the latest of a string of security incidents in the lawless region, security sources said.

Although it was not clear whether the coordinated attack on several army positions was in response to the military overthrow of President Morsi.

Celebrations marking Mr Morsi’s overthrow continued yesterday although numbers were reduced from the millions who greeted news of the coup on Wednesday night.

Jubilant protesters chanted “˜No More Beards” yesterday — a reference to the facial hair favoured by Islamists and the Brotherhood.

There are fears of a violent backlash from Islamists, particularly from hard-liners, some of whom once belonged to armed groups.

Clashes between Islamists and police erupted after the army”s announcement of Mr Morsi’s removal from power. At least nine died.

Egypt’s interim leader, Adli Mansour, used his inauguration to hold out an olive branch to the Brotherhood and promised elections — without indicating when they would be.

“˜The Muslim Brotherhood are part of this people and are invited to participate in building the nation as nobody will be excluded, and if they respond to the invitation, they will be welcomed,” said the senior judge. Promising to safeguard “˜the spirit of the revolution” that removed Hosni Mubarak from power in 2011, he said he would “˜put an end to the idea of worshipping the leader”….

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  1. says

    Unrelated, but not unrelated in a way.

    China is currently sending thousands of soldiers to the western Xinjiang region where the Muslim Uighars are, to get them under control.

    That’s the way to do it.

    But Al Jazeera characterises it as the classic “ethnic tensions” rather than Muslims agitating for a separate state. Typical.

  2. says

    ‘No more beards.’ That can be taken two ways. First, I believe they don’t want the goat beards in roles of leadership anymore. Secondly,they are calling for freedom of thought. This is truly extraordinary. Ordinary people are recognizing in a moment of truth that Islam doesn’t work as a political philosophy.

  3. says

    “Jubilant protesters chanted “No More Beards’ yesterday – a reference to the facial hair favoured by Islamists and the Brotherhood.”

    Evolution, in relation to the reduced need of body hair to protect against parasites and inclement conditions, has seen mankind look less apelike over time. Not these savages who in an instant after mosque on Friday’s can switch on animalistic rage at the behest of sadistic imam’s inhumane exhortations and rival the most regressed primate in appearance and behaviour.

    The irony of the repeated MoBro and islamist claims that the Jews are “descendants of apes and pigs” never escapes me. Morsi himself recently made the same claim on Egyptian TV. And, after all, he is simply citing the Quran. Amidst the sea of oft-repeated blood libels and anti-Semitic canards, the “descendants of apes and pigs” …

  4. says

    ho-hum,Friday day of rage, isn’t every Friday a day of rage for these insane beasts….
    especially after hearing the imam’s ranting and raving and spewing of hate against the infidels and joooos

  5. says

    Pretty sick when islam seems to produce the most Mothers willing to send their kids off as suicide-bomber for allah peace.

  6. says

    “Mohammed Badie, the supreme leader of the movement, was arrested near the Libyan border.”

    Typical. The cowardly blowhards who incite the rage are running away. Don’t they want to die for the sake of “allah” and cash in on the 72 whores – oops houris – in the eternal brothel?

  7. says

    Running away.

    Hmmm. I wonder how many are doing so whilst wrapped in burkas?

    If I were the Egyptian Army chiefs, I would be telling those on security details and watching the exits, to be keeping an eye open for suspiciously big feet and hairy (or glowingly-recently-shaved) ankles sticking out from under burkas.

    And I’d be watching for those who have very, very obviously recently shaved… (In light of the No More Beards! slogan, some of the more cowardly mohammedthugs may be bowing to ‘darura’ and hastily shaving off their face-fungus so as to ‘blend in’…).

  8. says


    Say, rather, possessed.

    Possessed and/ or…high. High as a kite on Islam.

    Someone – a Muslim in Indonesia – said that to V S Naipaul, once.

    Naipaul wrote it down and it’s in his book ‘Among the believers’, in the section on Indonesia, part 7, ‘the interchangeable revolutions’:

    “The fight that’s coming will be between the people in the universities and the people in the pesantren [that is, in the Indonesian equivalent of a madrassa]. One day the students from the pesantren will come to Jakarta and burn down this nice hotel.

    “**Islam can become a cocaine. It makes you high. You go to that mosque and you get high. And when you get high, everything that happens becomes Allah’s will**” [my emphasis – dda].