Civil war in Egypt looming ever closer. “Muslim Brotherhood calls on Egyptians to rise up over killings,” by Michael Jansen for the Irish Times, July 9:
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood yesterday accused the army of massacring protesters staging a sit-in outside the republican guard barracks where ousted president Mohamed Morsi is said to be held while the army blamed on “terrorists” the killing of 51 demonstrators and wounding of 435. Health insurance officials denied women and children were among the dead.
The EU, the US, interim president Adli Mansour, the opposition Tamarod (Rebel) movement and a host of politicians urged restraint while the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party called upon Egyptians to rise up against “those trying to steal their revolution with tanks” and deposing Mr Morsi.
The party urged the international community to intervene to “stop further massacres” and prevent Egypt from being transformed into “a new Syria. “…