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Egypt’s Painful Birth Pangs

Muslim BrotherhoodThe evacuation of the deposed pro-Morsi Islamist Muslim Brotherhood camps from Rabi’a al-Adawiya and al-Nahda squares had revealed, clearly and without any ambiguity, that these camps have not been peaceful sit-ins, rather terrorist military occupations; pre-meditated planned, financed, armed and orchestrated by the Global Council of Muslim Brotherhood during their last July 7th meeting in Turkey.

Broadcasts of many Egyptian TV channels of the evacuation events, including videos taken by police helicopters, showed those Islamist Muslim Brotherhood (MB) terrorists using all kinds of weapons against the police forces. These weapons included advanced steel-penetrating sniping rifles, whose bullets had penetrated anti-bullets vests worn by police personnel. The videos also showed these terrorists setting fire to their own tents using Molotov bombs. They have also burnt the mosque in an attempt to destroy any incriminating evidence such as weapon, documents, communication systems, and murdered and tortured bodies of local residents, who tried to disobey and oppose MB leaders of the camps. Large cache of automatic weapons, Molotov bombs, gas canisters, bullets, TNT explosives and white weapons were discovered in these two camps.

Immediately after their evacuation the MB executed a torched-earth plan. In Cairo and in other major cities MB terrorists attacked government institutions, police stations and many other social service buildings setting them on fire and murdering in cold blood police officers and employees who tried to stop them. One police station in the Kerdasa town was attacked with RPG, police officers were stripped naked, dragged in the streets, urinated on, murdered in cold blood, and their bodies were savagely mutilated.

The MB set fire to many public and private buildings including the blood bank, set up snipers on roof tops and attacked fire fighters and medical ambulances with Molotov bombs setting their vehicles on fire in an attempt to stop them from putting off fires and helping injured people.

In an attempt to incite sectarian conflict the MB executed what seems to be a programmed terror attacks against Christian churches and Christian institutions including schools, clinics and orphanages setting them on fire. It was estimated that within one day at least 40 churches were set on fire, and were either completely or partially destroyed. They have also attacked Christian quarters destroying and setting ablaze many of their shops.

The MB leaders were hoping that the Christian Coptic Pope Tawadros II would call upon the Western power to interfere in order to protect the Christian minority. These terror attacks against Christians backfired when both the Coptic Pope Tawadros II and the Grand Imam of al-Azhar Mosque stood side by side declaring that Muslims and Christians of Egypt are brothers and will work together on protecting Christian properties and rebuilding churches. Many local Muslims rushed to protect churches against MB terrorists.  It is worth noting, here, that the Christian Western countries, who used to decry the smallest incidents against Christian Egyptians in the past, had, up till now, totally ignored MB’s torching of the churches. 

It was revealed that the security forces had foiled about 95% of the MB’s torched-earth plans that included the bombing and the burning of several airports, security and military stations especially those controlling and supervising the operations of Suez Canal, public institutions, schools and university, the Arab Tower, the Alexandria public library, Christian churches and institutions including St. Catherine Monastery in Sinai. The security forces were able to infiltrate the MB’s camps in Rabi’a al-Adawiya and al-Nahda and gather vital information about their plans and their weapons before the evacuation.

For fear of the expected international criticism, and fear for the lives of the misguided Egyptian citizens, who were brainwashed by the MB and others who were paid large sums of money to join the so-called sit-ins and were later used as human shields, the Egyptian police force had exhibited exemplary self-restraint in the evacuation process, so much so that they suffered losses of life among their officers. This self-restrain was exhibited during the evacuation of MB militants and their human shields from the Fat’h Mosque in Ramses Square. 

Heavily armed MB militants had attacked the residents and the police station in the Ramses Square during the whole day of Friday 8/16. In the night the militants retreated to the Fat’h Mosques that had been prepped in previous weeks with weapons, medical supplies and food to serve as their headquarters. The security forces surrounded the mosque during early hours of the evening and demanded the occupiers to evacuate. Negotiations extended to the early hours of the next day in order to evacuate the mosque peacefully. The police provided the occupiers with guaranteed safe exit but they refused to exit until the morning hours hoping that large groups of demonstrating MB would gather to help them escape capture. When this hope faded they agreed to evacuate under the protection of the security forces.

Throughout the night hours the residents of the area, who were terrorized for a whole day by these MB militias, gathered around the mosque to guarantee that none of them would escape and to witness their arrest. On their surrender in the morning, the security forces escorted the MB militias out of the mosque through angry crowd, and in the process sustained some unintended beating from the crowd that meant for the militia. Yet despite all this protection two MB snipers started shooting at the police officers from the minaret before running away.

The Egyptian interim government decided to evacuate the two MB camps after 40 days of futile negotiations. The MB would not give up their first chance of power. The ultimate goal of the Global Council of the Muslim Brotherhood is to use the Egyptian presidency as their launching base to establish what they believe a Caliphate Islamic Empire encompassing the whole Islamic World ruled by their own distorted interpretation of Islamic law (Shari’a). The MB has an extremist violent theocratic ideology that does not hesitate to destroy everything and everyone in an attempt to attain power. This was demonstrated in their assassinations of political figures including assassination of President Sadat, and in their adoption of the torched-earth policy where they have burned many parts of Cairo in 1952 as well as present day.

The Islamist MB was financed, armed and installed into Egyptian presidency with the help of Zionist-occupied American administration and Qatar. This was part of the American “New Middle East” policy aiming at inciting armed sectarian struggle within the national fabric of large Middle Eastern states in order to divide them into smaller weaker ethnic states to maintain Israel’s superiority in the region. The so-called “Arab Spring”, a camouflaged sectarian conflict, is parts and parcel of the New Middle East policy orchestrated by the US to weaken states and to help install MB leaders as presidents as what had happened in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen. The American seemingly concern and criticism of the actions of the Egyptian military expressed by the American officials and by Obama reflect their anger at the Egyptian military for acting freely for the first time within the last 30 years without American directive and consultation that caused the administration to lose the MB; an even closer ally and better stooge to the US and Israel.

The American administration had sent its officials; including Zionist Senator John McCain and his entrain sidekick-in-training Senator Lindsey Graham, to ostensibly mediate between the MB and the new interim Egyptian government to come up with a peaceful solution to the crisis. Meanwhile, behind the curtains, the administration was reportedly paying millions of dollars to the Global Council of the MB to pay salaries to, and to feed and arm the MB occupiers in their camps. The plan was to divide Egyptians into two opposing camps that may lead to civil war. This was reflected in Western politicians claiming their fear of a civil war in Egypt.

After the forceful evacuation of the MB camps the US, UK, France and Turkey hastened to condemn what they called the violent crackdown on pro-Morsi supporters, and called on the Security Council to investigate the human rights violations of the Egyptian security forces against peaceful demonstrators. On a comparing note, it took these countries almost two years before calling on the Security Council to investigate violence in Syria.  They have ignored all the weapons used by the MB against security forces, and the MB’s terrorism including the torching of public building and churches. The western media were recruited and paid to describe the Egyptian national revolution as a military coup, to present the MB as the victim, and to ban any anti-MB news and videos on their websites.

One more time, the definition of a military coup necessitates the fact that the military leader installs himself as president.  This is clearly not the case in Egypt. An interim civil government was chosen to manage the affairs of the state until a new election takes place. This is a national revolution that called on the military to execute the will of people to withdraw power from a failing presidency. In a democracy the people have the absolute right to grant power to a president as well as withdrawing power from him.

Flipping my TV between the local Egyptian channels and Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabia TV channels I witnessed the disinformation the latter two were broadcasting and inciting against the Egyptian security forces. In fact the latter two channels, especially Al-Jazeera, had been caught and exposed with their lies and fabrication that led to mass resignations of their Egyptian reporters over its biased coverage. It also led to the closure of Al-Jazeera office in Cairo and to the consideration for total banning in Egypt.

The Western hypocrisy can be detected when considering their own violations of human rights and their violent actions against whom they call terrorist. Considering the American human right violations in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, spying on American citizens and UN officials, drone strikes against unarmed civilians in Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the harsh treatment of the Occupy Movement sit-ins, arming and financing terrorist in Iraq and in Syria among many other, the American administration has no right to criticize Egyptian security forces defending themselves against heavily armed MB terrorists. The American administration gives itself the right to bomb terrorist across the whole world but it seems that it wants to rob Egypt its legitimate right to fight terrorist within its own streets. Obama needs to swallow his own words when he stated “we don’t negotiate with terrorists.”

France hypocrisy is exhibited in their military attacks and Islamists in Mali while they are trying to support extremist Islamist MB in Egypt. The UK officials had many times expressed the attitude that when it comes to British interest there is no self-restraint. Turkey’s Erdogan should examine his support to the anti-Syrian terrorists, and his violent suppression to the Kurds and harsh treatment to Turkish demonstrators in the streets of Istanbul.

Egypt now is going through painful birth pangs expecting the delivery of real independence, real freedom and real democracy. Unfortunately many vultures are surrounding it attempting to either abort this delivery or to strangle the new born.

The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect MWC's editorial policy.

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