Egypt hit by Muslim Brotherhood coordinated attacks against Christians, Security forces and society
Egypt hit by Muslim Brotherhood coordinated attacks against Christians, Security forces and society
Murad Makhmudov and Helmet Joachim Schmidt
Modern Tokyo Times
The mass media is overtly focused on a minor narrative whereby the Egyptian security forces come under close scrutiny. Of course, the numbers of people killed since security forces decided to storm two protest camps did lead to a high loss of life and nobody wants to whitewash this reality. However, the reason why so many people were killed is being whitewashed by the mass media and this certainly applies to the initial reports emanating from Cairo. Therefore, it is essential to focus on the wider reality and not a minor narrative which plays into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood because it is the forces of Islamist militants which seek to enslave the masses.
Lee Jay Walker from Modern Tokyo Times states that “Ironically, it could be argued that the security forces had underplayed the real threat to themselves and wider society on the whole. It is known that at least 43 security officers were killed by demonstrators and that hundreds were injured. Indeed, police stations in other part of Egypt were vulnerable to the coordinated attacks by militants within the Muslim Brotherhood. This reality highlights that the security forces believed that they had a limited objective related to two protest camps. However, for militants within the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist sectarian groups, their plans were to set Egypt ablaze and target the minority Coptic Christian community.”
The above is extremely valid and the same applies to the Sinai region whereby Islamist terrorist groups are attacking the Egyptian armed forces on a daily basis. It is no coincidence that Islamist terrorism grew in the Sinai region under the Morsi government. Similarly, it is no coincidence that since the demise of Morsi that coordinated terrorist attacks have taken place in the Sinai region and the same applies to attacking Christians in this part of Egypt. Therefore, just like Al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria work within the space provided to them by NATO Turkey; then clearly outside forces are involved in the growing terrorist network in the Sinai region.
It would appear that the mass media is fixated on the Muslim Brotherhood agenda of desiring violence in order to further outside forces. After all, the Obama administration supports this political movement in Egypt, Tunisia (Ennahda is an offshoot) and in Syria. It also highlights how much the Muslim Brotherhood is penetrating the heart of the Obama administration when it comes to his Middle East policies. After all, in Egypt it is clear that powerful Gulf nations like Saudi Arabia don’t trust the Muslim Brotherhood. Obama is therefore clashing with Saudi Arabia when it comes to Egypt and this reality highlights the inroads that the Muslim Brotherhood is making within America. Of course, the anti-Christian agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood, putting females into the shadows and crushing progressive forces in Egypt doesn’t appear to alarm Obama.
In the New York Times it was stated by Roger Cohen that “Perhaps the most radical change in U.S. foreign policy under President Obama has occurred here in Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood, long shunned as a collection of dangerous Islamist extremists, is now the de facto object of American support….. Not only that: Ultraconservative Salafist politicians, who make the Brotherhood seem like moderate pragmatists, are now regular visitors to the U.S. Embassy and, on the theory that it is better to have them inside the tent than out, they are able to visit the United States to learn how things work in the land of Jeffersonian democracy.”
Prior to the ousting of Morsi the Investigative Project on Terrorism reports that James Zogby, founder and president of the Arab-American Institute, states that “Our credibility has been compromised,” Zogby said. “I think the way we handled the constitutional issue itself was abominable.” U.S. officials made clear what a constitution should include, yet did not follow through when the document failed to protect women and minorities.”
“I can’t believe that we did nothing with regard to the communities in Egypt that were going to be affected by that constitution and express that we were displeased by the direction.”
“The Brotherhood’s rejection of equal status for women and the Copts, as well as its repression of opposition, have damaged its image, Zogby said.”
Turning back to the coordinated attacks by militants within the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups it is clear that their sectarian nature is clear for all to see. Indeed, for writers to gloss over this reality then it shows that they support the sectarian agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood. This reality means that they desire to cover-up the “deep rooted hatred” within this political movement which switches violence on and off when it suits. Therefore, irrespective if individuals want to claim that security forces are to blame for events surrounding the two protest camps; how does this fit in with the bigger picture?
It was Muslim Brotherhood militant supporters which planned to set Egypt ablaze and just like NAZISM focuses on ethnic hatred; the Muslim Brotherhood focuses on religious hatred – irrespective if this is anti-Christian or anti-Shia. In recent times Morsi participated in an event which fueled anti-Shia hatred. Naturally, the outcome of whipping up sectarian hatred led to the brutal murder of four Shia Muslims by a frenzied mob of Sunni extremists. They particularly took pleasure in killing the noted Shia cleric and even more galling some radical Islamist clerics praised this barbarity after witnessing the attack on television. Of course, this irked the armed forces of Egypt which know that sectarian violence and attacks against secular forces will pulverize this nation apart. This reality means that the armed forces of Egypt are on the frontline in preventing the dark forces of militant Islam, which seeks to crush all progressive forces within this nation.
Ahram Online reports that “Churches across Egypt came under frenzied attack Thursday as the country became convulsed in violent turmoil after security forces forcibly broke up two major Cairo protest camps held by supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.”
“Incensed by the bloody crackdown that has claimed more than 500 lives, Morsi loyalists orchestrated nationwide assaults on Christian targets, wreaking havoc on churches, homes, and Christian-owned businesses throughout the country.”
Lee Jay Walker comments that “It must be stated that attacks against Christian churches and property began within 5 minutes of security forces launching an assault against two protest camps. This reality shows that the attacks against police stations, the Christian community and state buildings were well coordinated. Indeed, in recent weeks militant Islamists incited by zealots within the Muslim Brotherhood – irrespective if also belonging to other Islamist groups – have killed a young Coptic girl, beheaded a Christian and killed a Christian priest. Likewise, untold terrorist attacks have targeted the armed forces of Egypt which are on the frontline in preserving the nation state of Egypt. Indeed, Islamists care little if they destroy the fabric of society and the economy because look at what Islamist forces have done to Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and are now doing in Syria, with the tacit support of Gulf and Western nations.”
The Muslim Brotherhood which likes to hide its real agenda is now showing its true nature but even now the mass media wants to cover up the responsibility of militant Islamists in setting Egypt ablaze. However, the reality is obvious because it was Muslim Brotherhood militant forces which used the NAZI agenda of scapegoating a minority. It was militant Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters which attacked police stations all over Egypt. Similarly, many images show Islamist militants with weapons therefore for security forces it must have been a nightmare. After all, how do you know who is armed and who isn’t given all the chaos. Also, the Egyptian armed forces need to stem the flow of weapons entering the Sinai region and to stop terrorist penetration within major cities.
Egypt is now facing a dark period because of internal forces which seek to spread sectarianism and to put women into the shadows. The current political leaders need to work with the armed forces and all progressive forces in order to prevent divisions. After all, for militant Islamist they desired to spill the blood of fellow Egyptians in order to sow divisions within society, which fears their religious authoritarianism. Likewise, the external enemies of Egypt, the “third force,” which sets of powerful negative chains in order to destabilize from within must be checked.
It is also time for Egypt to stem the tide of Salafi militancy, to cut loose the strings of Washington and Tel Aviv – and to become a truly independent nation state. This of course doesn’t imply that Egypt must cut ties with any nation. However, Egypt is too powerful a nation to allow outside nations focusing on their limited agendas which do disservice to this nation.
Al Ahram reports that “Egypt’s interim premier, Hazem El-Beblawi, condemned the “criminal acts” against Copts in a telephone conversation with Coptic Pope Tawadros II, who threw his weight behind the army’s ouster of Morsi early in July. El-Beblawi vowed to deal strictly with “terrorism,” asserting that “unity between Muslims and Christians is a red line.”
“Egypt’s army chief General Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi pledged the military would cover the costs of restoration for all damaged churches.”
Lee Jay Walker states that “The mass media and naive Western political leaders are playing into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood. Yet it is this organization, and zealots in other militant organizations, which are spreading chaos, sectarianism and abetting sinister forces. Also, these religious zealots care little about the economy of this nation and how to advance Egypt. Instead, they have a narrow agenda based on turning the clock back and shackling people who don’t follow their narrow worldview.”
The security forces didn’t expect a full frontal attack by Muslim Brotherhood militants and their sympathizers against Christians, police stations throughout Egypt, against state institutions and attacking schools based on sectarian affiliation. However, militants within the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups had their weapons ready alongside their coordinated plans to play the sectarian card. Therefore, Egypt was set ablaze but it wasn’t sent ablaze by the security forces. On the contrary, it was dark forces within the Muslim Brotherhood which spread the violence across many parts of Egypt and likewise terrorists are also baying for the blood of the armed forces of Egypt in the Sinai region.