Saturday, August 17, 2013

Saturday Night Special

Quickly now...

Bloodshed returned to the streets of Egypt Friday after at least 60 people were killed when the Muslim Brotherhood’s “day of rage” descended into more fierce fighting between protesters and the security forces.

Supporters of Mohammed Morsi, the ousted Islamist president, clashed with the military in Cairo and other cities as one of the bloodiest weeks in the country’s recent history approached a violent climax.

At least 35 people were killed in the capital and 12 died in the Nile Delta cities, with witnesses again accusing the security forces of using live rounds to subdue the demonstrators.

The Brotherhood called for the protests in the wake of Wednesday’s operation to clear its two sit-in camps in Cairo, a military assault that left hundreds dead and threw the country into crisis.

Three churches and six buildings at the monastery of the Holy Virgin and Anba Abra’am in Dalga, Minya, Upper Egypt
The church of Mar-Mina in the district of Abu-Hilal in the town of Minya
The bishopric church of Mar-Girgis (St George) in Sohag, Upper Egypt
The church of the Holy Virgin in Nazla, Fayoum, Lower Egypt
The Baptist church in Beni-Mazar, Minya
Coptic-owned shops in Gumhouriya Street in Assiut, Upper Egypt
The Good Shepherd School in Suez
The Fransiscan School in Suez
The Holy Bible Society in Fayoum
The church of al-Amir Tawadros (St Theodore) in Fayoum
The church of the Holy Virgin in the district of Abu-Hilal in the town of Minya
The Catholic church of St Mark, Minya
The Jesuit church in Abu-Hilal, Minya
The church of Mar-Morqos (St Mark) and its community centre, Sohag
18 houses of Coptic families in Dalga, Minya, including the home of Father Angaelus Melek of the Holy Virgin and Anba Abra’am’s
The Evangelical church on Nassara Street in Abu-Hilal, Minya
The church of Anba Moussa al-Aswad in Minya
Coptic-owned shops, pharmacies, and a doctor’s clinic in Minya
The Jesuit church in Minya (attacked, not burned)
The St Fatima Basilica in Cairo (attacked, not burned) ...

In addition to the attacks against the Copts, their churches, businesses, and property; Egyptians were aghast at attempts by the Islamists to break into the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) in Alexandria and set it on fire. The BA security and staff confronted the assailants in the courtyard, and there was an exchange of gunfire. According to Khaled Azab, the BA’s media manager, the conference hall was plundered, and a number of acquisitions went missing. The glass façade was shattered.
This is what happens when you don't destroy your enemies: 

Critics say the group has picked the wrong day on which to hold this event, being the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon twelve years ago. The date also marks the somber anniversary of the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi.

In response to all the outrage and indignation being voiced over the march, event organizers in the American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) say the lives of Muslims in America were changed by September 11, 2001 attacks as well and they want to call attention to it.

Victimhood; Ibn Warraq called it.

Somebody make a statue of this guy, even if it is panko:

Liberals, you’re all about civil liberties? Isn’t that what you claim, or claimed? Obama has been Dick Cheney on steroids when it comes to civil liberties and privacy. He signed the NDAA into law. He assassinated American citizens. He oversaw a massive expansion of the surveillance state, including monitoring the phone records of every American. He extended the Patriot Act. He mandated the Insider Threat Program that requires government employees to profile their coworkers. His Justice Department has spied on journalists, and all of his agencies have been absolutely brutal on whistle blowers. Obama never met a civil liberty he supports and wishes to protect.

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