Egypt Descends Into Civil War As Muslim Brotherhood Calls For ‘Day Of Rage’

Protests by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi turned violent across Egypt on Friday, with witnesses reporting four dead in central Cairo and at least 12 killed in...

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(Reuters) – Protests by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi turned violent across Egypt on Friday, with witnesses reporting four dead in central Cairo and at least 12 killed in northern cities as the Muslim Brotherhood staged a “Day of Rage”.


The army deployed dozens of armored vehicles on major roads around the capital after Mursi’s Brotherhood movement called the demonstrations, and the Interior Ministry said police would use live ammunition against anyone threatening public buildings.

The violence followed Wednesday’s assault by security forces on two Brotherhood sit-ins in Cairo that left hundreds dead, as security forces tried to end weeks of turbulence following the army’s toppling of Mursi on July 3.

In Cairo gunshots echoed around the huge Ramses Square, focal point of Brotherhood protests in the capital, and police fired salvoes of tear gas. Four people were killed and many more wounded by gunshot and birdshot in the square, a witness said.

Nile TV showed footage of one gunman among Islamist protesters firing from a city center bridge. Injured men, one with a bloody wound in the middle of his chest, were rushed away on the back of a pick-up truck.

Emergency services also said eight protesters were killed in clashes in the Mediterranean town of Damietta, and four people died in the northeastern city of Ismailia. Violence was also reported in Egypt’s second city Alexandria and in the Nile Delta city of Tanta.

A police conscript was killed in a drive-by shooting in the north of the capital, state news agency MENA reported.

Deeply polarized after months of political turmoil, Egypt stands close to the abyss of chaos with Islamist supporters refusing to accept the toppling of Mursi, which followed mammoth rallies castigating his trouble-plagued, year-long rule.

They have demanded the resignation of army commander General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the reinstatement of Egypt’s first freely elected president, who is in detention and has not been seen in public since his downfall.

“Sooner or later I will die. Better to die for my rights than in my bed. Guns don’t scare us anymore,” said Sara Ahmed, 28, a business manager, joining a march of thousands of demonstrators heading downtown from northeast Cairo.

“It’s not about the Brotherhood, it’s about human rights,” said Ahmed, one of the few women not wearing a headscarf, a sign of piety for Muslim women.

When a military helicopter flew low over Ramses Square, protesters held up shoes chanting “We will bring Sisi to the ground” and “Leave, leave, you traitor.”

As the sound of teargas canisters being fired began, protesters – including young and old, men and women – donned surgical masks, gas masks and wrapped bandannas around their faces. Some rubbed Pepsi on their faces to counter the gas.

“Allahu akbar! (God is Greatest)” the crowd chanted.


Signaling his displeasure at the worst bloodshed in Egypt for generations, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday normal cooperation with Cairo could not continue and announced the cancellation of military exercises with Egypt next month.

“We deplore violence against civilians. We support universal rights essential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest,” he said, but stopped short of cutting off the $1.55 billion a year of mostly military U.S. aid to Egypt.

The Brotherhood accuses the military of staging a coup when it ousted Mursi. Liberal and youth activists who backed the military saw the move as a positive response to public demands.

But some fear Egypt is turning back into the kind of police state that kept the disgraced Hosni Mubarak in power for 30 years before his removal in 2011, as security institutions recover their confidence and reassert control.

Friday prayers have proved a fertile time for protests during more than two years of unrest across the Arab world.

In calling for a “Day of Rage,” the Brotherhood used the same name as that given to the most violent day of the uprising against Mubarak. That day, January 28, 2011, marked the protesters’ victory over the police, who were forced to retreat.

Ironically, the epicenter of the anti-Mubarak protests, Tahrir Square, was deserted on Friday, sealed off by the army.

Underscoring the deep divisions in the most populous Arab state, local residents helped the army block access to Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, the site of the main Brotherhood sit-in that was swept away during Wednesday’s police assault.

“We are here to prevent those filthy bastards from coming back,” said Mohamed Ali, a 22-year-old business student. The Egyptian presidency issued a statement criticizing Obama, saying his comments were not based on “facts” and would strengthen violent groups that were committing “terrorist acts”.

Pro-army groups posted videos on the Internet of policemen they said had been tortured and killed by Islamist militants.

Washington’s influence over Cairo has been called into question since Mursi’s overthrow. Since then Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have pledged $12 billion in assistance, making them more prominent partners.

Obama’s refusal so far to cut off U.S. aid to Egypt suggests he does not wish to alienate the generals despite the scale of the bloodshed in the army’s suppression of Mursi supporters.

Egypt will need all the financial support it can get in the coming months as it grapples with growing economic woes, especially in the important tourism sector that accounts for more than 10 percent of gross domestic product.

The United States urged its citizens to leave Egypt on Thursday and two of Europe’s biggest tour operators, Germany’s TUI and Thomas Cook Germany, said they were cancelling all trips to the country until September 15.

On Thursday, the U.N. Security Council urged all parties in Egypt to exercise restraint, but did not assign blame. “The view of council members is that it is important to end violence in Egypt,” Argentine U.N. Ambassador Maria Cristina Perceval said after the 15-member council met on the situation. source – Reuters

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August 16, 2013 11:07 am

Another civil war, when your not walking with God, you’ll always disageee with each other, so again the unrighteous ones starts another civil war!

August 16, 2013 11:42 am

Muslim Brotherhood Calls For ‘Day Of Rage’

So, they’re calling for a typical Muslim day in the Middle East? A truly shocking headline would be, “Muslim Brotherhood Calls For ‘Day of Peace and Love’ ”

Or, “Muslim Brotherhood Declares Maybe It’s Not So Smart To Try To Kill Everybody Who’s Different”

Or, “Muslim Brotherhood Declares Islam Behaviorally Similar To Satan”

Or, “Muslim Brotherhood Calls For ‘Day Of Determining Why Nobody Sane Likes Us’ “

August 16, 2013 12:36 pm

Heather, I like the way you post :) You make your point in a humorous fashion but it gets right to the heart of the matter!

August 16, 2013 1:22 pm

What else can you say? These people are devils on a rampage. Saw a video yesterday of Syrian rebels, the new best friends of the U.S., executing two just teenagers, helpless civilian boys, sitting on the ground on their knees, their crime guilty of being from the wrong families, guilty of existing. They were just riddled with bullets, not even executed: slaughtered in a hail of bullets, in a raging overkill. In the name of Allah. A couple boys! And this is just a day in the life of Islam.

This is what they would have for you, for all “infidels,” every Jew, Christian, simply westerner or non-Muslim on the planet. This is who we’re now sucking up to over there. Who knows these boys weren’t gunned down with U.S. supplied weapons? It’s all just a very sick, senseless joke anymore. I wish I hadn’t seen that video, because I feel ashamed to be a human today and wonder who opened all the cages at the zoo.

Some more details of our Egyptian new best friends:

August 16, 2013 4:46 pm

the same scum that killed those 2 boys, are the ones Osama, I mean Obama just gave another 250 billion dollars

August 16, 2013 5:18 pm




August 16, 2013 4:44 pm

I love you heather, that is funny

August 16, 2013 11:46 am

Do not let your heart be troubled by this terrible grave news but keep looking to the One that will end all bloodshed. His government will reign and all will be free to serve Him and others. What a joyous time when Satan’s evil will be over. We must go though this time to get to the end. Lord help us to live for you that others will be brought into the kingdom. Help Egypt to see the True Messiah.

August 16, 2013 11:51 am


Great prayer you said in your comment. “Lord help us to live for you that others will be brought into the kingdom.”

August 16, 2013 12:40 pm

Yes, and Lord, place your hand of protection on our brothers and sisters. Let the violence pass over them and let them be lights in the midst of that darkness. Come quickly Lord Jesus.

August 16, 2013 3:14 pm

Yes i saw that video too. Its out of hand now, or do they expect they will be allowed to do this and much more forever, as ive said before, Infidels, Jews, Buddist, Sieks, Hindus, Christians etc etc should be joining together to save the human race.

August 16, 2013 3:46 pm

Great posts heather! So true!

August 16, 2013 5:19 pm

The Lord loves the Egyptians too. Isaiah 19:25 “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.”

August 16, 2013 8:23 pm

First, who are “my people”? Antichrist religion enflamed head loppers? Is it possible, just possible, the Lord is referring to a future kingdom event where He has smitten the Egyptians, and they have turned to him, to be healed, in that Isaiah verse? Maybe a little context challenged there?

Tell you what: let’s put it this way. Before you declare a universalist love fest, kumbaya orgy with our Christ denying Muslim “brothers” (getting sick to the stomach, just the words…), take these verses for a spin around the block:

Psalm 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in Thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

Psalm 11:5 The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked, and the one who loves violence His soul hates.

Lev. 20:23 Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I shall drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them.

Prov. 6:16-19 There are six things which the Lord hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: 17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly… Read more »

August 17, 2013 12:53 pm

God’s love of everyone is well established in scripture. The actions of people are a different story. If people were breaking into my house, I probably would feel a little sorry for them while I shot them. It is very sad when people who have a choice choose evil. The gap between your and Jason’s viewpoints is easy to bridge.

August 16, 2013 9:02 pm

I hope you all are praying for the Pastor imprisoned there, I don’t think he will live and Obama says nothing


Where will the antichrist arise from? Lets look and see what The word of God says.

In 1John it mentions the antichrist.

(1 John 2:18 KJV) Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

Lets see what else we can find out!!

(Daniel 8:23 KJV) And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.

(Daniel 8:24 KJV) And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.

So he shall be mighty but not by his own power as we can see in the above verse.

(Revelation 13:2 KJV) And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

We see from this above verse that… Read more »

August 17, 2013 3:20 pm

Hi DC,thank you for this. I will wade thru and save it!!! I appreciate your taking time to explain thru Scripture, I hope no one disagrees on this or I will have to figure that out! :) my smily wont work! Blessings


Many disagree on scripture but I can further prove it so from an entirely different direction as well and it all lines up. :)

August 17, 2013 3:29 pm

non the less, I thank you


YW I will put more up shortly. Further explaining. :)


Lets look at this from another similar view that points to the same.

In Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 this time. Daniel 7 speaks of a horn (king) again. Revelation 13 speaks of the beast (antichrist).

(Daniel 7:20 KJV) And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.

(Revelation 13:5 KJV) And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

(Daniel 7:25 KJV) And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

(Revelation 13:6 KJV) And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

Lets look at another similarity between Daniel 7’s horn and the beast in Revelation… Read more »

August 17, 2013 5:12 pm

I am a HEMP advocate and saw this. Posting because of Henry Fords car. I had now idea and wondered if any of you did.

August 17, 2013 6:54 pm