Al Qaeda accuses Christians

[Al Qaeda accuses Christians of complicity with the "coup" as attacks on churches and faithful continue.]  EGYPT. [Meanwhile, threats against Christians by pro-Morsi groups are increasing. ] 08/05/2013 18:28, EGYPT. As anti-Christian attacks continue, trial against Muslim Brotherhood leaders set for 25 August. More clashes are feared as the Brotherhood continues its sit-in despite bans by the army and the Interior Ministry. General Al-Sisi talks to Salafists. Envoys from the US, EU, UAE, and Qatar (tutti i traditori) visit Cairo. Al Qaeda accuses Christians of complicity with the "coup" as attacks on churches and faithful continue.[@General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, --> non ti lasciare intimidire, e proteggi gli innocenti, uccidi chi, sta portando, la morte e violenza]

[Al Qaeda accuses Christians of complicity with the "coup" as attacks on churches and faithful continue.]  EGYPT. [Meanwhile, threats against Christians by pro-Morsi groups are increasing. ] Cairo (AsiaNews) - Several leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood are set to go to trial for "incitement to violence" on 25 August. The news reported yesterday could further radicalise the Brotherhood in its confrontation with the military following the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi. Meanwhile, threats against Christians by pro-Morsi groups are increasing. [Meanwhile, threats against Christians by pro-Morsi groups are increasing. ] [@General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, --> non ti lasciare intimidire, e proteggi gli innocenti, uccidi chi, sta portando, la morte e violenza]

[Al Qaeda accuses Christians of complicity with the "coup" as attacks on churches and faithful continue.]  EGYPT.The Brotherhood's supreme leader, Mohammed Badie (pictured right), who is on the run, and two other leaders, Khairat al-Shater (pictured left) and Rashad Bayoumi, currently in jail, have been accused of inciting violence among their followers at the time of the massive anti-Morsi demonstrations on 30 June. Other members have also been accused of killing protesters. Morsi, who is under house arrest, has also been accused of involvement in violence when Mubarak fell and of cooperation with Hamas,[@General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, --> non ti lasciare intimidire, e proteggi gli innocenti, uccidi chi, sta portando, la morte e violenza]


[Al Qaeda accuses Christians of complicity with the "coup" as attacks on churches and faithful continue.]  EGYPT. the Islamist movement that rules in the Gaza Strip and that has been blamed for a string of attacks against Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai. [Meanwhile, threats against Christians by pro-Morsi groups are increasing. ]  However, the trial could drive the Brotherhood towards violence. Since Morsi's fall, its members continue to occupy two squares in Cairo, in spite of warnings and threats from the military and the Interior Ministry for the end of the demonstrations. General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, head of the armed forces, continues to send tough messages alternating with calls for dialogue.[@General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, --> non ti lasciare intimidire, e proteggi gli innocenti, uccidi chi, sta portando, la morte e violenza]

[Al Qaeda accuses Christians of complicity with the "coup" as attacks on churches and faithful continue.]  EGYPT. Yesterday, he met Salafist clerics Sheikh Mohammed Hassan and Mohammed Abdel Salam, who are close to the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi, stressing "that there are opportunities for a peaceful solution to the crisis provided all sides reject violence," an army spokesman said. [Meanwhile, threats against Christians by pro-Morsi groups are increasing. ]  However, the Brotherhood responded with a statement saying that the two Salafists had no mandate to negotiate on its behalf[@General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, --> non ti lasciare intimidire, e proteggi gli innocenti, uccidi chi, sta portando, la morte e violenza]

[Al Qaeda accuses Christians of complicity with the "coup" as attacks on churches and faithful continue.]  EGYPT. In recent days, the United States, the European Union, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar have sent envoys to Cairo to seek a peaceful solution to the crisis. But as one Egyptian observer noted, all these representatives have come to see Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, but none have sought to see minority leaders. In fact, the Muslim Brotherhood has made it clear that it does not intend to change its position. Morsi's removal is a coup and Brotherhood's members will continue to demonstrate for his reinstatement.[@General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, --> non ti lasciare intimidire, e proteggi gli innocenti, uccidi chi, sta portando, la morte e violenza]

[Al Qaeda accuses Christians of complicity with the "coup" as attacks on churches and faithful continue.]  EGYPT. [Meanwhile, threats against Christians by pro-Morsi groups are increasing. ]  In a recent statement, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the medical doctor who heads al Qaeda, has come out in favour of the Muslim Brotherhood. He blamed Morsi's overthrow on "American plotting" with the backing of the military and the Coptic minority. The last point highlights a growing danger for Christian communities who have seen a rise in violence since Morsi's ouster against individual Christians, priests, and churches. Indeed some priests have been murdered and various churches have been attacked and vandalised.[@General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, --> non ti lasciare intimidire, e proteggi gli innocenti, uccidi chi, sta portando, la morte e violenza]

[Al Qaeda accuses Christians of complicity with the "coup" as attacks on churches and faithful continue.]  EGYPT. [Meanwhile, threats against Christians by pro-Morsi groups are increasing. ]  As if in response to Zawahiri's call, a group of pro-Morsi militants arrived at the Church of Saint George yesterday in Sohag (Upper Egypt) and placed an al Qaeda flag on the roof of the building, shouting slogans exalting Islam. Also yesterday, groups of fundamentalists entered a church in Girga (Upper Egypt), shouting slogans against Patriarch Tawadros, threatening to do away with him. [@General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, --> non ti lasciare intimidire, e proteggi gli innocenti, uccidi chi, sta portando, la morte e violenza]



05/08/2013 14:13
EGITTO
Il 25 agosto si celebra il processo contro i capi dei Fratelli musulmani. Attacchi contro cristiani
Timori per nuovi scontri. La Fraternità decisa a continuare i sit-in nonostante i divieti dell'esercito e del ministero degli interni. Il gen. Al-Sisi dialoga con i salafiti. Usa, Ue, Emirati, Qatar in visita al Cairo. Al Qaeda accusa i cristiani di collusione con il "colpo di Stato". Assalti a chiese e fedeli.


Il Cairo (AsiaNews) - Diversi leader dei Fratelli musulmani (Fm) andranno  a processo per "incitazione alla violenza" il prossimo 25 agosto. La notizia diffusa ieri potrebbe infuocare ancora di più la Fraternità nel suo braccio di ferro con l'esercito dopo la deposizione del presidente Mohamed Morsi. Crescono intanto le minacce contro i cristiani da parte dei gruppi pro-Morsi.
La suprema guida dei Fm, Mohammed Badie (a destra nella foto)  - fuggitivo - e altri due capi - Khairat al-Shater (a sin. nella foto) e Rashad Bayoumi, attualmente in prigione, sono accusati di aver incitato alla violenza i loro seguaci durante le  gigantesche manifestazioni anti-Morsi del 30 giugno. Altri membri sono accusati anche di aver ucciso alcuni dimostranti. Lo stesso Morsi, che si trova agli arresti, è accusato di violenze avvenute alla caduta di Mubarak e di collaborazione con Hamas, il movimento islamista che governa la Striscia di Gaza, responsabile di molti attacchi ai militari egiziani sul Sinai.
Il processo potrebbe spingere a gesti violenti il gruppo dei Fm che dopo la caduta di Morsi continua ad occupare due piazze del Cairo, nonostante gli avvertimenti e le minacce dell'esercito e del ministero degli interni che chiedono la fine delle dimostrazioni.
Il gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, capo delle Forze armate, continua a inviare messaggi marziali e  di dialogo. Ieri ha incontrato alcuni religiosi salafiti, Mohammed Hassan e Mohammed Abdel Salam, vicini ai gruppi pro-Morsi, sottolineando che vi è ancora tempo per "una soluzione pacifica, purché ogni parte rifiuti la violenza". Ma la Fraternità ha dichiarato che i due salafiti non avevano alcun mandato di negoziare a nome loro.
In questi giorni inviati dagli Usa, dall'Unione europea, dagli Emirati, dal Qatar vanno e vengono dal Cairo per cercare una soluzione pacifica alla crisi. Un osservatore egiziano fa notare però che tutti questi personaggi danno molta enfasi alla visita a Morsi e ai Fratelli musulmani, ma non domandano nè visitano personalità delle minoranze.
I Fratelli musulmani rimangono fermi nella loro posizione: la deposizione di Morsi è un colpo di Stato ed essi continueranno  a manifestare fino al suo reinsediamento.
In appoggio ai Fm vi è pure una dichiarazione di Ayman al-Zawahiri, il medico egiziano a capo di Al Qaeda. Egli ha bollato la destituzione di Morsi come "un complotto americano", in combutta con gli interessi dell'esercito e della minoranza cristiana copta.
Quest'ultima sottolineatura segna un accresciuto pericolo per le comunità cristiane che dalla deposizione di Morsi vedono aumentare violenze contro fedeli, uccisioni di sacerdoti, assalti contro chiese e scritte ingiuriose contro di loro.
Quasi a rispondere all'appello di Zawahiri, ieri un gruppo di pro-Morsi è arrivato alla chiesa di san Giorgio a Sohag (Alto Egitto) e ha piantato una bandiera di Al Qaeda sul tetto dell'edificio, gridando slogan esaltanti l'islam. Sempre ieri, a Girga (Alto Egitto), gruppi di fondamentalisti sono entrati in chiesa e hanno gridato slogan contro il patriarca Tawadros, minacciando la sua fine.


08/05/2013 18:28
EGYPT
As anti-Christian attacks continue, trial against Muslim Brotherhood leaders set for 25 August
More clashes are feared as the Brotherhood continues its sit-in despite bans by the army and the Interior Ministry. General Al-Sisi talks to Salafists. Envoys from the US, EU, UAE, and Qatar visit Cairo. Al Qaeda accuses Christians of complicity with the "coup" as attacks on churches and faithful continue.


Cairo (AsiaNews) - Several leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood are set to go to trial for "incitement to violence" on 25 August. The news reported yesterday could further radicalise the Brotherhood in its confrontation with the military following the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi. Meanwhile, threats against Christians by pro-Morsi groups are increasing.
The Brotherhood's supreme leader, Mohammed Badie (pictured right), who is on the run, and two other leaders, Khairat al-Shater (pictured left) and Rashad Bayoumi, currently in jail, have been accused of inciting violence among their followers at the time of the massive anti-Morsi demonstrations on 30 June. Other members have also been accused of killing protesters.
Morsi, who is under house arrest, has also been accused of involvement in violence when Mubarak fell and of cooperation with Hamas, the Islamist movement that rules in the Gaza Strip and that has been blamed for a string of attacks against Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai.
However, the trial could drive the Brotherhood towards violence. Since Morsi's fall, its members continue to occupy two squares in Cairo, in spite of warnings and threats from the military and the Interior Ministry for the end of the demonstrations.
General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, head of the armed forces, continues to send tough messages alternating with calls for dialogue.
Yesterday, he met Salafist clerics Sheikh Mohammed Hassan and Mohammed Abdel Salam, who are close to the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi, stressing "that there are opportunities for a peaceful solution to the crisis provided all sides reject violence," an army spokesman said.
However, the Brotherhood responded with a statement saying that the two Salafists had no mandate to negotiate on its behalf
In recent days, the United States, the European Union, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar have sent envoys to Cairo to seek a peaceful solution to the crisis. But as one Egyptian observer noted, all these representatives have come to see Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, but none have sought to see minority leaders.
In fact, the Muslim Brotherhood has made it clear that it does not intend to change its position. Morsi's removal is a coup and Brotherhood's members will continue to demonstrate for his reinstatement.
In a recent statement, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the medical doctor who heads al Qaeda, has come out in favour of the Muslim Brotherhood. He blamed Morsi's overthrow on "American plotting" with the backing of the military and the Coptic minority.
The last point highlights a growing danger for Christian communities who have seen a rise in violence since Morsi's ouster against individual Christians, priests, and churches. Indeed some priests have been murdered and various churches have been attacked and vandalised.
As if in response to Zawahiri's call, a group of pro-Morsi militants arrived at the Church of Saint George yesterday in Sohag (Upper Egypt) and placed an al Qaeda flag on the roof of the building, shouting slogans exalting Islam.
Also yesterday, groups of fundamentalists entered a church in Girga (Upper Egypt), shouting slogans against Patriarch Tawadros, threatening to do away with him.