In this compilation of video clips from Muslim Brotherhood TV channels, several death threats were made against the Egyptian president and the journalists who support him.
Cleric Salama Abd Al-Qawi said, on Rabea TV, that anyone who killed Al-Sisi would be doing a good deed. Cleric Wagdi Ghoneim told Misr Alan TV that “whomever can bring us the head of one of these dogs and Hell-dwellers” would be rewarded by Allah, and commentator Muhammad Awadh said on Misr Alan TV, that the punishment for the “inciting coup journalists” was death.
We are so sick of hearing how he is at death’s doorstep. Mohamed Soltan, 26, whose father, Salah, is a Muslim Brotherhood official, is an American-born troublemaker who went to Egypt to join the Muslim Brotherhood’s violent protests in support of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, has been on an extended hunger strike in an Egyptian prison. Yet he’s still alive.
Egyptian Streets His activism, which saw him covering the pro-deposed president Mohamed Morsi protests and the subsequent bloodshed on August 14th 2013, got him thrown in jail by the al-Sisi government.
Arrested on August 25th 2013 in a raid that was intended to arrest his terrorist father and Muslim Brotherhood official Salah Soltan, Mohamed’s family says he has been accused of spreading false news regarding the “operation of Rabaa” case.
Mohamed (left) and his father, Salah Soltan (right), shown with radical hate preacher and spiritual leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, Youssef Qaradawi
To protest his innocence, Mohamed Soltan has been on a hunger strike since January 26 2013 – a hunger strike that is now seeing his life in extreme danger.
In statements to Egyptian Streets, Omar Soltan, Mohamed’s brother, said Mohamed has been “tortured physically and mentally, refused medical care to [a gunshot wound he received] while covering the [Rabaa Al-Adaweya] protests” and has been refused release on health grounds despite pleas from US President Obama and other US officials. (Gotta love how al-Sisi couldn’t care less about what Obama has to say)
Mohamed on his “death bed” a few months ago with father
Omar Soltan added that Mohamed has had multiple strokes due to a preexisting medical conditions and has on numerous occasions fallen into a coma. (Yet, he’s still not dead)
In the latest statement released by the family, a photograph showed Mohamed Soltan in a dire condition, with dry blood on the pillow next to him and blood in his mouth. (Beautiful)
“We are petrified with the thought of what condition Mohamed is currently in and we continue to call on all human rights organizations and the U.S. Government to do whatever it takes to secure his immediate release,” said the statement. (Knock yourselves out)
Apparently, they didn’t play the correct music to mutilate by as you can hear in the graphic video below:
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Hopefully they will be arrested and jailed along with the hundreds of other Muslim Brotherhood supporters now on death row awaiting execution.
President al-Sisi was democratically elected by over 90% of the population. Following the Friday prayers, protesters held rallies in Cairo and several other cities, calling for the ouster of President Abdul Fatah el Sisi and demanding an immediate end to military rule.
Security forces attacked protesters in Hadaeq Helwan district south of the capital Cairo. A protester was killed in the scuffles. (Only one?) Protesters also chanted anti-Sisi slogans and called on all Egyptians to put their differences aside, and to stand against those who protesters called the “coup orchestrators”.
Since the popular ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi in 2013, critics of the government have faced a relentless crackdown that has put thousands behind bars including several Islamic figures.
Speaking before Al-Azhar and the Awqaf Ministry on New Year’s Day, 2015, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a vocal supporter for a renewed vision of Islam, made what must be his most forceful and impassioned plea to date on the subject.
Raymond Ibrahim (h/t Jim Y) Among other things, Sisi said that the “corpus of [Islamic] texts and ideas that we have sacralized over the years” are “antagonizing the entire world”; that it is not “possible that 1.6 billion people [reference to the world’s Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants—that is 7 billion—so that they themselves may live”; and that Egypt (and the Islamic world) “is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost—and it is being lost by our own hands.”
The relevant excerpt from Sisi’s speech follows (translation by Michele Antaki):
I am referring here to the religious clerics. We have to think hard about what we are facing—and I have, in fact, addressed this topic a couple of times before. It’s inconceivable that the thinking that we hold most sacred should cause the entire umma [Islamic world] to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of the world. Impossible!
That thinking—I am not saying “religion” but “thinking”—that corpus of texts and ideas that we have sacralized over the years, to the point that departing from them has become almost impossible, is antagonizing the entire world. It’s antagonizing the entire world!
Al-Sisi has the overwhelming support of the Egyptian people
Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants—that is 7 billion—so that they themselves may live? Impossible!
I am saying these words here at Al Azhar, before this assembly of scholars and ulema—Allah Almighty be witness to your truth on Judgment Day concerning that which I’m talking about now.
All this that I am telling you, you cannot feel it if you remain trapped within this mindset. You need to step outside of yourselves to be able to observe it from the outside, to root it out and replace it with a more enlightened vision of the world.
I say and repeat again that we are in need of a religious revolution. You, imams, are responsible before Allah. The entire world, I say it again, the entire world is waiting for your next move… because this umma is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost—and it is being lost by our own hands.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former Egyptian army chief who deposed the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi, is very popular with the Egyptian people as well as the Coptic Christians there.
Legal Insurrection His popularity has increased enormously during his successful battle against Egypt’s religious extremists who threatened to enact a wide array of “reforms” while they were in power, everything from enacting laws repressing religious freedom to calling for the destruction of the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx.
Striking a pious tone that sets him apart from former president Hosni Mubarak, Sisi also appears to be taking on the mantle of a religious reformer. He has blamed outdated “religious discourse” for holding back Egypt.
“I see that the religious discourse in the entire Islamic world has cost Islam its humanity,” Sisi said in an interview televised on May 5. “This requires us, and for that matter all leaders, to review their positions.”
With references to God and morality, Sisi may turn out to be the most outwardly pious of any of the military men to have governed Egypt since the republic was founded in 1953.
Not surpisingly, al-Sisi’s ideas are not sitting well with the Islamic extremists
Al-Sisi’s secular approach also is reaping results. Egypt has just seized the funds of 30 Brotherhood leaders as well as those of 12 NGOs and six companies allegedly affiliated to the outlawed group. Additionally, Egyptian security forces have uncovered at least 44 alleged terror cells with Muslim Brotherhood links and apprehended 225 cells members for targeting the private police positions.
This is not the first time al-Sisi has publicly called for a reformation of Islam: