Egypt: Security Forces Storm Cairo Mosque, Capture Muslim Brotherhood Protesters Including Brother of Al-Qaeda Leader… UPDATED
Guest Post by Mara Zebest
Egyptian security forces seiged a mosque with hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters inside. Outside there were anti-Muslim Brotherhood protesters waiting to attack the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists as they exited the mosque. One mosque arrest included Mohammad al-Zawahiri—a conspirator with Morsi and the brother of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Zawahiri was also behind the 9-11 Benghazi Embassy attack as reported by JihadWatch here and here (the latter link reveals secret documents leaked connecting the Al-Qaeda brother—Zawahiri—as in control of U.S. Embassy in Tripoli).
Sky News reports the following:
A gun battle has erupted between soldiers and Muslim Brotherhood protesters holed up in a mosque in central Cairo.
Egyptian TV footage showed gunmen firing from inside the minaret of the al Fath mosque in Ramses Square – moments after images emerged of tear gas canisters being thrown at protesters inside the building.
Witnesses said tear gas was fired into the mosque prayer room to flush out protesters, who refused to leave the premises.
Pictures also showed soldiers dragging the supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi out of the building as they dismantled a makeshift barricade and stormed the building to clear it.
Egypt’s state MENA news agency later announced that prosecutors had placed 250 Muslim Brotherhood supporters under investigation for murder, attempted murder and terrorism.
Foreign Secretary William Hague has spoken to the Egyptian foreign minister, condemning the violence and stressing that attacks on mosques and churches are “unacceptable”.
The fresh violence flared after hours of negotiations between the two sides – and news that Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el Beblawi had proposed disbanding the Muslim Brotherhood and that the idea was being considered by the government.
It also emerged that Mohamed al Zawahri – brother of al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahri – had been arrested in Egypt for supporting Mr Morsi.
Read more here.
Update 1: Walid Phares on Fox News explains how Washington leadership has been making a huge mistake to side with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Update 2: Breitbart reports that in the absence of American support, the Egyptian government is turning to Russia for help:
“As the situation in Egypt escalates, a source with very close ties to the Egyptian government tells Breitbart News that the country is preparing to send a diplomatic mission to Russia. While the Obama Administration sends conflicting messages about the conflict, Russia, China and Saudi Arabia have issued strong statements in support of the government’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. America’s influence in the region is waning.”