January 28, 2013

Video: Civil War Breaking Out in Egypt?

This video is labelled "Egyptian Snipers Shooting from Rooftops" in Port Said. But a) they don't appear to be snipers; and b) whoever they are shooting at is shooting back. I'll point out one other thing: the people on the roof appear to be wearing civilian clothes, yet the flag they are flying is clearly the Egyptian flag -- not the black flag of al Qaeda.

Protests are turning violent in Egypt and those doing the protests are mainly liberals dissatisfied with the Islamist government. I know we've run a few posts showing al Qaeda flags mixed in with them, but if push comes to shove who do you think the Salafis are going to back? An Islamist president or the infidels protesting him?

Very much related:

A man was shot dead on Monday in a fifth day of violence in Egypt that has killed 50 people and prompted the Islamist president to declare a state of emergency in an attempt to end a wave of unrest sweeping the Arab world's biggest nation.

Emergency rule announced by President Mohamed Mursi on Sunday covers the cities of Port Said, Ismailia and Suez. The army has already been deployed in two of those cities and cabinet approved a measure to let soldiers arrest civilians....

Thousands of mourners joined funerals in Port Said for the latest victims in the Mediterranean port city. Seven people were killed there on Sunday when residents joined marches to bury 33 others who had been killed a day earlier, most by gunshot wounds in a city where arms are rife.

Thanks to Golem Bar

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:29 AM | Comments |