October 17, 2014

Egyptian Muslims Bomb Other Egyptian Muslims For Being The Wrong Kind of Muslim

AP via Yahoo:

CAIRO (AP) Two bombs went off in a city in northern Egypt late Thursday, striking a Sufi Muslim religious festival and wounding 11 people, officials said, the latest in a spate of attacks that have targeted Egyptian government forces, institutions and public gatherings.

The bombs were placed behind a mosque and went off near-simultaneously in the Nile Delta city of Tanta were residents and pilgrims crowded the streets, observing the Festival of Sheikh el-Sayyed Ahmed el-Baddawi, a revered 13th century religious figure. The festival draws massive crowds every year. Sufism is a mystic branch of Islam.

Most of the victims were wounded by flying shrapnel, said Magdy Awad, chairman of the local ambulance services. The victims were taken to the Tanta University Hospital and none were reported to be in critical condition.

The number of casualties could have been higher but a bomb squad was able to dismantle a third explosive device, which had also been placed near the mosque, an Egyptian security official told The Associated Press. He official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to media.

The old set another bomb to bomb the response to the first bomb is a standard al-Qaeda terror tactic.

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