Monday, July 8, 2013

Bloodbath In Cairo

Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood urged people to rise up against the army, which they accuse of a military coup to topple the leader, threatening an escalation in Egypt's political crisis. - Reuters

The military has said that the overthrow was not a coup, and it was enforcing the will of the people after millions took to the streets on June 30 to call for Mursi's resignation.

But pro- and anti-Mursi protests took place in Cairo, Alexandria and other cities, and resulted in clashes on Friday and Saturday that left 35 dead.

It leaves the Arab world's largest nation of 84 million people in a perilous state, with the risk of further enmity between people on either side of the political divide while an economic crisis deepens.

Massacre in Cairo deepens Egypt crisis - AlJazeera
Islamists call for 'intifada' - Telegraph
Sexual assaults rampant - NPR
**WARNING GRAPHIC** Gang throws rivals from top of building - Mirror
Islamic Lynch mob waving Al Qaeda banners - Daily Mail
Law requires Obama cut off Egyptian aid - Daily Caller
Cairo seeks Gulf help as unrest continues - FT
Gunmen attack Sinai checkpoints close to Israel border - Reuters
Hundreds of Morsi supporters rally in Chicago - Chicago Tribune