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Le chef d'Al-Qaïda a déclaré que les Musulmans en Egypte ne devraient pas combattre leurs compatriotes chrétiens

Al-Qaida's leader said Egypt's majority Muslims should not fight their Christian compatriots, and instead focus their efforts on opposing the military-backed authorities who ousted the Islamist president last summer.

It was a rare call by Ayman al-Zawahri in defense of Christians, who largely supported the popularly backed coup against Mohammed Morsi and were subsequently targeted by a wave of violence.

In an audio message posted on militant websites, al-Zawahri said it was not in the interest of Muslims to be engaged with the Christians because "we have to be busy confronting the Americanized coup of (Gen. Abdel-Fattah) el-Sissi and establish an Islamic government instead."

El-Sissi is Egypt's defense minister who overthrew Morsi after millions of Egyptians protested to demand he step down. The head of the Coptic church supported the coup along with other groups.

"We must not seek war with the Christians and thus give the West an excuse to blame Muslims, as has happened before," al-Zawahri said.


Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2014/01/25/4954694/al-qaida-leader-opposes-fighting.html#storylink=cpy

 

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'Egypt security forces nix Hamas office in Cairo'

'Egypt security forces nix Hamas office in Cairo' | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Iraqi paper says Muslim Brotherhood request was rejected due to fears it could spark further disturbances at time of unrest in country.

 

 

Egyptian security forces have rejected a Muslim Brotherhood request to establish a Hamas office in Cairo after leaving its headquarters in Damascus, according to Egyptian security sources quoted by the Iraqi paper Azzaman on Tuesday. The security sources were quoted as saying that they put national security considerations first, especially now when Egypt is in the middle of unrest and the new office could lead to further disturbances.

The paper also quotes an anonymous security source who said that there exists three training camps for al-Qaida-linked groups in the northern Sinai. These would form a base from which they could transform the Sinai into a war zone in the case of a clash with the Egyptian army. There are no more than 1,500 people in the camps.


 

The paper also quotes an anonymous security source who said that there exists three training camps for al-Qaida-linked groups in the northern Sinai. These would form a base from which they could transform the Sinai into a war zone in the case of a clash with the Egyptian army. There are no more than 1,500 people in the camps.

 

More on: http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?ID=303170&R=R1



 

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Al-Qaeda’s Syrian Revival, a Lesson for Egypt

Al-Qaeda’s Syrian Revival, a Lesson for Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

One of the worst consequences of the Western and Arab worlds’ reluctance to topple Bashar Al-Assad has been Syria’s transformation into fertile ground for extremism and parasitic terrorist groups. By this I certainly do not mean the many honorable, moderate fighters who wish to overthrow Bashar the Bloody, and in his place establish a political system that respects justice and the rights of the people. Rather I mean the opportunistic few that exploit the resistance, such as Al-Qaeda and its ilk, who act on their belief that there can be no change without violence.

Al-Qaeda has received some devastating blows ever since its true cards became exposed. For despite its earlier claims that it was combating Zionist and American influence, (...) its appeal has plummeted and its propaganda has fallen on deaf ears. The Arab Spring hastened its decline, with the peoples of Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen proving that the path to change need not pass through the gates of violence and arms. (...)

 

It may be too early to start drawing lessons from the Syrian revolution, but one thing is certain: The liberals, knowingly or unknowingly, fan Al-Qaeda’s fires whenever they fiercely oppose moderate Islamists, as is clearly the case currently in Egypt. The chaos caused by the violent clashes in Syria is what has allowed Al-Qaeda to thrive once again, fueled by the young Arabs who first came to Syria to take part in a revolution.

Another point which I doubt has escaped liberals is that, generally speaking, Al-Qaeda is unable to recruit new members itself; instead it leeches followers off the other, more peaceful Islamist movements (for example the Salafists, Muslim Brotherhood, Tabligh, and so on). The fierce battle in Egypt against the Brotherhood and the Salafists, who have both willingly subjected themselves to the principles of democracy and the peaceful of transfer of power, will drag the country into a downward spiral of self-perpetuating violence, with Al-Qaeda lurking in wait. An Al-Qaeda presence in the Egyptian arena is practically unheard of, just as it had been in Syria before the outbreak of the armed revolution.

 

More on: http://www.aawsat.net/2013/03/article55294885

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