More of the poison fruit of Obama's pro-Muslim Brotherhood foreign policy in Egypt.
Take note of the continuing trend I began pointing out to Atlas readers for the past year, the mainstream media organizations assigns these stories to Muslims. Always bear that bias in mind when reading the "reportage." It's propaganda for the jihad force.
"Dozens Are Killed in Street Violence Across Egypt" Mayy El Sheikh and Kareem Fahim, The NY Times, October 7, 2013CAIRO — At least 51 people were killed and hundreds were injured as street clashes erupted in several Egyptian cities on Sunday, in a surge of violence that raised new questions about the ability of the interim government to secure the fractured country.Supporters of Mr. Morsi mourned relatives who were killed in Cairo on Sunday during clashes with security forces and supporters of the military.
The death toll was the highest in a single day since mid-August, when the authorities began their crackdown on Islamist supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi, ousted by the army on July 3. The military-backed government that replaced him has tried to project an aura of stability in order to lure back the tourists and investors scared off by several years of turmoil in the country.
But on Sunday, only grim, familiar scenes of violence returned, along with the sounds of gunfire.
The bloodshed came as thousands of Egyptians celebrated the 40th anniversary of the 1973 war with Israel, setting up a day of bizarre contrasts that served as reminders of Egypt’s deepening polarization since the ouster of Mr. Morsi.
As the military’s supporters celebrated the anniversary in Tahrir Square in Cairo with music and fireworks, officers and armed civilian loyalists set upon Islamist protesters who were also trying to reach the square, driving back their marches with tear gas and gunfire.
More than 250 people were injured, officials said.
Over the last three months, with little resistance from the public, the military has set out to vanquish the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group that propelled Mr. Morsi to power. Since July, hundreds of Brotherhood members have been killed and most of the movement’s leaders have been sent to jail or fled the country.
And Mr. Morsi’s Islamist supporters, who have re-branded themselves under the banner of the “anti-coup” movement, have continued to protest despite the repression of their marches and sit-ins, and dwindling attendance at their demonstrations.
They had billed the protests on Sunday as their own tribute to the armed services, while promising a new level of confrontation: for the first time since Mr. Morsi’s ouster, they called for marches on Tahrir Square, a stronghold of the anti-Morsi movement.
The decision to call for demonstrations on Oct. 6, the anniversary of the 1973 war, also seemed part of a persistent, but so far fruitless, effort by the Islamists to identify cracks in the military, Egypt’s most powerful institution.
In a statement last week, the anti-coup protesters said they intended to salute “the soldiers who fought the October war — so our brave army regains its commitment to the true Egyptian military doctrine and knows the difference between the enemy and its people, before it turns into militias that do not have any other mission but killing its own people.”
The military-backed government responded by calling for its own commemoration of the war in Tahrir Square, setting up the likelihood of a bloody confrontation between civilians. On Saturday, a spokesman for the interim president said that protesters against the military were “agents, not activists.”
On Sunday, as military aircraft flew over Cairo to cheering crowds, the Islamists mustered their largest protests in weeks.