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Military Kills 36 Muslim Brothers, MB Kill 25 Police

From the New York Times:

Islamists Killed While in Custody, Egypt Confirms

By ROD NORDLAND | August 18, 2013

CAIRO — The Egyptian government acknowledged that its security forces had killed 36 Islamists in its custody on Sunday, as the country’s military leaders and Islamists vowed to keep up their fight over Egypt’s future.

The deaths were the fourth mass killing of civilians since the military took control on July 3, but the first time so many had died while in government custody. The news of the deaths came on a day when there appeared to be a pause in the street battles that had claimed more than 1,000 lives since Wednesday, most of them Islamists and their supporters gunned down by security forces.

Man, the military are terrible. Not like the peace-loving Muslim Brotherhood.

The Islamists took measures on Sunday to avoid further confrontations, including canceling several protests over the military’s ouster of a democratically elected Islamist-led government.

Gosh, those ‘Islamists’ at the Muslim Brotherhood are good responsible people. They hate bloodshed.

While confirming the killings of the detainees on Sunday, the Ministry of the Interior said the deaths were the consequence of an escape attempt by Islamist prisoners. But officials of the main Islamist movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, described the deaths as “assassinations,” and said that the victims, which it said numbered 52, had been shot and tear-gassed through the windows of a locked prison van…

Naturally, The Times believes the Muslim Brotherhood. After all, why would they lie?

Meanwhile, we have this from the Associated Press:

Militants kill 25 Egyptian policemen in Sinai

By ASHRAF SWEILAM | August 19, 2013

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) – Suspected militants on Monday ambushed two mini-buses carrying off-duty policemen in Egypt’s northern Sinai, killing 25 of them execution-style and wounding two, security officials said.

The militants forced the two vehicles to stop, ordered the policemen out and forced them to lie on the ground before they shot them to death, the officials said…

They didn’t cut their heads off, as well?

Still, notice that the AP doesn’t even suggest that this attack might have been in retaliation for the killings by the military the day before. And maybe it wasn’t. Maybe it was just another day in the wonderful land of the ‘Arab Spring.’ Who can keep it all straight?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, August 19th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Military Kills 36 Muslim Brothers, MB Kill 25 Police”

  1. A War of attrition?

    Excellent




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