Egyptian editor backtracks after saying ‘Americans will be killed in streets’
Bakry claims there is a plot to killed General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Americans must be killed for it.
A prominent Egyptian editor who threatened that Americans could be slaughtered in the streets has been forced to backtrack on his remarks after they were reported by western media.
Egyptian people will rise up in a “revolution to kill the Americans in the streets”, he said.
In an extreme example of the growing xenophobic rhetoric by media outlets who back the country’s army chief, General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Mostafa Bakry made the threat on a major TV talkshow, also warning the US president, Barack Obama, and his “puppets” that “we will enter their houses, and we will kill them one by one”. Â (Hugh Fitzgerald, NER)
Really really wishing there was another Islam:
According to Egyptian media,Â duringÂ his recent speech at the Department of Moral Affairs for the Armed Forces, General Abdul Fateh al-Sisi – the man who ousted former President Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood in response to the June Revolution and who is seen as the nation’s de facto ruler – declared that “Religious discourse is the greatest battle and challenge facing the Egyptian people, and pointed to the need for a new vision and a modern, comprehensive understanding of the religion of Islamâ€”rather than relying on a discourse that has not changed for 800 years.”
Sisi further “called on all who follow the true Islam to improve the image of this religion in front of the world, afterÂ Islam has been for decades convicted of violence and destruction around the world, due to the crimes falsely committed in the name of Islam.” Â (Raymond Ibrahim)