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News from Egypt

August 19, 2013

On 8/16/13

To All of my friends and acquaintances,
My country is being attacked by a terrorist organization backed by the all mighty US administration and some lesser mightier administrations of other countries. The truth is not conveyed to the world by the far reaching media of these countries. So I decided to try and reach out to all my friends and acquaintances and convey to them the truth of the situation in Egypt.
I will start by copying a letter written by someone unknown to me, but I couldn't have written better. The YouTube is full of videos that show the truth that the media is refusing to relay.

Please spread the truth to everyone you could possibly reach.
Khadiga Gaafar
Professor of Endocrinology
Faculty of Science, Cairo university

Copied from Dr. Sherif Emil
Dear friends
As a human being and a physician, I categorically and unconditionally deplore all killing. As a father, my heart goes out to all those who lost sons and daughters in Egypt's violence today and since the uprising of June 30.
Nevertheless, in the middle of a frenzy of Western politicians and
Western media consistently presenting only one side -- the Islamists' --
I could not let this day pass without sharing some thoughts and some truths. For the last six weeks since the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi, the Western media consistently portrayed the sit-ins that paralyzed Cairo and other parts of Egypt as sit-ins by "peaceful demonstrators". As mayhem broke out throughout Egypt today, they conveniently ignored what was happening in the rest of the country to focus on those "peaceful demonstrators."
Peaceful demonstrators?? Peaceful demonstrators do not have the capacity to kill more than 47 police personnel documented by name, rank, and serial number in a few hours. Peaceful demonstrators do not attack the Kerdasa (neighborhood close to
the pyramids) police station with rocket-propelled grenades, kill the station's police officers, strip them of their clothes, and drag their bodies down the street. Peaceful demonstrators do not threaten Christians with genocide as was called for by many of their leaders over the last six weeks, and as documented by multiple videos available on YouTube and other outlets.
Peaceful demonstrators do not raise the black flags of Al Qaeda over their sit-ins and marches and take pride in the likes of Bin Laden and Zawahiri.
Peaceful demonstrators do not attack more than 45 Christian installations, burn 19 churches and cathedrals, some several hundred years old, to the ground in less than 12 hours, destroy millions of dollars worth of Christians' homes, businesses, and property, and threaten the entire Egyptian Christian population with annihilation.
Peaceful demonstrators do no call for the return of a fascist president who only days before presided over a 2-hour orgy of hate speech by his imams, calling Shia Muslims filth worthy of extermination, only to see that actually take place 2 days later in the public lynching of 5 Egyptian Shia Muslims in broad daylight.
Peaceful demonstrators do not defend a fascist who purposefully let thousands of terrorists back into Egypt from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq to establish an Islamic Emirate in the Sinai and kill Egyptian army personnel and civilians on a daily basis.
Peaceful demonstrators do not put their children in the face of danger and brag that they are ready to see them die for the Islamist cause.
How much of that has the Western media reported today??
The Muslim Brotherhood and their jihadist allies have never known and will never know peace. Those who live by the sword will die by the sword. Prior to Morsi's election, they publicly declared that they will burn Egypt down if their man does not win. These terrorists, who have been proven liers at every step in the political process, are finally making good on one promise -- destroying the country if they can't subjugate it.
This Muslim Brotherhood is an international terrorist organization.
Their masquerade of moderateness has fallen apart with the events in Egypt. You should all be aware that this terrorist organization exists not only in Egypt or the Middle East or the Islamic world, but also right here in Canada and the US. It exists legally, and has managed to gain the sympathy and alliance of the United States Government, as well as many other Western governments, as we have seen in all the statements over the last six weeks.
I implore you to educate yourself about this, and to consider
contacting your congressman, senator, or member of parliament. Confront them with the facts, and ask them to declare the Muslim Brotherhood and all other Islamist political movements what they are -- FASCISTS and TERRORISTS.
Sherif Emil, MD,CM, FRCSC, FACS, FAAP
Associate Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Surgery, and Paediatrics
Director; Division of Paediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
Associate Chair for Education & Departmental Citizenship
Department of Paediatric Surgery
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Montreal Children's Hospital
McGill University Health Centre


News from Hossam

Dear Gwen:
She is completely right. The Moslem brotherhood are terror.
They were shooting in the streets and burning the government buildings and the police stations.
They burned more than 20 churches in all over Egypt Christian family shops and houses specially in Upper Egypt.
Dear, they tried to control Egypt by force. They try to hijacked Egypt
Or if they cannot, they will burn it
The majority of Egyptian consider the muslim brotherhood
Terrorist.

Thank you.

Here you can read an alert from Cairo Foreign Press Association
Chairman Mr.Volkhard Windfuhr


ALERT From FPA Chairman

Dear colleagues members of the Cairo Foreign Press Association,

Without taking sides in the internal conflict, I consider it our duty
to make our members aware of a seriously increasing danger for our
journalistic performance and even lives. Unfortunately, some of our
colleagues succumbed to fatal attacks. They were not just victims of
chaos or normal fire exchange, they had been fired at on purpose. Not
by police or army officers, but by the self proclaimed "peaceful
demonstrators". Today I myself happily escaped a mean sniper attack on
the 15 Mayo bridge at Zamalek. The criminal was not a policeman
either, I have witnesses for that fact - normal Egyptian citizen
by passers.
I was not there for press coverage, but just heading for a coffee shop
to meet friends.

It is outrageous what these agressive "protestors" commit. They
attack people at random, attack their own state - attack public
buildings and an ever increasing number of churches und houses and
shops of christians. It is not my job as FPA chairman to bother you
with political analyses, but I feel forced by my conscience and
professional moral to express my strong disappointment that the war
which the "protestors" fight against the state of our host country
only scarcely finds an adequate due coverage. But it is never too
late. Take care!

Volkhard Windfuhr
Chairman

Cairo • Giza • Alexandria • Abu Simbel Option • Aswan • Philae Temple
Nubian Village • Kom Ombo • Edfu • Luxor • Valley of the Kings

TENTATIVE dates depending on the situation in Egypt

February 7 - 17, 2014 • 11 days
based on double occupancy from JFK via Egypt Air
including two internal flights plus Egypt visa fee of $15 and departure taxes of $429

St. Catherine's Sinai Extension

February 17 - 19, 2014 • 2 days
based on double occupancy from Cairo. Two internal flights
included if taking our international air.

How things have changed in nearly three years. During the demonstrations in Tahrir Square, we were in contact with our Egyptologist and close friend, Hossam. What excitement and hope he, his teenage son who was also there, and many other Egyptians have for their country. It has been a rocky road, and the situation at present is not completely satisfying to our guide. However, he will give you the inside scoop about what is going on today. Together we have worked out a very special tour that links you to the changes under way and to the one remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Did you know the list was compiled millennia ago for Hellenic sightseers to set eyes upon the most remarkable creations of classical antiquity? Included in the list was the Lighthouse at Alexandria. Although no longer in existence, we’ll see the site and tour the new Museum in Alexandria. Join the multitudes of fortunate world travelers who have seen Egypt over the last two thousand years. You will be in the best hands possible.

Gwen Erwood

President, Travel Concepts International

  • Step back in time with a top Egyptologist in a group of no more than 15
  • Tour Tahrir Square and learn about the aspirations of today’s Egyptians
  • Venture to Upper Egypt and see the Valley of the Kings
  • Travel comfortably and carefree with excellent accommodations and many meals included
  • Abu Simbel Option

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