» 07/26/2011, 00.00
The chaos in ruling military council helping Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis
Following clashes in Cairo on Sunday that left 298 people injured, the situation appears to be slipping out of control from the military. Ranking officer denies any rumours the Council wants to set up another authoritarian regime. For Fr Greiche, Egypt is in chaos and badly run. Many Christians and Muslims fear the country is sliding towards extremism.
Christians and Muslims in Tahrir Square want the military to quit
Local sources say 400,000 people are in the square. The Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis are ejected from the rally. Police use tear gas against protesters. Hundreds are injured in clashes as protests touch Alexandria, Suez and Damietta.
Military and Muslim Brotherhood, dangerous players in the 21 November election
The military’s silence is a worrying sign. The young people of Tahrir Square are too divided and disorganised to play any major role in the country’s political debates.
Attacks against Coptic churches, part of a plan to expel Egypt’s Christians
In Upper Egypt, Salafis attack two churches are in less than three days. A plan hatched in Saudi Arabia would see Egypt come under an Islamic regime without any place for other religions.
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In Cairo, a few thousand protesters heed call for a Day of Rage, as dozens die in clashes with soldiers
Clashes pit soldiers against the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, Damietta and Ismailia. Demonstrators tried to storm police stations. The low turnout is a sign of division between the Islamists. The West does not understand that the Brotherhood is connected to al-Qaeda and Salafist terrorism. Today, no churches or Christian homes have been attacked as self-defence groups, including members of the anti-Morsi Tamarod movement, come out to protect them.
Egypt PM issues ultimatum, telling Muslim Brotherhood to leave protest camps
Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi tells Muslim Brotherhood protesters "to quickly leave, and return to their homes and work, without being chased." Islamists are in the streets to protest Mohammed Morsi's arrest. After their diplomatic mediation fails, Western diplomats leave a country in a dangerous political deadlock where the Brotherhood and the Armed Forces continue their tug of war.
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