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Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood chief given new death sentence

An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and 13 others to death Thursday over violence that killed 10 people in Cairo last summer. Since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, hundreds of his supporters and Badie himself have been sentenced to death in speedy mass…

Egypt court sentences 683 to death including Muslim Brotherhood leader

An Egyptian court sentenced 682 alleged Islamists and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to death on Monday, a lawyer and prosecutor said, after two brief sessions the defence partly boycotted. The same court in the southern province of Minya also reversed 492 of 529 death sentences it passed in March,…

Egyptian Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie among 683 sentenced to death

An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 682 other alleged Islamists to death Monday, a lawyer and prosecutor said, after two brief sessions the defence partly boycotted. The same court in the southern province of Minya……

Egyptian military keeps an eye on referendum for a new constitution

Egypt on Wednesday wrapped up a two-day referendum on a new constitution that could set up a presidential bid by the army chief who toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. There was little doubt the vote would back the new charter, which the military-installed authorities say provides greater protection for freedom…

Egyptians vote ‘yes’ on constitution as Islamists boycott

Egyptians queued outside polling stations on Tuesday to vote on a new constitution many said they had not read but would approve anyway in support of the army’s ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. The referendum has been billed by authorities as the first in a series of polls that…

Fox contributor ‘confirms’ Islamists in White House: ‘I haven’t got their names exactly’

A Fox News contributor who questions the president’s birth certificate and believes Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction were removed just prior to the U.S. invasion claims there are Islamic extremists working in the Obama administration. World Net Daily trumped up comments that retired Air Force Gen. Tom McInerney made Thursday…

Murder trial of Egypt’s Morsi to start November 4

The trial of Egypt’s deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on charges of inciting the murder of protesters will start on November 4, the official MENA news agency reported Wednesday. Morsi will stand trial with 14 other defendants over the killings of protesters outside his presidential palace in December 2012, almost…

Crackdown continues: Egyptian court bans all Muslim Brotherhood activities

An Egyptian court on Monday banned the Muslim Brotherhood from operating and ordered its assets seized, in the latest blow to the Islamist movement of deposed president Mohamed Morsi. The court also banned “any institution branching out from or belonging to the Brotherhood,” the official MENA news agency reported, possibly…

Maddow dings ‘Michele Bachmann Flying Circus’ for ridiculous Egypt video

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow took a critical look at a press conference given in Egypt by Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Steve King (R-IA) and Louis Gohmert (R-TX) in which they made wild accusations against the Muslim Brotherhood, blaming them for the al…

Bachmann, Gohmert and King’s surreal Egyptian presser blames Muslim Brotherhood for 9/11

Tea party-backed Representatives Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Steve King (R-IA) on Saturday held a press conference in Egypt to thank the country’s military for overthrowing the elected government, and at one point even seemed to suggest that the Muslim Brotherhood had been behind the Sept. 11, 2001…

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