Egypt’s Morsi severs ties with Syria, warns of ‘counter-revolution violence’

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi announced Saturday the end of diplomatic ties with the Syrian regime led by Bashar Al-Asaad, shortly after stating that “the Egyptian people and army are supporting the Syrian uprising.” Preceding Morsi’s words, Sunni Islamic preachers such as Sheikh Mohamed Hassan and Sheikh Mohmaed Abdel-Maqsoud, underlined the “necessity of declaring Jihad in Syria, in which Syrians and any capable Muslims shall take part in.” They called on Morsi not to allow Shiites into Egypt, describing them as “unclean.”