Egypt protests death toll rises to 15 on fourth anniversary of Arab Spring, as Youssef al-Qaradawi urges them on from Qatar

Clashes between rival protesters broke out, four years on from the revolution which saw the people of Egypt topple the government of Hosni Mubarak

Clashes between police and Islamist protesters in eastern Cairo have left at least nine demonstrators dead and more than a dozen injured, taking the death toll on the fourth anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising to 15.

Two suspected Islamists were also killed in the Nile Delta province of Beheira when an explosive device they were planting under a high-voltage tower detonated, and ‘an armed pro-Muslim Brotherhood protester’ was shot and killed by police in Egypt’s second city, Alexandria.

The protests were staged to mark the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, and came a day after a mother-of-one, 32, was shot and killed by Cairo police while participating in a peaceful protest near Tahrir Square…


I never understood why Egypt does not invest in the massive water cannons that been so successful at stopping protests in Turkey. Or even use tear gas more instead of just shooting.

dfebf59079c9adabd83a025aa2474e4ce98339aaOn Qaradawi: Qatar-based cleric urges protests in Egypt on uprising’s anniversary: Qaradawi’s outspoken support for the Islamist movement has contributed to a diplomatic rift between Qatar and its Gulf Arab allies and Egypt, who consider the Islamist group a security threat and supported Mursi’s overthrow.

Since then, Qaradawi has refrained from delivering Friday sermons. But this has not stopped him from criticizing Egypt’s rulers during conferences or by statements often sent by email.

“I call on the people of Egypt, all those capable to go out of their houses on this great occasion … Egyptians should go out and express that they don’t want anything but the revolution they had started,” Qaradawi said in a video recording posted on his Twitter account on Sunday.

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  • eMan14

    I would like to test the theory of removing penalties for apostasy.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I’m Stephen Sackur of the BBC is this….is probably the Jews’ fault.