Thursday, November 3, 2016

Eye on Extremism November 3, 2016

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November 3, 2016

Abc News: Nato Says 2 Us Service Members Killed In Afghanistan
“A joint raid by U.S. and Afghan forces targeting senior Taliban commanders killed two American service members and 26 Afghan civilians on Thursday, authorities said, rare combat deaths for Western forces who handed over the task of securing Afghanistan to local troops some two years ago. NATO described the Americans killed and two other Americans wounded in the assault as being part of "a train, advise and assist mission" in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province. Meanwhile, Afghan officials said they were still investigating the attack and its civilian casualties, some of which may have been caused by an airstrike.”
Wall Street Journal: Islamic State Leader Rallies Fighters In Rare Audio Recording
“Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi broke his nearly yearlong silence early Thursday, calling for his followers to defend the group’s increasingly besieged strongholds such as Mosul against approaching government troops, militias and foreign allies. “O you who seek martyrdom! Start your actions!” Baghdadi said in the nearly 32-minute recording authenticated by SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors and tracks radical groups online. “Decimate their territories, and make their blood flow like rivers.”
CNN: US General: Fight For Mosul Will Get Tougher
“In a Blackhawk helicopter high above the battlefield, the senior US commander in Iraq is briefed on progress made so far by Iraqi and Kurdish forces in their fight to liberate Mosul from ISIS. Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend is on one of his regular tours to visit US troops advising and assisting Iraqi commanders, and he tells us they're doing -- so far -- exactly what they said they'd do. ‘Their plan the way they designed it is unfolding pretty much as they predicted,’ he says. Back in the US, the offensive has become part of the presidential campaign. Donald Trump says the operation is ‘poorly planned’ and ‘bogged down’ -- a ‘disaster’ in his words.”
Wall Street Journal: Iraqi Forces Show New Face In Mosul
“A in al-Jahsh Junction, IRAQ—As Iraqi security forces rolled into this cluster of villages vacated by fleeing Islamic State militants, Brig. Gen. Abbas al-Jubouri did his part to prevent the insurgency from taking root again. He gathered a remaining group of men of Ain al-Jahsh, where Islamic State had stored mortars, distributed literature and demanded fealty. Young Sunni men like these—Islamic State’s core demographic—had disappeared after some similar battles this year, or were found dead, victims of bouts of vengeance by Shiite forces.”
CNN: Mosul: Shia Units Cut Off ISIS Escape Route
“Shia militia involved in the offensive around Mosul say they have cut off an avenue of retreat for ISIS fighters who remain in the city. The Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) -- a largely Shia paramilitary force assigned the task of advancing west of Mosul -- say they have cut access to the main road leading from Mosul to western Iraq and toward Syria. Mosul families caught between fear and freedom 02:40 The PMU are advancing toward the town of Tal Afar, a largely ethnic Turkmen town and another, smaller ISIS stronghold, about a 77 kilometer (47 mile) drive west of Mosul. Because of its ethnic makeup, the fate of the town is a "very sensitive issue" for the Turkish government, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday.”
Daily Mail: ISIS Magazine Calls For Lone Wolf Attacks In Europe And The US To 'Avenge' The Death Of Their Fighters In Mosul
“An ISIS magazine has called for lone wolf attacks in Europe and the US to 'avenge' the death of their fighters in Mosul, it has emerged. The booklet, called 'Nashir – Now Fight Has Come', tells fanatics in the West of the 'privilege' of living 'among our enemies who live peacefully in their countries'. Extremists are told that 'brave Mosul is bleeding' as Iraqi forces move in to recapture the ISIS stronghold - and that followers should now carry out revenge attacks. The magazine emerged as it was reported that US-backed Iraqi forces had moved closer to a town south of Mosul where aid groups and regional officials say ISIS has executed dozens of prisoners. A military statement said security forces advanced to the edge of Hammam al-Alil, a thermal water resort, after an elite unit breached the eastern limits of Mosul, the ultra-hardline group's last major city stronghold in Iraq.”
Associated Press: The Latest: Syria Rebels Dismiss Putin's Aleppo Initiatives
“A spokesman for one of the main Syrian rebel groups in Aleppo has dismissed Russia's humanitarian pause in the city, describing it as a media stunt for ‘public consumption.’ Yasser al-Youssef, a spokesman for the Nour el-Din el-Zinki rebel group, says Russia ‘is not serious’ and its latest initiatives ‘don't concern us.’ Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday offered a new humanitarian pause in rebel-held parts of Aleppo, urging rebels to use it to leave the eastern districts. Putin has ordered that the aid corridors - which Russia had opened earlier - also be open on Friday, along with two new exit routes for the rebels.”
Voice Of America: UN Demands Afghanistan End Impunity For Crimes Against Journalists
“Media defenders in Afghanistan say at least 11 journalists have died and hundreds more forced to flee from fighting in the first 10 months of 2016, making it the deadliest year for the country. The Afghan Journalists Safety Committee, a local media watchdog, says more than 60 journalists have been killed in the country in the past 16 years and authorities never investigated those deaths. ‘The cycle of violence and impunity in Afghanistan has been a longstanding challenge, but has been particularly troubling for journalists over the course of the last year,’ says Pernille Dahler Kardel of the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).”
Associated Press: Pentagon Says Airstrike In Syria Killed An Al-Qaida Leader
“The Pentagon says a U.S. airstrike in Syria last month killed what the Defense Department describes as a senior al-Qaida leader who once had ties to Osama bin Laden. A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, identifies the target as Haydar Kirkan. The spokesman says Kirkan oversaw the planning of attacks against Western targets outside of Syria, including in Turkey. Davis says a U.S. drone carried out the airstrike Oct. 17 in the vicinity of Idlib, in western Syria. The U.S. has previously announced that in the week after that airstrike, it hit al-Qaida targets in Yemen and Afghanistan.”
ABC News: 2nd Man Convicted Of Terrorism In Synagogue Fire Bombings
“A second New Jersey man has been convicted of terrorism charges after vandalizing and firebombing Jewish temples and a rabbi's home. Aakash Dalal, 24, of Lodi, was also convicted on Tuesday of attempted arson and bias intimidation in the 2012 attacks, The Record reports. Dalal faces up to life in prison at his December sentencing. The attack in Rutherford ignited a fire in the bedroom of a rabbi's residence. The rabbi, his wife, five children and his parents were sleeping at the time. No one was injured. The case was the first to employ the state's anti-terrorism law, which took effect a few months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The law requires a finding that five or more people were terrorized by the crime or that the acts were carried out to promote terror.”
Associated Press: Bombs, Bribes, Mud As Nigeria's Boko Haram Refugees Go Home
“First, there was the bomb blast that killed eight people. Then, delays as soldiers demanded bribes to escort the survivors on their journey. Finally, the way was blocked by trucks mired in churned-up mud. When the refugees from Boko Haram's Islamic insurgency eventually made it home to a newly liberated town in northeast Nigeria, they found ‘people but no food.’ Last week, as they made the hazardous trip for a second time with food and other supplies, a truck exploded a land mine, wounding several refugees. But many say the dangerous journey is preferable to the hunger, humiliation and inhumane conditions in refugee camps where more than 1 million Nigerians, displaced by Boko Haram, are waiting to go home. Many are in Maiduguri, the biggest city in the northeast, the birthplace of Boko Haram, which has killed more than 20,000 and forced 2.6 million from their homes.”

United States

Reuters: Report Attacks 'Gross Errors' On Afghan Guantanamo Detainees
“Eight Afghans detained in Guantanamo Bay have been imprisoned for years on the basis of tenuous evidence, ‘fantastical allegations’ and hearsay, a report issued on Thursday said. The report by the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), an independent, non-profit research group, examined the cases of eight of the longest-serving Afghan detainees, all either still in Guantanamo Bay or recently moved to the United Arab Emirates. It said the U.S. military had been unable to substantiate accusations against any of them. Their cases underlined the danger that arbitrary detention could lead to ‘gross miscarriages of justice’, a major factor in driving some Afghans toward insurgency, the report, entitled ‘Kafka in Cuba’, said.”
Reuters: U.S.'S Carter Says Talking To Turkey About Seizure Of Raqqa
“The United States is continuing to talk with ally Turkey on the role it will play in the operation to seize the city of Raqqa, Islamic State's main stronghold in Syria, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said on Wednesday. Carter's comments, made during a news conference, come days after Turkey said it wants the Raqqa operation to start after Mosul and Euphrates Shield operations have been completed. ‘We'll continue to talk with Turkey about its role in the eventual seizure of Raqqa, but we're proceeding now with the operation according to our plan,’ Carter said. Carter said last week that Washington expected the Raqqa operation to overlap with the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State.”


Associated Press: Putin Offers New Pause, Exits For Syrian's Besieged Aleppo
“The Russian president on Wednesday offered a new unilateral humanitarian pause for Syria's war-ravaged Aleppo, urging rebels to use it to leave the city's eastern, besieged districts. The Syrian rebels quickly dismissed Vladimir Putin's initiative. Later in the day, at least eight civilians were killed in presumed government or Russian air strikes on the rebel-held town of Saraqib in Idlib province, a local search-and-rescue outfit reported. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his forces to open humanitarian corridors to eastern Aleppo this Friday, along with two routes for rebels to leave the city ‘in order to prevent a senseless loss of life,’ the Defense Ministry announced Wednesday. One exit leads to the Turkish border, the other to the city of Idlib, according to the ministry.”
BBC: Syria Conflict: Russia Tells Rebels To Leave Aleppo
“Russia and Syria have told rebel forces in Aleppo to leave by Friday evening. The Russian Defence Ministry said rebels would be allowed to leave unharmed and with their weapons via two special corridors on Friday, while six other routes would be opened for civilians, the sick and wounded. The rebels have rejected the offer. Previous attempts at humanitarian exit pauses have largely failed as the government and the rebels accuse each other of stopping people leaving.”


Reuters: IS Leader Confident In Victory, In First Message About Mosul Battle
“Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi expressed confidence in victory, in his first message after U.S.-backed Iraqi forces started an offensive to take back Mosul, the last major city under control of his group in Iraq. He also called on Islamic State fighters to invade Turkey. ‘This raging battle and total war, and the great jihad that the state of Islam is fighting today only increases our firm belief, God willing, and our conviction that all this is a prelude to victory,’ he said in an audio recording released online by supporters on Thursday. The authenticity of the 31-minute-long recording could not be verified.”
Reuters: Aid Agencies In Iraq On High Alert As Families Flee Mosul Offensive
“Aid agencies said on Wednesday families who have fled Mosul and surrounding towns were starting to reach displacement camps away from the fighting, as Iraqi forces press on with an offensive to retake Islamic State's last major stronghold in Iraq. The battle that started on Oct. 17 with air and ground support from a U.S.-led coalition is shaping up as the largest in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion of 2003. On Tuesday Iraqi forces battled Islamic State fighters on the eastern edge of Mosul as the campaign entered a new phase of urban warfare. The United Nations has said the Mosul offensive could trigger a humanitarian crisis and a possible refugee exodus if the civilians inside in Mosul seek to escape, with up to one million people fleeing in a worst-case scenario.”


Reuters: Turkey Says Iraqi Border Deployment A Precaution, Urges Calm From Baghdad
“Turkey's deputy prime minister said on Wednesday a military build-up on the border with Iraq was a precaution, not a threat, and urged the government in Baghdad to lower tensions after it warned Turkey would pay for any incursion. A convoy of Turkish tanks and other armored vehicles are advancing toward the town of Silopi, near the Iraqi border, their deployment coinciding with an Iraqi operation to drive Islamic State from the northern city of Mosul. Largely Sunni Muslim Turkey fears that Iraqi Shi'ite militias involved in a related offensive west of Mosul could trigger sectarian unrest, and is also concerned that Kurdish PKK militants are trying to establish a foothold nearby. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned on Tuesday that Baghdad would respond to any violation of its territory.”
Newsweek: Michael Rubin: Turkey Is Headed For A Bloodbath
“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the failed July 15 coup attempt a ‘gift from God.’ The Turkish government immediately blamed Erdogan’s former ally-turned-rival Fethullah Gülen for being behind the plot, the genesis of which remains unclear. But the simple fact is that none of the material Turkish officials have given to their U.S. counterparts has yet risen to the standard of proof—let alone credible evidence—to support Erdogan’s charges. It is noteworthy that the Turkish press purports to describe the U.S. reaction as accepting of the Turkish material, yet no American officials have ever been quoted as saying anything near what the Turkish press describes. Indeed, alternate narratives about the July 15 coup attempt are equally compelling. The only certainty is that the attempted coup became the excuse Erdogan needed or crafted in order to purge those opposed to or insufficiently enthusiastic about his agenda.”


Associated Press: 2016 Already Deadliest Year For Journalists In Afghanistan
“Media advocates say that 2016 has already proved the deadliest year for journalists in Afghanistan. Najib Sharifi, the head of the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee, said Wednesday that at least 11 journalists have been killed in Afghanistan so far this year, the highest annual death toll on record. AJSC figures show that over 60 journalists have been killed in the past 16 years in Afghanistan. Sharifi says their deaths were never investigated. The figure includes journalists killed in conflict, targeted by unknown gunmen or murdered.”
Voice Of America: When Taliban Attack, Media Loses
“This was the second time Zarghooda Hasan lost everything at both of her radio stations — Kaihan, for youth and Shaista, for women. The first time was in 2015, when Taliban militants overran Kunduz city, the provincial capital of Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan. The Taliban looted most of her brand new equipment, worth $100,000 in personal investments and grants. She restarted operations with borrowed equipment from other stations and a $10,000 grant from the United Nations Development Program. All of that is now gone as well. Hasan did not know whether the Taliban or criminals taking advantage of the chaos looted her equipment last month. All she knew was that nothing but a power generator and a bit of furniture was left.”


Fox News: Proposed UN Resolution Demands Yemen Cease-Fire And Talks
“A proposed U.N. resolution would demand that all parties in Yemen immediately honor an April cease-fire and resume peace negotiations on the basis of a roadmap covering political and security issues. The draft Security Council resolution, obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, also calls for transparent and timely investigations of alleged violations of international humanitarian and human rights law — and accountability for those responsible for violations and abuses. Britain's U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said Tuesday he expects to circulate the draft to the council ‘in the coming days.’ It was first published by Inner City Press.”


Associated Press: Prominent Egyptian Rights Lawyer Banned From Travel
“A prominent Egyptian rights lawyer has been banned from travel after airport authorities canceled his trip to France on Wednesday, in what international rights groups described as part of a campaign to ‘suppress independent, critical voices inside the country.’ Airport officials said that authorities notified Malek Adly - who was released from solitary confinement in August after being held for more than 100 days - that he is banned from travel by a judicial order. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. Adly was incarcerated on a rolling series of administrative detention orders; he facing several accusations including attempting to overthrow the government.”

Middle East

NPR: Arab Rapper Tests The Limit Of Israel's Artistic Freedoms
“The controversy over this Arab rapper's lyrics is part of a bigger battle in Israel over the limits of artistic freedom. The Israeli Culture Ministry has sought to rein in acts it says could cause violence. And some Israeli musicians and playwrights are fighting back. ‘I love my Arab friends. I love Arab music and art. But this is no art,’ says protester Edan Zadok, a Jewish Israeli of Indian descent, who says he sympathizes with ethnic minorities in Israel. ‘Listen, there should be absolute freedom for artists. But when the art becomes hate speech, there is no place for it.’”


CNN: Boko Haram Survivors Sexually Abused By Government Officials At 'Safe' Camps
“Women and girls who survived Boko Haram violence were raped by government officials at camps in northern Nigeria where they sought safety, according to a new rights group report. Dozens of victims who stayed at camps for the displaced in Borno State's capital Maiduguri told Human Rights Watch they were sexually abused or coerced into sex by camp leaders, vigilante group members, policemen and soldiers. Many of the women were abandoned after becoming pregnant. ‘It is bad enough that these women and girls are not getting much-needed support for the horrific trauma they suffered at the hands of Boko Haram,’ said Mausi Segun, senior Nigeria researcher at HRW.”

United Kingdom

The Times Of Israel: London Ruffians Injure Jewish Girl, 8, In Firecracker Attack
“A gang of thugs shot a firecracker at a group of ultra-Orthodox Jewish girls in London, injuring an eight-year-old girl in the leg and singeing her clothing. The incident happened on October 21 and was caught on CCTV, the Daily Mail reported on Tuesday, after the local Jewish community protection group, Shomrim, posted the video online. ‘The firework burnt some of her clothes and she suffered minor burns on her leg,’ said Shulem Stern from Shomrim. The victim, who was walking along a street in the Stamford Hill neighborhood of north London with three other girls, was shaken by the attack. One of the girls administered first aid to her at the scene, Shomrim said.”


Sputnik: Welcome To Islamic State Of Germany': Video Stirs Tensions Over Migrant Crisis
“Secure America Now, a conservative US non-profit focused on informing the public about foreign policy issues, has released a controversial video called 'Welcome to the Islamic State of Germany', satirizing the possible consequences of Germany's migrant crisis resulting in the country's transformation into an Islamist caliphate. The provocative video was originally published for American audience, and aimed primarily at undecided voters in the swing states of Nevada, North Carolina and Florida. It facetiously talks about 'the infiltration of refugees', which ‘has allowed our brave jihadi fighters to conquer, conform and convert Germany, extending our caliphate.’”
Deutsche Welle: Questionable Youth Work Practices In Mosques – Extremism A Generational Challenge
“Safia S. was 15 years old in February when she stabbed a policeman in the neck in Hanover. It was supposedly an act of martyrdom in the name of ‘Islamic State.’ The trial against the high school student began in mid-October. Cases like this have put prevention of radicalization at the top of political agenda – just like the nearly 1,000 young men and women from Germany who left the country to take part in the Syrian or Iraqi jihad. It makes sense that Islamic associations and mosque communities act as partners in prevention. It is good for Islam's image, and the groups also receive government funding. But the state must carefully vet organizations before they become authorized municipal partners, i.e. state partners, said Susanne Schröter, director of the Frankfurt Research Center on Global Islam (FFGI) in an interview with DW during a symposium in Frankfurt in late October.”
Reuters: German Police Detain Nine Asylum Seekers Linked To Chechen Crime Ring: TV
“German police on Wednesday raided locations in three states and detained nine asylum seekers suspected of being part of an organized Chechen crime ring, MDR television reported. Police had said earlier that the raids were staged in Dresden, Leipzig, Pirna and Radeberg in the eastern state of Saxony as well as locations in the neighboring state of Thuringia and the western state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The police action followed an Oct. 25 operation in which refugee centers and 12 homes in Saxony, Thuringia, Bavaria, Hamburg and North Rhine-Westphalia states were stormed on suspicion that they were housing people involved in financing terrorism. Police said the suspects arrested on Wednesday were predominantly Russian citizens of Chechen origin and involved in organized criminal activities such as bodily harm, blackmail, illegal restraint and harassment.”
Deutsche Welle: German Police Arrest Syrian In Berlin On Suspicion Of Terrorist Links
“The suspect is believed to be a refugee from Syria. Police said the man had given his age as 27 and had been living in Germany since 2015. Security authorities suspect that the as-yet-unnamed suspect acted on behalf of the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS) extremist militia. He was arrested in an apartment in the Schoeneberg district and an investigation has begun. Police referred journalists to Germany's federal prosecutors for further information. Federal prosecutors, who handle most terrorism-related cases, did not name the man but said he is suspected of belonging to the IS group.”


Associated Press: France Closes 4 Mosques For Promoting 'Radical Ideology'
“France's interior minister has ordered the closure of four mosques that allegedly espoused a 'radical ideology,' the latest such shutdowns among dozens since the Nov. 13 Paris attacks nearly a year ago. A state of emergency in France allows for the closing of places of worship where the preaching risks provoking hate, violence or acts of terrorism. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve ordered the mosques in the Paris region closed on Wednesday. A ministry statement did not name the mosques, located east, west and north of the city. ‘Under cover of religion, these places held meetings that in reality were aimed at promoting a radical ideology,’ the statement said. Dozens of mosques where radicalism allegedly thrived have been closed and non-citizens, including imams, expelled since the attacks that killed 130 people.”
Associated Press: Underage Migrants Moved Out Of Calais To Sites Around France
“French authorities began busing underage migrants Wednesday out of Calais to processing centers around France, as the government tries to bring a definitive end to the notorious migrant camp in this English Channel city. Three buses carried a group of boys, mainly teenagers, out of the camp in the morning. Authorities hope to move out all 1,500 unaccompanied child migrants from Calais by the end of the day in some 30 buses, according to the regional administration. French authorities transferred more than 5,000 adult migrants out of Calais last week, but the fate of its children had remained unclear. Migrants from the Mideast and Africa had converged on the camp over the past 18 months in hopes of crossing to Britain.”


BBC: Sydney Police Arrest Two In Anti-Terror Raid
“Two men have been arrested in Sydney on suspicion of breaking Australian laws on involvement in foreign conflicts. Counter terrorism police raided several homes across the city on Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation. Memhet Biber, 25, allegedly travelled to the Middle East in 2013 with the al-Nusra Front, a Syria-based jihadist group at that time linked to al-Qaeda. A 17-year-old suspect is accused of attempting to travel in 2015 to fight with the Islamic State (IS) group. The Australian government has made it a criminal offence under to take part in, fund, recruit or train for the conflict with IS, or to travel for certain areas in Syria and Iraq under IS control.”

Terrorist Financing

Gulf Eyes: Expert: Iran Is One Of The World's Top Terror Financiers
“Strategic expert, Dr. Mohammed Al-Faidi, stressed that since the outbreak of the Iranian revolution in 1979 Iran has not joined any relevant international anti-corruption conventions. He noted that Iran is one of the leading terror-financing countries, according to studies and reports presented in this field. These reports indicate that Iran has supported al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and Houthis, since it considers them to be liberation organizations and not terrorist groups. He added that "every day we find more and more groups and organizations that formulate international agreements regarding this aspect {of fighting terror financing}, but Iran refuses to sign them and disclaims responsibility in the same way adopted by North Korea.”


Kitabat: Iraq: Release Of Captured ISIS Members In Exchange For $40,000 Each
“Accusations have intensified against Iraqi security officials in the provinces of Anbar, Salahuddin and other cities for taking money in exchange for the release of prominent members of ISIS, who were captured during the past three years in battles or security operations. A prominent tribal leader, on Wednesday, confirmed that Iraqi authorities in Anbar province, in the western part of the country, released all ISIS militants, who had been apprehended during armed clashes, in return for cash. The Commander of Anbar's Emergency Regiment, Ashour al-Mahalawi, was quoted as saying, "The past few days have seen the release of several ISIS militants who were arrested during the fighting." He emphasized that their release was secured after officials in Anbar in charge of their detention received "up to $40,000 for each militant released.”

Muslim Brotherhood

Shorouk News: Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Asset Freeze Committee Rejects Grievance Submitted By Tour Operator Affiliated With The Group
“A judicial source disclosed that the Muslim Brotherhood Asset Freeze Committee, headed by Judge Dr. Mohammed Yasser Abu El-Fotouh, decided to reject the appeal submitted by the "Solar Empire" tourist company. This company is affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, and its funds have been recently impounded. The source, preferring anonymity, added that back in July the Committee issued a decision to seize the company due to its affiliation with the Brotherhood. The source explained that the company had submitted an appeal to the Committee to cancel this decision, but it was rejected due to the company's {known} links to the Brotherhood, as confirmed by background checks carried out by security agencies.”
Albawabh News: Source: Muslim Brotherhood Vestiges In Egyptian Ministries "Conspiring A Major Plot"
“The "Who Loves Egypt" campaign claimed there is a major plot being conspired by {remaining} Muslim Brotherhood members in several government ministries. The plot aims to discredit the campaign and its leadership. Campaign organizers, in a statement on Tuesday, asserted that these last vestiges include mid-level officials in the ministries of agriculture and electricity, as well as at the University of Al-Azhar. They dedicated huge sums of money to discredit the campaign, "in an attempt to prevent {public} exposure of their corruption." The "Who Loves Egypt" campaign, therefore, is demanding that the regulatory authorities confiscate these funds and deposit them in the "Long Live Egypt Fund" to serve residents of the slums.”
Albawabh News: Egypt: Efforts To Apprehend Muslim Brotherhood Activists Instigating Violence Through Social Media
“In the wake of calls by the Muslim Brotherhood to hold nationwide protests in Egypt on November 11th, security services have opened a special operations room established by an order issued by Egypt's Interior Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar. The aim of this headquarters is to coordinate the operations of four security departments affiliated with the Ministry, in an attempt to arrest instigators of violence across the various social media websites. Officials at the four Interior Ministry departments are engaged in monitoring and analyzing hundreds of social media pages which contain 2000 electronic accounts {across the web} of some of the most notorious terrorists. The purpose is to monitor all forms of electronic crime and incitement to violence by Muslim Brotherhood activists and their allies.”

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