US condemns deadly bombings in Egyptian capital


cairo bombing 012414The U.S. is strongly condemning a string of bombings in Egypt’s capital that killed at least six people on Friday.

The White House says President Barack Obama has been briefed on the Cairo bombings and violent clashes in cities across Egypt that left another 10 people dead.

Obama spokesman Jay Carney urged all sides to condemn and prevent violence. Carney says such behavior will stunt Egypt’s political transition and only hurt the country’s prospects for political and economic stability.

Friday’s attacks fueled fears of an increasing militant insurgency in retaliation for the military’s ouster last year of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and the subsequent crackdown on his Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists. Hours after the bombings, angry residents joined security forces in clashes with Brotherhood supporters.

Washington Post



6 responses to “US condemns deadly bombings in Egyptian capital”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    EVERYONE strongly condemns … if they have a brain.

    10 Contradictions in Free Speech Found in the West

    Muslims are constantly criticised for being too sensitive about insults against the Prophet (saw). That freedom of expression is the standard of a “civilised” society and Muslims need to get over their outrage and disgust and just accept the insults.

    However here’s a list of ten contradictions to the idea of free speech in the West.

    10. Conviction of Azhar Ahmad under the public order offense in the uk for stating on Facebook, ” British soldiers in Afghanistan should die and go to hell.”
    The judge stated that the conviction was for “grossly offensive communications”

    Judge Goodwin when sentencing Azhar Ahmad stated that while the law was not there to stop legitimate political opinions being strongly voiced, the test was whether what was written was “beyond the pale of what’s tolerable in our society”.

    9. Barry Threw who wore a homemade T-shirt containing an offensive anti-police sentiment in the immediate aftermath of the deaths of PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes has been jailed for a total of eight months.

    Judge Peter Lakin said: “This, on any view, is a shocking case. Your response to the shocking events was to parade around in a T-shirt in the centre of Radcliffe which had on it the most disgusting of slogans. In my judgment, it is utterly depressing that you felt able to stoop so low as to behave in that way. Your mindless behaviour has added to the pain of everyone touched by the deaths of these young officers. You have shown no remorse.”

    8. Matthew Woods for sentenced for 12 weeks in prison for a sick joke directed against the 5 year old April jones who recently went missing and believed to have been murdered.

    The Chairman of the bench bill Hudson stated, “The reason for the sentence is the seriousness of the offence, the public outrage that has been caused and we felt there was no other sentence this court could have passed which conveys to you the abhorrence that many in society feel this crime should receive.”

    7. British historian David Irving has been found guilty in Vienna of denying the Holocaust of European Jewry and sentenced to three years in prison.

    6. In the US, the Patriot Act is regularly used to limit the communication of thoughts and opinions deemed “unacceptable”, as in the case of Javed Iqbal who in 2009 was sentenced to 9 years in prison for providing customers of his cable-tv business with access to the Hezbollah linked Al Manar news channel.

    5. France outlaws denial of “officially recognised genocides” like the Armenian genocide.

    4. In April 2003, Danish illustrator Christoffer Zieler submitted a series of unsolicited cartoons dealing with the resurrection of Christ to Jyllands-Posten. Zieler received an email back from the paper’s Sunday editor, Jens Kaiser, which said: “I don’t think Jyllands-Posten’s readers will enjoy the drawings. As a matter of fact, I think that they will provoke an outcry. Therefore, I will not use them.”

    3. “La Quenelle” a gesture performed by Nicholas Anelka after he scored a goal for West Brom has resulted in a charge from the FA and potential 10 match ban and an end to his career.

    2. The Economist removes a cartoon which is claimed to be anti Semitic even though it simply shows Obama
    shackled by a seal of Congress overlaid with Stars of David, trying to shake the hand of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

    1. Zakir Naik banned from the UK as a hate preacher.

    As strange as this one sounds, yes, Zakir Naik is banned for his speech and thus he has to be our number 1 contradiction. (Although there wasn’t an actual order).

    Ms Theresa May British Home Secretary said: “Numerous comments made by Dr Naik are evidence to me of his unacceptable behaviour.”

    1. That hypocrisy is abundant everywhere including yalibnan’s resident hate preachers who complain about the other while doing exactly the same. As for David Irving, he wasn’t the only one jailed for questioning what happened in world war 2.

      1. The Muslim who mixes with the people and bears patiently their hurtful words, is better than one who does not mix with people and does not show patience under their abuse.”
        (Mishkat, Book: Ethics, ch. ‘Gentleness, modesty and good behaviour’)

        1. I try but I’m nowhere near as gentle or patient as u and wargame are. I’ve seen how they hurl abuse at u two and I’ve never seen either of u reply back with abuse. To be honest u and wargame are my role models in commenting.

  3. But the US doesn’t condemn the US when it destroyed Iraq’s museums and galleries and historical sites. The old adage “do as I say not as I do”.

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