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New York Times reported ‘kicked out’ of Tahrir, told foreign press ‘forbidden’

New York Times reporter Ben Hubbard tweeted today that he was “kicked out” of Egypt’s Tahrir Square and told foreign journalists were prohibited. Hubbard had been reporting from Cairo’s Zeinhoum morgue, where casualties from the protests were being transported.

Tahrir Square protesters on Egyptian uprising: ‘It is not a coup’ [pics]

There’s been some debate as to whether Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s ouster constituted a military coup: I like how the Beltway media is debating on whether a pretty obvious coup is a coup or not. (All to give Obama an out foreign aide wise) — RB (@RBPundit) July 3, 2013 ICYMI No coup? Obama's careful […]

‘Unspeakably horrifying’: BBC, tweeters report numerous sexual assaults in Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Sadly #tahrir revolutionary atmosphere of people behaving well with common purpose long gone. Sexual assault common. no cops In sight. — Jeremy Bowen (@BowenBBC) June 30, 2013 Millions are taking to the streets of Cairo, Egypt to demand the resignation of President Mohamed Morsi. Unfortunately, not unlike the November 2012 protests, there are reports of […]

‘Obama supports terrorism’: Protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square continue to slam POTUS [pics]

The White House continues to welcome play dates with Muslim Brotherhood officers and sympathizers. That hasn’t gone unnoticed among protesters in Cairo. Thousands of anti-Morsi protesters are in Tahrir Square ahead of major demonstrations planned this weekend on the anniversary of the Egyptian president’s inauguration. And they’re not happy with President Obama. Ace writes, “Those must […]

Tweets from Tahrir Square report violent sexual assault, harassment on second anniversary of uprising

On the second anniversary of the Egyptian uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak, disturbing reports are coming in of harassment and sexual assault as thousands gather to protest in Tahrir Square. Just saw the most awful sexual assault. Woman stripped&screaming in stage area. Did my best to help, so confusing. #tahrir — Tom Dale (@tom_d_) January […]

Sign in Cairo’s Tahrir Square: ‘Obama you jerk, Muslim Brotherhoods are killing the Egyptians’

On the second anniversary of the Egyptian uprising, a protester in Tahrir Square slammed President Obama, calling him an “idiot” and “jerk” for cozying up to the Muslim Brotherhood while the MB is “killing the Egyptians.”

On-scene photos: Clashes in Tahrir, Molotov cocktails erupt ahead of January 25 anniversary

A dangerous situation emerging as clashes erupt in Egypt again ahead of the January 25 anniversary of the uprising. Twitter users provide on-scene reports and photos. Twitchy will continue to monitor this dangerous situation and will update with further developments. Related: On-scene pics, mob at US […]

Impressive: Volunteers erect watchtowers to look out for sexual assaults in Tahrir Square

As Twitchy has reported, women protesting Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood face threats of sexual assault and rape. The police forces can’t be counted on to protect the women, so citizens have taken it upon themselves to combat sexual violence. In addition to using social media to offer support, volunteers are now constructing watchtowers […]

Has Egypt cut off Internet access amid Tahrir protests, or is network just overloaded?

As protests in Egypt’s Tahrir Square continue late into the night over President Mohamed Morsi’s declaration of dictator-like powers, protesters and sympathizers are wondering if Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood have cut off Internet and cellphone access as part of Morsi’s power grab. They cut off the internet on #Tahrir, tomorrow they will cut it off […]

Horrible: Reports of sexual assaults on female protesters in Tahrir Square

In all conflict zones, women are vulnerable to sexual assault. Another sick facts of life! #Tahrir #Egypt — Ahmed Awadalla (@3awadalla) November 23, 2012 Thousands of Egyptians are protesting President Mohamed Morsi’s dictatorial power grab today in Tahrir Square. They are up against a crackdown by police as well as the Muslim Brotherhood. Female protesters, […]

Thousands in Tahrir Square protest Egyptian President Morsi: ‘We won’t let another dictator rule’

Thousands of protesters are flooding Cairo’s Tahrir Square to demonstrate against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsi’s decree granting himself dictator-like powers. Morsi addressed supporters earlier. Morsy started his term addressing full crowd in #Tahrir , now he is adressing a couple thousands supporters & #Tahrir is filled against him. — السيد مانكي (@Sandmonkey) November […]

Friday in Tahrir Square calls for prayers, protesters

A year ago today in Tahrir Square, International Women’s Day

Ms. Magazine’s blog: Reporting of that day has focused on the subsequent clashes between Christian and Muslim men. But what I saw first were men intent on breaking up the women’s protest. “Go home,” one sheik, hoisted on the shoulders of another man, told women. Others shouted slogans such as “Not valid!” that had been […]

Aussie anti-terror raids protested by 'Islamic State' supporters in Sydney

“The government is the terrorist.”

Glenn Beck to Obama, McCain, Soros: The blood of Egypt’s Christians ‘is on your hands’

“I am Coptic.”

Reporters targeted; American journalist says Egyptian police ‘urged men to beat me up’

@nancyayoussef God are you OK?? So sorry to hear that. — The Big Pharaoh (@TheBigPharaoh) August 17, 2013 @TheBigPharaoh I am dear, thanks. Angry more than anything else. Police are encouraging chaos out there. — Nancy Youssef, نانسى (@nancyayoussef) August 17, 2013 Violence against women has long been a part of the political unrest in Egypt, […]

#ObamaMotherHasNoHair trends; Angry Egyptians lay on the smack talk

We understand that #ObamaMotherHasNoHair is an insult, but something was definitely lost in translation in variations on the theme.

‘Shame on CNN’: Cable net’s Cairo coverage not going over well with many Egyptians [photos]

CNN’s chyron department had a heck of a week

What civil unrest? Kanye West and Kim Kardashian reportedly planning to wed in Egypt

Yes, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are reportedly looking to getting married in Egypt. That’s so much more important than all of the other news coming out of that country. Kim and Kanye are now planning to have their wedding in Egypt. #Kardashian‎ — Haytham Abdel Fattah (@haythambibo) July 7, 2013 Kim and Kanye planning their […]

Newsweek correspondent tweets photos of Morsi protesters’ arsenal

Newsweek correspondent Mike Giglio wants to make it clear he’s not taking sides in the ongoing clash between Morsi hardliners and anti-government protesters in Egypt’s Tahrir Square: he just feels slightly safer camped among the anti-Morsi crowd. The protesters seem happy to show off their weapons, but would shotgun fan Joe Biden approve of this […]

Joyce Carol Oates suggests radical Islam fosters ‘rape culture’; Slammed as bigot

Cue the Tolerance Brigade.

Egyptians to US Ambassador Anne Patterson: Get the hell out of our country

In the wake of Mohameed Morsi’s ouster, the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, is under fire. According to Foreign Policy, Patterson resisted opportunities to criticize Morsi during his reign and in a recent speech she discouraged street protests against him: The tip of the spear for U.S.-Egypt diplomacy, Patterson’s June 18 speech discouraging street protests […]

Breaking: Egyptian army says Morsi is no longer president; Updates

There is big news coming out of Egypt this afternoon, with reports that the Egyptian army is saying President Mohamed Morsi is no longer the country’s president. Reuters: Egypt state-run newspaper says army told Morsi at 5pm GMT that he was no longer President — Patrick deHahn (@patrickdehahn) July 3, 2013 Stay tuned for updates. […]

Amazing photos: Countless anti-Morsi protesters flood Egyptian streets

The atmosphere is amazing. #Tahrir — Youssef #Gooner (@YusifShehab_AFC) July 1, 2013 Earlier today, the Egyptian military threatened to intervene if Morsi and his opponents fail to reach an agreement within 48 hours. But anti-Morsi protests only appear to be gaining momentum, as thousands upon thousands of protesters have swarmed the streets of Egypt for the […]

‘Wake up America’: Egyptian protesters continue to slam Obama [pics]

As Twitchy reported, Egyptians flocking to Tahir Square to protest Mohamed Morsi’s presidency on the anniversary of his inauguration are very unhappy with President Obama. We’ve reported that signs like this have appeared: Sign at anti-Morsi protest in Egypt==>RT @Dr_Muhanna "Obama Supports Terrorism" Muslim Brotherhood — Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 30, 2013 #Tahrir square […]

Americans leave US embassy ahead of Egypt protests

Nonessential personnel and their families left the U.S. Embassy in Cairo today in advance of Sunday’s protests against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsi. It was last Sept. 11 that a mob scaled the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and tore down the American flag. Protesters aren’t happy with what they see as […]

Cairo protesters to Obama: Stop supporting the Muslim Brotherhood’s fascist regime [photos]

In January, thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to mark the second anniversary of the uprising. One man’s sign had a message for President Obama: “Obama you jerk, Muslim Brotherhoods are killing the Egyptians.” Angry protesters filled Tahrir Square again on Wednesday following a speech by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. One banner delivered another message to […]

Coptic Christians protest at White House [photos]

As Twitchy readers know, Egyptian police do not protect the right of Coptic Christians to peacefully protest in Cairo.  That became clear two weeks ago after an Islamist mob attacked Coptic Christians at Abbasiya Cathedral, one of Cairo’s largest Coptic cathedrals. In the United States, by contrast, Coptic Christians are able to speak out. And today, in our […]

Mohammad Morsi: ‘Whoever puts his finger inside Egypt, I will cut it.’

Yesterday, at a women’s rights conference, Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi said, “Whoever puts his finger inside Egypt, I will cut it! I see 2 or 3 fingers stretching inside.” Video (AR): #Morsi‘s speech at a women’s conference: I see 2 to 3 fingers being inserted into #Egypt… — Egyptocracy (@Egyptocracy) March 24, 2013 Morsi in a women’s […]

Sequester Shmequester! John Kerry releasing $250 million in aid to Egypt

What about Sequesterpocalygeddon?

Shocking video: Egyptian police beat and strip protester in Cairo

A brutal scene is unfolding on the streets of Cairo. Journalist Bel Trew is on the scene and is tweeting developments as they occur: Fucking hell. The police shot at, beat and stripped a man, dragged him across concrete. Dragged him naked, his face scrapping the ground. — Bel Trew – بل ترو (@Beltrew) February […]

Senate votes 64–34 to suspend debt ceiling, rejects amendment prohibiting sale of F-16s to Egypt

Whether you agree it’s one of the odder things to become law, there’s no question that a suspension of the nation’s $16.4 billion debt ceiling will soon have the president’s blessing. The House voted on Jan. 23 to kick the can down the road, and the Senate voted 64-34 today to do the same. By […]

Egypt's Mohamed Morsi reportedly amending decree, backing off sweeping power grab

Several media outlets are reporting that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has put together a committee to meet with opposition leaders and draft an amended decree that would dial back the sweeping powers he declared for himself Nov. 22. #BREAKING: Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is preparing to amend his controversial decree — Agence France-Presse (@AFP) […]

As Morsi flees palace, massive protests erupt all over Egypt [photos]

Today’s anti-Morsi protests aren’t just in Cairo. They are taking place in virtually every major Egyptian city.

Egypt to vote on new constitution Dec. 15; Muslim Brotherhood praises democratic process, critics fear civil war

As Twitchy reported earlier, thousands of Mohamed Morsi supporters took to the streets in front of Cairo University today in what’s being called the “Million Muslim March” to show support for the new president. The rally culminated in Morsi’s call for a nationwide referendum Dec. 15 on the country’s newly drafted constitution. #BreakingNews Egypt’s Morsi […]

Thousands in Cairo join Muslim Brotherhood’s pro-Morsi rally for ‘legitimacy and Shariah’

Thousands of Islamists gathered near Cairo University today to rally in support of Shariah law and Mohamed Morsi, the Egyptian president who recently granted himself dictatorial powers. Organized by the Muslim Brotherhood, the rally follows a week of large anti-Morsi demonstrations and the passage of a draft constitution by an Islamist-led assembly. People chanting […]

Access to US Embassy in Cairo blocked as police clash with protesters

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is closed to visitors today as police and protesters in the area clash, blocking access to the gate. Due to security situation around Embassy, our public services (visas, American Citizen Services, IRC) will be closed for the rest of the day — US Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) November 29, 2012 In […]

Mona Eltahawy condemns Muslim Brotherhood, celebrates her Brotherhood-endorsed vandalism

As Twitchy has reported, over the past week, Egyptian citizens have swarmed Tahrir Square to protest President Mohamed Morsi’s dictatorial power grab and the Muslim Brotherhood’s increasingly influential government presence. Cable news commentator Mona Eltahawy, who fancies herself a symbol of free speech, has been voicing her support for the protesters and calling attention to […]

Muslim Brotherhood HQ on fire in Mansoura, Egypt

Anti-Brotherhood and anti-Morsi protesters, emboldened by large numbers and belief in their cause, have set fire to the Muslim Brotherhood’s headquarters in Mansoura. Muslim Brotherhood headquarters Is burning in Mansoura. #27Nov — النينجاⒶ (@Adham96_AShraF) November 27, 2012 So far, no injuries have been reported there. Correspondent: the burning of the headquarters of Freedom and Justice […]

Horrific: Young women brutally raped near Egyptian mosque

Twitchy reported today on the escalating sexual violence against female protesters in Egypt. Now, we are learning that two young women were apparently brutally raped near a mosque. @xataturk rape – dozens of men penetrated her with their fingers .I call that rape. — Bel Trew – بل ترو (@Beltrew) November 27, 2012 @alicialudwig I’m […]

Twitter suspends account of group combating sexual assault in Egyptian protests

As Twitchy reported earlier today, Egyptians are taking steps to address the misogynistic violence in Tahrir Square and are spreading the word via social media. A group of women created a special Twitter account, @TahrirBodyguard, to help combat sexual attacks on female protesters. The account has now been inexplicably, repeatedly suspended by Twitter, placing the lives of Egyptian women […]

Sexual violence against Egyptian female protesters escalates; women use social media to raise awareness, offer support

Citizens of Egypt are taking to the streets to protest the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsi’s dictatorial power grab. Unfortunately, while all protesters are putting themselves in the crosshairs of the Brotherhood and police, female protesters face an additional risk: sexual assault. Incidents of harassment and rape at protests in Tahrir Square have been […]

Muslim Brotherhood cracks dictator joke, makes oh-so-shocking pick for Person of the Year

Yep, the Muslim Brotherhood’s English language Twitter account has opted to endorse its favorite Egyptian dictator for Time magazine’s Person of the Year nod. That’s right, not Benjamin Netanyahu, Michael Bloomberg or maybe viral video star PSY — the Brotherhood is going all in for Mohamed Morsi. Who’d a thunk it? Yes, we’re doing McKayla Maroney’s […]

Egypt in pictures: Massive crowd protests; ‘The Brotherhood stole our country,’ smile painted on dictator’s wall

Amazing. As Twitchy has reported, massive protests are ongoing in Egypt, as citizens take to the streets to protest the Muslim Brotherhood and President Morsi. The smile graffiti speaks a thousand words. The smile of #Egypt-ian youth in the face of dictatorship and boundaries, a smile over a dictator’s wall!… — Alfred Raouf (@Kemety) […]

US Embassy Cairo continues its fail; Tweets ‘Glad Mubarak is gone, revolution meant fellow democratic country’; Update: ‘We are speaking for America’; Update: Steyn weighs in

Yesterday, the embassy tweeted, during protests and riots in Egypt that had spread to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, that the revolution was a “positive step.” Today, the embassy is continuing its pattern of being a textbook example of what not to do. After announcing it was glad that Mubarak is gone, the embassy doubled down on the idiocy.

State-run TV falls silent in Egypt, sparking coup fears

Today, state-run run television in Egypt has fallen silent without explanation. ONA: State TV channels go off air ubruptly, 15min off air now without any explanation from the authorities. #Egypt — Egyptocracy (@Egyptocracy) November 25, 2012 #Egypt State TV stopped broadcasting. Serious stuff. What next? — benwedeman (@bencnn) November 25, 2012 #Egypt state TV channels […]

On-scene pics, mob at US Embassy in Cairo: Embassy tweets ‘revolution positive step forward,’ stands by 9/11 apology

Riots  continue in Egypt this morning, and they have spread to the U.S. embassy in Cairo. As Twitchy reported, protests started against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Morsi after he granted himself dictatorial powers. So the Arab spring/shit fountain continues with riots in Egypt. Now the leader of the Muslim brotherhood has basically declared dictatorship […]

Gutsy call: US State Dept. ‘concerned’ over Morsi power grab

Talk about a gutsy call. As Twitchy reported yesterday, Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi seized dictatorial powers. Today, Tahrir Square is flooded by pro-democracy citizens protesting the power grab. These protesters are bravely fighting back against Morsi and the powerful, dangerous Muslim Brotherhood. With everything they’re up against, they should know that the U.S. condemns Morsi’s […]