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Who exactly is Egypt’s General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi?

Sunday 22 September 2013

‘Who exactly is General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi? Born to a Moroccan Jewish mother, his maternal uncle was a member of David Ben Gurion’s political party. How did this Sephardi sleeper stay within the loop without being exposed for so long and rising to the top spot in the military?

In the second half of August 2013 (Shawwal 1434ah) the Egypt of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Abduh, Imam Hasan al-Banna, al-Shahid Sayyid Qutb, Shaykh Mahmud Shaltut, the Egypt of al-Azhar University, and the Egypt of concentric Arab-African-Islamic circles is being torched. It is the same Egypt that had stood for independence and support of their Algerian brothers against French colonialism, their Arabian brothers against Saudi reactionism, and their Palestinian brothers against Israeli occupation.

On Wednesday, August 14 and again on Friday August 16 hundreds (according to other reports, thousands) of Egyptians were mowed down or mangled by a military force that takes its orders from Washington and Tel Aviv. From Cairo to Alexandria to al-Giza to al-Minya to Suez and all the provinces in between and beyond in the Land of the Nile, masjids, churches, government buildings, public service facilities and whatever else was within range, came under a torrent of firearms and firepower that left the average Egyptian in a daze as to why all hell broke loose in Egypt so fast and so soon!’

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