Egypt’s Official Religious Institution Promotes Torture

Azhar is the state’s official religious institution of Egypt. Since it is the state’s religious institution, its stances echo the state’s.

In a review made by the Seventh Day newspaper, it mentioned that Nasr Farid Wasel, an ex-Azhar expounder, issued a fatwa that the violence of the Muslims Brotherhood deserves death or crucifixion!

I thought that humanity has overcome the times of the extreme torture and mutilation as punishments, and that the justice system aims at rehabilitation.


The Potential Civil War in Egypt

Important update 2012/12/7: security forces are interrogating the peaceful protesters who were severely injured by the Islamist thugs (for example). They are being interrogated in the same style of the days after 2011/1/28, when peaceful protesters, people walking by or people who protected the streets after the police was ordered to evacuate the streets and thugs were sent to the streets, were prosecuted as thugs. That confirms to the oblivious, that the regime did not change, we are still living under the 1952 regime!

In 2012/12/5, hot spots in Cairo, downtown and Heliopolis, are in panic and without police or traffic police, yet meters away, it’s business as usual. That’s weirdly cool!

2012/12/5, close to Heliopolis, civilians took to streets with belts and sticks to protect their streets. Bringing back the memories of the beginning of from 2011/1/29 till a week or two after 2011/2/11! However, now I saw old men as well, not just youth.

I interpret what is happening nowadays in Egypt as a potential civil war. I’ve always expected it since the beginning of the year, 2012.

What Abdurrahman Ezz claimed about Heliopolis people aiding Islamist thugs is totally false 🙂 The total opposite was happening. Witnesses even claim that all long-bearded men were verbally and physically attacked even by the homeless, after Islamists started attacking peaceful protesters!

See also:
* Bikya News: Brotherhood taking protesters, injured, holding in unknown location, says doctor (2012/12/5)
* Times of Israel: Five killed and hundreds injured as anti-Morsi protests crest: Thousands take to streets in Cairo in most serious clashes since Mubarak was ousted in 2011 (2012/12/6)
* France 24: Tanks deployed in Cairo after deadly overnight clashes (2012/12/6)
* Reporters Without Border: President’s supporters deliberately fire on journalists covering clashes (2012/12/6)
* Radio Sawa (Arabic): The Egyptian army bans anti-Morsi protests around the presidential palace (2012/12/6; updated in 2012/12/7)
* Bikya News: Unraveling the Ikhwanweb’s lies: A look into their Twitter feed (2012/12/6)
* Bikya News: Don’t call it a concession: Morsi plays politics (2012/12/9)
* Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l’homme: Egypt: The Way To Civil War? (2013/8/20)