The Muslim Brotherhood is at it again, folks.
Three separate bomb attacks took place in Greater Cairo on Friday morning, killing at least five people and injuring dozens of others, on the eve of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.
The terrorist attack began when a large blast ripped through a police building in central Cairo, killing four and injuring 76 others, according to the health ministry.
Hours later in Giza, one person was killed when a primitive bomb exploded after being thrown at a moving police vehicle near a metro station, deputy Giza security chief Mahmoud Farouk told state TV. At least 11 others were reportedly wounded in the attack.
In a third explosion, a small bomb went off later on Friday morning at a police station in Talbiya district, also in Giza, near the pyramids. The attack did not cause any casualties, the interior ministry said.
The fact these are targeted at the security forces tells me these are Muslim Brotherhood terror groups trying to kill or maim the security forces which are trying to keep Egypt secular.
In a statement, the president pledged to “severely punish” those involved in “planning, financing, inciting, participating in or executing” such attacks, saying that tampering with state security is a “red line.”
He added that Egypt had quashed an Islamist insurgency that raged in the 1990s and “would relentlessly rout [terrorism] and root its culprits out.
“Such terrorist attacks will only unite the will of Egyptians to move forward towards achieving the goals of the 25 January and the 30 revolution … and to carry out Egyptians’ upcoming roadmap.” the Egyptian presidency added.
Don’t believe me that this is Islamo-Fascism’s central political party across the Arab World? Here you go…
“They don’t want the people to celebrate,” Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim told reporters while inspecting the explosion site in Cairo, adding that he was certain that “millions would take to the streets” on Saturday to celebrate the revolution nonetheless. He added that the “despicable attack” would not hamper police “in their fierce war against black terrorism.”
The Muslim Brotherhood has long held that celebrations are Halal, and the fact many of those celebrating will be doing so over both the recent ousters has got to rankle for the MB and their buddies. Thankfully, the Egyptian people seem to be doing what so many in the Arab world are unable or unwilling to do.
After the explosion, large crowds of onlookers gathered at the Cairo site, chanting slogans demanding the “execution” of the Muslim Brotherhood movement and of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
To be fair, the Muslim Brotherhood denied responsibility. Considering, however, that they have a history of this kind of violence, I would be more surprised if they didn’t have anything to do with this attack than if they did.
H/T: R. S. McCain