Egyptian court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death

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jchai wrote:

This is a terrible decision that needs to be challenged, whatever one thinks of the Muslim Brotherhood. It also needs to be protested by the US and other governments – and not only verbally. (For starters, I want to see the US withdraw military aid.) A dictatorship cannot provide a fair trial, and the fact that so many people were sentenced to death at once is suspicious on its face.

Mar 24, 2014 4:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
PLT2 wrote:

I think this is going a bit too far now. Ordinary Egyptian citizens will be permanently attacked by revengeful Muslim Brotherhood extremists if this goes ahead.

Mar 24, 2014 4:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BanglaFirst wrote:

What a joke, this devil Al Sisi who took power using the barrel of the gun punishes an organisation that has over 60% of Egyptian peoples support!

Mar 24, 2014 5:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Arnleif wrote:

The lack of condemnation from western countries on what obvious is a mass-execution of political opponents, reveals the west`s true nature and support for the military junta who has ruled Egypt for over 30 years. As long as the Suez-canal remain in western hands, controlled through the military regime in Egypt, who cares what goes on in Egypt. Right?

But sure, what Putin does in Ukraine now is much worse. Starving to death a million people, then invading the country to ensure all social structure is removed, and reduce it to a smoking ruin of misery. No wait that was the US in Iraq, and all done on a pack of lies…..

Yes, the hypocrisy of western condemnation of Putin`s annexation of Crimea can not be mentioned, that would be “radical” behavior of the servants of power, the media.

Mar 24, 2014 5:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ayman_ib wrote:

These MB members/supporters were charged with murder and terrorism. The court sentenced them to death which is the proper punishment for murder and terrorism. This is a civilian court not a military trial. So dragging in the military is nonsense. The population in general is fed up with the MB and their supporters. They were terrorists and killers since they started and all the previous dictatorships knew that and encouraged them for their own political agendas to kill of any chance of a competing political party to the ruling one. If the current interim government wanted to be a dictatorship it would have made deals with the MB as the ones before them not face them as they are doing now!

Mar 24, 2014 6:02am EDT  --  Report as abuse
socrates1321 wrote:

there should be no mercy for people that kill other people, or terrorize their fellow countrymen. if you kill, you will be killed. the law is the only thing that differs humans from animals

Mar 24, 2014 6:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
suberbob wrote:

The Only minor problem with the way the article was written which of course did not mention that Asma Alsharif is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and editor of the pro Morsi and Brotherhood Rasd agency,
hence, she did not also mention the torching of almost 50 Churches in Menyia (iam sure she forgot), Reuters integrity is at stake here

Mar 24, 2014 6:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse

I thought President Obama backed the brotherhood and Arab Spring?

Mar 24, 2014 7:12am EDT  --  Report as abuse
tuck77 wrote:

It’s about time that somebody made a stand, kill them all, unless we show these infidels we can be as ruthless as they are, they,ll never take us seriously. Lets hope Egypt starts a worldwide trend! Don’t incarcerate the muslim brotherhood and their cohorts in the obama administration. EXECUTE THEM PUBLICLY! Let’s see how many want to die for Allah, when it’s guaranteed!

Mar 24, 2014 7:12am EDT  --  Report as abuse
dublin13 wrote:

Most terrorism has its roots in a perceived or real injustice. This decision is a prescription for future insurgency. Incredible as it may seem, the defense in these cases was not allowed to present evidence. And there are another 600 plus defendants in line for more of the same.
I couldn’t think of a better way to fuel an insurgency than to kill a thousand civilians who were resisting a coup. These judges will someday find themselves on the end of a rope, and they won’t be water skiing.

Mar 24, 2014 7:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TJPride wrote:

The Muslim Bros, while more moderate than some other groups, have been behind a lot of violence against Christians in Egypt. So I don’t view them as any way “peaceful”. That having been said, sentencing this many of them to death in what amounts to a mock trial isn’t constructive. It’ll lose the military leadership a lot of support, and ramp up violent attacks even from the more moderate elements of the Muslim population.

Mar 24, 2014 7:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ketch65 wrote:

They should be happy to die and their deaths celebrated among faithful followers and supporters of the brotherhood. They get exclusive VIP into the brothel of Allah, VIP status to drink from the river of life’s wines and elixirs and a front row seat in hell to watch the infidels be eternally tortured.

I mean, this is the hope of all Muslim warriors!

Being martyred this way might not be as gallant as dying by the sword whilst wielding the sword, but it’s still being put to death for their continued jihad against the infidels and spoilers of the faith of the Great Prophet, blessed be he!!!

Vestales that are eternal virgins, they never ever lose their “veil”, even after great vigorous “exercise”.

A river of wine and “secret” elixirs, that give great virility yet cause a euphoria no mortal has ever experienced or could fathom!

And the greatest reward of all!

Partaking in the pleasures of hellfire! Side by side with the Great Prophet, joining in on the spoils of conquest and battle, pouring molten lava down the throats of the unbelievers, the unfaithful and hypocrites. Skinning them alive, roasting them on spits, entire families, tribes, nations and kingdoms of their enemies!!!

Then, watching as they are made whole again, to start in the sport again, all over.

After refreshing oneself of course!

Oh what glories, what endless joy a paradise such as this is for those who take up the cause of jihad!

Gorging, feasting, devouring, raping, pillaging, torturing!

Is not all that worth the shedding of mortality at the sweet, sweet alter of Martyrdom?????

Mar 24, 2014 7:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ketch65 wrote:

They should be happy to die and their deaths celebrated among faithful followers and supporters of the brotherhood. They get exclusive VIP into the brothel of Allah, VIP status to drink from the river of life’s wines and elixirs and a front row seat in hell to watch the infidels be eternally tortured.

I mean, this is the hope of all Muslim warriors!

Being martyred this way might not be as gallant as dying by the sword whilst wielding the sword, but it’s still being put to death for their continued jihad against the infidels and spoilers of the faith of the Great Prophet, blessed be he!!!

Vestales that are eternal virgins, they never ever lose their “veil”, even after great vigorous “exercise”.

A river of wine and “secret” elixirs, that give great virility yet cause a euphoria no mortal has ever experienced or could fathom!

And the greatest reward of all!

Partaking in the pleasures of hellfire! Side by side with the Great Prophet, joining in on the spoils of conquest and battle, pouring molten lava down the throats of the unbelievers, the unfaithful and hypocrites. Skinning them alive, roasting them on spits, entire families, tribes, nations and kingdoms of their enemies!!!

Then, watching as they are made whole again, to start in the sport again, all over.

After refreshing oneself of course!

Oh what glories, what endless joy a paradise such as this is for those who take up the cause of jihad!

Gorging, feasting, devouring, raping, pillaging, torturing!

Is not all that worth the shedding of mortality at the sweet, sweet alter of Martyrdom?????

Mar 24, 2014 7:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JamVee wrote:

The Brotherhood stole the “revolution” from the brave soldiers of change who started (died for, and eventually won) the struggle. The Brotherhood didn’t even decide to join the revolution until Mubarak was nearly toppled. Then they stole the revolution by being so well organized that they easily prevailed in the (supposedly free) elections and installed their own government.

Mar 24, 2014 8:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
kamigoroshi wrote:

Though the magnitude of the judgment is condemnable, I personally do believe the Muslim Brotherhood needs to be punished for their crimes to non-Muslims and the ordinary citizens for quenching themselves with power. Yes they are the first freely elected rulers of Egypt but that does not mean they can do whatever they want with it. I also doubt if the election was fair at all.

Punish them but not this harsh; maybe punish the leaders and perpetrators but make sure you are not killing an innocent simply because of your hatred for the brotherhood.

Mar 24, 2014 8:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
flashyknight wrote:

The dictator will be executed soon

Mar 24, 2014 8:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Brittwit wrote:

Looks like the the Muslim Brother’hood’ is getting a dose of their own medicine.
Seems like 525 is such a small price to pay for the 18,000+ Terrorist attacks in the last 10-years from their muslim brethren.

Mar 24, 2014 8:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Brittwit wrote:

Looks like the the Muslim Brother’hood’ is getting a dose of their own medicine.
Seems like 525 is such a small price to pay for the 18,000+ Terrorist attacks in the last 10-years from their muslim brethren.

Mar 24, 2014 8:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
boreal wrote:

The killings of riot police in Kiev during the staged unrest there is served up to the masses as some sort of brave, heroic act deserving praise and approval. It has the stamp of good housekeeping on it because it happens during the struggle for that evasive liberty and democracy. While in Egypt the very same is condemnable terrorist act and as such, spoon fed to the crowds.

Mar 24, 2014 10:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
chaemeleo wrote:

Egypt, birthplace of the MB, executes MB members. America, the Great Satan, appoints MB members to high ranking positions in Homeland (In)Security and elsewhere in our government. SMH.

Mar 24, 2014 10:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
acson005 wrote:

Huh! This is the fruit of the highly heralded Arab Spring…tumult, war and destruction (Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria and Lebanon). For a moment in time; I thought Arabs are finally doing something right.

Mar 24, 2014 10:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
IslamBlows wrote:

While this will come as a serious blow to Obama, who supports the “brotherhood”, it is good news for Egypt, and for Christians living in Egypt.

Next, move the military into the Sinai, and clean-out those mongrel islamic pigs.

Mar 24, 2014 11:08am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Rich_F wrote:

while all those who don’t know The Lord Jesus Christ will be quite surprised at what the truth is when they die and learn of it, it’s going to be a real shocker for religious zealots like Muslims to learn that everything they grew up believing and even died for was a lie from the pit.

Mar 24, 2014 11:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

529 death sentences related to how many people in extended families?

The Egyptian government just sentences itself to death.

Egyptian lives are rated at a steep discount, apparently?

Mar 24, 2014 11:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

@Rick_F- Muslims actually believe in the last Judgment with Jesus as the final judge. But that won’t help now.

The trouble with the “Last Judgment”, it’s too late and not much help to the living.

I can just hear the “heavenly” courtroom: “Now you tell US?” So many on earth think life is the “pits” anyway with or without a presiding celestial magistrate and few of the shepherds most avid followers ever seem to agree on the legislation in toto, and never en masse.

The Egyptian court is out of it’s mind and won’t be around for long.
Too many Egyptians are eager for a “last judgment”.

Mar 24, 2014 11:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
NBE wrote:

I admit that I don’t mind the prospect of these “brotherhood” men being killed, by court or by illness or by traffic accidents or lightning. To my mind, they are the worst of the worst wherever in the world they are or turn up. But I can’t accept the idea that more than 500 men can be convicted and given the death penalty for the killing one man; that is crazy.

Mar 24, 2014 12:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BiteRight wrote:

A new world record of mass death sentences in a modern court of law.
Maybe Egypt should borrow Hitler’s gas chamber to finish the job of execution along with fast trial and fast verdict.

Mar 24, 2014 12:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dr_Steve wrote:

The usual suspects will be along soon to blame the verdict on Israel.

Mar 24, 2014 12:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
chuck2 wrote:

It seems the Mid East is not much more then various tribes/religions trapped in the eternal warfare of “My god (small “g” when used for such purposes) is real and your god is not, etc etc” And.. not all such claims are the property of the Mid East. Such will go on until some of the more sane, less into power grabs, and weary of it all take over. One has to ask about the Mid East, how much is due to “The Allies/Victors” of WW1 and their carving the place up for oil, and it seems still is, although now under various guises of “freedom” (AKA sell us your oil for big oils profits).

How long this will continue is anyone’s guess, but seems like to ole “Freedom and Democracy thing” is not working out well. Perhaps the strongman dictator is the only answer over there, same thing here but known as the Money. Got to wonder how much more “democracy” this ole world can stand. Even worse, one needs scoreboard to track who is purporting to be what and for how long.

Mar 24, 2014 1:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Rich_F wrote:

>>Muslims actually believe in the last Judgment with Jesus as the final judge. But that won’t help now.

paintcan that’s true but there is a big difference between the christian and muslims belief. christians believe you are saved by faith and not by works. only the blood of Jesus can atone for our sins and provide a pardon from God. on the contrary muslims believe their good deeds must outweigh their bad to get to paradise. overall the jesus of the koran and the bible are quite different the only commonality between the 2 is the name.

Mar 24, 2014 1:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
EugORGuy wrote:

After spending some time all over Egypt before the Arab Spring I can tell you that Egyptians seem to have been much better off before than after. Mubarak may not have been perfect but at least he held a balance between military and civilian rights.

People have to understand that 89% of Egyptians are illiterate. They are hard working rural farmers or service people who are easily led by their religious leaders since they are sometimes the only affluent voice they have known since childhood.

The MB is not without serious and sometimes oppressive motives… they should be banned from office like before the Arab Spring. Bringing them to trial and providing evidence of their crimes to the nation, other religious leaders woudl serve as uniting act than just a mock trial followed by prearranged executions. If they committed serious crimes; murder, rape, etc… kill them but if not put them in jail and show you both a strong but fair government for the people.

Then start educating the masses so they are not so easily led by others.

Mar 24, 2014 1:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

Take that Texas.

Mar 24, 2014 1:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Isetnofret wrote:

During the period between 14-16 August 2013 these 529 defendants killed 55 individuals including 4 police officers, 11 policemen; inured 448 civilians; burned 10 churches and torched 15 businesses…they carried out acts of terrorism against unarmed helpless civilians. Their aim was to punish and scare Egyptians into accepting a corrupt theocracy. These are no ordinary criminals but deliberate terrorists. Just today bombs were found in two different schools in Egypt, targeting CHILDREN…

Mar 24, 2014 3:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cdngmt wrote:

Regardless of the validity of the charges, the process and the sentence will serve to prevent any type of peaceable future co-operation and reconciliation between the more fundamentalist and secular Islamist parts of Egyptian society, and also among its religious communities. And this is within a country with strong national identity.
Sadly, the prognosis for peace and harmony in other Arab countries with a less unified national identity is even less.
As to trying to force the situation and weld a two nation state in Israel/Palestine, we(Western nations) risk creating a blood bath and unfathomable misery on all parties.

Mar 24, 2014 6:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
thorpy63 wrote:

Much as I would not like to see Egypt implode into an ultra Islamist state doing the same things as this to purge dissent we cant stand by & just ignore this verdict, this is the kind of thing Hitler ordered & it cannot be ignored. Pressure needs to be brought to bare on those that can bring pressure on Egypt mainly the gulf states & it needs to be done now to avoid a future of terror for Egyptian citizens

Mar 25, 2014 5:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse

If they are guilty of incitement to kill and if they have anything to do with the thousands of christians who were murdered at their hands, then they deserve what they get. I think the court made the right decision. I also think that the US and other parties did enough damage in supporting the rebels so they should stay out of it.

Mar 25, 2014 8:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Nadin. wrote:

This looks a lot like genocide. Anyone with a brain can see that.

Mar 25, 2014 2:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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