Morsi Supporters Plan Rally Amid New Violence
Army: We'll allow 'peaceful protest'
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 5, 2013 5:00 AM CDT
Egyptian soldiers deploy near Cairo University, where Muslim Brotherhood supporters gathered to support ousted president Mohamed Morsi in Cairo, Thursday, July 4, 2013.   (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

(Newser) – Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsi are fuming over the military's clampdown after Brotherhood leaders were arrested and Morsi detained. Arrest warrants are out for some 300 members of the group, the BBC reports. "What kind of national reconciliation starts with arresting people?" asks the son of a Brotherhood official, per the New York Times. "This is complete exclusion." But the army says it will allow a planned rally today: "Peaceful protest and freedom of expression are rights guaranteed to everyone, which Egyptians have earned as one of the most important gains of their glorious revolution," the army posted on Facebook.

As protests have continued, so has violence. Morsi's hometown saw dozens hurt last night, Reuters reports, and the Sinai Peninsula was hit with rocket attacks by Islamist militants. A soldier was killed in the onslaught against police and military sites, though it's not certain the attacks were associated with Morsi's downfall, the BBC notes; Sinai is a frequent target of such violence.

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Infidel123
Jul 6, 2013 6:55 AM CDT
Obama is already planning his trip to Egypt to shown his support for his fellow Muslims. He should bring his wife so she can cover ugly mug of hers up.
heyyouyou
Jul 5, 2013 1:51 PM CDT
Oh that Obama...
KennyLLC
Jul 5, 2013 1:28 PM CDT
In 1996 Obama went to Kenya to campaign for Odinga and Sharia Law, and when he lost he was instructed to cry foul over the democratic election. Obama gets on a plane and Odinga's people go on a killing, burning, and raping spree after losing the election. Obama helps oust the Egyptian leader in 2011 and once again democraticially tries his hand with his "Brotherhood" at forcing Islam on the Egyptian people through covert means: http://www.investigativeproject.org/4066/egyptians-protesters-criticize-mb-rule-and-obama It didn't work, so the Muslim Brotherhood (worldwide terrorist organization) is going to start killing people once again. This is just another aspect of the 100 year Jihad as declared in their 1982 statement found in Switzerland, along with their proclaimed ploy of creating a sense of "political legitimacy" and other ways of seizing government offices. Obama is a Muslim who once worked for a man who bombed the Pentagon, and to this day remains friends with him and has partied at his home since the 911 attacks. How he ever got elected in America is beyond logic or moral terpitude.