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23 September 2013


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Babak Makkinejad

I think that means "We are all wih/in the Opposition."


About the yellow sign, it seems to be saying 'we are all The 4 ' as in the 4 fingers on the sign alluding to the MB.
At least that is my take on it.


rabi?a= the four outstretched fingers?


This symbol has been used in Turkey by Erdogan supporters--MB fellow travellers--including the verging on dictatorial and unstable Prime Minister himself. Apparently the square where the MB supporters gathered is called "Rabia'tul Adevviye" [spelling? I've written it as how you'd write it in Turkish] and Rabia also means "four" or "fourth" in Arabic. The claim I have read says some MB supporters died in that square after the Egyptian army cracked down.


I'm wondering if the MB is trying to drum up something for Friday, October 4?

Also, I might translate the other sign as "yes to legitimacy."


So back to a dictatorship more absolute than Mubarak's? I wonder what those twittering clowns at Tamarod will do now. The Egyptian "army" had no problem rolling APC's over peaceful Coptic protesters under SCAF. The "liberals" should be worried.


As Kodlu said, its to do with Raba'a Square where the army put a bloody end to the Brotherhood's demonstrations.


Doesnt' this make Al-Zawahiri look like the "winner" in his split with the MB over the use of violence against the state? Given what happend in Algeria after the 1992 coup against the FIS coming to power, do you think that an armed Islamist insurgency is a distinct possibility now?



Thanks to all of you who helped me with the sign inscriptions. I had never seen "legitimacy" as a word in Arabic and the mosque name was not something I had noticed. pl


Hezbollah's flag is yellow too. What does yellow stand for in the Arabic world? Is there a special symbolism to it as with green?


Origins and symbolism of "all of us the fourth"


It can also look like the stylized version of the name of good "Allah". Take the R from the next word with the 4 fingers.

Tarek Fawzi

The escalation will continue with naming the group as a terrorist group due to their illegalactivities and collaboration with hamas and al qadea terrorist group and Morsi conspiracy with them which is expected to be unveiled in his trial for high treason supported with recorded conversations with its leader.This is also in line with tht USA Russis Saudi arabia whk has already listed them under terrorkst group.

nick b

Col., This is as you predicted in your August 18 post. What should I watch for next?

FB Ali

I think it is quite likely. When a movement with a large popular base is denied all forms of peaceful political expression it is, in effect, driven underground. While the bulk of its supporters remain silently committed, young activists are likely to take to the only means of opposition open to them -- violence.

It is true that Mubarak's regime managed to suppress the violence of Islamists, but the world has moved on. There is an active militant jihadi movement flourishing in the Muslim world, including on Egypt's borders -- the Sinai and Libya. It will slowly seep into Egypt.


rick b

I do not agree with FB Ali when he writes "but the world has moved on." Egypt has not moved on very much. Throughout the Nasser and Mubarak eras there was continual Islamist undergrond agitation frequently erupting in violence against the Copts and foreign tourists. I expect that kind of thing to re-emerge as the major focus of MB and other Salafi activity. The Egyptin police are both cruel and brutally effective. they will be the main actors in this drama. pl

nick b

Col., That is what I would imagine too: that the MB would go underground and start a campaign of violence, as we saw in the past. To me this begs the question: why would the new Egyptian government ban the MB outright? By driving them underground does it not almost ensure violent/'terrorist' reaction? I can't help but think the Government's interests are better served by allowing the MB to exist in a smaller version that could be more easily contained and monitored. If my ignorance is showing, please accept my apologies, but these are my thoughts.

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