Tagged with Nile Delta

The Nature of the Insurrection

From McClatchy, an article full of interesting anecdotes on the Islamist youth committing violence in the Nile Delta: In Sharqia province, which sits just between Cairo and the restive Sinai, eight police officers have been killed in just three weeks, each by a motorcyclist who pulled up to them in traffic and shot them, usually … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Terrorist, Bombing

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Terrorist, Bombing

God, Surely the two – terrorist and bombing – go together. But who do they go together with? Fourteen people were killed in Mansoura in the Nile Delta when a bomb ripped through the security directorate. Two days later an apparent homemade bomb exploded on the roadside, injuring five civilians but perhaps also targeting the … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Police, Protest

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Police, Protest

God, The dynamic is changing in Egypt, but it is happening outside of Cairo. Violence and civil disobedience characterize Delta and Suez Canal cities, while police themselves go on strike throughout the nation. In fact in Port Said they were ordered of the street. There is little to commend here, God. Surely the grievances are … Continue reading