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By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Correspondent for In Homeland Security

A woman in Kabul, falsely suspected of burning the Quran, was recently beaten to death by a crowd, run over by a pickup truck and lynched, driven away, burned and then thrown over a bridge.

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Egypt’s interim Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi said that “Today was a difficult day.” Quite frankly, this has to be the most profound understatement of the day. Though the Egyptian military and police did state that the clearing of the protests sites would happen, the loss of life today is rather high.

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

The democratic “Arab Spring” (Islamist Spring) is unraveling or tearing itself asunder with grave human rights violations and degenerating to further political oppression. The youth-bulge in highly Muslim developing nations, the poor economic performance, corruption, lack of freedoms, and abuses are all well cited reasons for the regional unrest and uprisings.

By William Tucker

Attacks against the Egyptian military and Interior Ministry security forces in the Sinai have increased recently due to the political uncertainty in Cairo and the region as a whole. Though there has been an uptick in violence over the past few years emanating from terrorist groups and local Bedouin tribes the increase in security forces as a response from the government has only exacerbated the situation.

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Egyptian nationalist and Islamist political division has reached a boiling point. Millions of protestors have demanded the resignation, reform or removal of President Mohamed Morsi. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) demanded that Morsi resign or be removed within 48 hours. The deadline has passed.

By William Tucker

June 30th may shape up to be a really bad day for Egypt. Those political movements that stand in opposition to President Morsi have called for mass protests to take place on the one year anniversary of Morsi’s inauguration. In response, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has called for counterdemonstrations to support Morsi and his agenda.

By William Tucker

Protests in Turkey have endured for three weeks now despite numerous attempts by the Erdogan government to break them up. The Prime Minister told a rather large group of his supporters that the protesters were being controlled by “terrorists,” though he didn’t specify who these terrorists were or what they represented. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc added to the rhetoric by stating that all elements of state power, including the military, may be used to bring these protests to an end.

By William Tucker Christopher Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, was killed yesterday, along with three others, during an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Initial reports suggested that the attack was related to the protests that took place in Egypt over a film portraying the Muslim prophet Muhammad in a poor light; however eyewitness reports state that the attackers did not come from the group of protesters outside.
By William Tucker In a preplanned protest, members of the more radical factions of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo. The protesters removed the U.S. flag and returned to the outside of the compound. Because the protest was advertised in advance, most embassy employees were sent home beforehand. Embassy guards did fire warning volleys into the air to disperse the protesters.