(RealWorld Actuality) A Radical Islamic lynch mob waving Al-Qaeda banners throw terrified teenage boys off a 20ft ledge before beating one to death local media reports.
The young man, identified as Hamada Badr, 19, and his three friends were caught on camera hiding from a large group who had chased them onto a terrace in Alexandria.
The video, apparently filmed with a mobile phone camera from across the road, show the four teenagers escaping onto a 20ft ledge during violent protests on Friday.
The violent mob on the street appear to have chased them to the roof and the boys climb onto the structure as a group of agitated men gather around them.
The boys had been out celebrating the ousting of Islamist president Muhammad Morsi, when they ran into the former leader’s supporters, one of the boys’ father told Al Arabiya.
After both sides traded insults, the large group forced the boys to flee onto the building in Alexandria’s Sidi Jaber area.
As the teenagers huddle on top of the 20ft ledge the mob begin throwing rocks and larger items at them and attempt to climb after them.
A member of the aggressive roof-mob, a bearded man in a white top, is seen carrying a black-and-white al-Qaeda flag.
Shortly afterwards two of the boys are thrown off the ledge and are savagely beaten as they lay injured on the roof.
Hamada Badr, aged 19, was killed in the lynch mob attack, Al Arabiya said.
‘Do you know the teen that they killed and disfigured his body and threw from the fifth floor is only 19 and four days,’ Mohammed Badr, father of the killed teen, told el-Watan News.
‘All he was guilty of was that he was on the roof of the building, celebrating the ousting of Morsi. But the Brotherhood waged a war against whoever was celebrating Morsi’s departure.
‘After throwing him, they wanted to do the same with the others, but people in the neighbourhood stopped them,’ Badr’s father said.
After the video began circulating online, a Facebook group run by an opposition ground calling themselves ‘Six April Students’, posted a picture of a handsome, young man they claim is Hamada Badr, blaming ‘Muslim Brotherhood and other terrorist groups’ for his death.
Alexandria, on the Mediterranean coast, has been at the centre of some of the most violent protests during the recent political unrest in the country.
On the day the video was filmed, twelve people were killed in clashes in the Egyptian, Mr Amr Nasr, head of emergency services in the city, said.
He also told the state news agency MENA that around 200 were injured. Most of the fatalities were from gunshot wounds.
On Saturday, at least 60 people were injured in clashes in Alexandria after Muslim Brotherhood supporters marched against a rally of Morsi-opponents in Sidi Jaber, the very same area where the video was recorded the day before, local news reported.
(Hannah Allam and Mohannad Sabry) Egypt’s civilian Cabinet resigned Monday to protest the military’s harsh crackdown on demonstrators as an uprising against the ruling military council swelled into a third day of running battles in downtown Cairo.
Analysts openly debated whether the military council could survive the rising tide of protest, which bore striking resemblance to the 18 days of violence that led to the resignation of former President Hosni Mubarak in February. But they were also uncertain about what could come next in a country where the military has been the dominant political force for six decades.
The turmoil comes just days before crucial parliamentary elections, set for Monday, the first since Mubarak was toppled from office.
“This is a confirmation that the supreme council has failed in managing the transitional period,” said Hani Shukrallah, an Egyptian commentator and editor of the English-language Ahram Online website. “This is not a sign, it’s a confirmation, of their inability and lack of experience in running a state.”
Tens of thousands of demonstrators continued to hold onto positions in Cairo’s landmark Tahrir Square early Tuesday, despite repeated efforts by security forces to drive them out. Protest leaders called for a “million man march” Tuesday to show their defiance of the military council.
Demonstrators demanded the dismissal of Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the military council’s head. “The people demand the fall of the field marshal!” protesters chanted.
For its part, the council called for “dialogue” and “study” in a statement issued early Tuesday, but it gave little indication that it was considering steps likely to calm demonstrators’ anger after days of choking through tear gas and nursing wounds from birdshot. Protesters have sought a firm timetable for the military to hand over the country to civilian rulers, but the council has made no such gesture.
“The supreme council is acting exactly like the Mubarak government,” said Muhammed Radwan, an Egyptian activist who was detained earlier this year in Syria and was released after the caretaker government’s mediation. “They’re giving concessions because of the pressure that built up against them, and they never expected it. We won’t accept any of their concessions. We will not negotiate with them anymore.”
Steven A. Cook, an Egypt expert at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, said the military “clearly has miscalculated” and appears to be looking to a new formula, such as a so-called national salvation government or a consultative council, to manage the nation’s transition. The longer protesters remain in the square, willing to confront the security forces, however, the greater the likelihood that the generals will have to cede authority, he said.
“If they get anywhere near a million,” Cook said of Tuesday’s protest, “it’s unclear how the SCAF can continue.” SCAF is the acronym for the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.
Anger at the council has been building for months. While demonstrators earlier this year credited the military with standing with them, the supreme council’s actions after Mubarak resigned have left a growing sense that little in fact has changed.
Perhaps the council’s biggest misstep was floating an unsolicited set of guidelines for the drafting of a new constitution. The document would give the council extraordinary powers over the process, including budget control and the right to disband the drafting assembly and appoint a new one if it failed to meet a deadline.
That was the issue that brought protesters to Tahrir Square on Friday in one of the largest outpourings of dissent since Mubarak’s ouster. But just as in the final days of Mubarak’s three decades in power, the ceiling of demands shot up in response to the rising death toll as the military attacked demonstrators Saturday. Nothing short of Tantawi’s departure appeared enough to bring calm to the capital.
FLASHBACK: Secret FBI, CIA Documents and Sex Video Tapes Found At Egypt’s Terror Police Headquarters
(Jesus Diaz) — This mountain of shredded paper taking over several rooms was found inside the Egyptian Secret Police’s headquarters in Cairo last Saturday. About 2,500 angry demonstrators invaded the building in what Egyptians are now calling their Bastille Day, finding documents and tapes that may soon send shockwaves around the world.
Inside the dark quarters of Mubarak’s terror police, an enraged population liberated prisoners still in their isolation cells, which were no larger than phone booths. In the process, they found torture devices, mountains of shredded documents, dozens of computers stripped from their hard drives and a stash of video tapes showing famous people—from actors to politicians, both Egyptians and from other countries—having sex. The videos were recorded by the secret police in hotel rooms. Nobody knows who stars in them yet, but I’m sure we will know about it very soon.
The FBI and CIA connection
More worrying for the US government—unless they find some video of Hillary doing naughty things in her hotel room—are the FBI and CIA documents found in possession of the Secret Police. They allegedly detail some of the collaboration between these agencies and Mubarak’s secret terror force, which confirms some of the previous information published by Wikileaks.
Our friends found torture devices, sex films made for [sic] famous personalities. […] The underground prison was hard to find at first but the people found them. Some were speaking about screams from the underground prison. The cells were found. Some people say they were locked electronically but they were opened. The detainees were released after being years in detention, one of them [was] released [after] 14 years [of imprisonment]! The detainees were allegedly blindfold and stayed in small cell without light!
The liberators obtained plenty of other material, including surveillance material on Mubarak’s last days in Egypt.
None of these documents have been published yet, but they are probably going to be the source of quite a few scandals in Arab countries and abroad. Even the shredded material, which Wikileaks have offered to reconstruct in a recent tweet. [Egyptian Chronicles]