Pro-Morsi Egyptians to Picket Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC

Demonstrators upset with Egyptian military rule
Flier for planned Thanksgiving rally / EADHR Facebook

A group of Egyptians sympathetic to former President Mohmamed Morsi are gearing up to stage a demonstration along the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route in New York City, according to organizers.

Georgetown University to Host Member of Egypt’s Nazi Party

Will participate in event with Muslim Brotherhood leaders
A pro-Muslim Brotherhood demonstration in Tahrir Square / AP

Georgetown University is scheduled to host an event on Egypt that features a member of Egypt’s Nazi Party.

Georgetown University’s Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Center for Christian Muslim Understanding is scheduled to host a Dec. 5 event on “Egypt and the Struggle for Democracy.”

Egypt Ambassador to U.S.: Military Not Seeking to Resume Control Indefinitely

Says constitutional referendum, elections crucial to democratic future
Egyptian women in front of Parliament / AP

Egypt’s ambassador to the United States sought to assuage fears on Wednesday that the country’s military is seeking to resume control indefinitely, pointing to an upcoming constitutional referendum and elections as crucial to a democratic future.

Jihadi Leader: Jihad Against Egyptian Military a ‘Religious Duty’

Urges Muslim Brotherhood-backers to end peaceful protests
Morsi supporters protest in Cairo Nov. 4, 2013 / AP

A top jihadi leader is urging Egyptian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to cease peaceful demonstrations and take up arms against the Egyptian military, which he dubbed “an army of infidels and apostates,” according to a translation of his remarks.

Putin to Visit Egypt in Bid to Restore Military Ties

Egyptian military wants Russian aircraft, missiles
AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Egypt later this month as part of a push by Moscow to replace the United States as the Egyptian military’s main patron.

Kerry to Visit Egypt, Tensions High Before Morsi Trial

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with then Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi / AP

CAIRO (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Egypt a day before deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi goes on trial, the next likely flashpoint in the struggle between his Muslim Brotherhood and the army-backed interim government.