Bakiyev Administration Arrests Are Subtle American Bribery Of the Kyrgyz Mobs

[The United States has obviously pulled-off this simultaneous arrest of two of Kyrgyzstan’s former antagonists, as a present to the Kyrgyz people and their new government.  It is intended as bribery, intended to pacify local tensions against the Manas Transit Center, before its anticipated ouster in 2014.  This will further inflame the nationalists tensions that have been building because of the riotous ongoing strikes against the giant Canadian facility, Kumtor Gold Mine (SEE:  Kyrgyz Parliament Under Seige, Again–This Time Over Jobs).  It is doubtful that the Kyrgyz mobs will understand what has happened, or why they suddenly see two of their former tormentors brought to justice.  With the usually restricted status of most Internet service in that part of Central Asia, it is doubtful that more than a few hundred people will actually read Internet reports linking the arrests.  The United States has many strings left to pull in the region, most of them leading directly into the consciousnesses of the local people.  Whenever they learned the true value of psychological warfare from the Nazis in WWIII, they realized that all wars are fought and won or lost on the battlefield of the mind.  The US will very likely have its way in Central Asia, eventually, they know how to get what they want.]

Kyrgyzstan says ousted leader’s son arrested in London

Olga Dzyubenko | Reuters
(Vladimir Pirogov Reuters, REUTERS)
BISHKEK (Reuters) – Maxim Bakiyev, son of Kyrgyzstan’s fugitive former president, was arrested in London on Friday at the request of Kyrgyzstan and the United States, which want him “for grave crimes”, the Kyrgyz president’s office said.

“Because of the absence of an extradition agreement between the Kyrgyz Republic and Great Britain, the British side is now considering the issue of extraditing Maxim Bakiyev to the United States,” the presidency said in a statement.

“Maxim Bakiyev is charged with crimes which under U.S. law are punishable with a long term in jail.”

British police said the 34-year-old Bakiyev was arrested by extradition officers on the request of U.S. authorities, who want to question him for alleged involvement in fraud. He had voluntarily visited a police station in central London by appointment.

“Chief Financial Officer” of the family of the former Kyrgyz president Yevgeny Gurevich arrived in Italy to surrender to justice  

FERGANA NEWS

As reported in last Thursday’s website Borsa Italiana (Italian Stock Exchange), Yevgeny Gurevich, accused of laundering in Italy two billion euros in aggravating circumstances, voluntarily came to Rome to stand trial, which has lasted for more than two years.

Yevgeny Gurevich

Yevgeny Gurevich

Recall the name of a U.S. citizen Eugene Gourevitch surfaced in the press in March 2010, when he was living in Bishkek, and served as head of the financial group MGN Capital, and, in fact, was the leading international consultant of the then leadership of Kyrgyzstan . Italian court has named Eugene Gourevitch among other 55 accomplices Mafia, was realized in 2003-2006. grand scam on pumping out of the companies’ Telecom Italia ‘and’ Fastveb “U.S. $ 2.7 billion.

Yevgeny Gurevich was accused that he “used the international contacts and financial expertise to launder illicit proceeds of Italian criminals.” According to the Italian justice system, Gurevich “created, managed and used … a series of companies through which he spent huge amounts of money and the shares distributed to different members of an organized criminal group.”

Perhaps Eugene Gourevitch made a deal with the Italian justice system and received assurances that he will not condemn the real prison.

Note, the news of its intention to voluntarily Yevgeny Gurevich to appear in an Italian court appeared simultaneously with the information about the arrest in London of his former patron – son of the former president of Kyrgyzstan Maxim Bakiyev. E.Gurevich arrived in Italy on October 12.

We also recall that in March 2011, Lenin district court of Bishkek sentenced in absentia E.Gurevicha to 15 years in prison to be served in maximum security colony and confiscation. He was found guilty of a crime under Article 303 of the Criminal Code of Kyrgyzstan – “Corruption.”

International news agency “Fergana”

Terrorists planned to target Buddhist site, Hindu festivals

Terrorists planned to target Buddhist site, Hindu festivals

An inexperienced new group of IM extremists was plotting a series of brazen attacks when they were arrested in Delhi, police say.

By Udayan Namboodiri for Khabar South Asia in New Delhi

Potentially lethal attacks by the Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist network have been thwarted with the arrests Thursday (October 12th) of three suspected operatives. The bust, carried out by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police, is the second of its kind in as many months.

The ineptness of three arrested terror suspects saved Pune from serious casualties during an attack in August, but officials warn that new recruits are being trained and continue to pose a threat. [Punit Paranjpe/Reuters]

Asad Khan, Imran Khan and Syed Feroz, all hailing from Maharashtra state, were allegedly involved in bomb blasts targeting Pune last August, and were plotting a series of brazen attacks in the future – including one against a Buddhist place of pilgrimage.

“These three were IM operatives, all members of a new module. There are four others of this module who are still at large,” Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar told reporters at a news conference. “They have dangerous plans of carrying out more blasts in Delhi, Mumbai and Bodh Gaya.”

Bodh Gaya, believed to be the site where Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment, is one of four major destinations for Buddhist pilgrims, attracting thousands of visitors each year. A terror attack there would have come at a time of heightened religious tensions sparked by the Rohingya crisis in Burma as well as mob attacks against Buddhists in southern Bangladesh.

The Hindu festival month, which begins in the second half of October, had also been singled out for attacks by the group, Kumar indicated. The men were arrested in Delhi, where they had apparently gathered to finalise their plot.

According to police, intelligence provided by an alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba “handler” was crucial to busting the cell.

“We were helped in the cracking of this module by Abu Jundal [also known as Abu Hamza], the conspirator of the November 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai who is now in Delhi Police’s custody after his extradition by Saudi Arabia,” Kumar said. “It was [Jundal] who indoctrinated the members of this module,” Kumar said.

According to Home Secretary R.K. Singh, the potential danger has not been extinguished and there is no room for complacency.

“The threat to the public during the festive season has not passed. What the Delhi Police have revealed (Thursday) is only the tip of the iceberg. This is a bigger conspiracy than we had imagined,” Singh told Khabar South Asia, praising the police for their efforts.

The backgrounds of the three suspects appear to confirm that IM is now recruiting middle class professionals, in contrast to the disgruntled and poorly educated young males who were drawn to the group in the past. Khan is a computer professional, Feroz is a prosperous shop owner and Imran Khan is a school graduate.

In the last week of August, Bangalore Police stumbled upon a big module that included journalists, IT professionals and scientists. To date, 18 men have been arrested from Bangalore, Hubli and Hyderabad. “This Pune module is threatening to be bigger,” Kumar said.

Amateurs with big plans

The blasts linked to the trio show them to be a newly emerging organisation that has not yet become adept at carrying out attacks, police said.

Four bombs went off within a couple of minutes on a busy road during the evening rush hour. But unlike the 2010 German Bakery bombing in Pune, which killed nine people, the August 1st attack caused only minor injuries to one person.

“It was obvious that the people who executed it were not well-experienced. Two of their bombs did not go off. They did not take the muggy monsoon weather into consideration. But we were forewarned that they will return with better training because their determination was very evident in the planning and execution,” Singh said.

IM is widely believed to have assisted Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in carrying out the 2010 attack, and it may be returning the favour by helping to build and train the new cell. According to Kumar, evidence has surfaced of a “definite IM- LeT linkage” through the Pune module.

“The name of Fayyaz Kagzi, a Pakistani LeT operative has come up during the investigation into this case,” Kumar told reporters. “Abu Salem has confirmed that he had a role in the development of this module. Now we are certain that LeT has penetrated IM.”

Another Child On the Run In Pakistan from the Self-Appointed “Blasphemy” Police

[If ordinary Pakistani people do not gather together to defeat this scourge of the so-called “Blasphemy Laws,” then you will all be consumed by the fires which this foolish, politically-motivated law is unleashing upon you.  This major historical misstep in Pakistan’s political development was Zia’s doing, as he shaped Pakistani minds to fit CIA specifications.  The near-fatal “Islamization” of Pakistani culture achieved by Zia’s embrace of Saudi Wahhabism, along with Saudi money, were intended to whip-up a fundamentalist frenzy, in order to fill “mujahedeen” (terrorist) recruitment rosters.  Until Pakistan manages to undo what the Saudis, the CIA and the ISI have done to you, your country is destined to either become  the next “Talibanized” state, or to cease to exist altogether, perhaps in a reunification with India.  So far,  (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain appears to be practically the only Pakistani man to figure this out (SEE:  “Any Female Playing A Role In War Against Mujahideen Should Be Killed.–Official TTP Statement), only, he would not likely be speaking-out in this manner, if he was not safe in London.]

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan ‘Blasphemy Boy’ Ryan In Hiding (Exclusive)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News

This week’s attack in Karachi resembled more deadly violence against Christians in the Pakistani Gojra village in 2009 where this man returned to his destroyed home.

 

KARACHI, PAKISTAN (Worthy News)– A 16-year-old Christian boy and his parents and sister were hiding in Pakistan Friday, October 12, after police charged him with blasphemy against Islam’s prophet Mohammed through text messages, while an angry crowd burned their home.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with BosNewsLife and its news partner Worthy News, Ryan Stanton, said he had been framed by “Muslim friends” he knew from his middle class neighborhood in the city of Karachi.

“We were traveling by car to see a cricket match when one of the Muslims asked me: ‘can I use your phone?’. I don’t know what happened after that,” a visibly shaken Ryan said.

“It seems they send text messages from my phone about abusing the prophet late Monday,” the Pakistani Christian explained. “I did not send the SMS, it’s untrue if people say otherwise.”

He briefly paused. “The next day I got all kind of phone calls from angry people. I got horrible messages, including from people saying: ‘We will behead you’.”

VIOLENT CROWD

The situation soon turned more serious when a violent crowd encouraged by Muslim clerics went to his Karachi home, he said. The crowd was reportedly shouting: “Handover Ryan or we will burn you alive”.

Ryan said he was lucky to be away with his paralyzed father, who received physiotherapy in a nearby clinic. Christian friends eventually helped the family escape, just moments before crowds began looting and burning their family home.

“They looted, stealing everything from furniture to jewelry, and set the house on fire,” a Christian friend involved in the rescue operation confirmed, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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U.S. Says Russian Shipment to Syria Didn’t Violate Sanctions

U.S. Says Russian Shipment to Syria Didn’t Violate Sanctions

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MOSCOW — The Obama administration acknowledged on Friday that a shipment of Russian-made equipment confiscated on its way to Damascus did not violate sanctions, but said that Moscow’s policy of supplying aid to President Bashar al-Assad of Syria was “still morally bankrupt.”

Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, said the cargo confiscated on Wednesday contained electronic components for a radar station and that such equipment fell within the bounds of international agreements. In Washington, a State Department spokesman, Victoria Nuland, did not dispute that but expressed the administration’s “grave concern” over Russia’s support for Mr. Assad, whose government is fighting a 19-month-old uprising that has turned into a civil war.

“No responsible country ought to be aiding and abetting the war machine of the Assad regime and particularly those with responsibilities for global peace and security as U.N. Security Council members have,” Ms. Nuland said.

Of the shipment, she said, “we have no doubt, this was serious military equipment.”

On Friday, Mr. Lavrov offered the most detailed explanation Russia has given in its dispute with Turkey over the Moscow-to-Damascus flight, which was intercepted by Turkish warplanes on Wednesday andforced to land in the Turkish capital, Ankara, where the passengers and crew members had to wait for hours. Turkish inspectors examined the aircraft and impounded what Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan described as Russian munitions bound for Syria’s Defense Ministry.

“We have no secrets,” Mr. Lavrov said. “We have studied the situation: there were no weapons on this airplane, of course, and there could not be. On the airplane there was cargo, which a legal Russian shipper sent via legal means to a legal customer.”

It remains unclear why the shipment was sent to Damascus via a commercial airliner.

The Russian newspaper Kommersant reported on Saturday that the cargo had been sent by a company based in Tula, which produces antitank, antiaircraft and anti-artillery systems, as well as radar equipment. The company identified, KBP Tula, was accused by the United States in 2003 of providing weapons and sophisticated military equipment to Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi leader, in violation of United Nations sanctions.

The plane was permitted to leave on Thursday, but Russia and Syria protested the Turkish actions. Russia demanded a further explanation, and Syria said it would file a complaint with international aviation authorities.

The dispute has escalated tensions between Turkey, a NATO member, and Russia, the major arms supplier to Mr. Assad. The fighting has shown no sign of easing and has raised fears that the Middle East will be destabilized, as hundreds of thousands of refugees have spilled into Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq.

Turkey’s leaders, who were once close to Mr. Assad, have turned against him and are major backers of the insurgents, who have operated from Turkey and have secured areas of Syrian territory along the Turkish border.

In Istanbul on Saturday, according to news reports, Mr. Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister, criticized the United Nations Security Council, and in particular China and Russia, for failing to take decisive steps to end the Syrian crisis.

China and Russia — both permanent members of the Security Council — have vetoed resolutions intended to pressure the Syrian government to end the fighting and seek a peaceful political transition.

“If we wait for one or two of the permanent members,” Mr. Erdogan said, according to The Associated Press, “then the future of Syria will be in danger.”

The inaction, Mr. Erdogan said, according to media reports, was encouraging the Damascus government to continue its brutal assault.

“The U.N. Security Council has not intervened in the human tragedy that has been going on in Syria for 20 months, despite all our efforts,” Mr. Erdogan said, according to Reuters. “There’s an attitude that encourages, gives the green light to Assad to kill tens or hundreds of people every day.”

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Ellen Barry reported from Moscow, and Rick Gladstone from New York. Sebnem Arsu contributed reporting from Hatay, Turkey, and Hwaida Saad from Beirut, Lebanon.

Turkey Deploys Tanks On Hills Overlooking Syria Amid Tensions

Turkey Deploys Tanks On Hills Overlooking Syria Amid Tensions

Turkey Deploys Tanks on Hills Overlooking Syria Amid Tensions

Turkey has threatened to target Syrian military elements if they pose a security threat, following the downing of a Turkish military jet by Syria in June. Credit: AFP via Getty Images

By Selcan Hacaoglu – 2012-10-12T20:43:06Z

Turkey deployed tanks and missile defense systems on hilltops overlooking Syria today, the state- run Anatolia news agency said.

The deployment in Mursitpinar, near the border town of Suruc, came hours after Turkey scrambled fighter jets after a Syrian helicopter came close to the border, according to a Turkish official who declined to be identified because the information is sensitive.

Turkey has threatened to target Syrian military elements if they pose a security threat, following the downing of a Turkish military jet by Syria in June.

Turkey’s ties with Syria, once an ally, dramatically deteriorated over Turkish backing for Syrian rebels fighting forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Turkey fired artillery in response to Syrian shelling that killed five people in the Turkish border town of Akcakale on Oct. 3.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which called the attack on Akcakale “a flagrant breach of international law,” praised Turkey’s restraint on Oct. 9 and assured the Turkish government of the alliance’s military support if it’s attacked.

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu survived an opposition censure motion in parliament today for allegedly bringing Turkey to the brink of war with Syria.

The ruling Justice and Development Party used its almost 60 percent majority in the 550-seat parliament to defeat the motion by the Republican People’s Party.

Syrian Denials

In an interview published in the Turkish newspaper Aydinlik today, Assad denied Turkish accusations that Syria was aiding militants from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, also known by its Kurdish acronym PKK, an armed separatist group in Turkey’s southeast.

“The Turkish government is circulating these claims to legitimize its support to armed groups” fighting the government, Assad said, according to the newspaper.

About 500 Syrian officers, including 40 generals, and 500 soldiers have deserted to Turkey since fighting broke out between rebels and government forces in March 2011, Suphi Atan, a Foreign Ministry official, said by phone today from the border province of Kilis.

At least 210 people were killed across Syria yesterday, including 47 in Idlib, the opposition Local Coordination Committees said in an e-mailed statement. It said 51 people were killed today and that the rebels have captured the 80th Brigade air defense base in Aleppo.

Cargo Seized

The base was taken by rebels and Sunni fundamentalist fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front to Protect the Levant, Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory forHuman Rights, an opposition activist group, said by telephone from Coventry, England.

Turkey forced a Syrian passenger plane from Russia, with 17 Russians on board, to land in Ankara on Oct. 10 and confiscated its cargo on grounds that it included military equipment and munitions for the Syrian Defense Ministry. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday the cargo was sent from “a Russian institution” equivalent to Turkey’s state arms manufacturer.

The plane was carrying 12 crates of technical components for radar stations that are part of Syria’s air-defense systems, Moscow-based Kommersant reported today, without saying where it got the information.

More Refugees

Davutoglu was scheduled to meet United Nations Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle in Istanbul tomorrow to discuss mounting tensions with Syria, state-run Anatolia news agency said today.

Turkey shelters 99,500 refugees in camps along the border, and another 14,000 Syrians are waiting to cross into the country, Atan said.

“We are accepting 600 to 700 Syrians daily,” Atan said. Turkey has 15 refugee camps along the 911-kilometer (569-mile) border with Syria and is building two more, he said.

About 8,000 people are waiting across the border point of Oncupinar in Kilis, Atan said. The rest are scattered along border areas in Hatay and Sanliurfa provinces.

Turkey, which has been distributing food and humanitarian supplies to refugees who remain on the Syrian side of the border, has appealed to the UN to shoulder the burden of sheltering Syrians who have fled the fighting between rebels and government forces.

Some Syrian refugees were using small boats to cross the Orontes River, which runs through the border, NTV television footage showed today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Selcan Hacaoglu in Ankara at shacaoglu@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net

Egypt’s Democrats and Islamists Clash In Violent Protests–41 Injured

Egypt’s liberals and Islamists clash in violent protests

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Protesters chant slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, on Oct. 12. Supporters of Egypt’s new Islamist president stormed a stage erected by opposition activists, smashed loudspeakers and tore the structure down during competing protests Friday in Cairo. The scuffles between supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi reflect deep political divisions among the country’s 82 million people, more than a year after the popular uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

Reuters — Opponents and supporters of Egypt’s President Mohamed Mursi clashed in Cairo on Friday in the first street violence between rival factions since the Islamist leader took office.

Islamists and their opponents threw stones, bottles and petrol bombs, and some fought hand-to-hand, showing how feelings still run high between the rival groups trying to shape the new Egypt after decades of autocracy, even though the streets have generally been calmer since Mursi’s election in June.

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An anti-Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsi protester cries on the ground as a man tries to calm him down during clashes with Morsi supporters in Tahrir square, in Cairo, on Oct. 12, in the worst violence over Egypt’s new Islamist leader, a day after he crossed swords with the judiciary. The health ministry said at least 12 people were wounded as protesters showered each other with stones, after Morsi supporters tore down a podium from which anti-Brotherhood chants were being orchestrated.

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Egyptian Muslim brotherhood protesters take away an injured comrade hit during clashes with opponents of President Mohamed Mursi in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, on Oct. 12.


Activists were in the streets of Cairo today demanding more action from President Mohammed Morsi. NBCNews.com’s Dara Brown reports.

 

Forty-one hurt as Egypt’s liberals and Islamists clash

A supporter of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi falls during clashes with anti-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators at Tahrir Square, the focal point of the Egyptian uprising, in CairoMohamed Abd El Ghany  /  REUTERS

A supporter of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi falls during clashes with anti-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators at Tahrir Square, the focal point of the Egyptian uprising, in Cairo October 12, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

By Yasmine Saleh and Marwa Awad

CAIRO (Reuters) – Opponents and supporters of Egypt’s President Mohamed Mursi clashed in Cairo on Friday in the first street violence between rival factions since the Islamist leader took office.

Islamists and their opponents threw stones, bottles and petrol bombs, and some fought hand-to-hand, showing how feelings still run high between the rival groups trying to shape the new Egypt after decades of autocracy, even though the streets have generally been calmer since Mursi’s election in June.

The state news agency cited a doctor at a hospital near Tahrir Square saying 41 people had been injured.

A government is in place, but Islamists and liberals are at loggerheads over the drafting of the new constitution, which must be agreed before a new parliament can be elected.

Many of the thousands who gathered in Tahrir Square were angry at this week’s court ruling that acquitted former officials charged with ordering a camel and horseback charge on protesters in the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak last year.

But even before that ruling, Mursi’s opponents had called for protests against what they say is his failure to deliver on his promises for his first 100 days in office.

“Down, down with rule by the guide,” Mursi’s opponents chanted, suggesting that Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie pulls the strings even though Mursi officially quit the Brotherhood on taking office.

“Mursi, Mursi,” the president’s backers responded.

Some demonstrators pulled down a temporary podium that had been erected on one side of the square for speeches. Later, Islamists took over the square, triggering scuffles in nearby streets as they tried to keep rival groups out.

Two buses parked near the square were set alight. Witnesses said they were used by the Brotherhood to bring in supporters.

“We went to protest against the constituent assembly and Mursi’s failure in his 100 days, and Islamists prevented us and are now controlling the square,” said Islam Wagdy, 19, a member of a group set up by leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahy.

A member of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party dismissed that account. “What happened today was an attempt by the liberal powers … to prevent Islamists expressing their views and protesting in Tahrir, which belongs to all Egyptians and not to a certain current,” said the FJP’s Ahmed Sobeih.

There was no intervention by police who have often been the target of protesters’ anger in the past because of their brutality against demonstrators in last year’s revolt.

CAMEL CHARGE ACQUITTALS

The Brotherhood, which joined Friday’s protest, had put the focus for the demonstration on this week’s court ruling.

The charge by men on camels and horseback was one of the most violent incidents of the uprising that ousted Mubarak in February 2011. The case has been closely watched by those seeking justice for the hundreds killed in the revolt.

The court acquitted top Mubarak-era officials such as former lower house speaker Fathi Sorour and Mubarak aide Safwat Sherif, both of whom are detested by many Egyptians.

Demonstrators also gathered in Egypt’s second city of Alexandria, where Mursi went to a mosque to perform Friday prayers before giving a speech there.

“We won’t let anyone involved in corruption get away,” he said, while urging protesters not to disrupt people’s work. As he spoke, some chanted: “The people want the judiciary purged.”

Many blame the general prosecutor, perceived as a Mubarak loyalist, for not securing convictions.

In an apparent bid to appease the public, the president said late on Thursday he was moving Abdel Maguid Mahmoud out of that position to make him ambassador to the Vatican, because Egyptian law prevented him being dismissed.

Mahmoud denounced the move and told Egyptian media he would stay on. The influential judges’ club condemned the decision as interference and called for a meeting of judicial officials on Sunday to discuss action, the state news agency reported.

Even some political groups who wanted Mahmoud out questioned the way Mursi had done it. The liberal Free Egyptians Party said changing the prosecutor should be an independent judicial move.

Mursi has won grudging respect from some opponents for pushing the army out of politics, after decades of rule by military men, and for raising Egypt’s profile abroad.

But many Egyptians, with high expectations after the revolt, say he has not done enough at home, failing to deliver on promises for his first 100 days such as cleaning up cities and getting traffic moving in Egypt’s congested streets.

Many more secular-minded Egyptians and minority Christians also worry that Mursi and his Islamist supporters will seek to impose religious restrictions on society.

(Additional reporting by Mohamed Abdellah, Patrick Werr and Shaimaa Fayed in Cairo and Abdel Rahman Youssef in Alexandria; Writing by Edmund Blair; Editing by Kevin Liffey and Jon Hemming)

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