Abdel-Monem Said: The black threat to the revolution
Sunday, 28 August 2011
[But the cancer has arrived here, in Sinai, on the border between Egypt and each of Palestine and Israel. For the first time since signing the peace agreement between Egypt and Israel, heavy Egyptian forces were needed to uncover jihadist groups that view the state, ruler and officials as heretics and that fighting this status quo is a form of jihad. The banner of these groups is a "black flag" with the following phrase printed in the centre of a circle: "There is no God but God". This abrogates the country's law and order and seeks revenge on anyone who works for the state.
Some of these flags were spotted in Cairo during what became known as Kandahar Friday, when Islamic groups occupied Tahrir Square on 29 July during a million- strong protest in a show of strength and heavy presence on the street. What is peculiar is that some of those arrested in Sinai are members of groups that were previously arrested and were "set free" during the revolution by other groups -- perhaps ones that raised the black banner in the heart of Cairo.]
[Meanwhile, terrorist groups under any name, whether Islamic, jihadist, Salafi, or calling the other infidel, have infiltrated the various revolutions and begun to impose their doctrines, philosophies and outlook on the future. Some were hasty, as was the case in Sinai, to force the state -- Egypt in this case -- to sever a dear part of the country to establish whatever they please in the form of an emirate, similar to what occurred in other emirates.]
More on the "Black Threat" at "Al Arabiya News"