Egyptian government security forces conducted operations on August 14 to clear two camps in Cairo occupied by supporters of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, many of them followers of the Muslim Brotherhood. Government troops supported by armored vehicles moved into the camps, using tear gas to disperse crowds and bulldozers to level makeshift structures.

VIDEO - Tom Eddlem speaks on the causes of the current crisis in Egypt, noting that the primary reason for the instability was a faulty constitution that gave Egypt's executive, Mohamed Morsi, too much power. He notes that the U.S. Constitution gives the legislature far more power than the executive, but that the executive has been usurping much of that power lately. This trend needs to be reversed, Eddlem says, or it may lead dictatorship.

Reports from Egypt indicate that attacks against Egypt’s Coptic Christians have increased since former President Mohamed Morsi was forced from power on July 3. Copts claim that they have been targeted by Islamic radicals as retribution for their opposition to Morsi, who was backed by the Muslim Brotherhood.


The killings of several Christians by Islamist mobs in Egypt have been tied to the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.


The Islamist group Boko Haram has attacked another school in northern Nigeria, killing 42, in its ongoing campaign against Western values and Christianity.

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