CAIRO: A Youtube video went viral of group of masked pro-Muslim Brotherhood supporters threatening to kill police and army officers on Twitter and Facebook on the first anniversary of the Rabaa a-Adaweya and Nahda Square sit-in dispersals Thursday.
“We previously said we were peaceful protestors but no one listened to us. They [police and army] have shed our blood and forced us to leave Egypt,” the group, which called itself Brigades of Helwan, said in the video.
The group in the video warned every police officer in all regions and police stations of “being targeted just because you are pro-coup supporters who raped Muslim women and impregnanted them. Look at what the army has done to Muslims for 60 years. They are Camp David’s army who complicated our lives.”
They added that the Ministry of Interior forced them into carrying weapons, although they love Egypt and its people. “We want to deliver these weapons to the army if they choose not to support the Minister of Interior,” they said.
“No more peace with Interior Ministry,” they chanted several times.
“Prisons or graves are the fate of these armed terrorist groups, which recently appeared on networking sites, including Brigades of Helwan,” Ministry of Interior Special Operations Director Medhat Al-Minshawi said in a phone interview on Sada EL-Balad TV channel Thursday.
“I swear to God, we will not leave these thugs without punishment,” Minshawi said and promised to eliminate “terrorism” in Egypt. “Police officers will not be affected by such criminal elements who have been appointed to sabotage the country.”
“Those who created the Black Block were also able to create the Brigades of Helwan, that is the penniless scriptwriter,” @waiel65 said on his Twitter account.
“Speaking loud about terrorism is a desperate and dangerous act that should be deeply analyzed,” @Bassel_adel tweeted.
Since the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi on July 3 and the violent dispersal of the Rabaa sit-in on August 14, police and army personnel have been targeted regularly by militant or jihadist groups.
Most attacks initially took place in Sinai but recently police throughout Egypt have become targets as well.