Alwaght | News & Analysis Website

Editor's Choice

News

Most Viewed

Day Week Month

In Focus

World against US Recognizing Al-Quds as Israeli Capital

World against US Recognizing Al-Quds as Israeli Capital

undefined
Myanmar Committing Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing against Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar Committing Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing against Rohingya Muslims

undefined
Awamiyah: Saudi Regime Killing Own Civilians

Awamiyah: Saudi Regime Killing Own Civilians

undefined
Qatar Row Deepens Persian Gulf States Rifts

Qatar Row Deepens Persian Gulf States Rifts

undefined
Ansarullah

Ansarullah

A Zaidi Shiite movement operating in Yemen. It seeks to establish a democratic government in Yemen.
Shiite

Shiite

represents the second largest denomination of Islam. Shiites believe Ali (peace be upon him) to be prophet"s successor in the Caliphate.
Resistance

Resistance

Axis of Resistances refers to countries and movements with common political goal, i.e., resisting against Zionist regime, America and other western powers. Iran, Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Hamas in Palestine are considered as the Axis of Resistance.
Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

A regional political u n i o n consisting of Arab states of the Persian Gulf, except for Iraq.
ISIS Terrorist Group

ISIS Terrorist Group

A terrorist group that fights against Resistance Axis in Syria and Iraq. It was founded & armed by America and its allies covertly.
Taliban

Taliban

Taliban is a Sunni fundamentalist movement in Afghanistan. It was founded by Mohammed Omar in 1994.
  Wahhabism & Extremism

Wahhabism & Extremism

Wahhabism is an extremist pseudo-Sunni movement, which labels non-Wahhabi Muslims as apostates thus paving the way for their bloodshed.
Kurds

Kurds

Kurds are an ethnic group in the Middle East, mostly inhabiting a region, which spans adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. They are an Iranian people and speak the Kurdish languages, which form a subgroup of the Northwestern Iranian branch of Iranian languages.
NATO

NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.
Islamic Awakening

Islamic Awakening

Refers to a revival of the Islam throughout the world, that began in 1979 by Iranian Revolution that established an Islamic republic.
Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda

A militant Sunni organization founded by Osama bin Laden at some point between 1988 and 1989
New node

New node

Map of  Latest Battlefield Developments in Syria and Iraq on
alwaght.com
News

Over 235 Killed as Wahhabi Extremists Attack Sufi Mosque in Egypt

Friday 24 November 2017
Over 235  Killed as Wahhabi Extremists Attack Sufi Mosque in Egypt

Alwaght- At least 235 worshippers have been killed by Wahhabi Takfiri terrorists who attacked a Sufi mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai during weekly Friday prayers.

In a statement, Egypt’s general prosecutor's office announced that at least 109 people were also injured in the attack that targeted Al Rawdah mosque in Bir Al-Abed, 80 km west of al-Arish city, North Sinai region. The attack is one of the deadliest targeting civilians in the insurgency-hit North African country in recent years.

According to eyewitnesses, gunmen fired heavily on worshippers after improvised explosive devices were detonated at the mosque.

Health ministry sources in the governorate said 30 ambulances were deployed to the scene to transport the injured to Arish Bir Al-Abed and Arish General hospitals.

In an official statement, Egyptian general prosecutor Nabil Sadek ordered that Ismailia and high state security prosecutors be deployed to the scene to carry out needed investigations.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a former armed forces commander, convened an emergency meeting with his defense and interior ministers and intelligence chief soon after the attack. The government also declared three days of mourning.

The insurgency has mostly targeted security forces, with attacks on military and police checkpoints commonplace.

The Sinai Peninsula has been under a state of emergency since October 2014, after a deadly terrorist attack left 33 Egyptian soldiers dead.

Over the past few years, ISIS-linked Takfiri terrorists have been carrying out anti-government activities and fatal attacks, taking advantage of the turmoil in Egypt that erupted after the country's first democratically-elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was ousted in a military coup in July 2013.

The mosque was targeted since it is frequented by Sunni Sufis who the Wahhabi Takfiri terrorists regard as apostates because they revere saints and shrines, which for the Saudi-backed Wahhabi ideology is tantamount to idolatry.

The Al-Rawda Mosque is known for being the birthplace of Sheikh Eid al-Jariri, a Sufi cleric considered the founder of Sufism in the Sinai Peninsula.

Iran slams attack

Meanwhile, Iran condemned the brutal terrorist attack in el-Arish, offering condolences to the families of the victims and the Egyptian nation.

In a statement released on Friday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said "Takfiri terrorism" will spare no effort to make up for its crushing defeat in the region.

He also called on all governments and nations to be vigilant in the face of the plots hatched by the "defeated bloodthirsty" terrorists.

Tags :

Wahhabi Sufi Terrorists Al Rawdah Mosque Al Arish Sinai

Comments
Name :
Email :
* Text :
Send

Gallery

Photo

Film

Sudan Erupts in Celebration after Army, Civilians Agree to Share Power

Sudan Erupts in Celebration after Army, Civilians Agree to Share Power