- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Egyptian officials are assessing the legal status of the Al Jazeera Mubasher (Live) satellite channel, “accusing it of threatening stability and national security,” the Egypt Independent reported Wednesday.

The Cabinet of Egypt, the nation’s chief governing body, also decided on Sunday to form a committee of independent public figures to document recent events in the war-torn country.

The meeting was called to review the efforts of the police and armed forces in maintaining security.

Since the military removed the Muslim Brotherhood’s MohammedMorsiseven weeks ago, his supporters have burned at least 44 churches and ransacked more than 20 other Christian institutions throughout Egypt, because of Christian support for the coup that overthrew them.

Egypt’s military has declared open season on Muslim Brotherhood protesters, killing more than 500.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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