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Another less known conflict Halayeb and the Shlateen

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jun 5, 2013 at 18:24

Thank you Dr. Pipes.

I also wanted to bring to your attention a less know conflict and that is between Sudan and Egypt and it is in regard to Muthalath Halayeb wa al-Shlateen مثلث الحلايب والشلاتين which is the triangle located between Southern Egypt and the Red Sea and the base of the triangle is Sudan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hala'ib_Triangle

And here is the article in wikipedia/Arabic

http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%85%D8%AB%D9%84%D8%AB_%D8%AD%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%8A%D8%A8

I'm sure you must be aware that a leader in Muslim brotherhood declared that Egypt will give it back to Sudan and then declared that: طز في مصر or to hell with Egypt as what is important to el-Ikhwan is not Egypt and not Egyptian problems but the bigger picture and the dream of el-ikhwan and it is the caliphate!

But under pressure from Egyptians Morsi had to make a trip to Sudan in-order to negotiate with the leaders in Sudan about the future of this triangle

http://arabic.cnn.com/2013/middle_east/4/6/egypt.sudan/index.html

And of all people Morsi was negotiating with the war criminals that rule Sudan

Now Morsi is saying that this triangle is part of Egypt period more so after realizing that there is gold in the triangle but also extreme poverty where the majority of the people are Nubians who would want to have nothing to do with the Muslim brotherhood or even with Egypt

http://www.gold-prices-today.com/22494/gold-mining-mafia-in-halayib-and-shalateen/#.Ua-3z9IsnL0

And here is more information about it from an Egyptian blogger

http://egyptianchronicles.blogspot.com/2013/05/gold-rush-in-south.html#more.

I suspect that these less known trouble spots that can be real problems not just for Egypt and Sudan but for the rest of the Middle East

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Daniel Pipes replies:

For background, see an article I commissioned and edited on this topic from almost 20 years ago by Gabriel Warburg at http://www.meforum.org/218/hot-spot-egypt-and-sudan-wrangle-over-halayib

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