On January 29, 2015, threats were issued on an Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood TV channel, warning of terror attacks against foreign nationals and interests in Egypt. Reading from a communique, the host on Rabea TV, which broadcasts from Turkey, gave a deadline for foreigners and foreign companies to leave Egypt, saying that after that deadline, "all their interests in the countries of the Middle East will be subject to harsh attacks with dire consequences."
Announcer: This is an urgent communique. This is Communique No. 7 by the leadership of the revolution youth. Following successive meetings with the rebels [demonstrating] in the squares, we, along with all the movements of revolutionary retribution, have decided:
First, we give all foreign nationals – foreigners, Arabs, and Africans – and all the employees of [foreign] companies, the opportunity to leave the country immediately. This period will expire and the end of February 11, 2015. After that, they may be targeted by the movements of revolutionary retribution. You are hereby warned.
Second, all foreign companies operating on Egyptian soil have an opportunity, until February 20, to withdraw all their franchises from Egypt and terminate their operations. Otherwise, all their projects may be targeted by the rebels.
Third, all foreign nationals working in embassies – diplomats and ambassadors – have an opportunity to leave the country until February 28.
Fourth, all tourists who wish to come to Egypt must cancel their trips. They are not welcome on Egyptian soil in these difficult days.
Fifth, all the countries that provide material or political support to the coup must stop this support immediately – within a month from this communique. Otherwise, all their interests in the countries of the Middle East will be subject to harsh attacks with dire consequences.
This concludes the communique. Everybody must adhere to its terms. There will be no concessions or show of mercy, because all parties are competing in the violation of our honor, our property, and our bodies. They have all cooperated in the killing of the innocent, the raping of women, the arrest of thousands of people, the displacement of millions of families, and the unjust plundering of the money of the people.