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  • US Egyptian Christians fear for faith under Morsi’s Islamist agenda

    12/10/2012 12:36:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published December 09, 2012 | Melissa Chrise
    It seems like every Sunday, there’s a new face sitting in the pews of the Church of Saint Verena and the Three Holy Youth in Orange, Calif. Most are young professionals or families with small children and some have been living in the United States for a just few weeks. “The first waves of immigration,” said Bishop Serapion of the Coptic Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California and Hawaii. These worshipers are Egyptian Christians, better known as Copts. Their church is Coptic Orthodox, the largest Christian church in Egypt and the Middle East with services similar to other Christian faiths....
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/24/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies
    Society For Internet Research ^ | JULY 5, 2011 | S.O.F.I.R.
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing. Skillful translations and insightful analyses by definition tell us little about this potentially lethal yet silent majority."
  • Shattered Glass and the Blind Eye of a President

    04/12/2012 1:28:18 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 12, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On Easter Sunday, 2012, a series of car bombs exploded, killing at least 38 and wounding hundreds, as stained glass shattered and brick and mortar rained down upon the congregants – in and around the All Nations Christian Assembly Church and the ECWA Good News Church, in Kaduna, Nigeria. On Christmas Day, 2011, a similar bombing killed 44 (and injured hundreds more) at a Catholic church in Madalla, Nigeria. North of the Sahara, far too many bombings to count have rocked the churches of North Africa, particularly those of the ten million plus terrified Coptic Christians in Egypt, since the...
  • Police: Nigeria bomb suspect arrested, escapes [Christmas Day church bomber]

    01/17/2012 4:02:01 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/17/2012 | unattributed
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Police in Nigeria say they arrested the suspected mastermind of a bomb attack on a Catholic church on Christmas Day, but he later escaped custody in a shootout. In a statement late Tuesday, Nigeria's federal police say the suspect escaped while being transferred to another police station. He'd earlier been identified as Kabiru Sokoto. The radical Islamist sect Boko Haram claimed responsibility for attacks that killed at least 42 people in Christmas Day strikes that included the bombing of a Catholic church in Madalla, a city near Nigeria's capital Abuja.
  • 2 West Bank Churches Hit By Firebombs (Religion of Peace)

    09/16/2006 1:15:45 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 24 replies · 883+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/16/2006 | ALI DARAGHMEH
    NABLUS, West Bank - Two churches in the West Bank were hit by firebombs early Saturday, witnesses and clergy said, and a group claiming responsiblity said the attacks were meant as a protest against comments by Pope Benedict XVI about Islam. ADVERTISEMENT The firebombs left black scorch marks on the walls and windows of a Roman Catholic and an Anglican church in the West Bank city of Nablus. Father Yousef, a priest at the Anglican Church, said several firebombs hit the church's outside wall. In a phone call to The Associated Press, a group calling itself the "Lions of Monotheism"...
  • Senior Muslim reaches out to Catholics (Florida)

    11/27/2004 4:38:46 PM PST · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 48 replies · 2,397+ views
    The Sun-Sentinel ^ | 11/26/2004 | Ruth Morris
    Weston - In a gesture of sympathy and outreach, local Muslim leader Altaf Ali on Thursday stood before the parishioners of St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church and condemned recent militant attacks on Catholic churches in Baghdad, insisting the violence ran counter to the "true tenet" of Islam.The Thanksgiving speech, delivered before a hushed congregation, referred to a string of bombings at churches in Baghdad, including predawn assaults on Oct. 16, the first day of Ramadan, that killed three and injured about 40 civlians."Your suffering is my suffering. Your sorrow is my sorrow. Your happiness is my happiness," said Ali, executive...
  • Blasts rock 5 Christian churches in Iraq

    10/17/2004 5:49:09 AM PDT · by miltonim · 13 replies · 520+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/18/2004 | Larry Kaplow
    BAGHDAD — Predawn explosions yesterday ripped through five empty Christian churches in the Iraqi capital, ... Thousands of Christians have fled Iraq since the fall of the regime of Saddam Hussein. The church bombings, while claiming no casualties, appeared calculated to intimidate the remaining believers, estimated to number about 800,000. ... "It was horrible," said Odet Abdul, 48, who attends one of the bombed churches and lives around the block, adding that she thought she was about to die when she heard the blast. "They want us to leave Iraq; that is the message." ... Christians in the capital swept...
  • Churches targeted by Iraq bomb blasts

    10/16/2004 5:39:00 AM PDT · by notkerry · 35 replies · 626+ views
    Austrailan News Online ^ | Saturday, October 16, 2004. 6:15pm (AEST) | Austrailan News Online
    Bombs exploded near five churches around Baghdad on Saturday morning followed by a mortar attack near a sixth church, causing damage but no casualties, officials said. "There were five explosions caused by improvised bombs near to these churches," said Colonel Adnan Abdelrahman, an Iraqi interior ministry spokesman. In an apparently coordinated strike against Iraq's tiny Christian community, the church of St Joseph in the west of the Iraqi capital was hit at about 4:00am (local time), the spokesman said. Twenty minutes later, another blast ripped through the streets at another St Joseph church, in Dora, southern Baghdad. After another 20...
  • Five churches, hospital bombed in Baghdad

    10/16/2004 8:35:15 AM PDT · by Dubya · 9 replies · 312+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Oct. 16, 2004 | Robert H. Reid
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Bombs exploded outside five churches in Baghdad and mortar rounds hit near a hospital and a hotel frequented by foreigners, as U.S. forces loosened a cordon around the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Fallujah after several days of clashes with rebels there. Meanwhile Saturday, the U.S. military said the deadline for Shiite militiamen to turn in their weapons in the Baghdad district of Sadr City had been extended for two days. Friday had been the deadline for militiamen loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to exchange guns for cash under a deal to end weeks of fighting with...
  • Iraq: No Injuries As Car Bomb Explodes Outside Baghdad Adventist Church

    09/26/2004 1:31:58 AM PDT · by miltonim · 1 replies · 550+ views
    Adventist News Network ^ | September 13, 2004 | Alex Elmadjian
    Iraq: No Injuries As Car Bomb Explodes Outside Baghdad Adventist Church September 13, 2004 Baghdad, Iraq .... [Alex Elmadjian/ANN] TWISTED WRECKAGE: A twisted lump of metal is all that remains of a car believed to have been packed with 330 pounds (150 kilograms) of explosives and parked outside the Baghdad Seventh-day Adventist Church. The bomb exploded late Friday night, damaging the church but avoiding injury. SHARDS LITTER THE FLOOR: Shattered glass litters part of the Baghdad Seventh-day Adventist Church sanctuary, in the aftermath of a Sept. 10 car bombing. FIRE DAMAGE: Part of the fire damage caused in the...
  • Bombing of Church in Nigeria on Anniversary of Twin Towers Attack (September 17, 2002)

    09/11/2004 12:52:36 AM PDT · by miltonim · 1 replies · 452+ views
    Christian Solidarity Worldwide ^ | September 17, 2002 | CSW
    September 17, 2002   Bombing of Church in Nigeria on Anniversary of Twin Towers Attack The government of Plateau State, central Nigeria, has appealed for calm following a bomb explosion at a Christian church that has increased tensions in a region already shaken by inter-religious violence. The explosion on September 11 at the Church of Christ in Nigeria in the Laranto suburb of the state capital Jos, shook buildings in the surrounding area, causing slight structural damage to the church and covering the entire premises with a thick, dark smoke. So far there are no reported deaths or injuries. Thousands have...
  • Church damaged by early morning explosion

    09/10/2004 5:55:21 AM PDT · by nyconse · 169 replies · 5,109+ views
    Newsday.com-AP regional ^ | 9-10-2004 | unknown
    COLCHESTER, Conn. -- A church in Colchester was leveled by an explosion Friday morning. St. Mary's Ukrainian Church on Route 16, also known as Linwood Ave., was flattened by the explosion just before 7 a.m., according to state police. State police spokesman, Sgt. J. Paul Vance, said the area had been cordoned off and the highway was shut down in both directions. Vance said there was no initial report of injuries and there was no immediate indication of what caused the explosion. The state fire marshal was called to the scene as well utility company crews.
  • Bashir charged over Jemaah Islamiah

    04/14/2003 3:02:28 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 172+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 15 2003 | Sian Powell
    AFTER almost six months in detention, extremist Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir has finally been formally charged with "conspiring to overthrow the Government" in an indictment that describes him as a leader of the terrorist network Jemaah Islamiah. In an indictment filed yesterday in Jakarta's Central District Court, Bashir is accused of involvement in bomb attacks and attempted bombings in the region. The indictment alleges Bashir conspired with Abdullah Sungkar, Hambali, Zulkarnaen, Imam Samudra and Mukhlas to commit treason – in particular, the bombing of Indonesian churches on Christmas Eve 2000, which killed 19 people. Hambali is Asia's most wanted...
  • Officials: Extremist group planned to blow up 6 churches in Pakistan

    08/18/2002 8:56:15 PM PDT · by mhking · 2 replies · 185+ views
    Officials: Militant leader says extremist group planned to blow up six churches in Pakistan ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- The head of a gang of pro-al-Qaida Islamic militants claimed responsibility for two recent deadly attacks on Christian churches and said the group had planned to blow up at least six churches, high-ranking officials said Sunday.  Saifu-ur-Rehman, alleged leader of the outlawed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi movement, told investigators that the group was planning to blow up at least six churches in cities throughout Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, senior police and Interior Ministry officials told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.  The information comes three...
  • Dozens killed in Colombia attack

    05/03/2002 2:23:11 PM PDT · by colette_g · 25 replies · 530+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, 3 May, 2002, 20:23 GMT 21:23 UK | BBC News
    Dozens killed in Colombia attack The attack is said to be one of the deadliest by FARC The authorities in Colombia say at least 60 civilians have been killed and about 100 others injured in a bomb attack by suspected rebels in a remote western province. According to witnesses, the victims were killed when guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) set off a mortar bomb in a crowded church in the town of Bojaya, in the Choco province. Residents are thought to have sought refuge inside the church to escape fierce fighting between the left-wing rebels and...
  • Pakistan to send DNA samples of suspected church attacker to the United States

    03/19/2002 2:27:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies · 143+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3-19-02 | AMIR ZIA
    <p>ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) --  Pakistan will send the United States DNA samples from the body of a man believed to have carried out a deadly grenade attack on a Protestant church, a government official said Tuesday.</p> <p>Police are hoping that DNA testing can provide leads to the Sunday attack at the Protestant International Church, located in a heavily guarded diplomatic quarter near the U.S. Embassy. Five people died and 45 were injured, many of them foreigners.</p>
  • Fears Mount Among Pakistan's Foreign Community

    03/18/2002 4:25:31 PM PST · by henbane · 4 replies · 218+ views
    Reuters.com ^ | March 18, 2002 | Andy Soloman
    Fears Mount Among Pakistan's Foreign Community March 18, 2002 05:33 AM ET By Andy Soloman ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Foreign officials in Pakistan's capital held urgent meetings on Monday to decide how to react to a weekend grenade attack on a church packed with foreigners that killed five people. Diplomatic missions advised their nationals to be cautious and avoid public gatherings, while the United States said Americans could be the target of more violence. "No one could believe yesterday. All the emotions -- disbelief, incredulity, fear, compassion for the victims," said one American in Islamabad. "There was actually a St....