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  • Shock Video: NJ Cop Tells Citizen 'If Obama Doesn't Follow The Constitution, We Don't Have To'

    08/06/2014 11:08:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/6/14 | Debra Heine
    A New Jersey police officer dealt with the complaints of an animal rights activist in a manner that can only be described as a sad sign of the times: “Obama just decimated the freakin’ Constitution, so I don’t give a damn." The activist, Steve Wronko had gone to the Helmetta Police Department with a list of complaints regarding the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter and to voice his complaints about perceived violations of his Constitutional rights. Via Photography Is Not A Crime: The video was posted Monday by activists trying to bring changes to the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter in New...
  • Coptic priest appointed personal secretary to Pope Francis

    04/22/2014 4:48:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    cna ^ | April 22, 2013
    Vatican City, Apr 22, 2014 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It was made known Thursday that Monsignor Yoannis Lahzi Gaid, a priest of the Coptic Patriarchate of Alexandria, has been made second personal secretary to Pope Francis. The position is among the Pope’s closest collaborators, and this marks the first time that an Eastern Catholic priest has been appointed to the position. The vacancy filled by Msgr. Lahzi Gaid March 17 was created when Msgr. Alfred Xuereb was transferred from his position as Pope Francis’ personal secretary to being prelate secretary general of the Secretariat for the Economy. Msgr....
  • Egypt Authorities Permitting Attacks on Christians Through Lack of Action Against Perpetrators

    08/10/2013 3:33:06 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 8-10-13 | MidEast Christian News
    Dr. Kamil Sedik, secretary of the Congregational Council in Alexandria, has condemned repeated attacks by Islamist groups against Coptic Christians in Egypt, saying that authorities are permitting the violence by not providing adequate security for vulnerable Copts."Copts are subjected to violence by criminals, who were released from prison by deposed President Morsi, because of their [Copts] ideological affiliation," Sedik told Mideast Christian News. Moreover, Sedik accused government officials of failing to cope with criminal attacks against Copts. "The government does not provide security for Copts, but it tolerates prisoners who are under investigation," he said in reference to the meeting...
  • Al Qaeda Flag Flies High Above Christian Churches

    08/14/2013 2:39:51 AM PDT · by informavoracious · 7 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Raymond Ibrahim
    Days ago, al-Qaeda’s Egyptian leader, Ayman Zawahiri, portrayed the overthrow of Muhammad Morsi and the Brotherhood as a “Crusader” campaign led by Coptic Pope Tawadros II who, according to Zawahiri and other terrorists, is trying to create a Coptic state in Egypt. Since then, not only are Egypt’s Christians and churches now being attacked in ways unprecedented in the modern era, but new reports indicate that al-Qaeda’s black flag has been raised on some of them, specifically St. George Church in Sohag. Considering that it was al-Qaeda linked terrorists who initiated one of the bloodiest church attacks in recent history,...
  • 2 popes praying: Egyptian Copt and Pope Francis

    05/10/2013 4:50:09 PM PDT · by haffast · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5-10-2013 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two popes prayed together Friday at the Vatican, one Catholic and one Orthodox, in a sign of improving ties following the election of new leaders for both churches. Pope Francis welcomed the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt, Pope Tawadros II, in the first such meeting at the Vatican in 40 years, saying his visit "strengthens the bonds of friendship and brotherhood" between the two churches. The Coptic and Catholic churches split in the fifth century over theocratic differences. Christians comprise about 10 percent of Egypt's population. The Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt counts...
  • Coptic Pope stresses urgency of Christian unity at Vatican

    05/10/2013 11:01:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | May 10, 2013 | Estefania Aguirre
    Vatican City, May 10, 2013 / 07:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt met with Pope Francis at the Vatican and spoke about the urgent need for unity among Christians in the Middle East. “We must prepare our people for this very real and needed unity that we know and live, we must work quickly and seriously,” said Pope Tawadros II in May 10 remarks provided to CNA by his office. His visit to the Vatican is significant because he leades Egypt’s largest Christian Church with ten million members, as well as historic,...
  • Coptic (Catholic) Patriarch maintains hope amid Islamist gains

    12/03/2011 1:57:13 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    cna ^ | December 2, 2011 | Benjamin Mann
    An election official (R) watches as an elderly man votes at a polling station in Old Cairo. Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images News/Getty Images Rome, Italy, Dec 2, 2011 / 08:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Coptic Catholic Patriarch Antonios Naguib remains hopeful for his country's future, even as Egypt's Islamic political parties seem poised to make the largest gains in parliamentary elections this week.“We have a great hope that a better situation will come out,” Cardinal Patriarch Naguib told CNA Dec. 1, after the Nov. 28-29 vote for lower house representatives in nine of Egypt's 27 provinces.“There are many groups that...
  • Destruction of Copts Is Islamically Correct

    10/15/2011 12:57:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2011 | Diana West
    I am looking at a reproduction of an old engraving of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher. It is in Bat Ye'or's book "The Dhimmi," which collects primary documents from history to chronicle the impact of Islamic law on non-Muslims through the centuries. What is notable about the image, which is based on an 1856 photograph, is that the church, said to be at the site of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and burial, has no cross and no belfry. Stripped of its Christian symbols, the church stood in compliance with the Islamic law and traditions of the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire, which...
  • Islamic discrimination and persecution of Christians Vs only free State [in the region]: Israel

    10/10/2011 4:20:26 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies
    Arab Islamic apartheid, discrimination, oppression, persecution against Christians Vs the only free State [in the region]: Israel---Christine M. Flowers: The very real persecution of Christians in the Arab worldSeptember 30, 2011IF THE "Arab Spring" bathed the Middle East in some much-needed sunlight, there's at least one group that sees ominous clouds on the not-so-distant horizon. That would be the region's embattled and apprehensive Christians, who've lived a kind of double life for many decades.While nominally citizens of the countries they inhabit, most non-Muslims, the majority of whom are Christian, are treated as second-class members of society because so many governments...
  • Cave Church: The Church of St. Samman the The Tanner [Egypt]

    06/12/2011 10:04:00 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The church was named after Saint Samaan the Tanner whom the Lord used in the miracle of moving the Mokkatam mountain on Nov. 27, 979 A.D from the boundaries of the Elephant Lake (now known as the New Helmeia) to its present location; during the time of the 62nd Patriarch, Bishop Abram Ibn Zaraa the Syrian in the reign of Al Muiz Ledin Illah the Fatimid , the first ruler of the Fatimid dynasty in Egypt. Ministry in this church started by Divine Providence in April 1974 with a small children’s meeting, then a general women and men’s meeting...
  • The Coptic Orthodox Divine Liturgy (for those interested in comparative liturgies)

    03/21/2010 1:30:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 263+ views
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | March 21, 2010 | SHAWN TRIBE
    One of our readers sent in the following video which shows the "Coptic Orthodox English Liturgy... celebrated by Fr. Mauritius Anba Bishoy at the Heavenly Cathedral Sharm El-sheikh, Egypt." The liturgy was filmed for and by Aghaby Christian TV on September 2009 -- and hence the microphones you will note throughout. Here is the first video of ten that are available. It is a good (and perhaps rare) opportunity to see these particular liturgical rites from that part of the world and in English, and will likely be of interest to those who are interested in comparative liturgics. Beneath the...
  • Egypt Copts killed in Christmas church attack (Religion of Peace Alert!)

    01/07/2010 10:27:08 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 378+ views
    bbc ^ | January 7, 2010
    At least six Coptic Christians and a security official have been killed in a drive-by shooting outside a church in southern Egypt, officials say.The shooting came as worshippers left the church in Naj Hammadi after a midnight mass on Coptic Christmas Eve. A car pulled up and gunfire was sprayed into the crowd. Officials say they suspect the attack is in revenge for the rape of a 12-year-old Muslim girl by a Christian man in the town in November. There were five days of riots in the town, with Christian properties torched and damaged, following the rape. Police said the...
  • 'Hurling a Stone At a Mosque' Rumor Leads to Attack on Christians in Egypt

    05/14/2009 8:41:13 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 1,126+ views
    AINA ^ | 5/14/09 | Mary Abdelmassih
    (AINA) -- As a result of a rumor that a young Christian Copt hurled a stone towards a mosque, thousands of Muslims congregated and attacked Copts and their properties, leaving several injured and arrested. The incident, which took place on Wednesday, May 13, 2009,in the area of Saft El-Labn, Giza, resulted in the injury of 14 people from both sides. The police arrested 20 Copts, including 6 women, and 7 Muslims, and security imposed a curfew on the region. Among the Copts randomly rounded up by the police is 29-year-old Sabry Shaker, a physically handicapped man suffering from infantile paralysis....
  • Non-Arab and/or non-Muslims in the "Arab" world [Racist Arabism and bigoted Islamism]

    05/07/2009 5:36:49 PM PDT · by Masti · 270+ views
    Non-Arab and/or non-Muslims in the "Arab" worldOne key element missing from the discussion is the question of non-Arab and/or non-Muslims in the "Arab" world.  The Arab nationalists have succeeded in establishing some 23 non-democratic, ethnically (Arab) and religiously (Islam) defined nation-states in over 1 million square miles of territory, often at the expense of non-Arabs, such as the Kurds (Muslims, non-Arabs), Assyrians (Christians, non-Arabs), Copts (Christians, non-Arabs), southern Sudanese (Christian and pagan non-Arabs), Maronite Lebanese (Christian and mostly identified with their Phoenician ancestors) and Mizrahi Jews.  Arab nationalist ideology claims all this territory exclusively as "Arab" despite the legitimate claims...
  • Racist Arabism & fascist Islamism, the Anti-Copt section

    05/05/2009 11:21:14 PM PDT · by Masti · 6 replies · 665+ views
    Racist Arabism & fascist Islamism: Anti-Copt The word Copt is an English word taken from the Arabic word Gibt or Gypt. The Arabs after their conquest of Egypt in 641 A.D. called the indigenous population of Egypt as Gypt from the Greek word Egyptos or Egypt. The Greek word Egyptos came from the ancient Egyptian words Ha-Ka-Ptah... The word Copt or Coptic simply means Egyptian, however the Muslim population of Egypt calls themselves Arabs. In contemporary usage, the word Copt or Coptic refers to the Christian population of Egypt. The Arab's oppression led the Copts to several rebellions, [source], Coptic:...
  • Christian-Muslim strains flare at Cairo church

    12/06/2008 10:36:38 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies · 891+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 03, 2008
    A crowd of angry Muslims quickly gathered, threw stones at the building and burned banners that said, ‘‘No to the church.’’ They tried to storm the gates, clashed with police and chanted, ‘‘The church has fallen, the priest is dead,’’ according to witnesses. Tempers are flaring as Islamic conservatism gains ground and Christians grow increasingly resentful about discrimination by the Muslim majority. The Ain Shams incident highlights that even in Cairo — seen as more cosmopolitan in its sectarian relations than the rural south — suspicions run between the communities. Muslim and Christian neighbors also are competing over who can...
  • 20,000 Muslims Attack a Church in Cairo (Coptic pope bars prayers in Cairo hall after clashes)

    11/26/2008 6:27:02 AM PST · by NYer · 37 replies · 1,436+ views
    Assyrian News Agency ^ | November 26, 2008
    Pope Shenuda III, Head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, seen here in January 2008. Shenuda III One thousand Christians were today trapped inside the Coptic Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in West Ain Shams,Cairo, after more than twenty thousand Muslims attacked them with stones and butane gas cylinders. The Church's priest Father Antonious said that the situation is extremely dangerous.The Muslim mob that attacked the church blocked both sides of the street and encircled the church building, broke its doors and demolished its entire first floor. The mob were chanting Jihad verses as well as slogans saying...
  • Islam’s “Public Enemy #1”: Coptic priest Zakaria Botros fights fire with fire.

    04/11/2008 6:42:04 PM PDT · by hanfei · 43 replies · 474+ views
    Orthodoxy Today ^ | April 1, 2008 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Though he is little known in the West, Coptic priest Zakaria Botros -- named Islam’s “Public Enemy #1” by the Arabic newspaper, al-Insan al-Jadid -- has been making waves in the Islamic world. Along with fellow missionaries -- mostly Muslim converts -- he appears frequently on the Arabic channel al-Hayat (i.e., “Life TV”). There, he addresses controversial topics of theological significance -- free from the censorship imposed by Islamic authorities or self-imposed through fear of the zealous mobs who fulminated against the infamous cartoons of Mohammed. Botros’s excurses on little-known but embarrassing aspects of Islamic law and tradition have become...
  • Copts call on Rice to discuss human rights, religious freedom in Egypt

    10/04/2006 1:38:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 399+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | October 4, 2006
    Washington DC, Oct. 04, 2006 (CNA) - The American Coptic Union (ACU) is urging Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to discuss the continued human rights abuses of Coptic Christians in Egypt during her upcoming meeting with the Egyptian government. The ACU, which is a nonprofit organization that represents Coptic people in the U.S. and Egypt, claims violations against the Copts have been escalating since Sept. 11, 2001, and the Egyptian government has not responded with any protection. The ACU claims Islamic terrorists and the Egyptian State Security Investigation authority continue to attack and persecute the Copts. “The daily horrors of...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood and the Copts (islam and "democracy")

    04/22/2006 12:04:04 PM PDT · by Dark Skies · 2 replies · 360+ views
    Chronwatch.com ^ | 4/21/2006 | Magdi Khalil
    Many have recently wondered about the evident concern of the Copts over the Muslim Brotherhood’s victory of 88 seats in the last parliamentary elections in Egypt. Why, exactly, are the Copts so upset, and would they stand against democracy if it works in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood? Actually, the Copts are not the only ones to have serious misgivings about this latest development in Egypt’s political life; women, liberals, civil society supporters, leftists, and other advocates of democracy share the same sentiment. The champions of civil society are haunted by the nightmarish vision of a religious government, and it...
  • Cold-blooded killer or 'dependable' guy?

    03/07/2005 8:18:20 PM PST · by Selkie · 15 replies · 853+ views
    Cops say McDonald murdered, then went on with life upstairs good worker, boss says Monday, March 07, 2005 By Brian Donohue Newhouse News Service Edward McDonald, 25, was questioned by investigators on Jan. 14, the morning police found his landlord, his wife and their two daughters stabbed to death in their Jersey City Heights home. After the interview, McDonald walked out of the prosecutor's office - and coolly past the brother of the slain woman, Ayman Garas, who was entering the building to meet with detectives. On Friday, McDonald and Hamilton Sanchez, 30, pleaded not guilty to four counts of...
  • Two Charged in N.J. Family Slaying

    03/05/2005 4:00:19 AM PST · by nuconvert · 33 replies · 851+ views
    FOXNews/AP ^ | March 04, 2005
    Two Charged in N.J. Family Slaying March 04, 2005 JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The upstairs tenant of an Egyptian Christian family found slain in their home in January and another man have been charged in the killings, and authorities said Friday the motive was robbery, not religious fanaticism. Two men already on parole for drug offenses pleaded not guilty to four counts of murder in the Jan. 11 killing of the Armanious family (search), which had caused tension between Christians and Muslims in New Jersey. Edward McDonald, 25, who rented a second-floor apartment above the Armanious family, and Hamilton Sanchez,...
  • Break in Jersey City Case - Murder of Coptic Family

    03/03/2005 2:03:22 PM PST · by CaptainK · 83 replies · 4,706+ views
    WABC News | 03/03/05 | Jim Dolan
    FBI pick up a former tenant of the home. He used their ATM card.
  • Will ATM video yield slay clues?

    03/01/2005 8:50:29 AM PST · by Sterlis · 37 replies · 1,150+ views
    The Jersey Journal ^ | Tuesday, March 01, 2005 | Michaelangelo Conte
    During the two-day period that a brutally slain Jersey City family of four lay dead in their bloody Oakland Avenue apartment, a man was already using their bank card to raid their accounts at nearby ATMs on Central Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard - and police have video of the withdrawals, officials said yesterday. "We don't know at this point where the person resides, but it could be someone from Jersey City," Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said. "The pattern of the ATM locations speaks for itself, and I don't think we need significant analysis of that." DeFazio said reviews of...
  • Coptic Trove

    02/18/2005 6:35:39 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 709+ views
    Ahram ^ | 2-18-2005 | Nevine El-Aref
    Coptic trove Luxor's west bank was the site of a significant find, reports Nevine El-Aref In Al-Gurna where several excavation missions are probing for more Ancient Egyptian treasures under the sand, a team from the Polish Centre for Mediterranean Archaeology has stumbled on a major Coptic trove buried under the remains of a sixth-century monastery located in front of a Middle Kingdom tomb. Excavators unearthed two papyri books with Coptic text along with a set of parchments placed between two wooden labels as well as Coptic ostraca, pottery fragments and textiles. The head of the team, Tomaz Gorecki, said the...
  • When the authorities deny terrorism

    02/07/2005 9:31:01 PM PST · by JWR_Editor · 37 replies · 628+ views
    JewishWorldReview.com ^ | 2-08-05 | Daniel Pipes
    Downplaying of radical Islamic ritual murder of Christian Egyptian in Jersey City, N.J. is part of a much wider problem --- one that's been ongoing for years Connecting the dots
  • Who Killed the Jersey City Coptic Family: Robbers? Islamists?

    02/23/2005 9:36:56 AM PST · by Alouette · 74 replies · 2,263+ views
    The police seem to have no leads in the case of the Armanious family—husband, Hossam, 47, wife, Amal Garas, 37, and their daughters Monica, 8, and Sylvia, 15— who were found murdered in their Jersey City home last month, but the family's Coptic-Christian co-religionists and their supporters have no doubts. They are certain it was the work of Muslim extremists. Some say the Islamist murderers received support from the Egyptian government. One pro-Israel leader of the Coptic community insists compromised Coptic clergymen bear their share of guilt, too. Each member of the family was bound and gagged before their throats...
  • Armanious case on "America's Most Wanted" TONIGHT

    02/19/2005 4:30:53 PM PST · by Selkie · 66 replies · 2,566+ views
    On America's Most Wanted, spotlight tonight on: Hossam Armanious, his wife Amal and their daughters, Sylvia, 15 and Monica, 9 were found murdered in their Jersey City, New Jersey home. They had been tied up, gagged and stabbed to death. Police are trying to determine if this was a hate crime, as the family were devout Coptic Christians. Police believe that more than one person may have been involved in the four homicides.
  • Relatives Of Slain NJ Family Speak in D.C.

    02/15/2005 7:13:41 PM PST · by Selkie · 14 replies · 628+ views
    Relatives Of Slain NJ Family Meet With FBI, Lawmakers Hudson County Prosecutors Office Leading Investigation Feb 15, 2005 6:31 pm US/Eastern NEW YORK (CBS) Relatives of a slain New Jersey family took their demands for justice to the capital on Tuesday. With the suspect or suspects still on the loose, family members came to ask federal authorities to play a major role in this investigation. "Up to this moment, we still suffer and we're going to suffer, especially on occasions when we get together," says Ayman Garas, the victim's brother. Their desperate search for justice brought them together on Tuesday...
  • Relatives of Slain N.J. Family of Four Speak Out

    02/13/2005 3:58:49 PM PST · by Selkie · 37 replies · 1,249+ views
    Relatives of Slain N.J. Family of Four Speak Out for First Time in Washington, D.C. Press Conference Thu Feb 10, 1:35 PM ET Contact: U.S. Copts Association, 202-737-3660 or copts@copts.com, Web: http://www.copts.com Relatives of the slain Armanious family of four will speak at their first press conference since the brutal murders on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. at the National Press Club's Zenger Room in Washington, D.C. U.S. Copts Association president Michael Meunier will join the Armanious family's relatives in addressing the investigation's status and expressing the family's point of view on the horrific crime. The family will also...
  • Ostrich Authorities Deny Domestic Terrorism (Coptic Armanious family)

    02/08/2005 5:32:05 AM PST · by dennisw · 15 replies · 459+ views
    front page ^ | February 8, 2005 | danile pipes
    Anyone following the investigation into the mid-January slaughter of the Armanious family (husband, wife, two young daughters), Copts living in Jersey City, N.J., knows who the presumptive suspects are: Islamists furious at a Christian Egyptian immigrant who dares engage in Internet polemics against Islam and who attempts to convert Muslims to Christianity.  The authorities, however, have blinded themselves to the extensive circumstantial evidence, insisting that “no facts at this point” substantiate a religious motive for the murders.Somehow, the prosecutor missed that all four members of this quiet family were savagely executed in the ritualistic Islamist way (multiple knife attacks and...
  • Feds eye Islamic Web site in Jersey City family slaying

    02/01/2005 1:27:06 PM PST · by johnny7 · 195 replies · 3,616+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 1, 2005, 3:53 PM EST | By WAYNE PARRY
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- The FBI is trying to determine whether an Islamic Web site that tracked users of an online chat room had anything to do with the killings of a Christian Egyptian family. The site, barsomyat.com, is no longer online. But before it was shut down by its Minnesota hosting company, it reportedly featured photos of Hossam Armanious and his wife, Amal Garas, referring to him as a "filthy dog" and "his filthy wife," according to the New York Sun.
  • Christians on PalTalk Tracked by Radical Islamic Web Site (Armanious family)

    01/31/2005 10:01:36 AM PST · by dennisw · 119 replies · 2,946+ views
    jihadwatch ^ | January 31, 2005 | jihadwatch
    January 31, 2005 Christians on PalTalk Chat Service Tracked by Radical Islamic Web Site An explosive New York Sun article reprinted at the Counterterrorism blog. As you can see, I was consulted on this story, and I will be posting more about it momentarily: A radical Islamic Web site systematically tracks Christians on PalTalk.com, an Internet chat service on which a New Jersey man received a death threat two months before he and his family were murdered. The password protected Arabic Web site, at the address www.barsomyat.com, features pictures and information about Christians who have been particularly active in debating...
  • New details on the New Jersey murders

    01/31/2005 1:02:52 PM PST · by killthedonkey · 421 replies · 7,381+ views
    A close friend of Hossam Armanious and relatives of the family murdered in New Jersey have revealed the following: Shortly after the murders, members of the Egyptian consulate went to visit the family to encourage them to keep quiet. And many family members have obeyed, saying nothing to reporters or anyone else. However, two family members and another Copt viewed the bodies at the funeral home. One of these eyewitnesses said that he clearly saw that the family members had not suffered “stab wounds to the throat,” as the prosecutor’s report states, but rather the following: A. Both adults, Hossam...
  • "The heads of the family has been separated from their bodies at their home at Jersey"

    01/24/2005 4:17:46 AM PST · by velocityguy · 71 replies · 1,078+ views
    "The heads of the family has been separated from their bodies (they have been beheaded) at their home at Jersey" The message below has appeared in Arabic on a Muslim bulletin board. (Thanks to Kemaste for the link, and Ali Sina for arranging for the translation.) In The Name Of Allah the Most Gracious The Most Merciful The Honourable Brothers/ Peace upon You Under the title “Muslim-Christian boil over N.J” The Associated Press wrote about the incidents that happened in the New Jersey of America after the Muslims killed a Christian American family from an Egyptian origin after an article...
  • Egypt attempts to close Copt church (Religion of Peace Alert)

    09/21/2003 10:23:45 AM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 14 replies · 359+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 21, 2003 | WorldNetDaily.com
    WASHINGTON – Egyptian state and central security officers and soldiers attacked a small historic Coptic church in Assiut during Mass, arresting several deacons and others, throwing communion bread on the floor and stepping on it with their boots, according to reports received by the U.S. Copts Association. According to the group, the attack on St. George Coptic Orthodox Church occurred Friday. The officer in charge of the raid reportedly ordered the church priest to evacuate and close down the church. The priest refused, as did the parishioners. When their orders were not obeyed, the police officers attacked the priest, according...
  • MARIJUANA AND THE BIBLE

    08/11/2002 11:27:53 AM PDT · by bat-boy · 55 replies · 4,401+ views
    Schaffer Library of Drug Policy ^ | unknown | The Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church
    Sign the Resolution for a Federal Commission on Drug Policy   Contents | Feedback | Search | DRCNet Home Page | Join DRCNet DRCNet Library | Schaffer Library | Hemp (Marijuana) | Historical Information MARIJUANA AND THE BIBLE by The Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church   OFFERINGS OF DEVOTION With offerings of devotion, ships from the isles will meet to pour the wealth of the nations and bring tribute to his feet. The Coptic Church believes fully the teachings of the Bible, and as such we have our daily obligations, and offer our sacrifices, made by fire unto our God with...