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  • Denied Justice: The Legal Plight of Egypt’s Christians

    11/06/2019 12:00:33 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 11/05/2019 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Last week the Egyptian court system denied justice to Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Christian minority by again postponing judgment on two notorious cases that have been at court for years. The first concerns Soa‘d Thabet, a 70-year-old Coptic grandmother. On May 20, 2016, a mob of some 300 Muslim men descended on her home, stripped her completely naked, beat, spit on, and paraded her in the streets of al-Karm village (in Minya governorate) to jeers, whistles, and triumphant shouts of “Allahu Akbar.” Earlier that day she and her husband had gone to local police and complained that they were being harassed...
  • Vanity: Why did an Obama advisor's company release the unknown homemade anti Muslim movie to the wor

    09/13/2012 2:01:43 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 81 replies
    Spet 13 2012 | NLZ
    Why did an Obama advisor’s company release the unknown homemade anti Muslim movie to the world? The 6 month old homemade film went unnoticed until it was given worldwide release on Google. The corporation that released the film is Google. headed by Obama advisor and DNC donor Eric Schmidt : Schmidt was a campaign advisor and major donor to Barack Obama, and when he announced he was leaving that perch, he planned to remain at the forefront of Google’s government relations team. Obama has even considered him for Commerce Secretary.[29] Schmidt was an informal advisor to the Obama presidential campaign...
  • Tunisia: Kais Saied wins presidential election -- exit polls

    10/13/2019 4:44:10 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | Sunday, October 13, 2019 | law,mvb/cmb (AP, AFP, dpa)
    Exit polls show that independent law professor Kais Saied has won Tunisia's runoff presidential election against Nabil Karoui, a media tycoon recently freed from jail... Saied secured 72.53% of the vote while media mogul Nabil Karoui got 27.47%, the polling firm Emrhod Consulting says, citing exit polls... Karoui is a 56-year-old media tycoon, who up until Wednesday had been jailed on charges of tax evasion and money laundering, and Saied is a 61-year-old jurist and law professor with no political party but backed by the moderate Islamist party Ennahda. In the first round, Saied took 18.4% and Karoui 15.6% among...
  • The Sacred City of Mecca: Have We Got It Wrong? | TRACKS

    08/02/2019 11:57:03 AM PDT · by fishtank · 58 replies
    TRACKS ^ | 6-18-19 | TRACKS
    "The Sacred City presents compelling evidence that suggests the holy city of Mecca is in the wrong location and that the worlds 1.6 billion Muslims are praying in the direction of the wrong city. Compiling evidence from both historic sources and new technologies point to the correct location in this seismic, revelatory new film.
  • Egypt says 7 policemen killed in Sinai attack

    06/27/2019 10:32:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Al-Jazira ^ | 26 Jun 2019
    Egypt says 7 policemen killed in Sinai attack Four gunmen also killed in the attack on police near the regional capital El Arish. 26 Jun 2019 Seven Egyptian policemen were killed in an attack claimed by the ISIL armed group in restive North Sinai. Egypt's interior ministry said the attack late Tuesday near the regional capital El Arish targeted an "assembly centre" for police, adding that an officer was among the dead. Four fighters, including a suicide bomber, also died during clashes following the attack, the ministry said. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group claimed responsibility,...
  • Egypt Willing to Grant Asylum to Erdogan’s arch-foe, Gulen

    07/26/2016 3:32:12 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    me-confidential.com ^ | MEConfident
    Egyptian lawmakers Monday urged Cairo to grant political asylum to US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen accused of plotting the failed military coup against Turkish President Erdogan, in a move that would further strain relations between the two countries, reports say. Egypt has refused to condemn the failed military coup which occurred July 15 as diplomatic feud between the two countries plays out. Egyptian lawmaker Emad Mahrous reportedly called on al-Sisi’s cabinet to grant Gulen asylum in Egypt as Turkish authorities called on Washington to extradite the Turkish preacher. “[Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan is giving shelter to hundreds of leaders...
  • Turkish Pro-Government Daily States ........ The Jews – Also Martyred Morsi

    06/21/2019 5:49:08 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    MEMRI ^ | June 19, 2019, | Ibrahim Karagü
    June 21, 2019Special Dispatch No.8134 June 21, 2019Special Dispatch No.8134 Turkish Pro-Government Daily States That Christ's Crucifiers – Meaning The Jews – Also Martyred Morsi; Miscreants Wait In Ambush To 'Apply Morsi Scenario' In Turkey In his June 19, 2019, column[1] in Turkey's Yeni Şafak daily, a mouthpiece of Turkey's ruling AKP (Justice and Development) party, the paper's editor-in-chief, İbrahim Karagül, focused on the June 17, 2019 death of former Egyptian president and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi. The column was also published in translation on Yeni Şafak's English-language website.[2] Presenting Morsi's death as an assassination, Karagül blamed it on...
  • Muslim Brotherhood describes Morsi's death as 'murder'

    06/18/2019 3:24:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/6/19
    The Muslim Brotherhood said on Monday that the death of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, a member of the group, was a “full-fledged murder” and called on Egyptians to gather for a mass funeral, Reuters reported. In a statement on its website, the Brotherhood also called for crowds to gather outside Egyptian embassies around the world. Meanwhile, Amnesty International urged Egyptian authorities to investigate Morsi’s death. "We call on Egyptian authorities to conduct an impartial, thorough and transparent investigation into the circumstances of Morsi's death, including his solitary confinement and isolation from the outside world," Amnesty tweeted in Arabic, according...
  • Egypt’s ousted president Morsi tells court of ‘many secrets’, then dies

    06/17/2019 10:54:39 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 28 replies
    MSN Propaganda Insertion Desk ^ | June 17, 2019 | Samy Magdy, Associated Presstitute
    (Snip)Morsi collapsed Monday after just having addressed the court, speaking from the glass cage he was kept in during sessions and warning that he had “many secrets” he could reveal, a judicial official said. In his final comments, he continued to insist he was Egypt’s legitimate president, demanding a special tribunal, one of his defence lawyers, Kamel Madour told The Associated Press. State TV said Morsi died before he could be taken to hospital.
  • Ousted president Morsi died in court, Egypt TV says

    06/17/2019 1:35:28 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 26 replies
    Egypt’s former president, Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country’s first free elections in 2012 and was ousted a year later by the military, collapsed in court during a trial and died Monday, state TV and his family said.
  • August 2018: The U.S. is wrong about the Muslim Brotherhood — and the Arab world is suffering for it

    10/19/2018 3:41:17 PM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2018 | Jamal Khashoggi
    During the Obama presidency, the U.S. administration was wary of the Muslim Brotherhood, which had come to power in Egypt after the country’s first-ever free elections. Despite his declared support for democracy and change in the Arab world in the wake of the Arab Spring, then-President Barack Obama did not take a strong position and reject the coup against President-elect Mohamed Morsi. The coup, as we know, led to the military’s return to power in the largest Arab country — along with tyranny, repression, corruption and mismanagement. That is the conclusion that David D. Kirkpatrick arrives at in his excellent...
  • Report: Former Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Leader Mohamed Morsi Dies in Court…

    06/17/2019 12:24:16 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    Conservative reehouse ^ | June 17, 2019 | Sundance
    Mohamed Morsi was Egypt’s leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, supported by President Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, and installed as Egyptian president by extremists during the Islamist Spring. According to Reuters Morsi collapsed in court today and died: CAIRO (Reuters) – Ousted former Egyptian Islamist president Mohamed Morsi died on Monday after he fainted in court following a hearing, state television reported. State television said Morsi, who was 67, was in court for a hearing on charges of espionage emanating from suspected contacts with the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas. Mursi was serving a 20-year prison sentence for a conviction...
  • Deposed Egyptian Pres. Mohamed Morsi dies after court session

    06/17/2019 11:40:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/6/19 | Gary Willig
    Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi collapsed and died following a court session Monday. He was 67. Morsi, a senior figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, was elected as Egypt's president in June, 2012 in the wake of the Arab Spring, which compelled Hosni Mubarak to resign after decades as president. He was deposed in a military coup in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule. Following his ousted, Morsi stood trial for the shooting of protesters, espionage for foreign military organizations including Hamas and Hezbollah, and for breaking out of prison in 2011 prior to his election. He was convicted...
  • Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies in court

    06/17/2019 9:09:42 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    BBC ^ | June 17, 2019
    Egypt's former president, Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the military in 2013, dies in court, state TV says
  • Egypt Arrests Students for Mocking Christianity Online

    02/14/2019 5:44:40 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Arab News ^ | 2/11/19 | AFP
    The university students aged between 19 and 24 were accused of being in “contempt of the Christian religion”CAIRO: Egyptian authorities have arrested four students for mocking Christian rituals in an online video and ordered them to be kept in custody for four days, a judicial source said Monday. The university students aged between 19 and 24 were accused of being in “contempt of the Christian religion,” the source said. If tried and found guilty they could face up to five years in prison. They were arrested last week and remanded in custody by the state prosecutor overnight Sunday. At the...
  • Research Has Uncovered $41 Million Of Taxpayer-Subsidized Jihad

    05/02/2019 10:08:58 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 16 replies
    gellerreport.com ^ | 5/2/19 | Sam Westrop
    Not hard to believe when you consider the level of infiltration by terror-tied Muslim Brotherhood groups like CAIR, ISNA, MAS, MSA, et al etc. Designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terror group and we can purge these monsters. Since 2007, federal government agencies have handed over $47 million to 61 Islamic institutions in the forms of 411 various grants and contracts. By Sam Westrop, May 2, 2019: In total, if the government’s own data is accurate, at least $41 million was given to institutions either controlled or under the partial influence of the Muslim Brotherhood, Jamaat-e-Islami (a violent South Asian Islamist...
  • Egypt: Sinai Militants Pledge to ‘Kill More Copts’ After Murdering Man Over Cross Tattoo

    01/21/2018 5:29:16 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Militants belonging to the ‘State of Sinai’ group in Egypt have promised to “kill more Copts” after murdering a 27-year-old Coptic man because of the tattoo of a cross on his wrist. Bassem Herz Attalhah, also known as Haythem Shehata, was on his way home from work in El-Arish, capital of North Sinai governorate, on Saturday evening (13 January), with his brother Osama and neighbour and friend Mohamed, when they were stopped by three armed men, aged between 23 and 25. “We thought they were policemen because they weren’t masked… They were wearing black jackets,” Osama, 38, told World Watch...
  • Baptism of Blood; honoring the Coptic Martyrs

    02/10/2019 6:06:56 PM PST · by CondorFlight · 10 replies
    First Things ^ | March 2019 | Martin Mosebach
    ...Then the name of President Obama appears, his middle name, Hussein, emphasized with capital letters. We are clearly meant to recall this Muslim name as Obama himself appears on the screen. . . he’s shown in apparent distress, mourning the atrocities committed in the name of Jesus during the Crusades. . . “A Message Signed with Blood to the Nation of the Cross”: That’s the title of the film in English.
  • Top Saudi official: Barack Obama lied, set Middle East back 20 years

    01/29/2019 6:30:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | January 28, 2019 | Jerusalem Post staff
    Former US president Barack Obama lied to Saudi Arabia when violating the redlines he famously declared regarding Syria’s use of chemical weapons and then not acting when they were used, a former senior Saudi official said in an interview with Independent Arabia. Bandar bin Sultan served for years as head of Saudi intelligence as well as the Saudi ambassador to the United States. In the interview, he recalled a last phone call between the late Saudi King Abdullah and Obama, during which the Saudi leader told the US president: “I did not expect that [after] this long life, I would...
  • Egypt's rights record seen as worse than under Mubarak: Macron

    01/27/2019 4:46:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | January 27, 2019 4:16 PM | Marine Pennetier
    French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday human rights in Egypt were perceived as worse now than under former strongman Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled by protests in 2011. His comments marked a hardening after he said in 2017 he would not “lecture” President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over civil liberties, which activists say are being eroded. “I think current policies are perceived by intellectuals and Egypt’s civil society as tougher than under the Mubarak regime,” Macron told reporters on the sidelines of a trip to Egypt. […] Non-governmental organizations are pressuring Macron to be firm with the Egyptian president, who...