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Egypt

New Year begins with four Egyptian Christians murdered in three separate attacks

Church being repaired after suicide bomb attack that took place in December 2016

Barnabas Fund – 26/01/2017 Youssef Lamei, a 45-year-old Christian, was sitting outside his shop in Alexandria in the early hours of 3 January when a man crept up behind him and slit his throat whilst reportedly shouting “Allahu Akbar” [God is great]. The murder was recorded on CCTV. A suspect, 48-year-old Adel Suleiman, has been arrested. Youssef Lamei had run the ... Read More »

Al-Azhar: Official Statement to Muslims regarding apostasy from Islam

Al-Azhar Islamic University

AL-AZHAR: TO LEAVE ISLAM IS ‘TREASON’ World Watch Monitor – 22 June 2016   To convert away from Islam is “treason” that should carry the death penalty, according to Sunni Islam’s topmost religious authority. “The penalty for an open apostate, departing from the community, is well stipulated in Sharia,” Al-Azhar’s Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayyib declared on Egypt television last week. ... Read More »

Middle East eyes Moscow, not Washington

19.02.2014 By Giovanni Giacalone On February 12th and 13th 2014 Field Marshall Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s had his first and historical visit abroad as Egypt’s Deputy Prime Minister as well as Defense Minister and head of the Egyptian armed forces and such visit was to Moscow, not Washington. A clear sign that the relations between Egypt and the US are in ... Read More »

Good News From Egypt

Egypt’s Muslims attend Coptic Christmas Liturgy, serving as “human shields” Yasmine El-Rashidi, Friday 7 Jan 2011 Muslims turned up in droves for the Coptic Christmas liturgy Thursday night, offering their bodies, and lives, as “shields” to Egypt’s threatened Christian community Egypt’s majority Muslim population stuck to its word Thursday night. What had been a promise of solidarity to the weary ... Read More »

AFTER MURSI, POLITICAL ISLAM LOSING GROUND IN EGYPT

Date – August 2, 2013 Shrouded in white cloth, their names and home towns carefully printed on the fabric in black pen, the bodies lay side-by-side on the floor at a field hospital in Cairo’s Nasr City. Their deaths — five of the 72 supporters of the deposed Muslim Brotherhood-led government killed this week at the hands of Egyptian security ... Read More »

AUGUST 2013 – EGYPT IN MELTDOWN: A TIME OF TRIAL FOR CHRISTIANS

JIHAD AGAINST EGYPT’S CHRISTIANS: THE U.S. MUST SPEAK OUT John Stonestreet, BreakPoint Wednesday, August 21, 2013 In his recent book Fleeing Herod, the Australian writer James Cowan retraces the steps of the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt following Joseph’s dream warning him about Herod’s intentions toward the infant Jesus. Cowan admits in the prologue that current events in Egypt made ... Read More »

Demonstration

When nations are not made accountable for their crimes, their action ceases to be a crime 23 Jul 2013 In a piece describing his stay in Cyprus, Noble Prize winning poet Odysseus Elytis spoke of the timeless essence of being Greek as being situated in a unique feel for the relationship between things, whereupon there was more of the spirit ... Read More »

Christians in Egypt Fearful after Five Copts Killed

July 8, 2013 CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – Following the shooting death of a priest in Northern Sinai, Christians in Upper Egypt and elsewhere are living in fear after four Coptic Christians were killed near Luxor in the wake of the deposing of Mohamed Morsi as president. “I am too scared to leave – I haven’t been able to go ... Read More »

After the deposition of Morsi, reprisals against Christians

July 4, 2013 Minya – Among the episodes of violence in Egypt after the overthrow of President Morsi there is also the attack against the Coptic Catholic parish of St. George, in the village of Delgia, 60 kilometers from Minya. Since Wednesday evening, July 3 groups of fanatical Islamists first looted and then burned down the pastor’s house and church group ... Read More »