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Translating breaking news from Arabic media, news Western media often ignore for not fitting their narrative.

Graphic: The Carnage Committed in the Name of Allah

The picture below is one of many appearing on Arabic social media concerning the Islamic State’s barbarism and sadism, where those deemed “infidels” are treated as pieces of meat to be carved up for “fun.” The Arabic writing behind the masked savage reads, “One umma, one state.” Similarly, in a new report based on eyewitness [...]

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Egypt: Explosive Goes Off Next to Church

Coptic Solidarity A homemade explosive planted next to a Coptic Christian church was detonated around sunset on May 16. Although there were no human casualties at the St. George Church in Tamiya (Fayum governorate), as the church was mostly empty except for clergy, the church’s administrative offices and second floor glass was shattered, creating chaos and panic [...]

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Islamic State Demolishes Christian Church in Syria

The Assyrian Network for Human Rights recently published the following photograph saying they are the demolished remains of the Church of Saint Mar Beesho‘a in Tel Shamiran, an Assyrian Christian village located in the countryside of the northern city of Hasakah—which was earlier occupied and ransacked by the Islamic State.

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Egyptian Judge: ‘Unacceptable for Christians to Testify Against Muslims’

Coptic Solidarity  True to the medieval teachings of Islam—in this case, that an “infidel” Christian’s testimony against a Muslim is null and void in (a Sharia) court—the following letter was recently published on Arabic media demonstrating that little has changed in Egypt: Yesterday I suffered an extremely harsh and psychological shock.   I went to court with one [...]

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Egyptian Mosque Sermons Reminiscent of ISIS

Coptic Solidarity On Friday, May 15, the prayer leader of Safa Mosque in the city of Mersa Matruh, west of Alexandria, Egypt, repeatedly declared that “the Islamic caliphate will return and that Jerusalem, though stolen at the hands of the Jews, will return to Muslims once again.” The mosque’s imam further spoke in tones reminiscent of the [...]

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Egypt: Grandson of Medical Pioneer Cannot Follow Same Profession Because He Is Christian

Coptic Solidarity Dr. Khaled Montaser, an Egyptian intellectual and frequent critic of the Islamization of the country, recently discussed how discrimination against Christians is widespread in certain medical professions. During a televised program, he pointed out that, although the pioneer of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Egypt was a Coptic Christian (Dr. Naguib Mahfouz), his grandson is essentially banned from entering [...]

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The Islamic Prerequisite of Kuwaiti Citizenship

On May 11, the Kuwaiti Constitutional Court rejected an appeal by MP Nabil al-Fadl to adjust citizenship laws in order to allow Christians to become citizens. The current law, according to Article 4.5 of the Citizenship Act of Kuwait, holds that he [a potential citizen] be an original Muslim by birth, or that he has [...]

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Egypt: After Ransom Paid, Coptic Christian Still Killed

A 55-year-old Coptic Christian man was kidnapped and held for ransom.  Although his family eventually paid, and the Muslim abductors took the money, they still killed the hapless Copt. On April 26 in Sohag, Upper Egypt, Makram Nazir was returning home from his second job in the middle of the night when he was seized.  [...]

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Another Teenage Coptic Girl Vanishes

Coptic Solidarity On May 2, yet another Coptic Christian girl vanished.  Marina Magdi Fahim, 17, disappeared after leaving her home around noontime and walking to an educational institution in the Hanofil region of Alexandria. She was not seen again.  Her family reported her disappearance to the authorities, which, according to a Coptic Christian bishop, seldom yields any [...]

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Egypt’s Salafi Party Bans Christmas, Easter Greetings

Coptic Solidarity During a recent interview on Egyptian television, the schizophrenic face of the Islamist parties was on full display. Dr. Yunis Makioun, head of the Al-Nour Party, the political wing of the Salafis, insisted that Islam commands Muslims to “protect”—a reference to their “dhimmi” status—and treat Coptic Christian minorities properly. Even so, according to Islam, said [...]

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