Translating Words, Interpreting Events

Maher Rizkalla

Ramadan: Islam’s ‘Holy Month’ of Christian Oppression

The month of Ramadan, which ended earlier this week, proved to be a month of renewed Muslim piety on the one hand, and renewed oppression of non-Muslim minorities on the other. In Nigeria, for example, Islamic militants are living up to the assertion that “Ramadan is a month of jihad and death for Allah,” proving that killing Christians is not only reserved for Christian holidays…

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Egypt: Christians Threatened for Selling ‘Filthy Idols’

Youm-7, one of Egypt’s popular secular media that was recently attacked by Muslim Brotherhood supporters, reports that at least seventeen Christian bookstores in Shubra, one of Cairo’s largest districts, are under threat for selling Christian icons and statues.

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Boko Haram's leader

U.S. Distorts Nigerian Jihad on Christians

While the Obama administration continues to say that the Islamic group Boko Haram’s jihad against Nigeria’s Christians—which has seen countless churches destroyed, and thousands of Christians killed— has nothing to do with religion, the group once again made clear that it is all about religion.

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Murder of Copts Begins After Genocide Call

Hours after leaflets from Egypt’s jihadi organizations were distributed promising to “reward” any Muslim who kills any Christian Copt in Egypt, specifically naming several regions including Asyut, a report recently appeared concerning the random killing of a Christian store-owner.

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Muslim ‘Gang’ Torments Christian Copts for Jizya-Money

After the recent events of Dahshur, Egypt, when thousands of Muslims rampaged and plundered Christian homes—in a conflict that began when a Christian laundry worker accidentally burned the shirt of a Muslim—news now comes from Asyut, Egypt, of a Muslim “gang” attacking Christian homes, abducting children, and demanding money—ransoms and extortions as a form of tribute, or jizya (see here).

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'Rehabilitating' Jihadis with Cage-Fighting

‘Rehabilitating’ Jihadis with Cage-Fighting?

UK officials have taken wishful thinking to a new level: not only are some of the most violent Islamic terrorists being released onto the streets; but in order to “rehabilitate” them, they are being trained by a former radical Muslim in one of the most violent forms of sports—cage-fighting, which even the Olympics refuses to acknowledge.

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Muslim Brotherhood supporters

Muslim Brotherhood ‘Crucifies’ Opponents, Attacks Secular Media

Last week in Egypt, when Muslim Brotherhood supporters terrorized the secular media, several Arabic websites—including Arab News, Al Khabar News, Dostor Watany, and Egypt Now—reported that people were being “crucified.” The relevant excerpt follows in translation:

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Egypt’s Jihad Organizations Call for Christian Genocide

According to today’s issue of El Fegr, “Elements of terrorist, jihadi organizations distributed leaflets today inciting for the killing of Copts in Suez, Ismailia, and Upper Egypt, promising them [Copts] a tragic end if they do not return to the truth.”

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Action Alert: Support Bill to Help Persecuted Christians

In “Obama Administration’s War on Persecuted Christians,” I recounted the several ways the current U.S. administration has censored, white-washed, and underplayed the ongoing persecution of Christians in the Islamic world. One of the more recent ways this “war of silence” has been waged is by blocking legislation to create a special envoy for religious minorities in the Mideast and Asia.

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Judaísmo e Cristianismo: tão violentos quanto o Islã?

Original em inglês: Are Judaism and Christianity as Violent as Islam? Tradução: Jose “Há muito mais violência na Bíblia do que no Alcorão; a idéia de que o Islã se impôs pela espada é uma ficção ocidental, fabricada durante o período das Cruzadas, quando, na verdade, eram os cristãos ocidentais que estavam lutando guerras santas brutais [...]

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