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Egypt: “Unknown Assailants” Attack and Plunder Christian Youth

Tuesday, July 3nd, three “unknown assailants” in al-Minya, Egypt, attacked two Coptic Christian youths with knives and robbed them of 1,300 pounds, before fleeing the scene.

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New ‘Frog Fatwa’: Amphibians Sacrosanct, Croaking Praises Allah

by Raymond Ibrahim  •  Jul 3, 2012 at 3:16 am Cross-posted from Jihad Watch Following the presidential victory of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Muhammad Morsi, the very first fatwa to appearby Egypt’s highest fatwa council addresses—not social, political, or economic issues in Egypt—but rather frogs. Specifically, it bans Muslims from hunting and killing frogs to sell to those [...]

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Intersection

Muslim Persecution of Christians: May, 2012

Unlike those nations, such as Saudi Arabia, that have eliminated Christianity altogether, Muslim countries with significant Christian minorities saw much persecution during the month of May: in Egypt, Christians were openly discriminated against in law courts, even as some accused the nation’s new president of declaring that he will “achieve the Islamic conquest of Egypt for the second time, and make all Christians convert to Islam”; in Indonesia, Muslims threw bags of urine on Christians during worship; in Kashmir and Zanzibar, churches were set aflame; and in Mali Christianity “faces being eradicated.”

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Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk Demonizes Mideast’s Persecuted Christians

Robert Fisk, the Middle East correspondent for the U.K.’s widely-read Independent, recently showed why it is that Islamic jihadists and terrorists, including the late Osama bin Laden, strongly recommend his propaganda to Western readers.

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Egypt: Muslims force Christians out of church during prayer, police advise priest to comply

Muslims in the village of Basra in Alexandria, Egypt, surrounded the local Coptic church, St. Lyons, during divine liturgy, “demanding that visiting Copts leave the church before the completion of prayers, and threatening to burn down the church if their demand was not met.”

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Texas Senator Al Green

Congressman Calls for Hearings on ‘Radicalization’ of White Christian Women

During a Homeland Security committee hearing last week on the “Radicalization of Muslim-Americans,” Texas Congressman Al Green (D) criticized the hearings as biased and unfair to Muslims, suggesting that the only way to justify them is if Congress would also conduct a “hearing on the radicalization of Christians.”

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The Evils of the Muslim Brotherhood

Evidence Keeps Mounting Publishing in Investigative Project on Terrorism Translations of this item: Spanish Ukrainian Egypt’s longtime banned Muslim Brotherhood—the parent organization of nearly every subsequent Islamist movement, including al-Qaeda—has just won the nation’s presidency, in the name of its candidate, Muhammad Morsi. That apathy reigns in the international community, when once such news would have [...]

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Kuwaiti Preacher Compares Dead Egyptian Singer, Umm Kalthum, to ‘Evil Tree’

by Raymond Ibrahim  •  June 25, 2012 Cross-posted from Jihad Watch Sheikh Mubarak al-Bathali of Kuwait recently objected to the name of the late Egyptian singer, Umm Kalthum (1904-1975), widely regarded as the greatest female singer in Arab music history. He insisted that “Umm Kalthum is the [name of the] daughter of the Messenger of Allah and lord [...]

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First Apostasy Lawsuit Comes to Jordan

by Raymond Ibrahim  •  Jun 22, 2012 at 4:56 am Cross-posted from Jihad Watch The true face of the “Arab Awakening’ continues to manifest itself. According to Al Sawt, prosecutors associated with Jordan’s Salafi movement have brought a lawsuit to the Sharia Court of Amman—a lawsuit being called “the first of its kind” in modern Jordan: they [...]

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El futuro de Egipto

Las elecciones presidenciales egipcias, las primeras de su clase en 7.000 años de historia nacional, están en marcha desde el pasado 22 de mayo. Mientras aguardamos a conocer los resultados definitivos, y mientras los medios occidentales se obsesionan con las imágenes de dedos manchados con tinta violeta, es bueno recordar que hay en juego en las elecciones egipcias mucho más que el «derecho» de sufragio.

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