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Egyptian Evangelical Church Attacked with Stones and Gas Bombs

ccording to Al Masry Al Youm, Kasr El-Dobara, the largest evangelical church in the Middle East, located in Egypt, was recently besieged by “unknown people” hurling “stones and gas bombs.

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How Religious Defamation laws would ban Islam

How ‘Religious Defamation’ Laws Would Ban Islam

As the Islamic world, in the guise of the 57-member state Organization of Islamic Cooperation, continues to push for the enforcement of “religious defamation” laws in the international arena—theoretically developed to protect all religions from insult…

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Morsi Threatens Coptic Church with “Retaliatory Measures” if Copts Demonstrate

While Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president allowed Muslims to “demonstrate” by attacking the U.S. embassy in Cairo—all in the name of a YouTube movie

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The Rape of Christopher Stevens

By obsessing over the 14-minute YouTube Muhammad video and its maker, the mainstream media ultimately exonerates the inexcusable and murderous response of the Islamic world.

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Black Flag of Islam flies over Egypt

Islam’s Black Flag Flies over Egypt

The United States embassy of Egypt is under siege. According to Fox News, “Mainly ultraconservative Islamist protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Egypt’s capital Tuesday and brought down the flag, replacing it with a black flag with an Islamic inscription to protest a video attacking Islam’s prophet, Muhammad.

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The Tip of the Iceberg of Christian Persecution

Two Christians living in the Islamic world under arrest and awaiting execution—the one charged with apostasy, the other with blasphemy—were just released.

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Jihadis Threaten to Burn U.S. Embassy in Cairo

ihadi groups in Egypt, including Islamic Jihad, the Sunni Group, and Al Gamaa Al Islamiyya have issued a statement threatening to burn the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to the ground.

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Female Advisor to Egyptian President: Girls Not Circumcised “Lacking in Faith”

Earlier this week, Egypt’s Tahrir News conducted an interview with Dr. Amima Kamal, advisor to President Morsi on Women’s Affairs, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice party, and a member of the Constituent Assembly.

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Egyptian Father Kills Three Daughters with Snakes

A tragic story concerning an Egyptian father who killed his three young daughters with snakes last April was largely missed in the West. According to Emirates24:

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The Collective Punishment of Egypt’s Christian Copts

Published in Coptic Solidarity Last month saw Egypt’s latest large-scale “collective punishment” of Christian Copts. It started when a Christian launderer accidently burned the shirt of a Muslim customer, which led to a brawl between the two Egyptians (first reported here). The next day “the Muslim, with approximately 20 of his followers, went to the Christian’s [...]

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