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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Barnabas Fund 

Proposed law to remove restrictions on church buildings to be presented in Egypt

Country/Region: Middle East and North Africa, Africa, Egypt

A proposed law that could remove crippling restrictions on the building of churches in Egypt will be presented to the country’s parliament early next year, according to a government minister.

The interior of a church building in Egypt

The interior of a church building in Egypt
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Egypt’s Minister of Transitional Justice, Ibrahim Henaidi, told reporters on 16 October that a committee comprising church representatives and government officials will be formed to discuss the bill before it is presented to parliament.

Under Egypt’s constitution, which was passed in January this year, parliament is required in its first session to “issue a law aimed at regulating the construction and restoration of churches in a way that ensures that Christians perform their religious rites freely”.

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Friday, 17 October 2014

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British jihadists could face treason charge

Press conference of Steinmeier and Hammond in Berlin

British jihadists who go to fight in Iraq or Syria could be tried for treason, the Foreign Secretary has suggested.

Philip Hammond said such people had "sworn personal allegiance" to Islamic State (IS) and could potentially have committed the offence.

The last prosecution for treason was in 1946, when the notorious Lord Haw Haw - real name William Joyce - was hanged for his Nazi propaganda broadcasts.

The offence remains on the statute books, even though the death penalty has been abolished.

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Thursday, 04 September 2014

Minister Kenney welcomes Coptic Pope Tawadros II to Canada

Pope Tawadros II begins month-long visit

أقباط هولندا يطالبون البابا تاوضروس بتأجيل رسامة اول أسقف لهولندا 

September 3, 2014—Toronto, ON—Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, today greeted the leader of the ancient Coptic Orthodox Church upon his arrival in Toronto, on behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada.

Pope Tawadros II, who became the 118th leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church on November 19, 2012, arrived in Toronto this evening to officially begin his month-long Canadian visit. His first trip to Canada will include the consecration of the first Coptic cathedral in North America, Markham’s St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church, visits to other parishes across Canada, meetings with religious leaders, and the delivery of a lecture at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, joined Minister Kenney in Toronto to greet Pope Tawadros.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 06 September 2014 )
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Monday, 01 September 2014

 

Egypt Tempts Back Foreign Cash After MSCI Nod: Chart of the Day

By Ahmed A. Namatalla

Foreign investors are returning to Egyptafter MSCI Inc. preserved the North African country’s emerging-market status and the former army chief won the presidency in a landslide.

The CHART OF THE DAY shows non-Arabs purchased 2.9 billion Egyptian pounds ($406 million) of stocks from June 11, the day after the index provider said it’s no longer considering cutting the country’s status to a frontier market, through Aug. 27. That’s almost eight times the amount they purchased in 2014 before the announcement, according to Egyptian Exchange data. The EGX 30 Index has rallied more than 35 percent this year in dollar terms, making it the world’s third-best performer.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 October 2014 )
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Catholic Herald 

Pope’s personal envoy calls for international action to liberate Iraq

Cardinal Filoni visits a school sheltering displaced Christians and Yazidis (AP) 

Pope Francis’s personal envoy to the suffering people of Iraq joined the Chaldean Catholic patriarch in launching an appeal to the international community today, pleading for help to liberate villages controlled by the Islamic State terrorists and to provide the displaced with international protection.

Cardinal Fernando Filoni, who has been in Iraq since August 13 at the Pope’s request, and Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad said international action was necessary to provide the displaced with basic necessities like food and water, but also to guarantee the possibility of their survival in Iraq.

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Monday, 11 August 2014

'Isis Jihadist' Flag in East London Ripped Down by Nun

By Ewan Palmer | IB Times

  • A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) holds an Isis flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul

    A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) holds an Isis flag and …

A black flag with Arabic writing, similar to the ones used by Jihadist fighters in Syria and Iraq, has been taken down from an east London housing estate by a local nun.

The flag, seen on top of the gates of the Will Crooks estate on Poplar High Street, Tower Hamlets, was put up alongside Palestine flags and slogans in support of Gaza.

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Meriam arrives safely in Italy

This morning we got the amazing news that Meriam Ibrahim and her family have arrived in Italy from Sudan, safe at last after her year-long ordeal!

Thank you so much for standing with Meriam. There’s no question that the huge wave of international support helped to keep her case in the spotlight, so the Sudanese government couldn’t get away with executing her for the alleged crime of apostasy.

Meriam’s lawyers informed us that all the charges against her have been dropped – including the charges of forgery and provision of false information that had been brought against her last month, after the apostasy and adultery charges were dismissed on appeal.

We’ve been informed that Meriam and her family will eventually travel to the US. Her husband Daniel is a US citizen.

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Thursday, 03 July 2014

Reuters 

European court backs French ban on full-faced veil

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A women, wearing a niqab despite a nationwide ban on the Islamic face veil, gives a phone call outside the courts in Meaux, east of Paris, September 22, 2011.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

 

A women, wearing a niqab despite a nationwide ban on the Islamic face veil, gives a phone call outside the courts in Meaux, east of Paris, September 22, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Charles Platiau

STRASBOURG/PARIS (Reuters) - The European Court of Human Rights upheld France's 2010 ban on full-face veils in public on Tuesday but acknowledged the law could appear excessive and feed stereotypes.

Judges at the Strasbourg-based court, by 15 to 2, said the ban did not violate religious freedom and aimed to ensure "respect for the minimum set of values of an open democratic society" which included openness to social interaction.

Judges at the Strasbourg-based court, by 15 to 2, said the ban did not violate religious freedom and aimed to ensure "respect for the minimum set of values of an open democratic society" which included openness to social interaction.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 July 2014 )
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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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Muslims rally against radical Islam

Thousands of young British Muslim men have rallied against radical Islam amid concerns that British jihadists are fighting in Syria.

Three Britons apparently appear in a video calling on Muslims to join the fight in Iraq and Syria Three Britons apparently appear in a video calling on Muslims to join the fight in Iraq and Syria
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Friday, 20 June 2014

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New rules 'could bar conservative Muslims from being school trustees'

New rules brought in by Michael Gove in wake of 'Trojan horse' controversy tell governors of new academies and free schools to abide by 'British values'

Michael Gove says Tories will aim to wipe out illiteracy within a generation

Mr Gove wants schools to promote 'British values' Photo: YUI MOK/PA

By Keith Perry

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Some Muslims could be effectively excluded from becoming trustees or governors of new academies and free schools under rules introduced by the Education Secretary Michael Gove in response to the "Trojan horse" controversy, community leaders have warned.

The Department for Education has inserted new clauses into the model funding agreement for academies stipulating that its governors should demonstrate "fundamental British values", and giving the Education Secretary powers to close schools if they do not comply.

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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Jihad Watch

Mosul now emptied of Christians, says Archbishop

(Vatican Radio) Speaking to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Chaldean Archbishop Amel Nona, said he thought Mosul's last remaining Christians had left now a city which until 2003 was home to 35,000 faithful.

The Christians are among 500,000 thought to have fled Mosul whose overthrow yesterday is now followed by news today (Wed, 11 June) of militant attacks on the Iraqi city of Tikrit 95 miles north of the capital, Baghdad.

Describing reports of attacks to four churches and a monastery in Mosul, the archbishop, 46, said: "We received threats... [and] now all the faithful have fled the city. I wonder if they will ever return there."

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