Coptic Christian attack: Funerals in Egypt for seven murdered pilgrims

Mourners carry a coffin during the funeral of Coptic Christians who were killed in an attack, in Minya, Egypt November 3, 2018
Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionHundreds of people gathered in Minya for the funerals of six Coptic Christians killed by millitants

Coptic Christians have gathered in Egypt to take part in the funerals of a group of pilgrims killed by gunmen as they headed to a monastery on Friday.

Mourners expressed grief and anger as they left Prince Tadros church in the city of Minya, where the bodies of six victims lay in white coffins.

A seventh had been buried on Friday.

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Victim of the violence-mob

Human rights defenders draw a negative balance to the situation of Copts in Egypt. 

By Michael Leh

October 24, 2018 
1:10 pm

Christmas Mass in New Cathedral near Cairo

 

When Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited the Christmas Mass in Cairo's Nativity Cathedral in Cairo, he made himself affable to the faithful. Whether the situation of the Copts has really improved, wants the Human Rights Committee of the Bundestag at ... Photo: dpa 

When Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited the Christmas Mass in Cairo's Nativity Cathedral in Cairo ... Photo: dpa

The Human Rights Committee of the Bundestag travels to Egypt in November. Before that, the Bundestag Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development in Cairo will look at the situation on the Nile. It will also be about the distress and hardships that the Christian Copts in Egypt are exposed to. Against this background, the International Society for Human Rights (IGFM) together with the "Evangelical Alliance" now informed in Berlin about the situation of the Copts. She also invited experts: the chairwoman of the Human Rights Committee of the Bundestag, the FDP member Gyde Jensen, as well as the president of the "European Union of Coptic human rights organizations" from Switzerland, Medhat Klada. 

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EGYPT: Mobs Force Church Closures

Source: World Watch Monitor


Cairo, Egypt - Photo: Flickr / Andrew A. Shenouda

 

For the Christian minority in Egypt, regulations and bureaucracy have caused issues for years. Across Egypt, over 3,500 churches are presently in the process of being licensed; some have waited for over 20 years. In January, the government announced that Christians will be allowed to continue meeting in unlicensed churches pending the process. But in the Luxor governorate region alone, a Coptic diocese faced the forced closure of its eighth church due to pressure from mobs. All these churches were in the process of being officially approved by the government.

 

Suicide bomber who killed 22 in Manchester Arena was rescued by British navy in Libya

British bomber Salman Abedi had been visiting Libya during a year off before university.

Salman Abedi caught on CCTV travelling to the Manchester Arena.
Salman Abedi caught on CCTV travelling to the Manchester Arena.
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THE SUICIDE BOMBER who killed 22 people at a pop concert in Manchester was rescued by the British navy from conflict-ridden Libya three years earlier, it was reported today.

Salman Abedi, a British man of Libyan heritage, was among 110 Britons and their families evacuated by the ship HMS Enterprise and taken to Malta in August 2014, the Daily Mail newspaper said.

Egypt: Mob attack encouraged by police promise ‘No church will be allowed here’

A mob attacked a church in Minya, Egypt, on 13 July protesting against its legalisation and received a police officer’s approval, World Watch Monitor has learnt from local sources.

Several other villages in Minya have been attacked by mobs over the last few months, protesting against Coptic churches. (World Watch Monitor)Several other villages in Minya have been attacked by mobs over the last few months, protesting against Coptic churches. (World Watch Monitor)

The only church in Ezbet Sultan Pasha village, where about 20 percent of the population is Christian, was built in September 2016. Apart from masses and prayer meetings, St. Karas the Anchorite Coptic Orthodox Church also held Sunday school classes and housed a nursery.

Christians attacked for allegedly comparing Jesus to Prophet Muhammad

Fri 13 Jul 2018
By Eno Adeogun

A Coptic Christian community in an Egyptian village has been attacked over an alleged Facebook post that compared the Prophet Muhammed to Jesus Christ.

Muslim villagers reportedly accused 35-year-old Abdo Adel of publishing a post on his Facebook page that was an insult to Islam.

A local source that wanted to remain anonymous told World Watch Monitor that Christians in Menbal - 225km south of Cairo - were afraid to leave their homes despite security forces patrolling the streets since the unrest began on Monday.

Egypt: Copts attacked after Facebook post ‘showing contempt of Islam’

July 11, 2018 By World Watch Monitor 

An attack on the Saint Tadros Church in Menbal village on Monday night was prevented by security guards. (Photo: World Watch Monitor)

An attack by a Muslim mob on Copts in a village in the Egyptian governorate of Minya on Monday (9 July) has left the Coptic community holed up in their houses, while security forces patrol the streets.

A local source told World Watch Monitor the situation is still very tense in the village of Menbal, 225km south of Cairo, which was also home to Gaber Mounir Adly, one of the 21 menbeheaded by Islamic State in Libya in 2015.

Austria to close seven mosques and deport imams in crackdown on ‘political Islam’

Coalition government says move is ‘just the beginning’ as Turkey brands policy Islamophobic

The Independent Online
 
 
Austria plans to shut seven mosques and expel dozens of imams in what politicians have described as a crackdown on “political Islam”. 
The country’s coalition government, formed of conservative and far-right figures, said the measures were “just the beginning” of a push against radical Islam and foreign funding of religious groups.

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said authorities would shut what was described as a “hardline, Turkish nationalist mosque” in Viennaand also dissolve a group called the Arab Religious Community.

More than 350 mosques urge Tories to launch Islamophobia inquiry

Terrorist kills 3 in Belgium with guns of stabbed police officers

A Knife-wielding man stabs two police officers in the Belgian city of Liege, steals their weapons and shoots them and a bystander dead in an attack prosecutors say is terror-related.

Reuters|Published:  05.29.18 , 14:33

A man killed two policewomen and a bystander in the Belgian city of Liege on Tuesday before being shot dead in a gunbattle at a school in what prosecutors are treating as a terrorist attack.

The man was named by public broadcaster RTBF as a 36-year-old petty criminal who had been let out on day-release from a local prison on Monday. It said investigators were looking into whether he had converted to Islam and been radicalized in jail.

Gunshots fired in Belgium

A public prosecutor told a news conference that the man attacked the policewomen from behind with a knife, described as a box-cutter by RTBF, around 10:30 am (4.30 am ET) on a boulevard in the center of Belgium’s third city, near the German border.After stabbing the officers, prosecutor Philippe Dulieu said, the man seized one of their handguns and shot both women dead before walking down the street and shooting dead a 22-year-old man who was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car.The man then made his way into a high school where he took a woman employee hostage, triggering a major intervention by armed police. Pupils were moved to safety as a gunbattle broke out that sent people in the street racing for cover. Several police were wounded before the attacker was finally killed.“The event is classed as a terrorist incident,” Dulieu said.

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Family of suicide bombers attacks 3 churches in Indonesia, killing 7, police say

By Masrur Jamaluddin, Eliott C. McLaughlin and Susannah Cullinane, CNN

Updated 1902 GMT (0302 HKT) May 13, 2018

Police converge on Santa Maria Catholic Church in Surabaya.

Jakarta (CNN)Police believe a husband, wife and their four children carried out the suicide attacks on three churches in Surabaya that left seven people dead, Indonesia's top cop said Sunday.

The attackers included two daughters aged 9 and 12 years old, said Head Gen. Tito Karnavian, the country's highest-ranking police official.

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Home Office official was the ringleader of £6million conspiracy which allowed 437 illegal immigrants into Britain

  • Shamsu Iqbal, 61, was the lynchpin of a scam that falsified at least 437 records
  • Iqbal and three other men netted £6million after he 'exploited' a trusted position
  • Taxpayer could have lost £56million from illegal immigrants claiming benefits 

By CHRISTIAN GYSIN FOR THE DAILY MAIL

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Shamsu Iqbal, 61, was the lynchpin of a gang which exploited his ‘trusted’ position to falsify records for at least 437 people

Shamsu Iqbal, 61, was the lynchpin of a gang which exploited his ‘trusted’ position to falsify records for at least 437 people

A Home Office official was at the centre of a £6million conspiracy which allowed hundreds of illegal immigrants into the country.

Shamsu Iqbal, 61, was the lynchpin of a gang which exploited his ‘trusted’ position to falsify records for at least 437 people.

French supermarket siege: gendarme dies after taking place of hostage

Number of victims rises to four with death in hospital of Lt Col Arnaud Beltrame following attacks in Carcassonne, southern France

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Police outside the supermarket in Trèbes, southern France. An armed man initially took eight people hostage.

Police outside the supermarket in Trèbes, southern France. An armed man initially took eight people hostage. Photograph: AP

An undated picture of Radouane Lakdim.

An undated picture of Radouane Lakdim. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A gendarme who exchanged himself for a hostage during the French supermarket siege has died, bringing the number of victims to four. Police shot dead the attacker after a series of attacks claimed by Islamic State in Carcassonne, southern France, that culminated in the three-hour hostage-taking.

Isis fanatic tried to recruit children for 'death squad' to launch terror attacks in London

Umar Haque showed children Isis propaganda videos and made them act out terror attacks

The Independent Online

Heathrow Airport was on a long list of potential targets PA

An unqualified teacher has been convicted of trying to recruit an “army of children” to launch a series of Isis-inspired attacks on dozens of targets across London.

Umar Haque brainwashed young pupils he taught at an Islamic school and mosque and made them act out atrocities.

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Medical report: Muslim “reformer” and accused rapist Tariq Ramadan’s health compatible with his continued detention

http://timesofoman.com/article/127327

No surprise here. “War is deceit,” said Muhammad. Ramadan was denied bail, so his lawyers attempted a subterfuge of ill-health to get him sprung. If he is released eventually on whatever pretext, he will likely leave France and get himself beyond the reach of the law.

“Medical report shows Tariq Ramadan’s health compatible with his continued detention,” Al Arabiya, February 20, 2018:

Muslim academic and rape-accused Tariq Ramadan will remain in custody following the emergence of new details related to the charges against him, according to Agence France-Presse.

Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

KATHY GANNON

FILE - In this July 9, 2010 file photo, Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi is photographed in the Jamrud tribal area, Khyber region of Pakistan. Afridi who reportedly used a vaccination scam to identify Osama bin Laden’s home, has been languishing in jail since the al-Qaida leader was killed by U.S. Navy Seals in 2011 -- his case a metaphor for downward spiraling relations between his country and the U.S. (AP Photo/Qazi Rauf, File)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years — since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden's home, aiding U.S. Navy Seals who tracked and killed the al-Qaida leader.

Egypt attack: Gunman targets Coptic Christians in church and shops

 
 

Media caption Blood and bullet holes mark the scene of the church attack

Nine people have been killed in two attacks on Coptic Christians in Helwan district, south of Cairo, Egypt's interior ministry has said.

Six civilians and a policeman died when a gunman tried to storm a church but was intercepted and arrested, it said.

It said the man had previously attacked a Coptic-owned shop in the same area, killing two brothers.

In 2018 the ISIS fight will shift into a deadly new phase

Report: ISIS militants moving to remote deserts

Greg Palkot reports on international headlines.

America and our allies have made major progress against ISIS and other radical Islamic terrorists this year, but as we head toward 2018 the battle against these murderers is shifting into a new phase. Unfortunately, the terrorists are far from being eliminated.

ISIS – which stands for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria – lost most of the territory it controlled in those countries this year, making a mockery of its claim to be a “state.” The liberation of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, with the help of U.S. military advisers and air bombardments, sent ISIS fighters fleeing like rats from a sinking ship.

Asylum seekers who formed child sex grooming gang caged for vile abuse

The Kurdish immigrants plied the youngsters with drugs and alcohol after targeting vulnerable girls.

By Tom White

A sex grooming gang who used code names such as "Star" and "Shark Tooth" targeted vulnerable teenage girls, holding them in thrall with a constant supply of drink and drugs.

The four men, all asylum seekers who originally entered the UK illegally, abused and trafficked the youngsters who were as young as 13.

The Kurdish gang, who lived in Newcastle, would contact the girls on Facebook to discuss sex parties and on one occasion demanded sex in return for paying for a tattoo.

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Egyptian cleric claims men can marry their own DAUGHTERS so long as they were born outside marriage

Mullah Mazen Al-Sersawi is filmed at open lecture in Egypt making sick claims

By Neal Baker
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A MUSLIM cleric tells hardline followers that men can marry their own daughters if they are born out of marriage.

Egyptian mullah Mazen Al-Sersawi — a prominent preacher of the Salafist sect in Egypt — says incest between men and their daughters is permitted if she is illegitimate.

 Mazen Al-Sersawi is a prominent Salafist preacher in Egypt. He was filmed making sick statements about incest in 2012

Mazen Al-Sersawi is a prominent Salafist preacher in Egypt. He was filmed making sick statements about incest in 2012

His shocking comments are filmed at an open lecture from 2012 and the footage has now gone viral online.

My Salafist Life: Former Islamist Gives Inside Story on Radicalism in Germany

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Salafists hold Western society in contempt and accuse it of consisting of "pornography, naturist and swingers clubs;" their recruitment techniques are becoming more and more sophisticated, former German Salafist Dominic Schmitz, author of a book on life as a German Islamist, told Sputnik Deutschland.

The ranks of Salafists in Germany have swollen in recent years as an increasing number of young Germans turn to radical Islam. The Bundesamt fuer Verfassungsschutz (BfV), Germany's domestic intelligence service, is aware of 10,300 Salafists; in 2011 the authorities were aware of 3,800 Salafist followers.

Dominic Schmitz is one such person. He turned to radical Islam in the early 2000s, when he was 17 years old. He has now left the organization and written a book about his experiences called "I was a Salafist" (Ich war ein Salafist).

Dominic Schmitz of the cover of his book, which has the subtitle My time in the Islamist parallel world
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Dominic Schmitz of the cover of his book, which has the subtitle "My time in the Islamist parallel world"

Schmitz says that he entered the world of Salafism in search of answers to some of life's difficult questions, about justice and the meaning of life. At the time, he "really did not realize that this was such a drastic step."


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