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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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Radical Islam Watch
Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Palestinian Official Daily: “The U.S. Established ISIS”

The banner of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Photo: counterjihadreport.com)

The banner of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Photo: counterjihadreport.com)

ISIS poses a threat to the entire Middle East region. They seek to conquer Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Lebanon, and perhaps also Turkey after they are done with Iraq and Syria. Nevertheless, the official Palestinian Authority daily accuses the U.S. of establishing ISIS, instead of blaming their growth on sectarian tensions and the rise of radical Islam in the region.

According to Palestinian Media Watch, the official daily of the Palestinian Authority has published six different articles recently claiming that the United States established ISIS in order to control Arab Muslim countries by dividing them through terrorism and war. ISIS was declared to be a Caliphate with religious authority over all Muslims and they seek to invade Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, and perhaps also Turkey aside from Syria and Iraq.

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Radical Islam Watch
Saturday, 16 August 2014

Terrorist Group is Fusion of a Quasi-State, Radical Islam

Militant Islamist fighters wave flags as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province, June 30, 2014.

Militant Islamist fighters wave flags as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province, June 30, 2014.

The group calling itself “The Islamic State” continues its drive to conquer and rule a piece of the Middle East. Its violent campaign to spread its extreme form of Islam challenges the governments of both Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.  A massive relief crisis is ongoing as hundreds of thousands of people flee its wave of terror and murder.

Radicals from all over the world are joining the Islamic State, driven by their shared desire to impose a radical brand of Islam in every land they conquer and create a ‘Caliphate” - an Islamic religious governing authority.

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Arabic
Thursday, 14 August 2014

الموقع

«أقباط أوروبا» لـ «تقصي الحقائق»: مقتل 72 واختفاء 96 قبطيًّا خلال 6 شهور

رانيا نبيل 

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Announcement
Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Statement by the State Information Services in response to the allegations made in the report issued by Human Rights Watch 

The Egyptian government has taken note

Date of publication:Tuesday, 12 August 2014

the report issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on August 12. The report presents a highly negative and biased account of the violent events that took place in Egypt during the year 2013, and totally fails to adequately report on the attacks carried out by the Brotherhood, as a terrorist organization, and its supporters.

The content of the report did not come as a surprise to the Egyptian government, given the organization's well-known biases, and the approach it has consistently pursued. Accordingly, the Egyptian government utterly rejects the report and criticizes its biased perspective, which reaffirms the organization's persistent lack of objectivity towards Egypt. The report's portrayal of events that took place in July and August 2013 reflects a lack of professionalism by the organization's experts as they relied on unidentified witnesses as well as biased and non-credible sources. The report equally demonstrates an utter lack of understanding of the reality of the specificity of the Egyptian society and its political and ideological orientations that have developed throughout the past three years.  Moreover, the organization does not enjoy any legal status that may allow it to operate in Egypt.  The organization has indeed withdrawn its request for a permit to function in Egypt according to law no.84 of 2002.  As such, conducting investigations, collecting evidence, and interviewing witnesses without any legal backing are activities that constitute a flagrant violation of the established principle of state sovereignty under international law.

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Radical Islam Watch
Wednesday, 13 August 2014

 The Chronicle

Over 100 killed in Boko Haram clashes in Nigeria

International News

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The scene on Sunday, a day after two explosions killed at least 35 people in Nigeria’s restless north-eastern city of Maiduguri, a stronghold of Boko Haram fighters. — AFP

Kano — More than 100 civilians and several soldiers were killed in clashes between Nigeria’s military and Islamist militant group Boko Haram, a military official said yesterday.

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Radical Islam Watch
Tuesday, 12 August 2014

 

Islamic State Now Targeting East-Asia  

 

by JORDAN SCHACHTEL  Officials from both Indonesia, the state with the world's largest Muslim population, and Malaysia have warned that the radical Islamic State (IS) terror group is now targeting their respective countries.

Indonesia and Malaysia, known for their more secular governing policies in relation to other Muslim-majority countries, are being targeted because they have thus far refused to follow the strict and oppressive Islamic Shariah law.

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Latest News
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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Radical Islam Watch
Friday, 08 August 2014
Massacre in Predominantly Christian Gwoza, Nigeria Said to Leave 100 Dead

Boko Haram shooting, fire-bombing and slashing terrify fleeing residents.
JOS, s northeastern town of Gwoza, Islamic extremist group Boko Haram on Wednesday (Aug. 6) killed an estimated 100 people in the predominantly Christian town, sources said.

The shooting, fire-bombing and slashing of men, women and children in Gwoza, Borno state, as initially the military reportedly fled before an insurgent force backed by international terrorist groups, began at about 4 a.m., producing eyewitness assertions that Boko Haram, which seeks to impose sharia (Islamic law) throughout Nigeria, had taken control of the town of more than 276,000 people. Local residents reportedly said at least 100 people had been killed.

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Radical Islam Watch
Friday, 08 August 2014

 

 

Iraqi militants remove crosses from churches, burn manuscripts 

 KIRKUK: Militants who took over large areas of northern Iraq on Thursday have forced 100,000 Christians to flee and have occupied churches, removing crosses and destroying manuscripts, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako said.
“There are 100,000 displaced Christians who have fled with nothing but their clothes, some of them on foot, to reach the Kurdistan region,” he told AFP.
“This is a humanitarian disaster. The churches are occupied, their crosses were taken down,” said Sako, the leader of Iraq’s largest Christian denomination, which is aligned with the Roman Catholic Church. He added that up to 1,500 manuscripts were burnt.

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Radical Islam Watch
Thursday, 07 August 2014

 

The Guardian home

Anti-terrorism laws more frightening than racial abuse, says Muslim group

The Lebanese Muslim Association argues tighter security laws are aimed specifically at the Muslim community

 

Samier Dandan

 

The Abbott government’s proposed changes to anti-terrorism laws are “more destructive” than the shelved amendments to race laws, the Lebanese Muslim Association has argued.

Tony Abbott attempted to appeal to Islamic communities on Tuesday by dumping changes to the Racial Discrimination Act in order to preserve “national unity” at a time when the government was seeking to toughen security laws.

But the prime minister’s gesture failed to satisfy the Lebanese Muslim Association, which said the anti-terrorism amendments seemed to “target the Muslim community” and “give authorities unprecedented and intrusive powers”.

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Arabic
Thursday, 07 August 2014

 

أمن المنيا يسيطر على فتنة طائفية.. يتحفظ على كنيسة ويأخذ تعهدات بعدم  استكمال البناء

اندلاع مشاجرات بسبب بناء كنيسة.. والقبض على 14 شخصا مشاركين في الاشتباكات
الأمن يرعى جلسة عرفية لعدم حدوث تداعيات أخرى

كتب – نعيم يوسف
يقول المثل الشعبي "في الحزن مدعية وفي الفرح منسية"، وهذا المثل ينطبق تماما على حال أقباط المنيا وكنائسهم.. ففي الوقت الذي حرقت فيه عشرات الكنائس على مرأى الجميع وتحت سمع الدولة وبصرها، لم يحرك أحدا ساكنا.. وكأن شيئا لم يكن.. أما عند الشروع في بناء كنيسة واحدة فتقوم الدنيا ولا تقعد، ويتصدر المشهد –بكل بجاحة- متطرفون إن لم يكن برعاية أمنية، فبرضاها، وتواطئها، ويوقفون البناء.. وتقوم الأجهزة الأمنية بالتحفظ على "جسم الجريمة" وهو مبنى الكنيسة!! وتخرج علينا تقارير إعلامية وصحفية لتقول "حاول أقباط بناء كنيسة مما استفز مشاعر المسلمين!!" ولا ندري ما الذي يستفز مشاعرهم في بناء كنيسة؟!؟!

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Arabic
Thursday, 07 August 2014


تجمهر حول منازل الأقباط في عزبة يعقوب خلال انقطاع الكهرباء 

كتب – نعيم يوسف

قال عزت إبراهيم، الناشط الحقوقي في المنيا، إن حوالي 2000 شخص تجمهروا حول منازل الأقباط في عزبة يعقوب، بمحافظة المنيا، خلال انقطاع الكهرباء في المنطقة، للاعتداء على منازل الأقباط

وأوضح إبراهيم، في مداخلة هاتفية مع برنامج "في النور" على شاشة "سي تي في" الفضائية، أن الأمن وصل متأخرا حوالي ساعتين، ولكن تم احتواء الموقف من جهة الأمن وعاد الهدوء الحذر إلى القرية. 

وأكد إبراهيم انه تم الإفراج عن جميع الأقباط.
 وحذر الناشط الحقوقي من بعض المنشورات التي يتم توزيعها في بعض قرى المنيا للتحريض على العنف في أول ذكرى لفض اعتصامي رابعة العدوية والنهضة.
الجدير بالذكر أنه تم الاعتداء على الأقباط في القرية على خلفية بناء كنيسة دون إصدار ترخيص.
 
Articles
Tuesday, 29 July 2014

   

Yes, We Are The Noon (N) People  

By Mounir Bishay

    

Noon is the Arabic letter that represents (n) in English.  It is the first letter in the Arabic word "Nasrani."  This word was used in reference to Christians in the Quran. The letter, “Noon,” was the mark that “ISIS” painted on the homes of the Christians of Mosul, Iraq.  It identified the home and business owners as citizens targeted for expulsion from the city where their Christian ancestors have lived for thousands of years.     

ISIS later renamed itself as the "Islamic State."  It invaded the Christian areas and took control.  Soon after, they attacked the homes of Christians, their churches, and monasteries.  They plundered household valuable and looted and destroyed irreplaceable archaeological treasures. In the end, they issued a statement to the Christians whom they had labeled “Nasrani” that they had only a few hours to make three monumental coerced decisions.

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Announcement
Wednesday, 23 July 2014

    

Stand in Solidarity for Iraqi Christians

 

  

Saturday 26-July-2014

    

The Iraqi Christian community in the United Kingdom and their churches are organising a solidarity stand for the victimised Iraqi Christians in London on Saturday 26-July-2014 with the support of many Eastern and Western Churches and various Christian organisations and charities in the United Kingdom.

 

The assembly will start at 11:30 near Parliament Square.

 

Then the demonstrators will move from the assembly point to stand in solidarity outside the Parliament building for a period of time followed by a march towards 10 Downing Street.

 

We look forward to your participation to illustrate your solidarity with the displaced and suffering Christians of Mosul and Iraq.

 

Please pass this on to as many people you know as possible.

 

The event will be covered by the media

 

We will update with additional email(s) if there are changes.

 

Many thanks.

Communications and Media

The Syriac Orthodox Church

in the United Kingdom

St Thomas Cathedral

T: +44 (0) 20 - 87495834

W3 7JL

 

 
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