Pope Benedict's long mission to confront radical Islam
This is not the first time the pontiff has spoken out on the links between fundamentalism and terrorism

John Hooper in Rome
Sunday September 17, 2006
Four days into his reign, Pope Benedict called the journalists who had been covering his election to what was billed as a press conference.

(SEPTEMBER 9-14, 2006)

(SEPTEMBER 9-14, 2006)

 "Pope Nenedict XVI has appologisd for any offence caused by misunderstanding and an explanation that he was quoting a 14 th century empror to illustrate that spreading faith by violence is against God's reason".


 muslim demoThreat of up to two million Muslim terrorists, warns community leader

By Steve DoughtySource Daily Mail 

Britain will face have to deal with up to two million Islamic terrorists unless there is an end to 'demonising' of Muslims, the leader of the most influential Muslim organisation has said.




Muslim fury after bikini model claimed to be Pakistan's entry

pakistani pikiniA prize winning bikini contest model who claimed she was the Pakistani representative has sparked outrage in the predominantly muslim country.


Stunning Mariyah Moten, 22, won the 'Best in Media' title - for being the most photographed and interviewed contestant - at the pageant in the Chinese resort of Beihai.


police of londonFour terror suspects visited extremist campsSource

“The Daily Mail”4th September 2006  

Four of the 14 men arrested for allegedly recruiting young terrorists in Britain visited extremist camps in North Africa while under police surveillance, it has emerged.

Police believe the quartet met radical Islamic jihadists in Algeria, Morocco or Tunisia, which are all hotbeds of fanaticism.

Bush warns of Iraqi caliphate 

bushBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush vowed on Tuesday to prevent al Qaeda from setting up a violent, radical Islamic empire based in Iraq, which he said was Osama bin Laden's ultimate goal.

"We know what the terrorists intend to do because they've told us -- and we need to take their words seriously," Bush said in a speech liberally laced with quotes from bin Laden, architect of the September 11 attacks five years ago which killed around 3,000 people

Desperate flight of failed British suicide bomber

Daily Telegraph 6/9/06
By Nick Britten

Britain's fiest suicide bomber fought with locals, escaped being held at knife point and evaded a huge police manhunt after his mission to blow up a cafe failed, an inquest heard yesterday.

  Attempts by Omar Sharif to escape justice after his botched attack in Israel were disclosed for the first time

Anti-terror police get more questioning time

islam schoolPolice have been given more time to question 14 men arrested in anti-terror raids in London.

The Metropolitan Police were granted warrants to further detain three of the suspects until Wednesday.Scotland Yard said the remaining 11 suspects could be questioned until Friday.The arrested men, aged from 17 to 48 years, were detained in the capital at the weekend under the Terrorism Act 2000 after months of surveillance involving Scotland Yard's Anti-Terrorist branch and MI5.  


police swoopTerror police swoop on restaurantBBC News 

Armed police have arrested 14 men following anti-terror raids in London, including 12 arrests at a restaurant in the Borough area.


Two people were held elsewhere in the city in what police said was an intelligence-led operation.


Police said the arrests were not connected to the alleged transatlantic jet bomb plot or the 7 July attacks.

 An Islamic school near Tunbridge Wells has also been searched as part of the same operation.

United Copts of Great Britain welcomes the Coptic Assembly

and look forward to productive co-operation.


Also United Copts of Great Britain welcomes productive co-operation with all other main stream Coptic organisations

which have similar objectives to ours.


Airplane Terrorism Case Prompts Questions About the Work of Islamic Charities in Britain 

LONDON, Aug. 23 — Once again, with another alleged terror plot that has a possible connection to a charity, the question is being asked here, with more urgency: To what extent do Muslim charities — on the surface noble and selfless — mask movements and money for terrorists and extremist groups?

Britain freezes Muslim charity 

Correspondents in London

August 26, 2006

A CHARITY at the centre of concerns over the funding of the alleged terrorist plot to attack trans-Atlantic aircraft has had its assets frozen.

Kidnapping of 23 years old Miss Mona Yacoub Kiryakis.{mosimage}Mona, a young Christian female. Another name added to a long list of kidnapping Christian girls in Egypt  Mona was kidnapped from her family Villa in El-Fayoum, Egypt on 16/8/06. Mona who is engaged to her cousin and due to get married soon, was kidnapped while shopping on 16/8/06.

Unlikely couple: Osama bin Laden apparently had a crush on Whitney Houston
{mosimage}Al Qaida chief Osama bin Laden was obsessed with singer Whitney Houston and wanted to marry her, a new book claims.Kola Boof, a Sudanese poet and novelist who says she was kept against her will as the terror boss's mistress in 1996

Leaked No 10 dossier reveals Al-Qaeda’s British recruits  

Robert Winnett and David Leppard

 AL-QAEDA is secretly recruiting affluent, middle-class Muslims in British universities and colleges to carry out terrorist attacks in this country, leaked Whitehall documents reveal.

A network of “extremist recruiters” is circulating on campuses targeting people with “technical and professional qualifications”, particularly engineering and IT degrees.

Europe faces a "very real" and "persistent" threat from terrorism

  The whole of Europe faces a "very real" and "persistent" threat from terrorism, the home secretary, John Reid, warned today, as an EU commissioner called for a crackdown on extremist websites. Mr Reid warned that the threat was "not unique to the UK" and required a consistent approach to tackle the threat across Europe.


استشهاد الجندي هاني صاروفيم وانتشار فيروس اضطهاد الأقباط في صفوف الجيش المصري

{mosimage}This young constcriopt was killed while serving in the army. His family complainm that his killing was due to religious persecution in his army unit. the full story in Arabic from Copts-United web site. More

Link To Coptic History Encyclopedia


Monthsof harassment force Copt blogger to censor herself

http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=18563  {mosimage}




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