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Egypt (News/Activism)

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  • The Pope Heads to Egypt to Defend Islam

    04/27/2017 2:17:20 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Frontpage ^ | April 27, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Catholics take note: his favorite religion isn’t yours. Reuters reported Tuesday that “Pope Francis hopes to mend ties with Muslims on his trip to Egypt on Friday but faces criticism from church conservatives for meeting Islamic religious leaders after a spate of deadly attacks against Christians.” He has to mend ties? After Palm Sunday jihad massacres at two churches in Egypt, shouldn’t it be Egyptian Muslims who are reaching out to him to mend ties? “A main reason for the trip,” Reuters explains, “is to try to strengthen relations with the 1,000-year-old Azhar center that were cut by the Muslim...
  • Le Pen's Egyptian-born advisor: What's wrong with multiculturalism

    04/25/2017 4:10:06 PM PDT · by GraceG · 2 replies
    Eric Duhaime is in France, covering the presidential election for TheRebel.media. He talks with Marine Le Pen's Senior Political Advisor Jean Messiha, who came to France from Egypt as a child, when the immigration and assimilation process was very different. Messiha explains that this is why he agrees with Le Pen's immigration policies. MORE: http://www.RebelFrance.com
  • Trump's Artful Egyptian Deal

    04/23/2017 7:36:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2017 | Jeff Crouere
    With the release of an American charity worker Aya Hijazi, who was unjustly imprisoned in an Egyptian prison for three years, President Trump’s innovative approach to the Middle East has been vindicated. For weeks, Trump administration officials had been working behind the scenes to secure the release of Ms. Hijazi, her husband and four other humanitarian aid workers. The administration was working to fulfill President Trump’s directive to bring the group back home to the United States. The negotiations paid off on Thursday when all criminal charges were dropped and the Americans were given permission to leave Egypt and return...
  • Report says al-Zawahiri hiding in Karachi with ISI aid

    04/22/2017 2:54:11 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    rediff.com ^ | Saturday, April 22, 2017 | Lalit K Jha, PTI
    Egyptian-born Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, one of the world's most wanted terrorists, is most likely hiding in Karachi under the protection of Pakistan's notorious spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence, a United States media report said. 'Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency has been protecting al-Zawahiri, a trained surgeon, since US forces evicted Al-Qaeda from Afghanistan in late 2001,' Newsweek said in a major investigative story claiming that its information is based on several authoritative sources. 'His most likely location today, they say: Karachi, the teeming port city of 26 million people on the Arabian Sea,' the weekly said. This is for the first...
  • Aya Hijazi: Egyptian-American release came after 'no deal,' Trump says. "I just asked".

    04/21/2017 1:41:27 PM PDT · by johnk · 33 replies
    KMOV ^ | Updated: Apr 21, 2017 4:30 PM EDT | By JULIE PACE
    <p>Aya Hijazi, 30, and her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, an Egyptian, returned to the Washington area Thursday. She met Friday with Trump in the Oval Office.</p> <p>Trump had hosted Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at the White House at the beginning of this month. The two leaders discussed the case at the time.</p>
  • Woman imprisoned in Egypt for 3 years lands in U.S. after Trump intervention

    04/21/2017 7:06:41 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/20/2017 | Philip Rucker, Karen Deyoung
    An Egyptian American charity worker who was imprisoned in Cairo for three years and became the global face of Egypt's brutal crackdown on civil society returned home to the United States late Thursday after the Trump administration quietly negotiated her release. President Donald Trump and his aides worked for several weeks with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi to secure the freedom of Aya Hijazi, 30, a U.S. citizen, as well as her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, who is Egyptian, and four other humanitarian workers. Trump dispatched a U.S. government aircraft to Cairo to bring Hijazi and her family to Washington. Hijazi,...
  • Prisoners' family: Trump 'personally' engaged Egypt to save aid workers

    04/20/2017 8:37:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 20, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    An American woman and her Egyptian husband who had been imprisoned by the Egyptian government for three years arrived at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland late Thursday and will visit President Trump at the White House on Friday. Aya Hijazi and Mohamed Hassanein were among the group of six aid workers who were locked up in 2014 over allegations of child abuse and trafficking charges. After years of failed negotiations by the Obama administration, a family member of the couple credited Trump with "personally" stepping in to free him and his wife, as well as the four others....
  • A Deep and Abiding Hate

    04/18/2017 6:44:38 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    Frontpage ^ | April 18, 2017 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Palm Sunday, which starts the holy week of Easter—two Christian churches were bombed during mass in Egypt, leaving at least 50 worshippers dead and nearly 130 injured and/or mutilated (graphic images/video of aftermath here).    Less than four months earlier, around Christmas, another Christian church was bombed in Egypt, leaving 27 worshippers—mostly women and children—dead and wounding nearly 70.  On New Year’s Day, 2011, yet another Egyptian church was bombed, leaving 23 worshippers dead.  In 2013, almost 70 Christian churches in Egypt were attacked, many burned to the ground, by Muslim Brotherhood supports. 
  • Will Christianity Perish in its Birthplace?

    04/14/2017 7:57:24 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 8 replies
    WND ^ | 4/13/17 | Pat Buchanan
    “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? (My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?)” Those are among Jesus’ last words on the Cross that first Good Friday. It was a cry of agony, but not despair. The dying Christ, to rise again in three days, was repeating the first words of the 22nd Psalm. And today, in lands where Christ lived and taught and beyond where the Christian faith was born and nourished, the words echo. For it is in the birthplace of Christianity that Christians face the greatest of persecutions and martyrdoms since the time of Vladimir Lenin and Josef...
  • The Palm Sunday Bombings are Part of Islam's Religious War

    04/10/2017 6:40:46 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Frontpage ^ | April 9, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Islamic terrorists have a history of targeting Christians on religious occasions. The Palm Sunday bombings in Egypt are part of a pattern.  Here's Boko Haram in Nigeria in '11. Nigeria's Christmas from hell began around 7:30 a.m. at St. Theresa's Church in Madalla, a suburb of the capital Abuja, just as worshippers spilled outside from the popular service. "A man with a motorbike dropped a bag just outside the church," a church member told TIME. "One of our officials went to check what was in the bag and at the same time he reached it — that was when there...
  • Forty-Four Dead Christians: Islam’s Latest Victims

    04/10/2017 5:34:09 AM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Frontpage ^ | April 10, 2017 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Egypt’s Christians started Holy Week celebrations by being blown up today.  Two Coptic Christian Orthodox churches packed with worshippers for Palm Sunday mass were attacked by Islamic suicide bombers; a total of 44 were killed and 126 wounded and mutilated. Horrific scenes of carnage—limbs and blood splattered on altars and pews—are being reported from both churches.   Twenty-seven people—initial reports indicate mostly children—were killed in St. George’s in Tanta, north Egypt.  “Where is the government?” yelled an angry Christian there to AP reporters. “There is no government! There was a clear lapse in security, which must be tightened from now...
  • Bombs Kill Dozens Of Christians On Palm Sunday In Egypt, ISIS Claims Responsibility

    04/09/2017 7:23:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Two churches were targeted by bombs in Egypt, where dozens were killed celebrating Palm Sunday (via CNN):Bombs targeted two Coptic churches in Egypt as the Christian faithful observed Palm Sunday, one of the most important days on the religion's calendar. A powerful blast rippled through a Palm Sunday service at a Coptic Christian church in the northern Egypian city of Tanta, killing 25 people and wounding 60 others, state TV reported. The explosive device at St. George's Coptic church in Tanta was planted under a seat in the church, where it detonated in the main prayer hall, it said.At least...
  • Palm Sunday attacks: ISIS says it carried out bombings at churches in Egypt that killed at least 37

    04/09/2017 6:56:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/09/17
    The ISIS terror group has claimed responsibility for two separate Palm Sunday bombing attacks at Coptic Christian churches in Egypt that have killed 37 people and injured more than 100. The first blast happened at St. George church in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, where at least 26 people were killed and 71 others wounded, officials said. Television footage showed the inside of the church, where a large number of people gathered around what appeared to be lifeless, bloody bodies covered with papers. A second explosion was later reported at St. Mark's Cathedral in the coastal city of Alexandria,...
  • At least 21 dead after blast in Egyptian church

    04/09/2017 3:47:03 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 33 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9 April 2017 | Staff
    An explosion on Sunday morning at the Mar Girgis Coptic church in the central Delta city of Tanta has left at least 21 dead and over 40 people injured, according to officials. Worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday.
  • Coptic Christian Refused to Deny Jesus Before ISIS Ruthlessly Killed Him

    04/05/2017 1:37:47 PM PDT · by detective · 82 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Apr 4, 2017 | Samuel Smith
    A Coptic Christian father of two who was on a "kill list" and tracked for days by Islamic State militants in Sinai refused to renounce his faith in Christ when given a chance to "save" himself before being executed, his wife said. The British news outlet The Sunday Times reports that the widow of 58-year-old Copt Bahgat Zakhar, one of eight Christians killed in the coastal town of Al Arish in just a three-week span in February, detailed the moment her husband met his fate. Zakhar, who was a veterinary surgeon, was reportedly named on a jihadi "kill list" that was...
  • Egyptian President Sisi Thanks Trump for Alliance Against ‘Satanic Ideology’ of Terrorism

    04/03/2017 5:02:35 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Apr 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi described terrorism as a “satanic ideology” during his meeting with Donald Trump in the Oval Office. During the brief remarks in front of reporters, el-Sisi referred to terrorism calling it “a satanic ideology” and “an evil one that terrorizes innocent civilians,” according to Nadia Bilbassy, the senior White House correspondent in Washington D.C. for Al Arabiya TV and MBC TV. The official White House translation of the remarks said that el-Sisi referred to “an evil ideology.”
  • Exclusive! First picture of an egyptian Mig29/35

    03/31/2017 8:14:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Mena Defense ^ | March 31, 2017
    Photo Credit Dmitri TEREKHOV Today was the first appearance of en egyptian Mig29/35. The picture showing the Mig in sand colors with the egyptian markings and 811 as a serial number, was taken in Jukhovsky airbase south of Moscow. Egypt ordered 42 Mig29/35 the first deliveries are expected on Q2 2017. Stay tuned for more pictures tomorrow April 1st
  • Genital mutilation also occurs in the US, activists call on states to make it illegal

    03/31/2017 9:14:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 39 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 27, 2017 | Hollie McKay
    Every day, an estimated 8,000 girls worldwide are cut and marred in a process known as female genital mutilation, or FGM. But survivors and experts stress that this is not a faraway human rights violation. A portion of it is happening right here in the United States of America. “Not a day goes by where I am not contacted by a girl who has been cut in this country, or forced to visit another country to have it done,” Jaha Dukureh, an infant FGM survivor, activist and founder of the support and educational foundation Safe Hands for Girls, told Fox...
  • It’s Official – President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi Will Visit White House on April 3rd…

    03/29/2017 12:55:02 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 25 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 28, 2017 | Sundance
    This meeting is VERY important. The geopolitical messaging and value of this visit cannot be overstated. Remember, President Obama never even called President al-Sisi after his election win, and never invited him to the White House. As a result of specific Obama policy (and design) their paths only crossed once in New York at the U.N. assembly. President Trump and Secretary Tillerson hosting Egyptian President al-Sisi and his full diplomatic entourage at the White House is a historic shift in U.S. policy and approach. Having closely followed Egyptian politics, and accepting there are multiple similarities to our own challenges, my...
  • U.K. follows U.S. with laptop ban on some flights from Mideast

    03/21/2017 11:51:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies
    CNN.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Charles Riley
    The United Kingdom has followed the United States in preventing passengers on flights from some countries in the Middle East and Africa from carrying devices such as laptops and tablets in the cabin. The restrictions affect 14 airlines, six of which are based in the U.K. As in the U.S., the ban covers any electronic devices larger than a typical smartphone.