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  • As Francis Heads to Egypt, Benedict Reiterates Regensberg -

    04/27/2017 8:58:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 4/28/17 | Andrew Guernsey
    It can hardly be called a coincidence that as Pope Francis heads to Egypt, no doubt to promote "dialogue" with Islam, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has several days ago published a short letter to a Polish conference on his thought on Church-State relations, in which he echoes his thesis from his famous Regensberg address, that Islam and violence are inherently linked because of its detachment from reason itself. As Francis prepares to repeat his view to persecuted Egyptian Christians that "Muslim terrorism does not exist," and again that it is not "right to identify Islam with violence," Benedict does not...
  • TRUMP’S ARTFUL EGYPTIAN DEAL

    04/22/2017 7:32:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/22/17 | Jeff Crouere
    Release of an American charity worker Aya Hijazi, who was unjustly imprisoned in an Egyptian prison for three years 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...
  • 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>
  • Trump intervention frees U.S. citizen held three years in Egyptian prison

    04/21/2017 12:16:03 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/21/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Accused of human trafficking, she was actually trying to improve the lives of street children I never lit into Barack Obama more viciously than I did the day we learned how Kayla Mueller died, and it still makes me angry when I think about it. Caught up in a hostage situation with Doctors Without Borders, this young American Christian woman was just trying to help others and hurting absolutely no one. But Obama not only refused to help her, he threatened to prosecute her family if they paid the ransom demanded for her release. So she was tortured and killed....
  • Egyptian Rafale fighter pilots outperform Qataris: French Aviation Magazine

    04/21/2017 4:56:35 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | 06/04/2017
    As part of the bilateral military co-operation between Egypt and France, Dassault Aviation, a multinational Rafale fighter manufacturing company named based in France, delivered three Rafale fighters to Egypt on Wednesday which represents the third batch of the total deal of 24 fighters, according to a statement released by the official army spokesperson on Facebook. This Egypt-France deal is the first of its kind. For France to sell Rafale fighters to any country, as was the case in February 2015, was unprecedented. The deal also includes training Egyptian fighter pilots in these imported Rafale fighters in France. The Egyptian pilots'...
  • Freed Egyptian American Prisoner Returns Home Following Trump Intervention

    04/20/2017 8:40:18 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 21 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 20, 2017
    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 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, who...
  • 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....
  • Trump administration negotiates US prisoner release in Egypt: report

    04/20/2017 8:18:48 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 9 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | April 20, 2017 | John Bowden
    A U.S. charity worker returned home after President Trump and aides quietly worked to secure her release from from an Egyptian jail after nearly three years, according to the Washington Post. Aya Hijazi, a U.S. citizen, her Egyptian husband Mohamed Hassanein and four other humanitarian workers were freed after weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiation by the Trump administration.
  • 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. 
  • Raymond Ibrahim: Why Easter Brings Out the Worst in Islam

    04/17/2017 2:06:14 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 9 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 04/17/2017 | Raymond Ibrahim
    This year’s most notable attack occurred in Egypt, where two Coptic Christian churches were bombed during Palm Sunday mass, leaving 50 dead and 120 injured. While this incident received some coverage in Western media, attacks on churches in Egypt on or around Easter are not uncommon. For instance, this last April 12, just two days after the Palm Sunday attacks, authorities thwarted another Islamic terror attack targeting a Coptic monastery in Upper Egypt. Similarly, on April 12, 2015, Easter Sunday, two explosions targeting two separate churches took place in Egypt. Although no casualties were reported, hence no reporting in Western...
  • Despite Concerns, Churches Are Full, Says Egyptian Catholic Church Spokesman

    04/15/2017 11:00:23 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 4/14/17
    Fr Rafic Greiche describes the situation in the country as "calm". Christians "are not intimidated" and flock to church. Liturgical services continue, but other events have been cancelled. The victims are remembered. Western Christians are asked to visit as pilgrims and tourists. The attacker in Tanta has been identified. Al-Sisi reiterates commitment to the anti-terror struggle.Cairo (AsiaNews) – Holy Week in Egypt has been marred by attacks against the country’s Coptic community. The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the bombings in Tanta and Alexandria. Some 45 people were killed and hundreds wounded. Yet, the “situation is calm for...
  • US Embassy in Cairo Warns its Citizens to Avoid Identifiable Places of Worship

    04/12/2017 5:55:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Egypt Indepenedent ^ | 4/12/17 | Ola Noureldin
    The US Embassy in Cairo issued a security alert to US citizens on Tuesday, indicating that they should avoid identifiable places of worship for the next two weeks following recent terrorist attacks on Palm Sunday that targeted churches in Alexandria and Tanta and left at least 45 people dead and over 100 injured. These attacks signified one of the deadliest days of violence against Christians in Egypt in years, which led President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to promptly declare a three-month state of emergency, saying the measure was necessary to efficiently wage war on terror. On Tuesday, a statement from the...
  • 44 Dead Christians: Islam’s Latest Victims

    04/10/2017 10:27:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/10/17 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Sisi said that the “corpus of [Islamic] texts and ideas that we have sacralized over the centuries” are “antagonizing the entire world” and that Egypt “is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost—and it is being lost by our own hands.” Egypt’s Christians began 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 or mutilated. Horrific scenes of carnage—limbs and blood splattered on altars and pews—are being reported from both churches....
  • Heartbroken Egyptian families weep over the coffins of their loved ones after Palm Sunday....

    04/10/2017 8:16:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 10, 2017 | Jessica Chia and Darren Boyle for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Heartbroken Egyptian families weep over the coffins of their loved ones after Palm Sunday massacre kills nearly 50 Coptic Christians in two ISIS suicide bomb attacks Mourners filled a church in Egypt that had been torn apart in a terrorist bombing to commemorate the victims claimed in one of two attacks on Palm Sunday. People in Tanta packed the streets leading to the Coptic Church of Mar Girgis - or St. George - to pay their respects while relatives inside laid their bodies across the coffins and wept. A suicide bomber slipped past security and detonated the bomb...
  • Islamic State claims church bombings in Egypt

    04/09/2017 3:07:19 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 09 April 2016 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Dozens of worshippers were killed or wounded when bombs were detonated at two Egyptian churches earlier today. The Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency quickly claimed credit for the attacks, saying that a “covert cell” had struck churches in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria. The first bomb was detonated at Saint George church in Tanta and the second at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria. Pope Tawadros II, who heads the Coptic Orthodox Church, was reportedly in attendance at Saint Mark’s either shortly before or after the jihadists struck. Initial casualty reports say that at least 37 people were killed and...
  • After bomb blasts at Egyptian churches, pope decries suffering from terrorism

    04/09/2017 7:53:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Officials said that Pope Tawadros II was inside at the time of attack but was not harmed. According to the Associated Press, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Sunday for the attacks. Pope Francis reacted to the news during his Sunday address. “May the Lord convert the hearts of those who sow fear, violence and terror,” Pope Francis said after celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Square, reading from a note handed to him, to which he added: “And that of those who produce and sell weapons.”
  • 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.
  • Deadly blast hits church in Egyptian city of Tanta

    04/09/2017 6:10:56 AM PDT · by kanawa · 7 replies
    Deadly blast hits church in Egyptian city of Tanta
  • White House Meeting With Egypt’s Tyrant Highlights Key Trump Effect: Unmasking U.S. Policy

    04/04/2017 8:58:19 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    Intercept, the ^ | 03 April 2017 | Glenn Greenwald
    Egypt’s hideous tyrant, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, is in the U.S. to visit the White House on Monday and this is how the New York Times’s Paul Krugman depicted this event: Tweet: Paul Krugman ✔ ‎@paulkrugman Another morning in Trump's America http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/trump-sisi-egypt-white-house-236782 … 6:57 AM - 2 Apr 2017 Krugman believes — or at least wants his Democratic followers to believe — that supporting and praising savage despotism in Egypt is a new development that only happens in “Trump’s America.” The Washington Post’s neoconservative columnist Jackson Diehl this morning encouraged Post readers to believe in the same fairy tale, complaining...
  • Egypt’s Coptic Pope Says Displaced Sinai Christians Can Go Home Soon

    04/03/2017 12:02:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Pravmir ^ | 4/2/17
    Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II has assured people that the persecuted and displaced Christians of the Sinai Peninsula can soon return to their homes, saying the Islamic State's attacks were isolated incidents in the country.In an interview broadcast by CBC satellite channel on March 27, Pope Tawadros talked about the string of ISIS attacks targeting Christians in North Sinai last month. He said the jihadist attacks affected not only Egypt’s Christians, but also its police, army, and judiciary, the Independent Catholic News relays. Hundreds of Coptic Christian families left Sinai after seven believers were murdered from Jan. 30 to...