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  • Over 23,000 dead in Syria: 1976 against Palestinian Arabs; 2011-2012 against its own people

    08/14/2012 11:14:55 PM PDT · by Milagros · 7 replies
    1976"Human Rights Internet reporter," 1987, vol. 12, p. B-107 In 1970, during 'Black September,' Jordan itself killed 3,400 Palestinians in just 10 days. In 1976, the Syrian army killed more than 23,000 Palestinians. 2011-2012Mathieu Rabechault: US says Iran forming pro-regime militia in Syria," AFP, August 14, 2012 Rights groups say more than 23,000 people have been killed in 17 months of fighting between troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebel forces, including civilians killed in the regime's brutal crackdown.
  • Egyptian beats pregnant wife to death for not voting for Mursi

    06/25/2012 10:47:16 AM PDT · by Milagros · 5 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | June 24, 2012 | Yasmin Helal
    Egyptian beats pregnant wife to death for not voting for Mursi Sunday, 24 June 2012 An Egyptian plumber has been accused of beating his pregnant wife to death because she did not vote for Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohammed Mursi. (File photo)   By YASMIN HELAL  AL ARABIYA An Egyptian plumber in Alexandria beat his pregnant wife to death upon learning that she had not voted for Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohammed Mursi, reported the Egyptian daily al-Wafd on Sunday. According to police reports, the initial argument between the couple who was not named escalated into violence, despite her pleas....
  • Egypt's new president worries local (Canadian) Copts‎

    06/24/2012 10:30:04 PM PDT · by Milagros · 2 replies
    MetroNews Canada, Ottawa ^ | June 24, 2012 | Joe Lofaro
    Egypt's new president worries local Copts‎ MetroNews Canada June 24, 2012 By Joe Lofaro An Ottawa priest tried to calm the trepidation that came over many congregants at St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church Sunday as they learned Mohammed Morsi was declared as the winner in Egypt’s presidential election. “If they try to fight the word of God, fight Christians, then we have to be strong and to defend our faith without fear,” Father Shenouda told Metro following Sunday mass. “We are not afraid of them.” Coptic Christians in Ottawa said they are concerned about what the future holds with Morsi...
  • Christians Should "Convert, Pay Tribute, or Leave," Says Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Candidate

    05/30/2012 7:41:43 PM PDT · by Milagros · 78 replies
    GateStoneInstitute ^ | May 30, 2012 | R. Ibrahim
    Christians Should "Convert, Pay Tribute, or Leave," Says Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Candidate by Raymond Ibrahim May 30, 2012 at 4:00 am "They need to know that conquest is coming, that Egypt will be Islamic, and that they must pay jizya or emigrate," Morsi reportedly said.
  • Egypt's Christians fear the worst is yet to come

    05/30/2012 4:03:18 AM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    CBS ^ | May 19, 2012
    CBS News video: Egypt's Christians fear the worst is yet to come - Thirteen candidates from all over the...
  • Overview of the intolerant 'infidels Winter' (AKA Arab Spring)

    05/25/2012 12:41:09 PM PDT · by Milagros
    The so-called 'Arab Spring' (2011-2012) - More Islamization = more intolerance for the 'other.' Ethnic and religious gaps widen.The Intolerant Arab Spring,[1] has been dubbed the Christian Winter.[2][3][4] The Arab Spring is turning out to be not only a winter for women, but also a winter for Christians.[5]As scholar wrote, in an article titled 'Minorities and the Arab Spring: The great divide,' that "the two main tenets of these constitutions - Arab unity as a goal and Islam as state religion, did not leave much hope to non-Arab and non-Muslim minorities."[6] Even a pro-Arabist liberal writer wrote that the "Arab...
  • AC360: Arab Spring: Revolution Interrupted (Will Andersen keep himself honest - Christian Winter?)

    05/24/2012 6:11:55 PM PDT · by PRePublic
    AC360-CNN ^ | May, 2012
    Friday on AC360: Arab Spring: Revolution Interrupted ... All of these revolutions also come with concerns over the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. We wanted an in-depth look at what is happening in these countries, post-revolution, with insight... program at 8 and 10 p.m. ET Friday.
  • Coptic Christians fear rise of Islamists on eve of presidential elections

    05/13/2012 12:51:12 AM PDT · by Milagros · 20 replies
    WP ^ | May 12, 2012 | Leila Fadel
    A year after an attack by ultraconservative Muslims raised the spectre of a wave of religious strife in Egypt, the Christian churches in Cairo’s Imbaba district have been repaired, with sturdy wooden rafters, fresh paint and portraits of the Virgin Mary and Jesus ready to be hung anew. But the deep wounds from those attacks and ensuing clashes, which left 12 dead, cannot be painted over. Coptic Christians, whose forefathers lived in Egypt before the arrival of Islam, had hoped that the 2011 uprising that ousted authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak would give them equal rights. Instead, things have worsened. Egypt’s...
  • The plight of Christians under Islamofascistic "Arab spring"

    05/10/2012 4:43:41 PM PDT · by Milagros · 1 replies
    Andersen Cooper will preach us that the "Arab spring" is about 'freedom...' and Obama is telling us a tale of "moderate" (fascist) Muslim BrotherhooodChristians in Syria live with an uneasy sense of security USA TODAY - May 10, 2012 By Stephen Starr and S. Akminas, Special for USA TODAY DAMASCUS, Syria - Hani Sarhan is a Christian who says none of his relatives works with the regime of Bashar Assad or has anything to do with it. Syria’s Christians are angry - By Sami Moubayed, Special to CNN updated 7:43 AM EST, Tue February 28, 2012 Sami Moubayed says...
  • Egypt's extremist Islamists, including jihadists, flex their muscles

    05/08/2012 5:51:16 PM PDT · by Milagros
    WP/AP ^ | May 7, 2012
    CAIRO — Militants who have vowed allegiance to al-Qaida attack security forces in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula close to Israel and enjoy unchallenged control of two border towns. Radical Islamists in Cairo chant anti-US slogans and dream of turning the most populous Arab country into a religious state... The militants, believed to be followers of former jihadist groups, lie at the outer edge of the Islamist movement. More mainstream Islamists gained instant ...
  • IMF says Arab Spring countries need USD90b (why should we foot the bill)

    05/07/2012 5:57:30 AM PDT · by Milagros · 34 replies
    MENAFN.COM ^ | May 5, 2012
    IMF says Arab Spring countries need USD90b MENAFN.COM 03/05/2012 (MENAFN) The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) director for Middle East and Central Asia, Masood Ahmed, stated that countries which were swept by the Arab Spring need USD90 billion, as they lack cash, reported The National. Ahmed added that during the current year, Arab oil importing countries will need USD90 billion, whereas the amount will be expected to grow to USD100 billion in 2013. He also said that jobs' creation is still a main priority, as the political unrest weakened trade and tourist links with the euro zone, deteriorating economies, thus, reducing...
  • Memo to egomaniac Obama: Head of r. Islamic snake - not Osama but extremism in Madrassas/Mosques

    05/06/2012 10:57:45 AM PDT · by Milagros
    Capitalizing on Obama's 'not standing in the way' of the SEAL's killing of Osama: The head of the R. Islamic snake is at the Madrassas I understand, Obama's Indonesia Islamic schools (Madrassa) influences his loyalties, so much, that from among his countless speeches, he can't, not even once, utter some clarity to the root of global Islamic jihad crimes against non-Muslims and/or against the "wrong" kind of Muslims. The killing of Bin Laden, though to our great comfort and some partial closure to the Jihadi crime against humanity on 9/11, still, the radical Islamic ideoology that is really behind all...
  • Israel, only 'free' country in the region, ranks 65th in the world for press freedoms

    05/02/2012 5:25:04 PM PDT · by Milagros · 12 replies
    TimesOfIsrael ^ | May 1, 2012 | Hillary Zaken and AP
    Israel, only 'free' country in the region, ranks 65th in the world for press freedoms Freedom House Report: Israel maintains 'free' status, though just barely By Hillary Zaken and AP May 1, 2012, 12:07Global media freedom showed no overall decline for the first time in eight years, according to Freedom House's annual survey of freedom of the press, released Tuesday. Israel was ranked the only Free country in the Middle East and North Africa, with a rating of 30.The rating ties it with Greece and makes it the 65th most free country in the world for press freedoms.As decades-old authoritarian...
  • 11 dead in Egyptian clashes in Cairo near Defense Ministry

    05/02/2012 6:16:01 AM PDT · by Milagros · 3 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 2, 2012
    CAIRO - At least 11 people were killed Wednesday when unknown attackers armed with guns and firebombs clashed with protesters near the Defense Ministry in an escalation of violence symbolizing the country's political divisions ahead of this month's ...
  • Egypt Military Bends to Islamist Will

    04/29/2012 5:17:47 PM PDT · by Milagros · 1 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Apr. 29, 2012 | Matt Bradley
    By MATT BRADLEY CAIRO—Egypt's ruling military said it would appoint a new cabinet within 48 hours, awarding a major victory to Islamist politicians and cooling a political confrontation that threatened to gridlock Egypt's emerging democratic ...
  • The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World [Christian Winter update]

    02/26/2012 12:34:36 AM PST · by Milagros · 3 replies
    TheDailyBeast/NewsWeek ^ | Feb 6, 2012 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    From one end of the muslim world to the other, Christians are being murdered for their faith. (Page 1 of 3) We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway—an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm. The portrayal of Muslims as victims or heroes is at best partially accurate. In recent years the...
  • How About $800 Million for the Arab Spring? (Obama's foreign aid to anti-Christian "spring")

    02/14/2012 12:46:01 PM PST · by Milagros · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | Feb 14, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Guy has been bringing you the dirty domestic details of Obama's latest budget, but tucked away in the mounds of text and numbers, President Obama has allocated a cool $800 million to go towards the "Arab Spring."
  • Arab Spring Rolls Into Fundamentalism

    01/28/2012 10:46:43 PM PST · by PRePublic · 5 replies
    Chakra ^ | 12/2011 | Ranbir Singh
    This is a region given to even less to racial and cultural diversity than it is to economic cooperation. Desperate to show their commitment to Arab nationalism, minority Christian communities helped become its leading ideologues. Michel Aflaq after all founded Ba'ath. While Aflaq, and later Hannan Ashrawi and George Habash, manifested their anti-Jewish animus, the Christian minority in an independent Palestine and a post-Saddam Iraq face extinction. Ancient communities and cultures such as the Assyrians are in dire straits at risk of permanent exile from their own homeland. It would not be the first time. Turkey is often touted as...
  • Arab Spring 1 Year Later: Outlook Gloomy for Suffering Christians

    12/15/2011 7:07:07 AM PST · by Milagros · 2 replies
    Christian News Wire ^ | Dec 13, 2011
    Called the "Arab Spring," repressive governments crumpled like dominoes, changing the landscape of the Middle East and North Africa forever and sending shockwaves around the world. Unfortunately for the already minority Christian population in Muslim-dominated countries like Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, the future is all but clear. Will 2012 bring more persecution and marginalization for Christians or greater liberty to worship...
  • The Trouble with Muslim "democracy"

    12/04/2011 8:51:35 PM PST · by PRePublic · 9 replies
    Think-Israel ^ | Nov-2011 | D. Greenfield
      THE TROUBLE WITH MUSLIM DEMOCRACY by Daniel Greenfield    The ultimate symbol of Muslim Democracy may not end up being the purple fingers of the Iraqi ballots but the smoke from burning churches and dead Coptic Christians in Egypt. While Iraq was tenuously balanced between Shiites and Sunnis, Arabs and Kurds, there is no such balance in Egypt. The average Egyptian is a Sunni Arab and thinks Christians are dogs. Church burnings are as close as Egypt is ever likely to get to democracy and we should be happy for that. The Muslim world is so enthusiastic about...