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31 January 2010

The Steady Erosion of Women’s Rights in Egypt: A Photographic Story

EGYPT 50sj.jpgThese photos, sent by my good friend Tareq Heggy, speak volumes about the politicization of the Islamic Veil. In the 1950s, Cairo University graduates were not veiled. By the twenty first century, the veiling of educated women was fully underway.

(PIC OF Class of 1959)

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11:31 Posted in Egypt | Permalink | Comments (2) |  Facebook |

30 January 2010

Turkey leading human rights violator, says European court

The European Court of Human Rights said it issued 2,395 rulings in 2009, an increase of 27 percent from the previous year, with Turkey and Russia as the biggest offenders, according to annual figures released Thursday

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urgent : Mentally ill affects new Dishna Copts and released

In a telephone conversation one of the parents in the village of Abu Manna Center broke ground on the west Qena upper ,Egypt  , tell us0021.jpg

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Complaints to the Pope of the "agents of Islamization" in the governorates

coptic_girls.jpgA source inside the church that complaints reached the papal demands the intervention of the Church, because of the groups he

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00:11 Posted in Egypt | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |

28 January 2010

Christian Filipino migrants forced to convert to Islam

003.jpgA Filipino nurse with ten years in Saudi Arabia talks about the dramatic situation of Christian workers, forced to embrace Islam just to keep their job. Despite abuses and violence, migrants still choose the Middle East because of the availability of work.

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21:29 Posted in Saudi Arabia | Permalink | Comments (3) |  Facebook |

Islamic Militants in Somalia Murder Christian Leader

somaliatrees.125w.tn.jpgNAIROBI, Kenya (CDN) — Islamic extremists shot the leader of an underground church to death outside the capital city of Somalia this month and have threatened to kill his wife, his tearful widow told Compass.

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Egyptian Christian Framed in Sexual Assault Case

00.1.jpg(AINA) -- The drive-by shooting of Coptic Christians by extremist Muslims after celebrating the Orthodox Christmas Eve midnight Mass in the southern town of Nagaa Hammadi on January 6, causing the killing of 6 and wounding of 9, (AINA 1-7-2010) was condemned by public opinion worldwide.

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Indonesia: Police hunt for Sumatra church attackers

INDONESIA_-_NORTH_SUMATRA_BURNING.jpg(AKI/Jakarta Post ) - Police are stepping up their hunt for suspects following attacks against two Protestant churches and a pastor’s home in North Sumatra three days ago. Hundreds of Christians have fled the area since the attacks

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Christian in Egypt: "They try to kill us"

002.jpg"They are constantly under threat, always on the run because they converted to Christianity in a largely Muslim country." But...but...I thought it was only greasy Islamophobes who believed that Islam mandated death for apostates! Michael Kruse, call your office! Meredith "Hijab" Heagney, get plane reservations for Cairo! M. Cherif Bassiouni, book a lecture tour! Misunderstanders of Islam are on the loose in Egypt! "Christian in Egypt: 'They Try to Kill Us,'" by Dana Lewis for FoxNews, January 26 (thanks to Sounder):

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Virginia man had weapons cache, grenade launcher stashed in N.J. hotel room

00.jpgBRANCHBURG -- A Virginia man who once spent eight years on the run from naval investigators was arrested in Somerset County early today with a trove of high-powered weapons, including a grenade-launcher and two assault rifles, along with maps of a U.S. military base and a civilian neighborhood, authorities said.

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23 January 2010

North Sumatra, two Protestant churches burnt: "too many faithful and too many prayers"

india1.jpgAt least 1,000 people set fire to the Pentecostal community places of worship. According to local Muslims, the two buildings did not have the legal permits as "churches." The Nahdlatul Ulama admits the violence of radical Islamists against Christians. In 2009 in Indonesia, 35 cases of violation of religious freedom, 28 against Christians.

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