The credibility of the Arab Spring took a bloody hit today (Sunday October 9th) when Egyptian Army forces shot dead more than thirty Christian Copts and wounded scores of them. In addition, the action by the Army was paralleled by armed men, described as Salafi Jihadists by Coptic sources, seen also shooting and hitting demonstrators with knives. At a few weeks from the legislative elections in Egypt, this violence impacts the debate about the Spring of Egypt but also challenges US and European policies towards the current and perhaps the forthcoming Government.
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Iranian authorities have seized 6,500 copies of the Bible in northwest of Iran. In another incident, officials burned 300 Bibles.
A spokesman said the Bibles were confiscated to block missionaries who “are trying to deviate our youth.”
In this issue: The Obama/Netanyahu battle over the pre ’67 boundaries of Israel / Group ad in Wall Street Journal supporting Israel / More than Israel at stake / Congressional resolutions supporting Israel / NYT: Burning Qur’an is news, plotting murder is not / ACLU defends Islam / Christian sisters forced to marry same Muslim man / Sharia for Egypt, says Muslim brotherhood / Christians attacked in Sudan