Posts Tagged ‘ Egypt ’

Following Church Bombings, Egyptian Researcher Ahmad Abdou Maher Slams Al-Azhar Teachings

May 1st, 2017 | By

Following the April 9 attacks on two Coptic churches in Egypt, researcher Ahmad Abdou Maher issued an impassioned plea to hold Al-Azhar accountable for its teachings of “depraved and criminal jurisprudence.” “Al-Azhar has been taken over by Salafism and Wahhabism,” said Maher, who warned about its books’ anti-Christian and anti-Jewish teachings. “Why don’t they teach

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Coptic Christians’ Endless Struggle for Survival in Egypt

Apr 28th, 2017 | By
Blood on doors of Coptic Chruch from bombing in 2011

The Copts have been persecuted for thousands of years. ISIS’s brutal Palm Sunday bombing in Alexandria is just the latest episode. By Samuel Tadros — April 14, 2017 Viewed from the outside, there is nothing remarkable about Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria, where an Islamic State terrorist blew himself up during the Palm Sunday liturgy

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Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s Long Road to Islamic Reform

Apr 20th, 2017 | By

By Andrew Harrod, PhD. exclusive to the Religious Freedom Coalition “There has been a lot of positive symbolism” from Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi regarding Islamic reform but little action, stated former American Ambassador Alberto Fernandez on April 3 in Washington, DC.  He and his fellow Hudson Institute panelists examined the enormous difficulties confronting any reform of

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Egyptian Coptic Christians Cancel Their Easter Celebrations

Apr 14th, 2017 | By

Our religious freedom allows us to celebrate Easter this year — but we should remember those around the world who are persecuted for practicing their faith. Nearly 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith in 2016, according to a report from the Center for Studies on New Religions. “As many as 600 million were prevented

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Understanding Anti-Christian Terrorism In Egypt

Apr 12th, 2017 | By

Reprinted From MEMRI: The horrific bombings carried out by the Islamic State against churches in Tanta and Alexandria, Egypt on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017, killed at least 45 and injured 100 more. These attacks underscore the nature of the growing Jihadist threat to religious minorities in the Middle East. Among the online Jihadists in

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Piers Morgan: ISIS War On Christianity ‘Ought To Be Dominating Cable News’

Apr 12th, 2017 | By

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Daily Mail editor-at-large Piers Morgan on Monday criticized the American media for paying more attention to isolated terrorist attacks in Europe while ignoring the Islamic State’s ongoing war on Christianity in the Middle East. Appearing on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Mr. Morgan lamented that “a handful of people

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Fox Business Commentator: Don’t ‘Learn to Live with Terror,’ ‘Learn How to Beat It’

Apr 10th, 2017 | By

Yesterday Fox Business Channel commentator Stuart Varney responded to the two terror attacks on Coptic Christian churches in Egypt that took place earlier that day. Varney disagreed with London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s statement that terror attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city,” and said people shouldn’t be accepting of terrorism: “The

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Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom

Apr 10th, 2017 | By

Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, following two explosions in Coptic Churches in Tanta and Alexandria 9 April 2017 Today, Egypt’s Christians experienced yet another targeted attack, with a bombing of the Church of Saint George in Tanta during what was meant to be

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At least 44 killed in Egypt church bombings on Palm Sunday, ISIS claims responsibility

Apr 9th, 2017 | By
Blood on doors of Coptic Chruch from bombing in 2011

Various news agencies reported two suicide bombings at Coptic Churches by the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) in Egypt. The Islamic State is a Sunni Muslim terror organization. The same day Islamic State suicide bombers attacked Donald Trump’s and John McCain’s Syrian rebel groups fighting to overthrow the secualr government of Syria. Confused yet?

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Egyptian Copts Finally Make Pilgrimages to Jerusalem

Mar 29th, 2017 | By

After years of pressure to refrain from pilgrimages to Jerusalem, Egypt’s Coptic Christians are finally making these trips at a record pace. According to Religion News Source, the number of Egyptian tourists to Israel has almost doubled to 7, 450 from 4, 428 between 2014 and 2016. It is widely believed that the uptick is

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