The American custodianship of the postwar world for the last 70 years is receding. Give it its due: The American super-presence ensured the destruction of Axis fascism, led to the eventual defeat of Soviet-led global Communism, and spearheaded the effort to thwart the ability of radical Islam to disrupt global commerce in general and Western life in particular.
Egypt's National Security arrested Bishoy Armiya, formerly known as Mohamed Hegazi, as Minya’s prosecution charged him with "inciting sedition by communicating to a US-based (Coptic) channel unfounded information on Copts persecution in Egypt."
A security source told MCN, “The defendant photographed military and police institutions, a Copt who was attacked by MB members, and Nazlet Ebeid and Badraman villages, where the defendant met with several Christian citizens. Security services tracked him down and were able to arrest him.”
A preliminary reading of the new draft Constitution, with an eye to safeguarding women’s rights, shows that, as well as the favorable constitutional provisions on economic and social rights, civil and political rights and public freedoms, Egyptian women for the first time have won the right to full citizenship as stipulated in Article 6: ‘Nationality is the right of a person born to an Egyptian father or an Egyptian mother. The legal recognition of that person and the granting of official documents proving that person’s personal details are rights guaranteed and regulated by law. The law shall determine the conditions for acquiring nationality.’
Islamist rebels have kidnapped a group of nuns from the Greek Orthodox monastery of St Thecla (Mar Taqla) in Maaloula (north of Damascus). Mgr Mario Zenari, the Vatican nuncio in Damascus, confirmed the information after speaking with the Greek-Orthodox Patriarchate. Through the Vatican diplomat, the latter "calls on all Catholics to pray for the women religious."
The Copts of Badraman described the details of their tragedy after Muslims of neighboring villages attacked them. Four Copts were injured and a child was thrown from the second floor of her home, as well as innocent Copts who were arrested without a warrant.
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