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Egyptian Commission calls for dropping blasphemy charges against 4 Christian children
By Maria Alfy (MCN)

The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms called for dropping the charges of contempt of Islam against four children in case No. 350 of 2015, Bani Mazar Misdemeanor court. The four children are: Molar Atef Edward, Bassem Amgad Hanna, Alber Ashraf Hanna and Clinton Magdy Youssef.


In a statement issued Wednesday, the Commission stressed that this is not the first case, as children were accused of contempt of Islam in Egypt in October 2012 at Marko manor, Al-Fashn, Bani Suef. It went on, “Two Christian children, Nabil Nady Risk, 9 years old, and Mina Nady Farag, 10 years old, were detained for three days after they were accused of contempt of Islam, as a villager alleged that they ripped up Quran. These are very dangerous cases in which social pressures play the main role. Some articles of law are used as swords hanging over the heads of intellectuals, writers, citizens and even children who belong to religious minorities.”

Italian Student Killed in Egypt Criticized Cairo Govt in Articles
By Egypt Independent

(By Reuters): An Italian student found dead by a roadside in Cairo with cigarette burns and other signs of torture on his body had written articles critical of the Egyptian government, according to the Italian newspaper that published them.

 

 

 

Paris Attack Leader Says He Entered France with 90 Jihadists: ‘It’s Not Over’
By WorldTribune.com

The leader of the Paris terrorist attacks slipped into France with a group of 90 jihadists who then spread out “everywhere” around the city.

 

Abdelhamid Abaaoud “was proud of himself. That was the worst. He appeared to fear no one, a superman,” according to testimony from the woman who tipped police to the terror leader’s location.

 

What We Know About ISIS In Libya
By Nick Robins-Early - The Huffington Post

The self-described Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has long been making a push to capitalize on the chaos in Libya.

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Italian’s Brutal Death in Egypt Chills Relations
By Declan Walsh - NYT

Four months ago, Giulio Regeni, an Italian doctoral candidate at Cambridge University, arrived in Cairo to improve his Arabic and conduct research among the city’s street vendors.

 

 

 

 


Hearing on Future of Christians in Egypt


The U.S. Helsinki Commission, held a hearing on the plight of Coptic Christians in Egypt and the political future of the country, with a special focus on the issue of "kidnapped Coptic girls."


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