Egypt NGOs: Ministry’s Registration Deadline is a “Declaration of War”
By EgyptSource

Twenty-three Egyptian human rights organizations submitted a memo to Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab criticizing recent steps taken by the Ministry of Social Solidarity against non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The statement condemned a new draft bill regulating civil society in Egypt, as well as a recent notification giving NGOs a 45 day deadline to register with the ministry.

When They Set Fire to Our Monasteries
By Philip Jenkins - Aleteia

Anti-Christian violence did irreparable damage to our history.

Day by day, we hear new horrors about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Now, believers living under ISIS control in northern Iraq must choose between conversion to Islam, payment of protection money, or death. Ancient churches and shrines are already in flames.

Will Christians disappear from the Middle East?
By Jihad al-Zein

Lebanese and other Christian leaders in the region need to take action to prevent Christians leaving the Middle East for good.

 

Washington Rally in Support of Iraqi Christians
By Coptic Solidarity

A rally organized by Coptic Solidarity in cooperation with Middle East Christians organizations was held on Saturday July 26 in defense if Iraqi and Middle East Christians.

Participants, who were between 800 and 1000 people, chanted slogans condemning the ethnic cleansing of Christians in Iraq.

The New Thirty Years’ War
By Richard N. Haass – Project Syndicate

It is a region wracked by religious struggle between competing traditions of the faith. But the conflict is also between militants and moderates, fueled by neighboring rulers seeking to defend their interests and increase their influence. Conflicts take place within and between states; civil wars and proxy wars become impossible to distinguish. Governments often forfeit control to smaller groups – militias and the like – operating within and across borders. The loss of life is devastating, and millions are rendered homeless.


‘The Muslim Brotherhood Will Become Much More Savage After Elections’

Editor’s note: More evidence of the Muslim Brotherhood’s illegal activities during elections continue to emerge—including tricking voters into not voting for other candidates by pretending they had died.  Such trickery will turn into ferocity once and if elections are no longer necessary and the MB assume power.

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Dr. Refaat al-Saeed, leader of the Tagama’ Party [the socialist ‘Rally’ party], said that both the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis violated the law during elections by using religious slogans, although the Elections Committee did not bother to reprimand or punish any of them. They utilized mosques and used unprecedented, underhanded, and devious propaganda in their elections campaign. They also deceitfully portrayed the [Coptic] Church as backing the Egyptian Bloc to turn people against the Bloc.

He added: “We need to be careful, as the Muslim Brotherhood will be become much more savage after elections.”

During a phone call with Life Today talk show, Dr. Saeed added: “A niqab-wearing woman affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood had fifteen IDs collected from other women in her neighborhood and used them to vote 15 times. The Brotherhood even claimed that a particular candidate had died—and went so far as to pray al-Fatiha for his soul outside the polling station—until this candidate went to the polling stations to prove to his constituents that he is still alive.”

The leader of the Tagama’ Party said that the Muslim Brotherhood played a dirty game in these elections and should be reprimanded, especially for opening the ballot boxes and fiddling with their content yesterday in the De La Salle School—and still the Elections Committee took no action against them.

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Translated by CS from : http://www2.youm7.com/News.asp?NewsID=544470&SecID=65

 

 

 

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Coptic Solidarity 2014 Conference

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