Month: February 2009

News

Happy Ending to a Coptic Teenagers Disappearance

A Coptic minor girl, who disappeared on Wednesday evening with a Muslim man, was returned next morning by the police, after hundreds of Copts crowded in front of the police department, demanding her return. The 16-year-old Abeer Ibrahim was handed over on 26th February, to the Mallawi Diocese, Upper Egypt.

News

“Moderate” Egypt Imitates Saudi Arabian Extremism

Six Egyptian Christians Sentenced to Three Years Imprisonment for Not Observing Islamic Holiday. WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 26, 2009) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Egyptian authorities recently sentenced six Christian brothers to three years in prison for opening their café during the Muslim fasting season of Ramadan last September.

Press Releases

This is an insult to all of us

U S is planning to give $900 M. aid to Hamas to supposedly build Gaza Strip.   Get mad and write President Obama, your Senators and Dept. of State, I just did. Read the attached letter which I sent to Dept. of State today.  You could use the same letter, but change names, or take info. from it and use your own language.   Please circulate this e-mail; we want to give the message to our politicians that charity starts at home. We can't afford to help the whole world particularly those fanatics who caused the misery to themselves.

Op-Eds

Coptic Cause Loses Two Great Writers and Activists…Father Youta and Mr. Hanz, please do not gave up!!!

A few days ago Father Youta announced that he will retire from writing due to a controversy with a certain website which used to publish his articles. Now the popular Mr. Hanz Hanna has decided to stop writing too in solidarity with Father Youta. Both decisions were based on the behavior of that website. Unfortunately we lost the efforts of two great Coptic writers, and no doubt the website lost its reputation of non-bias to say the least!!!!

News

Rift Within al-Qaida? Is Osama About to be Found

This has not been a good week for al-Qaida and its top leadership. First, one of the founders of the number one terror group in the world has come out with a stunning attack on the current top leadership of al-Qaida, accusing them of being immoral, corrupt and on the payroll of Arab intelligence services. And second, geographers from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) believe to have narrowed down the possible hiding place of the organization's mastermind, Osama bin Laden, to three buildings in Pakistan.

Op-Eds

Off limits to Christians

Two weeks ago saw an inauspicious incident within Parliament’s Proposals and Complaints Committee. A bill proposed by MP Ibtisam Habib to legalize unofficial marriage (urfi) contracts in order to protect young women from situations where they are entitled to no legal rights as wives or mothers was vehemently opposed by MP Abdel-Rehim al-Ghoul. It was not that Ghoul had anything against the bill;