Monthly Archives: August 2013

Muslim Brotherhood destroying ancient sites

By | 2013-08-31T14:31:51+00:00 August 31st, 2013|Media|

The list of Christian churches, schools, institutions, shops torched by the Muslim Brotherhood in the last three days {youtube}ZL4db4cpKOE{/youtube}   The following list of some of the 85 looted and burned buildings (including convents and schools) has been verified by representatives of the Christian Churches.    At least 85 Christian churches, schools, institutions, homes and

Indonesian minister calls for Miss World to be cancelled

By | 2013-08-30T10:56:37+00:00 August 30th, 2013|Islam|

    Indonesia’s religious affairs minister has called for the Miss World beauty pageant to be cancelled, as opposition in the Muslim-majority country mounts the week before the contest opens in Bali.   Suryadharma Ali said that the organizers should follow the advice of the nation’s top Islamic clerical body, which last week called for

Syrian Army Seals Damascus, Prepares ‘Martyrs’

By | 2013-08-30T10:40:07+00:00 August 30th, 2013|News|

The Syrian army is blocking off entrances to Damascus in advance of anticipated airstrikes by Western armies, Lebanese media outlets reported Thursday.   According to Al-Arabiya, quoting Syrian rebel sources, the Syrian army is also continuing to evacuate its bases in the region, and has left the Damascus international airport.   Residents of Damascus are

Iran General: ‘Syria Will Leave Israel in Flames’

By | 2013-08-30T10:18:53+00:00 August 30th, 2013|News|

Iran’s army chief of staff, General Hassan Firouzabadi, echoed the remarks of Iranian officials who have declared that “any military action against Syria will drive the Zionists to the edge of fire,” Islamic Republic News Agency  quoted.   "Any new (military) operation in the region will leave behind a lot of damage, which will be

Egyptian soldiers will no longer swear loyalty to president

By | 2013-08-28T20:40:45+00:00 August 28th, 2013|News|

  Egyptian soldiers will no longer swear loyalty directly to the president of the republic, according to a published decree, a symbolic change analysts said underlined the military's independence from any civilian control.    Officers will vow to “execute the orders of my leadership,” according to the amended oath of allegiance, that removes the phrase:

Wave of attacks kills at least 71 in Baghdad area

By | 2013-08-28T12:10:24+00:00 August 28th, 2013|News|

  At least 71 people were killed and 201 wounded in a series of bombings and other attacks across Baghdad on Wednesday, police and medical sources said, extending the worst wave of sectarian bloodshed in Iraq for at least five years.    It was not immediately clear who carried out the attacks, which appeared coordinated,

Egypt: Preacher for martyrdom caught hiding under woman’s niqab

By | 2013-08-27T15:26:41+00:00 August 27th, 2013|Op-Eds|

Sacrifices have been great in Egypt’s unrest, but Egypt’s military has made certain it is not in vain. So far the military, guided by the pro-democracy coalition, has had significant successes to chalk up to freedom efforts. In its aim to dismantle the Muslim Brotherhood, the army has arrested and jailed a number of individuals