Monthly Archives: December 2013

Ashraf Ramelah’s Report for Voice of the Copts 12/31/13

By | 2013-12-31T17:17:10+00:00 December 31st, 2013|Reports|

Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood  The story of modern-day Egypt is the chronicle of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood from its inception as a religious charity through its development as a political organization and its use of terror to progress to power. Egypt’s narrative entails the use of both the limelight and the dungeons by a Muslim

Anti-Hezbollah Chants at Funeral of Former Lebanese Minister

By | 2013-12-31T16:20:27+00:00 December 31st, 2013|News|

Anti-Hezbollah slogans were chanted on Sunday as a former Lebanese minister killed in a car bomb explosion was laid to rest, Reuters reports.   Mohammed Shatah, a former minister and an adviser to Future Movement leader Saad Hariri, was assassinated in a car bomb explosion in downtown Beirut on Friday morning. Five other people were

Egypt’s Interim President Promises Elections Within 7 Months

By | 2013-12-31T15:39:57+00:00 December 31st, 2013|News|

Egypt's interim president, Adly Mansour, said on Sunday that the government is committed to holding parliamentary and presidential elections within six months of approval of the new constitution, to be voted on next month, reports Reuters.   The timetable means that Egypt would have an elected government by next summer to replace the interim government

Muslim Missionaries Converting Jewish Women in Israel

By | 2013-12-31T15:14:36+00:00 December 31st, 2013|Islam|

One Jewish woman converted to Islam after immigrating from the Caucasus; the other, from Croatia. Al-Jazeera reports that an organization in the Arab Israeli village of Kafr Qara has been, systematically and slowly, spreading Islam to Jewish women.    The group is called Dar Al-Islam (lit. "house of Islam"), and is located in the village

PA: ‘If You Build, We’ll Sue At The Hague’

By | 2013-12-29T16:57:34+00:00 December 29th, 2013|News|

Chief Palestinian Authority (PA) negotiator in the peace talks, Saeb Erekat, threatened Israel on Thursday, saying that if it announces new construction in Judea and Samaria next week, the PA will take Israel to the International Criminal Court in the Hague for "war crimes."   Erekat further warned that the PA will seek membership in

Washington: Egypt Going ‘Way Too Far’ with Brotherhood

By | 2013-12-29T11:59:57+00:00 December 29th, 2013|News|

Washington believes that Egypt’s latest crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood is a bit too much but won’t take action against the interim government in Cairo, a United States official said Thursday.   The official, who was quoted by the Reuters news agency, said the administration believed the Egyptian government was going "way too far" in

Iran Developing ‘New Generation’ of Centrifuges

By | 2013-12-29T11:43:30+00:00 December 29th, 2013|News|

Iran is developing a “new generation” of centrifuges, the head of its Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, said Thursday.   According to Press TV, the Iranian nuclear chief said there are currently 19,000 centrifuges in the country. He added that “a new generation of centrifuges is being built, but they should

Who Said “Europe Will be Cleansed of Jews”?

By | 2013-12-29T10:53:25+00:00 December 29th, 2013|Op-Eds|

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was right. The West has been deceived by Iran and the U.S. military threat has never been less credible. A worse agreement could not have been signed in Geneva, where a religious revolution motivated by the establishment of an Islamic regime and by an annihilationist anti-Semitism was granted the right

Another dark Christmas for Iraq’s Christians

By | 2013-12-28T11:51:27+00:00 December 28th, 2013|News|

It’s Christmas in Baghdad, and once again Iraq’s Christians are celebrating behind blast walls and barbed wire.   At least 34 people died in bomb attacks in Christian areas on Wednesday, some by a car bomb near a church after a Christmas service. A church attack in 2010 killed dozens.   As prayers are offered

EU Official Warns Israel Over Planned Construction

By | 2013-12-28T11:21:04+00:00 December 28th, 2013|News|

The European Union (EU) is unhappy with reports that Israel plans to publish tenders for the sale of 1,400 housing units in Judea and Samaria, Channel 10 News reported on Thursday.   A senior EU official who spoke to the channel issued a direct warning to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, saying that the EU would