Monthly Archives: April 2015

Casa Futura – a place of safety and security for Copts in Italy

By | 2015-04-30T15:13:27+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Static Pages|

Dear Voice of the Copts friend    We see it on the news every day, the relentless campaign of terror against the ancient Christian communities of the Middle East -- the pillaging, burning, raping, the selling of young Christian girls into slavery, the murdering of souls simply because they are Christian souls.    The crimes

Iran Tells Syria to Attack Israel on the Golan Heights

By | 2015-04-29T12:11:50+00:00 April 29th, 2015|News|

Syrian Defense Minister General Fahd al-Freij arrived in Iran on Tuesday for a rare two-day visit, the first since civil war broke out in Syria in 2011, and was reportedly told by his Iranian backers to attack Israel.   As the Syrian regime continues to suffer key losses that have sharpened in the last month,

Jihad on the Horizon: Al Qaeda, ISIS Clash Along Israeli Border

By | 2015-04-29T11:37:34+00:00 April 29th, 2015|News|

Rebels and Al Qaeda's Syria affiliate clashed Tuesday with jihadists linked to the Islamic State group (ISIS) along Syria's border with the Israeli Golan Heights, a monitor and an opposition spokesman said.     Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP that rebel groups, as well as Al Qaeda

ISIS Threatens to ‘Cut the Throats’ of Houthi Rebels in Yemen

By | 2015-04-28T00:16:16+00:00 April 28th, 2015|News|

Yemen is in the midst of bloody civil war between Iran-affiliated Houthi rebels and forces associated with President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, but now a new threat has struck the war-torn country.    In a video posted online Friday, the Iraq-based Islamic State states it is establishing a new arm of the organization in Yemen

Fear in Jordan: Arabs Abandoned Us, We Can Rely Only on Israel

By | 2015-04-27T19:01:57+00:00 April 27th, 2015|News|

A Jordanian columnist is extremely concerned that Arab countries have turned their backs on the kingdom, pushing it straight into Israel's lap.   In the April 12 edition of the Jordanian daily Al-Dustour, columnist Maher Abu Tair sheds light on what he calls the "sad" contemporary situation in which the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan finds

Top Iranian General Says US Carried Out 9/11

By | 2015-04-27T18:52:48+00:00 April 27th, 2015|News|

One of Iran's most senior military commanders has claimed that the United States engineered the September 11 terrorist attacks in order to sow Sunni-Shia strife, in the latest variation of a conspiracy theory confined to the fringes in the west but commonly believed in the Muslim world.   In an interview with Iran's official Arabic-language

Mubarak: Egyptians Should Stand Behind Sisi

By | 2015-04-27T14:52:48+00:00 April 27th, 2015|News|

Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak said on Sunday that there are "fateful decisions" that need to be taken by current president Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi, and that Egyptians should stand behind him.   Mubarak, who was ousted in February of 2011 following an 18-day uprising, spoke on the phone with the Sada El-Balad private television channel and

Iran Threatens Saudis After Aid Planes Blocked

By | 2015-04-27T14:06:48+00:00 April 27th, 2015|News|

Amid reports of a renewed Saudi offensive against Iranian-allied rebels in Yemen, Iran's news agency reported on Friday that Saudi Arabia had stopped Iranian aid planes from landing in Yemen.    Not unexpectedly, a top Iranian official responded with threats directed at Saudi Arabia. Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian

End of ‘Unity’? PA Unity Govt. Cuts Contact With Hamas

By | 2015-04-27T13:55:07+00:00 April 27th, 2015|News|

The unity government fraught with high tensions since being formed between Hamas and the leading Palestinian Authority (PA) faction Fatah last April appears to be closer then ever to a collapse, as the unity government cut contact with Hamas on Sunday.   PA unity government Labor Minister Mamoun Abu Shahla told the Palestinian Arab Ma'an