Al Azhar rejects Egyptian minister’s veil comments

 Source AFP  

CAIRO • Al Azhar University, the preeminent academic institution in the Sunni Muslim world, repudiated Egypt’s culture minister yesterday for objecting to the growing practice of women wearing the veil.

School sacks woman after veil row   

 BBC News 

Ms Azmi's lawyers said they were unaware of the decision to sack her A Muslim classroom assistant suspended by a school for wearing a veil in lessons has been sacked.




BA uniform review after cross row   

 BBC News 

Nadia Eweida said she had been "overwhelmed" by public support

British Airways is to review its policy on uniforms in the wake of a row over a worker ordered to stop wearing a cross.


أقباط صفط اللبن يستغيثون


اسم الكاتب : ريمون يوسف

Courtsy of 

الأمن يتساهل مع المتطرفين المسلمين
والأقباط حقوقهم ضائعة، من يحمى الأقباط في قرية صفط اللبن محافظة المنيا من المتطرفين والبلطجية

Speaker asked all women to leave a Medical Seminar, Saudi Arabia 

Arab News  

RIYADH, 22 November 2006 — A presenter from King Saud University at an international medical seminar at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center caused a stir yesterday when he insisted that all women — including medical and media professionals — leave the room before he would enter the room to give his presentation.


Students protest at Al-Azhar and culture minister's refuses to apologise. 

Herald Tribune 

CAIRO, Egypt: Nearly 1,000 students protested at a top Egyptian Islamic university on Tuesday against the culture minister after he criticized the Muslim veil, and dozens of lawmakers demanded his removal.  

Jordanian: British are enemies of Islam 


AMMAN, Jordan — A Jordanian accused of opening fire on Western tourists in Amman's Roman amphitheater, killing a Briton and wounding six others, insisted in court Wednesday that God "blessed" him for the attack and said the British are enemies of Islam. 

U.S. Muslims outraged after imams kicked off plane


cair personsReuters Muslim leaders expressed outrage on Tuesday after six imams were removed from a commercial airline flight in Minnesota for what they said was nothing more than trying to say evening prayers.  

"They were treated like terrorists ... humiliated," said Abu Hannoud, civil rights director for the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, who said the men were taken off the US Airways flight in handcuffs.

Six imams ejected from US flight   

BBC News  

The imams deny reports that they refused to leave the flight


A key Islamic rights group is demanding an immediate inquiry after six Muslim imams were removed from a US flight.




Translation from Copts-United   

Copts-United learned from reliable sources that Police Intelligence Major Ahmad Ali Abu-Zeid has arrested two Christians named Amir Gaber Salama and Emad Adly Aziz on a false and fabricated charges in an attempt to silence and pressurize the Christians in the village to accept the last two events of violence against them resulting in the death of a Christian and the severe injury to the other which took place a month earlier. Copts-United will update you with information as they arrive.


استجواب وزير الثقافة المصري في البرلمان بسبب الحجاب ا

 ب ب سى

قال الدكتور فتحي سرور رئيس مجلس الشعب المصري ان المجلس سوف يستدعي وزير الثقافة فاروق حسني لاستجوابه في جلسة خاصة أمام لجنتي الشؤون الدينية والثقافية، حول تصريحاته المعارضة للحجاب.

إساءات ضد طالبات بريطانيات حاولن الصلاة في المدرسة 

 ب ب سى 

طلبت ياسمين، البالغة من العمر 14 عاما، وشقيقتها سندس، البالغة من العمر 11 عاما، وهما من أصول عراقية، طلبتا من مدير مدرستهما، ومن خلال والدهما، تخصيص غرفة لهما لتصليا فيها خلال فسحة اليوم الدراسي.

لكن الامر استغرق عدة أيام حتى تم توفير الغرفة المطلوبة.

وخلال أيام الانتظار قررت ياسمين وسندس وتلميذات أخريات إقامة الصلاة في ساحة المدرسة 

Egypt arrests another blog critic   

 BBC News 

Ayyoub's blog has posted criticism of the government

Police in Cairo have detained a blogger whose posts have been critical of the Egyptian government.


Loses fight to wear cross, Ms Eweida said she was standing up for her faith


A British Airways (BA) employee has lost her fight to openly wear a cross necklace at work at Heathrow. Nadia Eweida, 55, of Twickenham, has been on unpaid leave since her bosses told her she could not visibly wear her cross at the check-in counter.

Egyptian lawmakers demand debate over minister's remarks against veil 

Daily Star  

Eighty Egyptian lawmakers on Sunday called for a parliamentary debate to discuss Culture Minister Farouq Hosni's controversial remarks describing the Islamic veil as regressive, parliamentary sources said.

Dutch to ban wearing of Muslim burqa in public


The Dutch government agreed on Friday a total ban on the wearing of burqas and other Muslim face veils in public, justifying the move on security grounds.  

Egypt Islamists demand minister quit over veil remarks 


Egypt's largest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, has called for Culture Minister Faruq Hosni to be sacked for saying the wearing of Islamic veils was a "regressive" trend.

That's not a pregnant belly - that's a bomb. 

Women terrorists real threat, sez NYPD 


The NYPD is warning business owners to be on the lookout for female jihadists who can hide explosives by faking pregnancy or sweet-talk their way past security officers.

Egyptian Actress Taunted for Wearing Hijab         

 Source Egypt Election 

The latest allegations made by young Egyptian actress Hannan Turk against prominent actress Yusra has caused criticism to surface. Hannan, who had recently wore the Islamic headdress Hijab, stated that Yusra had repeatedly attempted to convince her to remove the Hijab.hannan  


 Source Adnki 

Cairo, 17 Nov. (AKI) - The parliamentary bloc of the Muslim Brotherhood has issued a statement calling on the prime minister, Ahmed Nazif, to force the resignation of the culture minister, Farouk Hosni, for his comments that the traditional Muslim veil for women "is a symbol of backwardness".

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