Nader Shukry

The church bells of St Samaan al-Kharraz, St Simon the Tanner’s monastery in Muqqattam hill overlooking Cairo chimed joyfully in the first hours of last Wednesday to herald the release of the seven Copts who had been detained by the State Security Investigation (SSI) apparatus since 30 September.


Source Compass Direct

Secret police flout court order to release former Muslim sheikh.

Bahaa el-Din el-Akkad
October 18 (Compass Direct News) – A Muslim sheikh jailed in Egypt for 18 months has declared from his prison cell that he is under arrest for “insulting Islam” by becoming a Christian.



Egyptian Muslim preacher threatened with death in veil row

Gulf News


Cairo: A female Muslim preacher has been threatened with death for declaring that the niqab (a veil which covers the whole face except for the eyes) is not obligatory.

The United States barred a British Muslim leader from flying to New York 

The United States barred a British Muslim leader from flying to New York from London on Thursday morning, the U.S. Department of      

Source Reuters

The department's Customs and Border Protection section would not elaborate on why Kamal Helbawy, 67, a founding member of the Muslim Association of Britain, was told by airline staff to get off his flight shortly before it was due to leave London.

Muslim women 'hidden' behind veil: Italian PM


 'You can't cover your face ... you must be seen,' Prodi says
Echoes recent remarks made by senior British politician Jack Straw



ROME—Prime Minister Romano Prodi said yesterday that Muslim immigrant women should not be completely "hidden" behind full veils if they want to integrate and become part of Italy's future.

Prominent Egyptian Islamist detained 

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities have detained prominent Muslim Brotherhood member Hassan el-Hayawan, the Brotherhood said on Wednesday.

Sudan training, arming and supporting Janjaweed militia
Source Khalig Times

LONDON - The Sudanese government is supporting the feared Janjaweed militia, which the United States accuses of genocide against non-Arab ethnic groups in Darfur, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

Prime minister says Britain needs debate about Islam 

tony blairSource AP

Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday that Britain needed a debate about the position of Muslims, but that the faith also needed to decide how it comes to terms with modernity.

مصر تصادر 'الشيوخ المودرن وصناعة الارهاب'

الامن المصري ينفذ طلبا من الازهر لمصادرة كتاب يهاجم التيارات الدينية ويساند امامة المرأة للصلاة.

ميدل ايست اونلاين
القاهرة - اكد الناشر المصري الحاج محمد مدبولي صاحب مكتبة مدبولي التي تعتبر من اهم المكتبات على صعيد العالم العربي ان الامن المصري صادر كتاب "الشيوخ المودرن وصناعة التطرف الديني" الذي يهاجم التيارات الدينية ويساند امامة المرأة للصلاة.


Terror suspects escape authorities  

terrorist escapeSource AOL News

In the latest incident, a man who escaped from a mental health unit has been on the run for two weeks.



He is believed to be a 25-year-old British man.


It was understood the man, who has not been named, escaped from a mental health unit and has been on the run for two weeks.

BA suspends a Christian for wearing a cross - but lets Muslims wear hijabs

nadia ewidaChristian BA employee to take legal action over suspension for wearing cross

Source Daily Mail 


Nadia Eweida: BA said she had failed to comply with their 'uniform regulations' 


Morocco moves to drop headscarf

Source BBC 

By Richard Hamilton

BBC News, Rabat

Morocco is making major changes to religious education, in particular regarding whether young girls should wear headscarves.

A picture of a mother and her daughter wearing headscarves is being removed from the latest editions of a text book.

Mostafa Bakry Egyptian editor of El-Osboea sentenced to 6 months imprisonment
al-baqari12/10/2006 14:04  - (SA)    Cairo -

An Egyptian editor known for inflammatory comment has been sentenced to six months imprisonment for libeling a journalist, says a court official. 

From News 24hrs

From Al-Jazeera (Arabic)


A Muslim woman has been suspended by a school in West Yorkshire after she insisted on wearing a veil in lessons.  

veilBilingual support worker Aishah Azmi, 24, was asked to remove the veil after pupils found it hard to understand her during English language lessons.  

Headfield Church of England Junior School, in Dewsbury, said she could wear the veil outside the classroom.  

 بيان بشأن الشبان المعتقلون

مركز الكلمة لحقوق الإنسان القاهرة

يدين مركز الكلمة لحقوق الإنسان - وبدون تحفظ - التصرف الامنى اللا مسئول وذلك للقبض على سبعة شبان أقباط من بينهم أربعة خدام بالكنيسة بحجة إثارة الشغب والفتنة الطائفية حيث تم اعتقالهم رغم قرار النيابة العامة بالإفراج عنهم بضمان محال إقامتهم   وذلك فى أعقاب مؤامرة بين شخص يدعى / محمد عبد الرحيم عبد العليم والجهات الأمنية والذي أوهم أسرة الفتاة المختفية /دميانة جرجس - من محافظة الفيوم - في شهر أغسطس الماضي وقيل إنها أشهرت إسلامها وتزوجت من شاب مسلم وطلب منهم مبلغ عشرون ألف جنية اخذ منهم خمسة آلاف مقدما نظير أن يعلم أسرتها بمكان اختفاء ابنتهم المذكورة ا   

United Copts of Great Britain


Press Release

For immediate release

11th October 2006 

The United Copts of Great Britain condemns the persecution and discrimination practiced by Muslim fundamentalist gangs which is being conducted under the nose of the Egyptian police with either the Egyptian police tacit approval or complacency. 

Race clashes hit Windsor

Souce Evening Standard 

windsor clashesExtra police are being drafted into the Windsor area today after three nights of violent clashes between white and Asian youths.

Gangs have fought battles in the streets using baseball bats and pitchforks. A Muslim-run dairy which wants to build a mosque was petrol bombed.

Dozens of officers have been deployed to stop and search youths and mounted police are being brought in.

Gallery scraps art, fearing Muslim rage -curator

PARIS (Reuters)

A London gallery has decided not to show some works of art because it fears they would upset Muslims, a curator said on Friday, a week after a German opera house canned a Mozart production for the same reason.

The director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery decided to remove works by surrealist artist Hans Bellmer from an exhibition the day before it was due to open, one of the museum's curators, Agnes de la Beaumelle, told Reuters

Brave heroes hounded out in UK


Source The Sun 
windowsMUSLIM yobs who wrecked a house to stop four brave soldiers moving in after returning from
Afghanistan sparked outrage last night. The house in a village near riot-torn Windsor had BRICKS thrown through windows and was DAUBED with messages of hate.

Three nights of violence at dairy in Windsor UK 

Source BBC

dairy wallPolice are appealing for calm after three nights of violence at a Berkshire dairy owned by a Muslim family. The Medina Dairy in Windsor was hit by a suspected petrol bomb on Wednesday evening, on the third night of unrest.

Police have stepped up patrols in the Dedworth area and said they would use "robustpolicing tactics" to bring the situation under control.

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