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Egypt launches air strikes in Libya in response to attack on Coptic Christians

 

Egyptian forces on Friday launched air strikes on six jihadist training camps in Libya in retaliation for an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt earlier in the day in which at least 28 people were killed, many of them children.

In a televised address to Egypt's people, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said: "Before we spoke to you today, we launched a strike against one of the camps" where jihadists train.

"Egypt will not hesitate in striking terror camps anywhere, either inside (the country) or outside it," Sisi added. According to state TV, a total of six targets were hit.

Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack

 

Media captionAftermath of attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians

Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, killing at least 28 people and wounding 25 others, officials say.

The bus was travelling to the Monastery of St Samuel the Confessor, 135km (85 miles) south of Cairo, from Minya province when it came under fire.

Three Teenage Women Arrested In East London On Suspicion Of Terror Offences

The arrests were linked to an raid which saw a woman shot.

Three teenage women have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences in an operation linked to a counter-terror raid which saw a woman shot and injured.

The suspects, two aged 18 and one aged 19, were held after raids by the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Command in east London on Monday. 

They are being questioned at a police station outside London on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts, the Press Association reported.

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The suspects, two aged 18 and one aged 19, were held after raids by the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism unit

Muslim campaign group appoints ‘extremist’ director

Muslim campaign group appoints ‘extremist’ director
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A lobby group which campaigns against Islamophobia and the government’s Prevent anti-extremism program has appointed a director who critics claim is himself a proven extremist.

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Stockholm terror attack – Arrested terror suspect was KNOWN to cops before he ‘deliberately ploughed into kids and shoppers’ in hijacked bomb-laden beer truck

Sweden has seen an outpouring of grief with police saying they are now doing everything they can to investigate the horror

By Brittany Vonow and Emma Lake

A SUSPECTED terrorist deliberately drove at young children, sending prams flying as a stolen beer truck sped through a crowded shopping street in Stockholm, witnesses have said.

Authorities have now confirmed that the suspect, a 39-year-old Uzbekistan-born man, had been on their radar for some time before the truck was high-jacked and used to plough through terrified crowds, killing four people and leaving 15 people, including two children, injured.

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Shocking footage shows the moment the truck ploughed through crowds in Stockholm
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People rush to help the wounded after the horrific attack that saw a stolen lorry plough through crowds in Stockholm
The truck, taken from the scene overnight, was seen charred after crashing into the department store
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LAHORE: A prosecutor has reportedly asked members of a minority community facing trial in an anti-terrorism court over lynching of two men that he ‘can guarantee their acquittal’ if they renounce their faith and embrace Islam, rights activists claim.

Some 42 Christians have been charged with lynching the two men after twin suicide blasts targeting a Sunday Mass in two churches in the Christian neighbourhood of Youhanabad in Lahore on March 15, 2015.

14 dead, 75 injured in attack on Lahore’s Christian community

 Violent protests erupted after the blasts, with a mob lynching the two men, suspecting them of involvement in the blasts.

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The Muslim Brotherhood: Peddling Sharia as Social Justice

by Judith Bergman
March 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

  • Human Rights Watch, an organization that is supposed to look out for victims of human rights abuses, not abusers of human rights is begging US decision makers not to designate the Muslim Brotherhood -- which, if it had its way, would take away everyone's human rights and substitute them with sharia law -- a foreign terrorist organization.

  • "Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Quran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope". — Muslim Brotherhood motto.

  • Conveniently, Hamas -- which according to article two of its charter, is "one of the wings of Moslem Brotherhood in Palestine" -- is, it seems, working on a new charter. The new charter would declare that Hamas is not a part of the Muslim Brotherhood, despite its always having been so. That way, is the Muslim Brotherhood's "narrative" of newfound "nonviolence" suddenly supposed to become believable?

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UK: Police scrambled as enraged Muslim mob gathers over Qur’ans found in dumpster

The UK is not a Sharia state where copies of the Qur’an have to be treated with the utmost reverence, but the way things are going, as this story indicates, unless there are massive changes it will be soon.

“VIDEO: Police Scrambled to Bradford as Quran in Skip Sparks Hysteria and Violent Threats,”

by Liam Deacon, Breitbart, March 17, 2017 

The Muslim Brotherhood is dedicated in its own words, according to a captured internal document, to “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” That’s from “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America,” by Mohamed Akram, May 19, 1991.

Nigeria Orders Christian Leaders to Cancel Day of Mourning, Prayer for Killed Christians

Journalists, clergymen theatened for speaking out on violence.

By Our Nigeria Correspondent

The Rev. Musa Asake, CAN general secretary. (File photo)

JOSNigeria, March 17, 2017 (Morning Star News) – Having warned journalists and Christian leaders to stop speaking out about anti-Christian violence in Nigeria, the government this week also ordered the cancellation of a day of prayer and national mourning for slain Christians, sources said.

Christian leaders here said the day of prayer and mourning planned in churches across the country and abroad on Sunday (March 19) in memory of Christians killed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen and others has been suspended on orders of the Nigerian government and security agencies. They said they have been under pressure and threat by government and security officials to cancel the program on claims that it would breach national security.

The Rev. Dr. Musa Asake, general secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), said in a statement on Wednesday (March 15) that leaders had no other option than to suspend the program indefinitely.

“CAN wishes to inform all Christians, both at home and abroad, that based on credible reports of concern, it has decided to suspend the Christian Day of Mourning formerly scheduled to take place globally on Sunday 19th March, 2017,” Asake said in the statement. “We took cognizance of the preparations that various Christian groups have made to participate in the program, which was designed, in all honesty and sincerity, to mourn the death of thousands of Christians murdered by religious insurgents.”

The suspension of the program was due to “misunderstanding, misinterpretation and subsequent security concerns,” he said. “All Nigerian Christian assemblies are urged to have a normal Sunday worship on 19th March, 2017 but suspend any action on the Day of Mourning.”

Christians should be careful and watchful, the statement added.

“In the meantime, we are all urged to remain steadfast and resolute in the grace of God that Nigeria shall overcome the present distress and peace shall prevail all over the nation,” the statement concluded.

Security agencies and the Nigerian government have recently threatened Christian leaders for speaking out against incessant attacks by Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Christian communities in central states such as Benue, Plateau, Kaduna, Nasarawa, and Niger, and by the Islamic extremist Boko Haram group in northeastern Nigeria.

Earlier this month CAN President Samson Olasupo Ayokunle told the body’s National Executive Committee the failure of security agencies to arrest and charge the assailants in southern Kaduna has allowed the crisis to continue. He decried that killings have continued despite curfews, police presence and other security agencies in the area.

“Recently, a Redeemed Christian Church of God building was burnt down in Dei- Dei, here in Abuja, very early in the morning,” he reportedly said. “What shall we do to these continuous provocations without any visible action by the law enforcement agents?”

On March 6, advocacy group Jubilee Campaign noted at a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland that a rising Fulani militancy has succeeded Boko Haram as the foremost violent threat in Nigeria. At a press conference at the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, panelists said the alarming increase in militarization in north and central Nigeria has resulted in the death of 4,000 people in the past three years.

“The rising militia is made up of members of the Fulani ethnic tribe. Therefore, they are referred to as the Fulani militants,” Jubilee said in a March 8 statement. “These militants have launched systematic attacks on farming communities that are predominately Christian. During their attacks, they kill villagers, raze homes, and destroy farmland. Many times, they then move in to occupy the attacked village.”

Mark Jacob, former attorney general of Kaduna state, said at the event that Nigeria needed outside help because the government has proven unwilling to protect its citizens.

“We keep complaining, the government appears to be uninterested in what we are saying, and that is why one of the reasons we are here is to ask for intervention,” Jacob said.

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Photo: The Rev. Musa Asake, CAN general secretary. (File photo)

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Christian, 70, Charged with Blasphemy in Pakistan as 106 Muslims Are Acquitted in 2013 Attack Separately, Christian on death row freed on bail. By Our Pakistan Correspondent

LAHORE, Pakistan, February 6, 2017 (Morning Star News) – A 70-year-old Christian in Pakistan was jailed on blasphemy charges on the same day 106 Muslims accused in a 2013 attack on a Christian colony were acquitted.

Muslim mobs attack a Christian area of Lahore in 2013 after blasphemy allegation. (Morning Star News, M. Ali)

A mosque leader in the Lambanwali area north of Gujranwala, Punjab Province, on Jan. 28 accused Mukhtar Masih of writing two letters containing derogatory remarks about the Koran and Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, police records show. He was charged under Section 295-A, deliberate and malicious acts intending to outrage religious feelings, which carries a sentence of 10 years of prison and/or a fine, and under Section 298, derogatory remarks against “holy personages,” punishable by three years’ imprisonment and/or fine.

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Egypt drops case against men accused of beating Christian grandmother – but prosecutes her son for adultery 

 Coptic Christians walk outside St. Markos Church in Minya, where the attack took place

Coptic Christians walk outside St. Markos Church in Minya, where the attack took placeCREDIT: AP PHOTO/ROGER ANIS 

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Egyptian prosecutors have dropped charges against three menaccused of stripping an elderly Christian woman naked and beating her during a sectarian riot, but are continuing to prosecute her son for allegedly having an affair with a Muslim neighbour’s wife. 

Soad Thabet, a 70-year-old grandmother, was attacked in May by a mob of villagers who accused her Christian son of having an affair with a Muslim woman. Adultery is illegal in Egypt and there are laws against relationships between Christian men and Muslim women. 

Berlin: suspect arrested, nine dead after truck crashes into Christmas market

Many people also left injured after vehicle runs into night market, in what is suspected to have been a deliberate attack

 Nine killed in Berlin after truck drives into Christmas market – video report

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At least nine people have been killed and many more injured, according to German police, after a truck ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin in what is believed to have been a deliberate attack.

Berlin: suspect arrested, nine dead after truck crashes into Christmas market

Many people also left injured after vehicle runs into night market, in what is suspected to have been a deliberate attack

 Nine killed in Berlin after truck drives into Christmas market – video report

 and  in Berlin, and

Monday 19 December 2016 20.19 GMTFirst published on Monday 19 December 201619.48 GMT

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At least nine people have been killed and many more injured, according to German police, after a truck ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin in what is believed to have been a deliberate attack.

Bomb kills 25 at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral

By MARIAM FAM and HAMZA HENDAWI

Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) - Sunday morning Mass was drawing to a close at the chapel next to St. Mark's Cathedral, the seat of Egypt's ancient Coptic Orthodox Church, when Magdy Ramzy said there suddenly was a "shattering explosion like nothing I had ever heard before."

A bomb ripped through the chapel in the cathedral complex in central Cairo, killing 25 people and wounding another 49, mostly women and children, one of the deadliest attacks on the country's Christian minority in recent memory.

US Republican President, Donald Trump

US Republican President, Donald Trump

November 9, 2016 at 11:31 am

Donald Trump’s victory in the US elections is a “disaster” for the Arab and Muslim world, a Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson said today.

Mamdouh Al-Muneer, a member of the supreme body of the Freedom and Justice Party, wrote on social media that the results of the elections were a catastrophe as a “racist” has ascended to the White House.

Report: German military intelligence finds 20 Islamists in Bundeswehr

The German government is planning security checks on all Bundeswehr applicants from July 2017 after 20 Islamists were uncovered in the army, a report says. It said more suspects in the ranks were being investigated.

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German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen will soon propose legislation to carry out security checks on every aspiring Bundeswehr recruit, after the military counterespionage service (MAD) identified 20 Islamists in army ranks, a media report said on Saturday

Egyptian Judge Who Tried Mursi Survives Assassination Attempt

Egyptian police, lawyers and a judge (C-back) attend ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's trial on espionage charges at a court in Cairo on June 18, 2016. An Egyptian court sentenced Morsi to life in prison in an espionage trial in which six co-defendants were handed death penalties.The court acquitted Morsi of charges of having supplied Qatar with classified documents but sentenced him to life for leading an unlawful organisation. / AFP / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED (Photo credit should read MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)

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CAIRO (Reuters) – An Egyptian judge who tried former president Mohamed Mursi in 2015 survived an assassination attempt on Friday when a parked car exploded as his vehicle drove by, the interior ministry said.

The explosion targeting Judge Ahmed Aboul Fotouh, who presides over a felony court in a district of Cairo, caused no injuries, the ministry said in a statement.

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9-Year-Old Christian Boy Accused of Burning Quran Freed — But Only After Being Tortured

Andre Mitchell

 

A nine-year-old Christian boy in Pakistan narrowly escaped death after he and his mother were arrested and jailed last week after being accused of burning the holy book of Muslims, the Quran.

The boy, Inzam, was accused of this offence while at school on Oct. 20, according to the London-based charity British Pakistani Christians Association.


Police uncover London Underground bomb plot: teenage suspect arrested after 'viable improvised explosive device' found on tube train

Holloway Road scene after man arrested for suspicious device
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22 October 2016 • 10:14am

A terror plot to target the London Underground has been foiled after police found what they suspect to be a viable bomb on a tube train, planted by a terrorist planning further attacks.

FBI Can’t Seem To Nail Down Slippery Maryland ISIS Cleric

Suleiman Anwar Bengharsa (screenshot/Youtube)

Suleiman Anwar Bengharsa (screenshot/Youtube)

by Saagar Enjeti

The FBI has been unable to find charges that stick to a Maryland Imam who openly encourages American Muslims to join the Islamic State.

The Imam, Suleiman Anwar Bengharsa, openly endorsed ISIS on facebook, has allegedly radicalized at least two would-be American terrorists, and is known to have sent large sums of money to active terrorist zones. At every turn, Bengharsa has pushed the First Amendment to its limit and shrouds his activities in secrecy to avoid prosecution.


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