Egypt's US Ambassador Condemns Detention Christian Rights Activists 

 Pressure On Converts Increasing, Group Says

By BosNews Life News Center 

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The United States Ambassador to Egypt, Francis J. Ricciardone, has expressed concern about the detention of two Christian rights activists who could face up to 15 years imprisonment on charges including "insulting Islam, jeopardizing state security," and preaching Christianity, BosNewsLife established Monday September 3.

Egyptian man forces his wife to be circumcised

(AP)

CAIRO, Egypt - An Egyptian man forced his 20-year-old wife to be circumcised after a year of marriage, resulting in her hospitalization for acute bleeding, the state-run news agency reported on Saturday.

Islamic group incites war on West

 jp.dk/uknews

Sunday’s national meeting for the radical Hizb ut-Tahrir included incitement to destroy Israel and a re-establishment of the Caliphate Islamic empire

Controversial Islamic organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir celebrated its annual congress in Copenhagen on Sunday with words of anger against Jews and the West, reported daily free newspaper Nyhedsavisen.

Flight delayed overnight because some passengers were speaking Arabic

Signonsandiego 

SAN DIEGO – A conflict between passengers at Lindbergh Field Tuesday night caused the overnight delay of an American Airlines flight headed to Chicago.

Flight 590 was scheduled to depart at 11 p.m. for Chicago O'Hare International Airport but was rescheduled for Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. after some kind of dispute among customers started at the gate and continued onto the plane, said American Airlines spokesman Tim Wagner.

German orchestra plays in Iran; female musicians perform in hijab

IC Publications 

A German orchestra arrived in Tehran on Monday, defying increasing political tensions to give the first performances in Iran by a full Western classical ensemble since the Islamic revolution in 1979.

Egypt Extends Jail Time for Christian Rights Workers

Muslim scholars demand convert’s death.

by Peter Lamprecht

ISTANBUL, August 22 (Compass Direct News) – Egypt yesterday renewed the detention of two Christian rights workers, held without charge since their arrest on August 8.

Egypt: Italy to 'defend' rights of Christian convert "and welcomes Hegazi" 

AKI 

Rome, 21 August (AKI) - Italy's Foreign Ministry has instructed the country's embassy in Cairo to monitor closely the plight of an Egyptian man, Mohammed Hegazi, who has received death threats following his conversion from Islam to Christianity.

PAKISTAN: RELIGIOUS MINORITIES TOLD TO CONVERT OR DIE

www.compassdirect.org 

Christians remain fearful after deadline passes for converting to Islam.

ISTANBUL, August 16 (Compass Direct News) – Christians and Hindus in northern Pakistan have received dozens of letters threatening them with death if they refuse to become Muslims, church sources and a police official said yesterday.

BBC drops fictional terror attack to avoid offending Muslims

 dailymail.co.uk 

The BBC has dropped plans to show a fictional terror attack in an episode of Casualty to avoid offending Muslims.

The first show of the hospital drama's new series was to have featured a storyline about an explosion caused by Islamic extremists.

Dr Adel Fawzi and Mr Peter Ezzat State Security Attorney hearing News update 

In a telephone call to Dr Adel Fawzi and Mr Peter Ezzat Lawyer Ramses El-Nagar, first day State Security attorney hearing at the State Security building in Cairo today ended with the lawyers demonstrating that:

British TV airing for Islam's story of Christ

The Guardian 

There was no manger, Christ is not the Messiah, and the crucifixion never happened. A forthcoming ITV documentary will portray Jesus as Muslims see him.

Egyptian woman held after near-fatal female circumcision
AFP 
CAIRO --  Egyptian police are holding a woman who conducted a near-fatal circumcision on a young girl, a widely-condemned practice the authorities are trying to stamp out, the press reported Friday.

Updates Regarding Dr. Adel Fawzi and Mr. Peter Ezzat

 In a telephone conversation from United Copts GB to Dr Adel Fawzi and Mr. Peter Ezzat,through their solicitors, while incarcerated at the State Security building Al-Qahira Al-Gadidah (New Cairo), both Dr. Adel Fawzi and Mr. Peter Ezzat are in single cells, 175cm x 175 cm, allowed only one hour break per day after spending the first 36 hours with out food or water.

Both are in good spirit, and looking forward to Tuesday 21/8/07, either a court hearing will  take place or get discharged.

Christian Seeks Legal Recognition of Conversion from Islam in Egypt

 Source 

A Christian convert from Islam, Mohammed Ahmed Hegazy (24), brought a case against Egypt's interior ministry for rejecting his application to replace Islam with Christianity on his personal identification papers on August 2.

Channel 4 TV complaint about "Undercover mosque" 'politically motivated'

Daily Telegraph 

The police decision to complain to Ofcom about a controversial Channel 4 documentary raises "serious questions about media freedom", the Tories said yesterday.

 NYPD warns of homegrown terror threat

By TOM HAYS, Associated Press Writer

 news.yahoo.com

NEW YORK - They preferred bookstores or hookah bars to mosques. They stopped listening to pop music and instead surfed Web sites promoting radical Islam. They threw away their baseball caps and grew beards.

Blind man wins case after cabby refused dog.

 New Taxi Deal Balances Rights And Religion

Brian Hutchinson, National Post

VANCOUVER - A blind man denied service from a Muslim taxi driver for "religious reasons" has been awarded $2,500, the result of a B.C. Human Rights Tribunal discrimination settlement reached on Friday and made public yesterday.

Orthodox educator to head controversial NYC Arabic school

www.jpost.com

By MICHAL LANDO JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
An Arabic language public school set to open in Brooklyn on September 4 is on its second principal before even opening its doors.

 Britain "stepping up counter-terrorism cooperation with Afro-Asian nations

 news.yahoo.com

Al Qaeda seeks high impact from Western recruits

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is stepping up counter-terrorism cooperation with countries in South Asia and Africa to thwart al Qaeda attempts to train Britons overseas and send them back home to commit attacks, a senior official said.

Egyptian Christian Convert Vows Not to Give Up

AINA 

Death threats, his family's renunciation of him, and condemnation from most of Egypt have not deterred Christian convert Mohammed Ahmed Hegazy from pursuing his historic case to seek official recognition for his conversion from Islam to Christianity.


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