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Dozens of suspected militants killed in Egypt’s North Sinai: sources

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt’s military killed dozens of suspected Islamist militants in an operation in Sinai, security sources said on Wednesday, while state media reported the kidnapping of a businessman in the region.

Apache helicopter gunships killed 18 suspected militants after they destroyed four vans in North Sinai, security sources in the remote but strategic region said.

Bishoy Armia Bolis (Formerly Mohammed Ahmed Hegazy) solicitor's face official obstruction in lodging an appeal

Bishoy Armia Boulous

Bishoy Armia Bolis (Formerly Mohammed Ahmed Hegazy solicitor, Mr Akram Gobrial is facing obstruction and intransigence from minor figure in the Egypt Legal system which will result in failure to take the case against Bishoy to the cassation court.

So far the lawyer travelled 4 times to Minya governorate to obtain the court ruling against the 1 year sentence for Bishoy alleged " activities which harm public interest, spreading false rumours, and possessing a camera" which working as correspondent for Tarek TV channel.

The legal system in Egypt is sound at the high level but such obstruction from minor figures in the system, such as court clerks would hinder justice. We ask the Attorney General to stop events which make mockery of justice system and reflects badly on Egypt's image.

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Imran Khawaja, British Jihadi Who Faked His Own Death, Is Jailed For 12 Years

 
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Armed British police officers stand on guard near the French Institute and French School in the South Kensington area of London, on the same day the new edition of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo went on sale in France, with copies expected to arrive at vendors to be sold in London on Friday, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.    (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) | ASSOCIATED PRESS
                 

LONDON (AP) — A British jihadi who faked his death in an attempt to secretly return to England from Syria was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison.

Imran Khawaja, who joined a faction aligned with the Islamic State group and attended an extremist training camp in Syria for six months, had appeared in the group's online propaganda videos — including one in which he posed with a man's severed head.

Charlie Hebdo Protestors Ransack Christian School in Pakistan, Demand Closure

Security said to be lax just weeks after massacre at school in Peshawar

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Outside Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris two hours after attack. (Thierry Caro via Wikipedia)

LAHORE, Pakistan, January 29, 2015 (Morning Star News) –

Among several protests across Pakistan against a French satire magazine’s cartoons of Islam’s prophet Muhammad, hundreds of Muslims in a terrorist-infested northwestern province on Monday (Jan. 26) stormed a Christian school, demanding its closure.  

Some 300 protestors from local schools and colleges entered the premises of Panel High School for Boys in Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, after jumping its outer walls and forcing open the gates, principal Fredrick Farhan Das told Morning Star News by phone.

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Attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula by militants with possible ISIS ties leave at least 26 dead

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Militants with possible Islamic State ties struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula with simultaneous attacks involving a car bomb and mortar rounds on Thursday, killing at least 26 security officers.

An Army spokesman immediately blamed former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood of orchestrating the attack, which killed 25 Army soldiers and one policeman.

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UK Jihadi Who Faked Death Admits Terror Offences

The 27-year-old posed with a severed head while he was in Syria, before trying to slip back into Britain unnoticed.

 

A British jihadist who faked his death faces years behind bars after admitting a string of terror offences following his return from Syria.

Imran Khawaja, from Southall in west London, spent six months in the war-torn country last year and attended a terror training camp.

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Belgian anti-terror raid in Verviers leaves two dead

Police in Verviers. 15 Jan 2015

Two suspected jihadists have been killed in an anti-terror operation in eastern Belgium, officials say.

A third person had been arrested in the raid in Verviers and weapons are reported to have been recovered.

Prosecutor Eric Van Der Sypt told reporters police had targeted a group returning from Syria who had been about to launch attacks in a matter of hours.

Largest Islamic Body in the World Calls for More Anti-Free Speech Laws in Wake of Charlie Hebdo Attack

By Patrick Poole

Last week’s terror attack targeting French magazine Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris has sparked a global conversation about the nature of free speech, with the “Je Suis Charlie” hashtag in support of the murdered Charlie Hebdo staff going viral and becoming the most used hashtag in the history of Twitter.

But this afternoon, the UN representative for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Ufuk Gokcen, was expressing another view with respect to free speech.

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Paris Charlie Hebdo attack: live

Latest updates after attack in which three suspect al-Qaeda gunmen attack offices of Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine, with 12 dead


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By , Barney Henderson and David Millward

• Three suspects named; one, Hamyd Mourad, hands himself in
• Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi remain at large
• Seven 'friends and associates' of suspects arrested
• National day of mourning declared; midday silence
Policeman seriously injured in second Paris shooting
• Paris Charlie Hebdo attack: January 7 as it happened

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08.47 One of the gunmen in the attack this morning in southwest Paris was wearing a bullet-proof vest when he fired on police officers with an automatic, seriously injuring one of them, a police source said.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve is rushing to the scene of the incident near Porte de Chatillon south of Paris.

Charlie Hebdo: Gun attack on French magazine kills 12

Ambulances gather in the street outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris, 7 January 2015.

Video uploaded to YouTube shows the attackers fleeing after shooting a police officer

Charlie Hebdo attack

A major police operation is under way to find three gunmen who fled by car.

President Francois Hollande said there was no doubt it had been a terrorist attack "of exceptional barbarity".

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Suspected Arsonist Sought in Fire at Bible Distribution Center in Istanbul, Turkey

Fire officials thought to have tried to downplay likelihood of arson.

By Our Middle East Correspondent
David Byle amid fire damage at Bible Correspondence Course in Turkey. (Morning Star News)ISTANBUL, Turkey, December 20, 2014 (Morning Star News) – Turkish authorities are searching for a suspected arsonist in connection with a fire here that destroyed thousands of New Testaments and other Christian books.


The fire started at approximately 7 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the offices of the Bible Correspondence Course in Turkey (BCC-Turkey), located in a multistory building that also houses a church in the Kadikoy neighborhood of Istanbul, according to officials of the ministry.
 

U.S. Congressmen Call on Egyptian Government to Release Jailed Christian Convert

Letter Highlights Torture, Lack of Process for Egyptian Citizens to Change Religious Affiliation

12/19/2014 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that nine members of the United States Congress today sent a letter to the Egyptian attorney general calling for the immediate release of Bishoy Armia Boulous, a Coptic Christian convert from Islam jailed by Egyptian authorities since December 3, 2013.

Bishoy Armia Boulous

Bishoy Armia Boulous

The letter, led by Congressman Gus Bilirakis of Florida, states that Bishoy was jailed on charges “clearly related to his religious conversion” and that he has “reportedly been harassed and physically attacked on several occasions by officials of the Tora Prison in South Cairo.” Sent to Attorney General Hisham Barakat and President el-Sisi, the letter goes on to say, “The dropping of all charges against Mr. Boulous and his swift release will help to demonstrate not only your administration’s commitment to equal protection under the law…but that millions of men and women across Egypt need not fear government prosecution simply for choosing to change their religious beliefs.”

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The Plague Of Radical Islam Strikes Again, In Sydney

A hostage runs for safety after she escaped from a cafe under siege in central Sydney, Australia, on Monday. AP

A hostage runs for safety after she escaped from a cafe under siege in central Sydney, Australia, on Monday. AP 

War On Terror: Monday's Sydney cafe attack is a reminder, as if we needed one, that radical Islam continues its lethal war on Western civilization. It remains critical for the West to get rid of this plague.

The 18-hour siege by a deranged gunman holding hostages in a little Sydney cafe across from the Reserve Bank of Australia, leaving two innocent people dead before Australian police stormed the place, was as much the work of Islamic radicals as other terror attacks.

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Islamic State Justifies Enslaving Non-Believers

This message was propagated by a pamphlet from the IS that is titled Question and Answers about Female Slaves and their Freedom.

The pamphlet was distributed amongst the people living in Mosul a city in Iraq. The city is under the radical extremists’ control.

The pamphlet also said that women and children who are non-Muslim could be sold as well as given as gifts to other people.

  

Police storm Sydney cafe to end hostage siege, three dead

Police source named the gunman as Man Haron Monis, an Iranian refugee and self-styled sheikh

1 of 30. Paramedics remove a person, with bloodstains on the blankets covering the person, on a stretcher from the Lindt cafe, where hostages were being held, at Martin Place in central Sydney December 16, 2014.

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Heavily armed Australian police stormed a Sydney cafe on Tuesday and freed a number of hostages being held there at gunpoint, in a dramatic end to a 16-hour siege in which three people were killed and four wounded.

New South Wales police said two men, aged 34 and 50, and a 38-year-old woman died. The attacker was among the fatalities.

Heavy gunfire and blasts from stun grenades filled the air shortly after 2 a.m. local time (1500 GMT on Monday).

New South Wales police said two men, aged 34 and 50, and a 38-year-old woman died. The attacker was among the fatalities.

Heavy gunfire and blasts from stun grenades filled the air shortly after 2 a.m. local time (1500 GMT on Monday).

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ISIS behead four children in Iraq after they refuse to convert to Islam

A British vicar based in Baghdad said Islamic State militants hounded Christians out of their homes and threatened to kill their children if they did not convert to Islam

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Barbaric: The children were killed by Islamic State militants (file photo)

Barbaric Islamic State militants have beheaded four Christian children in Iraq for refusing to convert to Islam, according to a British vicar based in Baghdad.

Cannon Andrew White claims the beheadings took place in a Christian enclave close to Baghdad which has been recently overrun by Islamic State.

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Boko Haram Kills More Christians as it Expands 'Caliphate' in Nigeria

Islamic extremist rebels seize towns in Borno state, kidnap 20 women.

 

By Our Nigeria Correspondent

 

JOS, Nigeria, December 7, 2014 (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from Boko Haram killed 11 people and kidnapped 20 women as they attacked predominantly Christian Lassa in northeastern Nigeria state last week, the third town in three weeks that the terrorist group claims as part of its caliphate.
 
The Boko Haram insurgents, who seek to impose sharia (Islamic law) throughout Nigeria, invaded Lassa in southern Borno state on Wednesday (Dec. 3), sources said. Survivors who escaped the carnage and arrived at Jos told Morning Star News that the Boko Haram gunmen initially stormed the town on Nov. 29 but were repelled, then returned on Wednesday, destroying church buildings and homes.

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Christian Convert Imprisoned and Tortured in Egypt Vows to 'Starve Himself to Death,' Lawyer Says

By Samuel Smith , CP Reporter

Egypt Christians (Photo: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany)

Egyptian Christians march in Cairo during a protest against an attack on a church in southern Egypt on Oct. 9, 2011.

The Christian convert who made history by becoming the first person in Egypt's history to attempt to legally change his religious affiliation on his government identification from Islam to Christianity, has "vowed to starve himself to death" in response to his "illegal" imprisonment, his attorney said.

Bishoy Boulous, who is formerly known by his Muslim name of Mohammed Hegazy, was sentenced to five years imprisonment by an Egyptian court in July on the allegation of causing "sectarian strife."

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Sudanese Authorities Demolish Church and Arrest 37 Christians

 

Police and security officers arrived at 6am in nine police vans and began demolishing part of the church building before arresting 37 people who were praying in the church.

The group of 15 women and 22 men were detained before being charged under sections 69, 77 and 99 of the criminal code with “breach of the peace, public nuisance and obstruction of a public servant during the course of his duty”. 

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Al Shabaab Islamists Again Attack Non-Muslims near Mandera, Kenya,

Killing 36 Most of those slain said to be Christians from outside the area.
By Our East Africa Correspondent
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Members of the Islamic extremist insurgent group Al Shabaab early this morning killed 36 non-Muslims, most of them Christian, in an attack in northern Kenya, sources said.


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