Egypt: Top Islamic institution preaches “religious freedom” to West, while supporting death penalty for apostates at home



In a statement titled, “The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies Calls on Al Azhar’s Sheikh to Renounce His Remarks Which Contradict Religious Freedom and Support Violent Extremism,” the institute blasted Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb’s recent remarks concerning apostasy, first reported in the English here.

Though Tayeb is often portrayed as a “moderate” and “reformer,” the prominent human rights organization expressed its “deep regret at the recent remarks recently released by Dr. Ahmed al-Tayeb, which waste a basic freedom—that of religious freedom—and which aid and nourish extremist thinking and preaching.”

Recent spate of violence against Egypt's Christians goes largely unpunished

© Gianluigi Guercia, AFP | Coptic Christians talk on August 27, 2013 inside the Amba Moussa Coptic church that was torched by unknown assailants after the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi.

Article text byMonique El-Faizy

Violence against Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Christian minority, one of the largest and oldest groups of Christians in the Middle East, has escalated at an alarming rate in the last several weeks, with little official response.

Since late May, Christians in Egypt have been the victims of at least a dozen sectarian attacks, and activists and politicians say the government has done little to stop it, despite Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi’s early overtures to the Coptic community and their staunch support of him.

Why Is France the Preferred Target for Terrorists?

, July 19, 2016
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After the murderous attack in Nice, France is sinking deep into depression; the Republic itself and its values sustained a heavy blow on the holiday of freedom.
  • The French people still have not totally internalized the fact that they are in an existential war, and they are having trouble recovering from the recent wave of terror.
  • France is the symbol of freedom, enlightenment, and democratic values, which stand in complete contrast to the dark, barbaric ideology of global terror organizations.
  • France was in the past a colonialist empire that exploited the natural resources of its colonies and repressed the local population.
  • The presence in France of eight to ten million Muslims strongly affects decision-making in both the political and intelligence domains. Unlike Germany, where most Muslims are Turks, or Britain, where most are from India and Pakistan, in France the overwhelming majority are of North African extraction.
  • The Europeans, and especially the French, must understand once and for all that jihadist terror cannot be completely uprooted because there is no single, specific target. It is the ideological and religious dimension that holds sway, and it is an entity without borders in all regards.

The Dangers of the Muslim Brotherhood

For those claiming (especially in Western media) that because a party/individual was ‘freely democratically elected’ they should fulfil their term, I’d like to re...

J. Morgan 
For those claiming (especially in Western media) that because a party/individual was 'freely democratically elected' they should fulfil their term, I'd like to remind them that when the Freedom Party of Austria (a far-right group) came into power via free democratic elections in 1999, the whole of Europe and America refused to support or recognise this rise to power and consequently it was subject to sanctions from the European Union which claimed it was "legitimising the extreme right in Europe."

Refugee crisis: Syrian mother sends video plea to Theresa May to be reunited with her children

A Syrian couple living in Sheffield have sent a video to Home Secretary Theresa May, pleading for their two eldest children to be allowed into the UK. Mohammed and Amal Alwadi left Syria shortly after the war began in 2011. Mohammad was granted asylum in the UK in December 2014 and Amal followed a year later with their two youngest children.

However, the couple explained that they have been unable to bring their eldest children into the country as UK family reunion rules do not allow parents to apply for asylum for children who are above the age of 18. The Alwadis have not seen their 19-year-old son and 20-year-old daughter for nine months, with their son living in a refugee camp in Calais and their daughter in Turkey.

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Amal Alwadi with her children before they were separated during the Syrian conflict. Her eldest son and daughter are now in Calais and Turkey, while Amal is in the UKBritish Red Cross

"The Obama Doctrine": The Atlantic's Exclusive Report on the U.S. President's Hardest Foreign Policy Decisions

In the April issue cover story, Obama says he’s proud of not enforcing “red line” in Syria; rejects “the Washington playbook”; believes Middle East is unfixable, and Saudi Arabia needs to “share” the region with Iran; blames European “free riders” for mess of Libya; says Ukraine will always be vulnerable to Russian domination; and explains pivot to Asia and Latin America

Washington, D.C. (March 10, 2016, 6AM ET)—The moment many foreign policy observers consider one of the worst of Barack Obama’s presidency—not bombing Syria in the summer of 2013 after Bashar al-Assad had breached the “red line” on chemical weapons—the president sees as one of his best. Through many hours of in-depth and unusually candid interviews, The Atlantic offers an exclusive and historic account of President Obama’s worldview, in which the president offers extensive explanations of his hardest decisions about America’s role in the world. The Atlantic’s April cover story,The Obama Doctrine,” is now at and will be on newsstands next week.


السعودية: ضبط رئيس «هيئة الأمر بالمعروف» يمارس الرذيلة

ألقت السلطات الأمنية بالسعودية، القبض على رئيس مركز هيئة الأمر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر بمحافظة “جيزان”، متلبسًا بممارسة الرذيلة مع فتاة، بعد محاولات ابتزازها واستغلال نفوذه.

وقالت صحيفة «عكاظ» السعودية، إن الفتاة كانت لها قضية خلوة غير شرعية لدى رئيس المركز الذي حفظ القضية في مكتبه وبدأ في ابتزازها ووعدها بإنهاء قضيتها بشرط تلبية طلباته في الخروج معه وممارسة الرذيلة معها، واستمر في ابتزازها ثلاثة أشهر حتى رضخت لمطالبه خوفًا من فضحها.

وتضيف الصحيفة، أنه عندما تقدم لها أحد الشباب طالبًا يدها طلبت من رئيس المركز الابتعاد عنها وسترها لأنها مقبلة على الزواج إلا أنه رفض توسلاتها في البعد عنها وسترها، فأبلغت إدارة هيئة الأمر بالمعروف بجازان وشرطة المنطقة، وتم عمل كمين محكم لرئيس مركز الهيئة المبتز والقبض عليه والفتاة بجواره متلبسًا بفعل فاحش.

وأكد الناطق الإعلامي بشرطة المنطقة التي قبض فيها على رئيس المركز، اتخاذ الإجراءات النظامية بحقه بعد القبض عليه برفقة الفتاة، مشيرًا إلى إحالة القضية لهيئة التحقيق والإدعاء العام.

From Egypt to Indonesia, all Islamic nations must learn from Pakistan’s mistakes

What should the minorities go?

When Pakistan was founded in 1947, its secular founding fathers did not speak of an Islamic state.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah, recognized as Pakistan’s Quaid-e-Azam (Great Leader), clearly declared that non-Muslims would be equal citizens in the new country. Reflecting his secular views, Jinnah—himself a Shia—nominated a Hindu, several Shias and an Ahmadi to Pakistan’s first cabinet. Now, non-Muslim representation at the Cabinet level is limited to symbolic appointments, while Shias face smear campaigns from Sunni Muslims that declare them non-Muslims. And the Ahmadis—who were some of Jinnah’s most ardent supporters in his quest for a Muslim homeland on the subcontinent—are completely unrepresented; they live as virtual outcasts in modern Pakistan.

ISIS jihadis OBLITERATED: Putin jets blast terrorist HQ in Syria with bunker-buster bombs

RUSSIAN bombers have OBLITERATED nine Islamic State (ISIS) outposts in just 24 hours as Vladimir Putin steps up his huge bombing campaign in Syria.


Russian airstrikes have destroyed ISIS targets in Syria

Soviet jets pounded terrorist targets in Syria overnight using bunker busting bombs to blow up an ISIS command centre, potentially killing dozens of fighters. 

The raids come after asenior British military expert said the West has been totally outflanked by Putin on the Syria crisisbecause its policy making has been dominated by "wishful thinking".


Only Way to Defeat ISIS Is With Help From Non-Radical Muslims in Middle East, Says Head of Aid to the Church in Need

By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter

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(Photo: REUTERS/Ali Sahin)

Smoke rises in the Syrian town of Kobani as it is seen from the Turkish border town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 25, 2015. Islamic State fighters launched simultaneous attacks against the Syrian government and Kurdish militia overnight, moving back onto the offensive after losing ground in recent days to Kurdish-led forces near the capital of their "caliphate." After recent losses to the Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led air strikes, Islamic State sought to retake the initiative with attacks on the Kurdish-held town of Kobani at the Turkish border and government-held areas of Hasaka city in the northeast.

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The Silent Majority Should Stand Up to Welcome Those Fleeing Persecution

"The way stateless Jews from Germany are pouring in from every port of this country is becoming an outrage . . .", ran The Daily Mail in 1938.

"Marauding" migrants threaten our standard of living, proclaimed Philip Hammond in 2015.

Note the similarities. The myth of Britain as a benevolent nation which has always welcomed those fleeing persecution is simply not true. Anti-migrant hysteria plagued our shores in the 1930s as much as it does today.

Yarl's Wood is all too reminiscent of the internment camps which housed Jews, Nazi sympathisers and other aliens 70 years ago.

From France’s Robespierre to ISIS’ Baghdadi

There are signs that the UK is about to change its policy toward terrorism. For the past few years, the British government took the position of combating terrorism while leaving aside the ideologies behind it, ignoring the warnings of policy experts about the dangers of such a strategy. However, Prime Minister David Cameron is now looking at the ideological aspect as well. Hopefully, other European governments will do the same.

If we want to confront radical Islamist ideologies we should imagine ourselves confronting Jacobins. It is easier for us to imagine and understand Maximilien Robespierre than Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). It also helps us focus on the ideology rather than the religious language that coats it. A Muslim terrorist is best imagined as a Jacobin who happens to be a Muslim, and Baghdadi is bestunderstood as Robespierre in a turban.

Arab Bill Gates Could Turn 'Shariah Creep' Into Full Trot


Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a Saudi business magnate and investor, is ranked as the 34th richest man in the world.

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a Saudi business magnate and investor, is ranked as the 34th richest man in the world.

Islamofascism:Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a senior member of the Saudi monarchy, says he'll pledge his $32 billion fortune to charity. In light of his past donations, this is a highly concerning development.

Alwaleed says he will model his endowment on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, only with a twist: Much of his philanthropic work will help "foster cultural understanding" of Islam in America and the West.

That means promoting the kingdom's brand of Islam, while censoring criticism of Islam.

Glory Heavyweights of the Middle East

By, Rev. Jim Croft

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 speaks of how the momentary afflictions of this life have the capacity to bestow believers with the most coveted honor that can be earned.  It is the eternal weight of glory that exceeds the highest honors and accomplishments available on earth.  However, earning this reward has an inescapable qualification. 

While experiencing any form of affliction, particularly that which is faith related; we must focus our attention on the eternal realm rather than the temporal realm that generates suffering.  This means that inclinations to murmur to the Lord about the unfairness of situations are overridden by decisions to count it all joy when we encounter diverse trials of life. 


by Arnold Ahlert


President Obama's ongoing antipathy towards Egypt is no accident. Our feckless president has long had a soft spot in his heart for the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), and Egypt's removal of the terror group from the corridors of power has rankled the administration. So what is it the Egyptians understand and our president denies? The Egyptian Minister of Religious Endowments insists that ISIS was birthed[1] by the MB.

Dr. Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa and other Egyptian scholars have explained that while ISIS is publicly hostile to the MB, they share identical goals. Last August, the Ministry illuminated those goals. "They are both waging a war against their homelands with vandalism, destruction and murder—murder on behalf of the enemies of the state who fund them," read a published statement. Other similarities include the exploitation of women to further their agenda, and the reality that both groups use "lying and deception in the name of religion," and both have "ignorant and lying" leaders who "use religion to play with the minds of the public," the statement explained. "The main commonality between the two groups is their terrorist acts," it added.

ANALYSIS: 'Brotherhood’s call for retribution is religious violence’

byJayson Casper- 5th June 2015

Sheikh Mohamed Abdel Maksoud, signatory of 'Egypt Call'. Photo: via MEMO


A LEADING American academic has denounced the latest Muslim declaration against elected Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as a call for ‘religious violence’.

Samuel Tadros of Hudson Institute in Washington DC told Lapido that ‘Egypt Call’, a 13-point document published last week by 159 Muslim scholars from 35 nations, andendorsedby the Brotherhood, provided ‘Islamic justification’ for the fight against Sisi.

“Reconciliation Session” in Egypt in the 21 Century is a Slap on the Face of Common Law and Justice System

In the latest episode of the notorious “Reconciliation Session” held between Muslims and Christians in Kafr Darwish, El-Fashn district, Beni-Swif Governorate, Egypt, 2 days ago [“Reconciliation Session” which was an idea created during Mubarak era to humiliate, disenfranchise, and target Christians in Egypt for a state of impoverishment and destitution after FALSELY accuse Copts of being offensive or derogatory to the Islamic religion] a young man named Ayman Yousef Tawfiq who is working in Jordan, judged by the “Reconciliation Session” of “liking” an offensive image of the Prophet of Islam on Facebook.

Ayman has denied links to the image, or even that he knows how to use Facebook.

It is known that Ayman is illiterate, does not know how to read and write, and depends on his colleagues in the use of Facebook.

Egypt's Sisi wants to defeat radical Islam. When will Obama, US support him?

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi continues to reach out to America for help in rallying the forces of good against a rising tide of evil—the ever-spreading virus of militant Islam.

And so far we are still snubbing him.

As I have written before in this space, Sisi appears to be a surprising successor to the heroic British leader who first rallied his own people, then appealed to the New World to join not only his, but humanity’s, cause against the Nazi menace—which is in many ways similar to the Islamist one today.

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byROBERT DAVI10 Mar 20150


Could Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi be the Ronald Reagan of the Middle East?

This is one of the most important questions that the Western world, excuse me, the world, should be asking itself.

I have mentioned el-Sisi before, on Neil Cavuto’s Fox News show more than six months ago, right here in a few of my past articles and even in a major newspaper column. But I bet most people don’t know about him.

How interesting that while the world is looking to America for leadership, moral clarity and a solution to the hijacking of a major religion whose by product is radical Islam we finally see a possible solution from the region itself.

The Egyptian president could someday go down in history as a leader whose courage help lift the Middle East out of the Middle Ages.

More than Just Words

Besides his historic New Year’s Day speech at a Coptic Christian Church, being the first Middle Eastern leader who has ever attended a midnight mass, the sweeping economic changes he has made in his country, having a multitude of Mosques closed and calling for the suspension of extremist Islamic education, he is not afraid to admit that there is not a religion but a thinking that has hijacked a religion.

He has clearly defined what our president has not nor has the will to do. Notice that the recent conference that President Obama had did not have el -Sisi in attendance.

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