UAF Fascists Disrupt Caged EDL Anti-Islamisation Protest in Dudley, Nine Arrested

UPDATE: EDL Member stabbed, Another attacked by Muslim with Broken Bottle

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Thousands of fascist agitators descended upon a city centre protest organized by the patriotic English Defense League (EDL). The UAF -- Unite Against Fascism -- members got violent, and two officers were injured following ugly clashes: one fractured a finger, the other was bitten by a police dog. A police helicopter was also dispatched to assist the officers on the ground. There was a total of 7 arrests.

EU to defend Christian minorities

New working group designed to combat persecution

 

Franco Frattini

The European Union has announced the creation of a working group to assist Christian minorities in countries where they are persecuted.

The initiative launched by Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini is to help EU member countries' embassy staffs know how to intervene on behalf of persecuted Christian minorities.

Austrian activist takes on radical Islam

ISLAMIZATION WATCH 

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff may not be a household name, but she is now a high-profile personality in the growing movement against radical Islam's steadying foothold in Europe.

A mother and an activist, Sabaditsch-Wolff was launched into the heart of the anti-Jihad movement, and she is currently on trial after a November 2009 article written by an undercover journalist at one of her seminars categorized her as a cold woman who spreads vitriolic rhetoric against Islam. However, Sabaditsch-Wolff insists that all she is doing is telling the truth, and she fully expects to stand trial on charges of hate speech.

Sydney Coptic martyrs Candlelight Memorial Vigil.  

  

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By-The Australian Coptic Movement

On Friday evening, the 19th March, 2010, hundreds of members of the Coptic Orthodox Church and several other non-coptic denominations including, Ethiopian Orthodox, Melkite, Catholic, Anglican, Evangelical and Assyrian Churches, gathered at Martin Place in Sydney for a Candlelight prayer vigil. The aim of the vigil was to honour and commemorate the Christian martyrs in Egypt and to pray for all those Christians who are suffering in Egypt and around the globe.

Assyrians in Australia Rally in Support of Egypt's Persecuted Copts

AINA  

The Assyrian Universal Alliance, Australian Chapter, joined hundreds from the Australian Coptic community, Australian Christians from various backgrounds and political and religious leaders to support calls by the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church in Australia to condemn the Egyptian Government for the violation of basic human rights of the Christian Copts of Egypt.

Press conference on religious persecution of Christian minorities draws diverse panel

Voice of the Copts

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Justina Uram Mubangu -DC Examiner

On Friday, March 12, representatives of human rights organizations and advocates for religious freedom came together for a press conference at The National Press Club in Washington, DC. Sponsored by Voice of the Copts,

 

 

Russian 'Bin Laden' killed by Moscow's special forces

Russia exulted in the death of a terrorist dubbed "the Russian Bin Laden," yesterday claiming it has proof he was behind a deadly train bombing last November that left 28 people dead.

The FSB intelligence service said a special forces operation had resulted in the death of Sheikh Said Buryatsky, an Islamist convert whose real name was Alexander Tikhomirov.

European Bid to Ban Burka

Voters in four EU countries reportedly favour by a wide margin banning burqas from being worn in public. The Financial Times reports as follows on Nicholas Sarkozy's proposed ban in France and the public reaction.

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Five European states back burka ban

By James Blitz

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More than half of voters in four other major European states back a push by France’s Nicolas Sarkozy to ban women from wearing the burka, according to an opinion poll for the Financial Times.

 

World Council of churches Message of Solidarity

to Christians in Egypt 

Message from WCC Executive Committee to Member Churches in Egypt

 

ADOPTED
For Action
Doc. PI 1 Annex 2 
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World Council of Churches
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Bossey, Switzerland
23-26 February 2010

We, the executive committee of the World Council of Churches (meeting from 23 to 26 February 2010 in Bossey, Switzerland), send you greetings in the precious name of our Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ!

Switzerland Unruffled by Qaddafi’s Call for ‘Jihad’ in Wake of Its Ban on New Minarets

PARIS — The Swiss government reacted blandly on Friday to the latest rhetorical sally from the eccentric Libyan leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, who called on Thursday for a “jihad” against Switzerland. The two countries have been sparring since the Swiss arrested one of Colonel Qaddafi’s sons and his wife in 2008 on suspicion of beating their servants.

 UK Statement to Universal Periodic Review UN

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Thank you, Mr President,

The UK welcomes the Egyptian delegation to Geneva. We recognise Egypt’s commitment to improving human rights and welcome its willingness to discuss challenges.

We note Egypt’s positive steps towards safeguarding human rights in several areas. In particular, we welcome the National Council for Human Rights’ creation and the establishment of a minimum quota of seats for women in the People’s Assembly. However, challenges remain.

  

European Court Rules Against Turkey’s Religion ID

Designation on identification cards used to discriminate on basis of religion.

By Damaris Kremida and Will Morris

ISTANBUL, February 5 (Compass Direct News) – A European court on Tuesday (Feb. 2) ordered Turkey to remove the religious affiliation section from citizens’ identification cards, calling the practice a violation of human rights.

Religious minorities and in particular Christian converts in Turkey have faced discrimination because of the mandatory religion declaration on their identification cards, which was enforced until 2006. Since then, citizens are allowed to leave the “Religion” section of their IDs blank.

The Independent 

UK: Judge Cherie Blair gives man reduced sentence because he is devout Muslim

Secular society upset by Judge Cherie decision

 

By Jerome Taylor, Religious Affairs Correspondent

Mrs Blair is a devout Roman Catholic who sits as a part-time judge under the title Cherie Booth QC

A senior judge could be called on to investigate a complaint that Cherie Blair handed down a more lenient sentence to a man who had been convicted of fracturing a person’s jaw because he was religious.

 

Burqa and naqab have no place in Denmark, says PM

COPENHAGEN: The face-covering burqa and niqab veils worn by some Muslim women have no place in Denmark, Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen said onWednesday, adding his government was considering restricting them.

Catholic Online 

Dina and Maher El-Gohary, Persecuted Coptic Christians Ask Obama for Help

By Deacon Keith Fournier

'We are imprisoned in our own home because Muslim clerics called for the murder of my father.'

The majority of Christians in Egypt are Coptic Orthodox. The very word “Copt” comes from an early Greek name for Egypt. After all Christianity and Egypt have a long and holy history. Perhaps that is part of the reason why the persistent persecution of Christians in Egypt is so appalling.
The majority of Christians in Egypt are Coptic Orthodox. The very word “Copt” comes from an early Greek name for Egypt. After all Christianity and Egypt have a long and holy history. Perhaps that is part of the reason why the persistent persecution of Christians in Egypt is so appalling.
CAIRO, EGYPT (Catholic Online) – The history of Christianity in Egypt goes as far back as the visit of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. (Matt. 2) To the Christians who live in this historic land the history of the Church is the history of Egypt. The Evangelist Mark brought the Gospel to Egypt in 61 A.D. and it has a proud and inspiring Christian heritage.

French report calls for burqa ban

French report calls for burqa ban  

AFP/File – A woman wearing a niqab -- the full Islamic veil -- walks through Lyon in eastern France. A French parliament …

PARIS (AFP) – A French parliament report called on Tuesday for a ban on the full Islamic veil in many public places, saying Muslim women who wear the burqa were mounting an "unacceptable" challenge to French values.

European Centre for Law and Justice, submitted Hegazi's case to the UNHCHR
Voice of the Copts Announces
On behalf of Voice of the Copts, President Dottore Architetto Ashraf Ramelah announces the following information regarding the Egyptian citizen, Mr. MOHAMMED BISHOY HEGAZY and FAMILY MEMBERS. 

Mohamed Hegazy

 

Egypt groups slam govt on Copt killings

AFP

Two leading Egyptian rights groups have criticised authorities for refusing to acknowledge the sectarian dimension in the recent killing of six Coptic Christians in southern Egypt.

"What happened in Nagaa Hammadi was a sectarian killing," Hafez Abou Seada, Secretary General of the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights (EOHR) said in a statement on Wednesday.

 

Copts march through Sydney to protest at Egyptian deaths

Members of Australia's Coptic Christian community march through Sydney to protest at the deaths of six Copts in Egypt.

Members of Australia's Coptic Christian community march through Sydney to protest at the deaths of six Copts in Egypt. Photo: Ramon A Williams

Members of Australia's Coptic Christian community have marched through Sydney to protest at the deaths of six Copts in Egypt this month.

The marchers numbered more than 5000, Father Gabriel Yassa of the Coptic Orthodox Church said.


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