Egyptian four-year-old's life sentence a mistake, military says

Media captionThe child was convicted of participating in a Muslim Brotherhood protest in early 2014

An Egyptian military court made a mistake by sentencing a four-year-old boy to life in prison for murder last week, the military has acknowledged.

Spokesman Col Mohammed Samir said the court should have sentenced a 16-year-old with a similar name instead.

The High Court of Justice in Cairo (21 January 2016)

Ahmed Mansour Qurani Ali was convicted along with 115 others in connection with riots by Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Fayoum province in 2014.

His lawyer had submitted documents proving that he was one at the time.

Egyptian columnist delivers stinging attack against el-Sissi

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By HAMZA HENDAWI5 hours ago
Egyptian author Ahmed Naji, center background, attends a court hearing in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.  Naji was sentenced to two years in jail on Saturday by a Cairo appeals court for publishing a sexually explicit excerpt of his novel that prosecutors said violated “public modesty.”  Naji was initially acquitted by another court, but prosecutors appealed the verdict. (AP Photo/Ramy Yaacoub)

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Egyptian author Ahmed Naji, center background, attends a court hearing in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. …

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent columnist on Sunday delivered the harshest attack to date against Egypt's president in the local media, saying that Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi presided over a "theocracy" that is no different from the Islamist-led government he overthrew in 2013.

In a front-page column in the al-Maqal daily, Ibrahim Eissa expressed outrage over a two-year prison sentence issued Saturday against author Ahmed Naji for publishing a sexually explicit excerpt of his novel that prosecutors said violated "public modesty."

Egypt’s elite bid farewell to ex-U.N. chief Boutros Ghali

A widow’s grief: Leia Maria Boutros-Ghali (L), sits next to the Egyptian flag-draped coffin carrying her late husband Former U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Ghali


Egypt’s political and religious elite turned out Thursday for the funeral of former U.N. secretary-general Boutros Ghali, who steered the world body through several global conflicts during one of its toughest periods.

The Egyptian diplomat, who became the first African secretary-general in 1992, died in Cairo on Tuesday aged 93.

He was given an elaborate military send-off attended by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt writer sentenced to three years imprisonment

Fatima Naaot, a prominent Egyptian writer, poet and broadcaster, was found guilty of "insulting Islam" and sentenced to three years imprisonment for “contempt of religion” on 26 January.

Fatima Naaot was sentenced for comments she made online in relation to the festival of Eid Al-Adha, an important celebration in the Muslim calendar involving the public “sacrificing” of a sheep or goat to commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son. In an October 2015 post on her Facebook page, Ms Naaot described the annual tradition as the "greatest massacre committed by human beings” and also wrote "Happy massacre, everybody".

Anti-Islam groups launch Europe-wide coalition pledging to defend 'Western civilisation'

ANTI-ISLAMISATION groups from across Europe have joined forces to form a single mass movement today with a pledge to protect "the thousand-year history of Western Civilisation".

By Nick Gutteridge

Anti-Islamisation groups across Europe have joined forces pledging to defend Western Civilisation

The British branch of the far-right PEGIDA movement will join colleagues from across the continent as part of the Fortress Europe coalition, which says it will "never surrender to our enemies" amid concerns about mass Muslim migration.

The new alliance brings together tens of thousands of campaigners from across Europe and has been announced in response to the escalating migrant crisis and alleged refugee sex attacks in Germany and Sweden.

It will feature veteran activists from all corners of Europe including Tommy Robinson - the former leader of the English Defence League (EDL) who is now fronting PEGIDA UK.

Tommy Robinson


Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson is fronting PEGIDA UK

The groups met near Prague last week to thrash out a common mission statement with eight bullet points in which the campaigners pledge to "risk our lives" to oppose "political Islam, extreme Islamic regimes and their European collaborators".

Saudis Shut Down Camel Urine Shop – Owner Was Selling His Own Urine


camel urine
Camel urine is believed to provide healing powers by Muslims.

A Saudi camel urine shop was closed after authorities discovered the owner was selling his own urine.
Mail Online reported, via Jihad Watch:

Saudi authorities have closed down a shop selling traditional camel urine drinks after discovering the owner had been filling the bottles with his own bodily waste.

Muslim Brotherhood will legally challenge UK government report

Organisation says long-awaited inquiry into political Islam has been unduly influenced by Britain’s allies that are hostile to democracy in the Middle East

Thursday 17 December 2015 06.00 GMT Last modified on Thursday 17 December 2015 07.52 GMT 

A critical report calling for greater oversight of the Muslim Brotherhood is expected to be subject to a legal challenge by the Islamist movement after it is published on Thursday by the government.

The long-awaited inquiry, ordered by David Cameron, into the Brotherhood’s operation in the UK is expected to include new curbs on the group and its associates in a move that will be presented by ministers as a crackdown on Islamism.

جلسه عاجله لحل حزب النور

بعد مضى اكثر من سنه على رفعها قررت المحكمه الاداريه العليا  (دائرة الاحزاب السياسيه ) نظر الدعوى المرفوعه من المستشار ممدوح نخله بصفته وكيلا عن مدحت قلادة الناشط الحقوقي المعروف لحل حزب النور باعتبارة حزبا دينيا ومخالفا للدستور المصرى الجديد وكذلك لقانون شئون الاحزاب الذان يحظرا قيام حزب سياسي على اساس دينى او طائفى وحددت لنظرها  جلسه 16 يناير القادم واشارت عريضه الدعوى الى ان  الماده 54 من الدستور تنص على ان  للمواطنين حق تكوين الأحزاب السياسية بإخطار ينظمه القانون، ولا يجوز قيامها أو مباشرتها لأي نشاط على أساس ديني، أو التفرقة بين المواطنين بسبب الجنس أو الأصل أو الموقع الجغرافي أو الطائفي أو ممارسة نشاط سري أو معادٍ لمبادئ الديمقراطية، أو ذي طابع عسكري وشبه عسكري، ئ بينما حزب النور منذ تاسيسه ينادى بقيام دوله الخلافه الدينيه ويمارس نشاطا اقرب للدعوة الدينيه منه للسياسه كما ان هناك اختلاط بين برنامج الدعوة السلفيه وبرنامج الحزب وعدم وضوح الرؤيا بين المتحدثين  باسم الدعوة السلفيه وقادة الحزب 

Christian heavyweights hail Copts rights in Sisi era, attack blasphemy law

By Hani Danial/ Geneva

Christian Egyptian heavyweights attending the eighth edition of the Minority Rights Forum, held in Switzerland's Geneva highly commended human rights for minorities in modern Egypt. 

Head of United Copts Organization, Ibrahim Habib said President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s ascent to power saved Egypt and the Copts from the oppression of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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