'Coptic Blood is Not Cheap' Says Egyptian Coptic Pope
By Mary Abdelmassih
(AINA) -- During his weekly sermon on Wednesday November 8 at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, Coptic Pope Shenouda III said "Coptic Blood is not Cheap," referring to the Coptic young men killed after security forces opened fire on them on November 24. In response to a query from a Copt in the audience as to what was the church doing for the 157 Copts detained and charged in connection with the incident of St. Mary and St. Michel's Church in Talbiya, the Pope said "We are doing our best in this matter."


Pope Shenouda speaks out on behalf of the victims of the Omrania violence last month



Egypt’s patriarch, Pope Shenouda III, has announced that the Coptic community will not forget the blood of those who died during the events at the Omrania church last month.



During his weekly sermon on Wednesday evening, the pope insisted that the church will do its best to bring justice to the victims and punish all the perpetrators, adding that Coptic blood is not cheap.

Copts Rally At Egyptian Supreme Court, Demand Release of Detainees

Cairo (AINA)
Dozens of Copts and a number of Muslims protested on December 4th in front of the Supreme Court in Cairo to call attention to the use of deadly force by State Security against Coptic protesters, which occurred on November 24 in Talbiya, Giza. The clashes between Copts and security forces resulted in 4 Coptic deaths as well as 120 injuries (AINA 12-3-2010).

Cairo police clash with Christian rioters, 1 dead


The Associated Press
CAIRO -- Hundreds of Christians smashed cars and windows and tried to assault a municipal building in Cairo Wednesday after police violently stopped the construction of a church, leaving one person dead and underscoring serious Egypt's sectarian tensions.

Egypt's Pope denounces use of force against Coptic protesters
Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Archbishopric Saint Marcus
Photographed by Fouad Elgarnousy
Head of the Egyptian Coptic Church Pope Shenouda III on Wednesday denounced the use of force against Coptic Christian protesters.


Hijab woman Carnita Matthews sentenced to six months' jail


Carnita Matthews, 46, of Woodbine in Sydney's south, had in August pleaded not guilty to one charge of knowingly making a false complaint relating to events in June.

Memorial service for the martyrs of Church of Deliverance Massacre 31 October 2010 

At Holy Trinity Church4 Brook Green, London, W6 7BL

On 12 November 2010

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  • Father Nizar Samaan in his sermon: History will disgrace all of us if we do not expose to the world what happened, raise our voice, condemn the killing, and do our best to prevent it happening again. 
  • We all for Iraq and Iraq for all of us, we will not leave Iraq and will not allow terrorism to win. 
  • The murderers are not the only responsible for the massacre but who ever incites them are equally responsible. 
  • We need to hear condemnation not only from politicians but now we need Islamic Authorities Fatwas to say killing the innocent of what ever religion is forbidden in Islam. Fatwa’s are issued for trivial matters but this is very important issue and we need to hear Fatwa now.



Geert Wilders hate speech trial collapses in Netherlands

Retrial ordered after it emerged that one of the judges in the case had tried to sway a potential witness

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders in court 

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders (right) in court on the final day of arguments in his trial for hate speech. Photograph: Koen Van Weel/AFP/Getty Images

The hate speech trial of the controversial far-right Dutch leader, Geert Wilders, collapsed in disarray at the last minute today when the panel of judges in the case were deemed to be biased. A retrial was ordered.


How murder exposed Saudi prince's homosexual life

By Chris Summers BBC News

The Landmark Hotel in central London 

The couple stayed for almost a month at the Landmark Hotel in London 

A Saudi prince has been convicted of murdering his manservant, who was found beaten to death in bed at a plush London hotel. The defendant spent most of the trial trying to prove he was not gay. Why?

Before his trial began at the Old Bailey, Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Nasir al Saud made strenuous efforts to keep the question of his homosexuality secret.



Muslim woman asked to take off her veil in court

A MUSLIM woman was asked to take off her veil in a Midland court to give evidence against her former partner in an assault case.

Leicester magistrates warned Georgina Richards they might not be able to accept her evidence if she kept the veil on.


British group warning of spread of radical Islam seeks ties with US' Tea Party movement

LONDON — Tentative links are developing between supporters of the Tea Party movement in the United States and right-wing fringe groups in Britain that are opposed to what they call the "Islamification" of Europe.

The movements are not formally aligned, but the relatively new English Defence League — which warns that Islamic fundamentalism will soon engulf Britain — is seeking guidance and inspiration from some U.S. figures taking a similar stance.

The Independent 

French burqa ban to become law after constitutional court unexpectedly approves

Oct 8 2010

A ban on the burka, and other full-face veils will take effect in France from next spring after an unexpected ruling by the country’s highest legal authority last night.

In a decision that will divide the country, and may spark fears of Islamic fundamentalist reprisals, the Conseil Constitutionnel removed the final legal obstacle to the ban, by ruling that a so-called “anti-burka” law passed by both houses of the French parliament did not infringe fundamental liberties.


Ibrahim Eissa Dismissed from Dostor , The Boldest Egyptian Newspaper Is Near to Closing Down

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information is deeply disturbed by the shocking news that the owners of Dostor decided to dismiss Ibrahim Eissa , editor, on 4/10/2010 in a rather unexpectedly early move, however,  Indicators pointed in that direction.

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Pope Benedict XVI goes to war with 'atheist extremism'

Pope uses visit to argue Nazi desire to eradicate God led to the Holocaust and Britain should respect its Christian foundations

Pope Benedict XVI 

Pope Benedict XVI held mass in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, at the end of the first day of his visit to Britain. Photograph: Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty Images

Benedict XVI used the first papal state visit to Britain to launch a blistering attack on "atheist extremism" and "aggressive secularism", and to rue the damage that "the exclusion of God, religion and virtue from public life" had done in the last century.


Follow the leader: Egyptian newspaper doctors Obama photo to show Mubarak in front

Egypt's state-run newspaper Al-Ahram has come under fire after it doctored a photo of the country's leader President Hosni Mubarak, placing him in front of the group when it was actually President Barack Obama who was leading the pack.

Mr Obama was hosting the Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian leaders at the White House for Middle East peace talks when the original photo was taken.

Al-Ahram showed Mubarak in front of the other four leaders - when in fact he was the one furthest behind.


altered obama pic 

Christian Copts Living As Slaves to Muslims in Egyptian Village


Since the Christmas Eve Massacre on January 6,2010, when six Copts were killed and nine seriously injured by Muslims in a drive-by shooting outside a church in Nag Hammadi (AINA 1-7-2010), the Coptic Patriarchate in Cairo has become a Mecca for oppressed Copts from all over Egypt.

Nearly every Wednesday, when Coptic Pope Shenouda III gives his weekly sermon, Copts go to complain to the Pope and make known their grievances to other Copts who never come to hear about those cases due to media blackout. They hope to meet with human rights activists attending the sermon without fear of getting arrested by State Security for congregating under the prevailing emergency laws.

Copts Protest Persecution in Egypt Ahead of Mubarak's DC Visit
(AINA) --
On the occasion of Egyptian President Mubarak's visit to Washington this week to attend the Mideast talks, Coptic Christians in the US and Canada staged a peaceful rally on September 2nd outside the White House to protest the persecution of Copts in Egypt. The Motto of the rally was "President Mubarak Make Peace in Your Country First."

Florida Church Plans to Burn Korans on 9/11

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Tucked away in rural, north Gainesville, a small, fifty member church is getting international attention for its next church function: The burning of several hundred Korans on September eleventh. 

London Evening Standard 

25% increase in 'virginity repair' operations on the NHS among Muslim brides in UK.

A growing number of Muslim brides are having "virginity repair" operations before marriage.

The NHS carried out 116 hymen replacement operations between 2005 and 2009, it emerged today. There were 30 last year - up 25 per cent from the 24 in 2005.

Private clinics in London, which charge between £1,850 and £4,000 for the half-hour procedure, are also reporting a surge in demand.

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