Egyptian Christian dies of wounds sustained in Libya attack

MINYA, Egypt – An Egyptian Christian died Saturday of wounds he sustained in a militant attack in Libya, medical sources said.


Salama Fawzi, 23, had been injured in a militant attack in the eastern city of Benghazi last week.


But the young Christian Copt succumbed to his wounds at hospital in the Upper Egyptian city of Samallout on Saturday.


The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has called on Libyan authorities to launch an investigation into the attack, which came one week after seven Egyptian Christians were killed executive-style in Benghazi.


Libya has been struggling to restore order more than two years after the ouster of late strongman Muammar Gaddafi.


Radical Islam Explodes in Nigeria

How will Europe respond to another radical Islamist uprising in its backyard?
 At least 35 people were killed following two explosions in a crowded neighbourhood of Nigeria’s restless northeastern city of Maiduguri, a stronghold of Boko Haram Islamists.(STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
At least 35 people were killed following two explosions in a crowded neighbourhood of Nigeria’s restless northeastern city of Maiduguri, a stronghold of Boko Haram Islamists.
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More than 1,300 people have been killed in attacks by radical Islamist group Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, with 300,000 fleeing the area. More than half of these are children. The violence is on a similar scale to last year’s unrest in the Central African Republic that provoked a European military intervention.

“We are in a state of war,” Kashim Shettima said on February 17. Shettima is thegovernor of Borno state, one of the worst-hit areas. “Boko Haram are better armed and better motivated than our own troops,” he continued. “It is impossible for us to defeat the Boko Haram.”

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Royal Barnes And Rebekah Dawson, British Muslim Converts, Jailed For 'Sick' Lee Rigby YouTube Videos 

A British Muslim couple were sentenced to jail on Friday for posting "offensive" YouTube videos that glorified the killing of Fusilier Lee Rigby.

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Rebekah Dawson, 22, and her husband Royal Barnes, 23, uploaded three videos to the site soon after the murder of Rigby, for which Barnes was jailed for five years and four months, having pleaded guilty to three counts of disseminating a terrorist publication and one of inciting murder at the Old Bailey.

Dawson, who wore a veil in court, also admitted to charges of disseminating a terrorist publication, for which she received a sentence of 20 months.

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Royal Barnes laughing uncontrollably as he drove past tributes to Rigby


The first video, which was posted the day after rigby was hacked to death in Woolwich, southeast London, in May last year, showed Barnes hailing the killing as a "brilliant" day. The clip also features a graphic of a man holding a decapitated head, the murder scene in Woolwich and a picture of the Twin Towers in New York.


Egyptian Christian Shot in Libya Near Death

Second attack by suspected Islamic extremists in one week leaves Copt unconscious.

March 10, 2014 By Our Middle East Correspondent - Leave a Comment
Medical record stating Salama Fawzy Tobia’s wounds and unconscious condition. (Morning Star News)

Medical record stating Salama Fawzy Tobia’s wounds and unconscious condition. (Morning Star News)

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – The family of an Egyptian Christian shot in Libya on March 2 says he remains close to death in a hospital in Egypt.


Boris Johnson: Muslim children being ‘taught crazy stuff’ at home should be taken into care

London mayor says ‘radicalisation’ must be classed as a form of child abuse

Muslim children who are at risk of being “radicalised” by their parents should be taken into care, according to the London mayor Boris Johnson.

Defining young people being “taught crazy stuff” at home as effectively child abuse, Mr Johnson said the efforts of counter-terrorism officers and social care workers were being hampered by “what I am obliged to call political correctness”.


Syrian Islamists to Christians: pay off or be killed

Syrian Islamists to Christians: pay off or be killed

Persecutions of Christians by radical Islamists in Syria have acquired new forms. In the city of Ar-Raqqah in Syria’s north, members of the group "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" have stated that they would "grant their protection" to Christians only if the latter regularly pay render to Islamists and perform fewer Christian church services. Russia’s authorities are qualifying this as violation of basic human rights.

After they have seized control over Ar-Raqqah, Islamists introduced there a policy that has already been practiced by Muslim authorities in captured areas with non-Muslim population centuries ago. They ordered Christians to pay a "tax" for their right of keeping to their faith – otherwise, Islamists do not guarantee that they wouldn’t kill them. The amount of the "tax" is from 1 to 4 dinars.


Seven Egyptian Christians found dead near Benghazi

Relatives of seven Egyptian Christians found dead near Benghazi

Relatives of the victims reacted with shock to news of the killings

The bodies of seven Egyptian Christians have been found on a beach near the Libyan city of Benghazi, officials say.

They died after being shot in the head and chest, security officials said.


Egypt: Knife attack kills Christian woman in southern Egypt

An Egyptian pharmacist has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a Christian woman earlier this month.

In a country where anti-Christian violence is a daily occurrence, the death of Madeleine Wagih on Feb. 8 was not widely reported. It received brief mention in one of the more lurid corners of Egyptian online news. It was one act of violence among the many that have followed the military's removal of former President Mohamed Morsi last summer.

Since August's deadly clashes between pro-Morsi demonstrators and army, scores of churches have been ransacked. Kidnappings have become epidemic; Christian doctors and pharmacists are favoured targets. Christians generally are seen as having access to money, and for being supporters of the military takeover that drove the Muslim Brotherhood underground. Though the military-run interim government has outlawed the Brotherhood and rounded up its leaders, Egypt's Christian leaders complain security forces do not show the same determination to track down the arsonists, kidnappers and killers who have lashed out at Christians and their churches.


British girls flock to Syria to wed soldiers fighting against Bashar al-Assad regime

BRAINWASHED British girls are flocking to war-torn Syria to shack up with Muslim terror fanatics.

SMUGGLER: Nawal Msaad has been charged for terror offences over trying to sneak over £16,500 to Syria in her underwear [SOCIAL MEDIA]

The so-called “Jihadist groupies” have been marrying extremists they have met online.

And the girls follow the hundreds of British men now fighting in rag-tag rebel groups bidding to topple Syrian leader President Bashar al-Assad.

Experts say the fanatical gangs attract female followers by posting heroic-sounding messages and photos online.


Anti-Christian Hostility Motivated Lethal Attack on Copts, Sources in Egypt Say

Stories of Muslim's mental instability, circumstances fabricated to build his murder defense, rights advocate says.

By Our Middle East Correspondent
http://morningstarnews.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7ec6d7eb2533a90581f839110&id=77e98f7a67&e=b2cec00157CAIRO, Egypt, February 17, 2014 (Morning Star News) – More than a week after a Muslim went on an anti-Christian rampage in Upper Egypt that left one woman dead and another wounded, many area Coptic women are still too afraid to leave their homes, residents said.
In Kom Ombo, 48 kilometers (30 miles) north of Aswan, the Muslim on Feb. 8 attacked several Christians, including employees of two Coptic-owned pharmacies and two students who were walking nearby. Although the alleged assailant has been arrested, residents fear there could be others whose sole motivation for attacking was hostility toward Christians.


Boko Haram Islamists Massacre Christian Villagers in Borno State, Nigeria

Islamic extremists shoot some, slit throats of others.

By Our Nigeria Correspondent

http://morningstarnews.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=7ec6d7eb2533a90581f839110&id=72f7fb093d&e=b2cec00157JOS, Nigeria, February 17, 2014 (Morning Star News) – A large contingent of Islamic extremist rebels from Boko Haram invaded a predominantly Christian village in northeastern Nigeria Saturday night (Feb. 15) and slaughtered at least 106 people, sources said.
Dressed in military fatigues, the Boko Haram rebels, who seek to impose sharia (Islamic law) throughout Nigeria, reportedly shot some people and slit the throats of others while shouting “Allahu Akbar [God is greater]” in Izghe village of the Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno state. They also destroyed homes and shops.


Egypt terror attack targets Christian pilgrims in Sinai

Bombing of bus threatens a return to campaign targeting foreign tourists at Red Sea resorts


People and security officials walk and look as smoke rises from a tourist bus in the Red Sea resort town of Taba in the south Sinai

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By , Cairo

6:46PM GMT 16 Feb 2014

Four people including three believed to be South Korean Christian pilgrims were killed on Sunday by a bomb that tore through their bus near Egypt's border with Israel in the Sinai peninsula.

The bus was heading to the Taba border crossing after taking the pilgrims to visit St Catherine's Monastery, at the foot of Mount Sinai, when its front half was engulfed in an explosion.

State raids Coast shops for hate DVDs

By Benard Sanga                                      

Mombasa, Kenya: The Government Thursday launched a crackdown on shops in Mombasa, seizing material containing preaching by radical Muslim priests from Kenya and Tanzania.

Officials confiscated DVDs containing radical Islamic teachings of slain Muslim cleric Sheikh Aboud Rogo and other Tanzanian ‘hate’ preachers, amid reports of resistance from some traders in Mwembe Tayari and Majengo, where Rogo had strong support.


Defendant in Bulgaria's 'Imam' Trial Stirs Outrage

Defendant in Bulgaria's 'Imam' Trial Stirs Outrage: Defendant in Bulgaria's 'Imam' Trial Stirs Outrage

Ahmed Mussa Ahmed is one of the defendants in the radical Islam trial in Bulgaria, photo by BGNES


The Thursday session in Bulgaria's notorious radical Islam and religious hatred case started out scandalously over the attitude of one of the defendants.

Ahmed Mussa Ahmed refused to stand up when the presiding judge was entering the courtroom. He stated from his seat that he was a Muslim and shows respect only for Allah.

Egypt: Cairo pledges to confront terrorism

Two policeman killed on Tuesday as Mursi appears in court

Firefighters accompany the coffin of General Mohamed Saeed, head of the technical office of the minister of interior, during his funeral service in Cairo January 28, 2014. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Firefighters accompany the coffin of General Mohamed Saeed, head of the technical office of the minister of interior, during his funeral service in Cairo January 28, 2014. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egyptian Interior Ministry spokesman Col. Hani Abdullatif warned against an escalation in terrorist activity in Egypt on Tuesday following the killing of two Egyptian security officers.

“We are monitoring the escalation on the part of terrorist activities in Egypt, particularly assassinations and targeting of state infrastructure,” he said in exclusive comments to Asharq Al-Awsat. He added that the Egyptian authorities were confronting any terrorist attempts with violence.

Profile: Egypt's militant Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group

An Egyptian policeman shouts at bystanders to keep away from the site of a blast at the Egyptian police headquarters in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.

Ansar Beit al-Maqdis said it bombed the police headquarters in Cairo

Al-Qaeda-inspired militant organisation Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Champions of Jerusalem) has claimed responsibility for the 24 January bomb attack on the police headquarters in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

Initially, the group was known for launching attacks on Israeli targets and interests, but after the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, it has started directing its violence against the Egyptian army and police.


Syria Terror Offences: Two UK Women Charged in London

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Two women have been charged in relation to funding terrorist activities in Syria, Scotland Yard has said.

Amal Elwahabi, 27, and Nawal Msaad, 26, both from northwest London, were arrested on January 16.

Msaad was detained at Heathrow Airport while Elwahabi was held later that day in northeast London.


Egypt’s military plans to protect January 25 street celebrations under threat of attack

At least three hundred members from the Muslim Brotherhood have been intensively trained during the past days in an area of Egypt known as New Valley.

By Ashraf Ramlah


Egyptians brace for more Muslim Brotherhood attacks. These strikes are anticipated to occur during the scheduled January 25 pro-democracy celebrations on the three-year anniversary of the uprising of Egypt’s freedom fighters.

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Muslim Brotherhood documents show more attacks planned for Egypt

Egyptian newspapers report that Egypt’s military have recently discovered three documents in the city of Beni Suef, just south of Cairo, produced by the Muslim Brotherhood containing plans to provoke chaos during Egypt’s upcoming street festivities.


Syria: Canadian fighter's death underscores security challenges

Damian Clairmont was killed in infighting between groups opposed to Bashar Assad’s regime. His death shows how complex the battleground has become.

A member of jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra in Aleppo. Calgary's Damian Clairmont, who has been killed in Syria, allegedly joined the Jabhat al-Nusra.



A member of jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra in Aleppo. Calgary's Damian Clairmont, who has been killed in Syria, allegedly joined the Jabhat al-Nusra.

By:  National Security Reporter, Published on Wed Jan 15 2014

The death of another Canadian fighter in Syria this week underscores just how complex the country’s battleground has become and the security challenges facing Western governments.


Afghan Girl 'Suicide Bomber' Refuses To Return To Family, Says She Was Forced To Wear Explosives

A 10-year-old girl trussed up in explosives and sent to blow-up a checkpoint has told Afghan police she will not return to her "abusive" family.

The young girl, named only as Spozhmai, told police she was scared when her brother hit her, and ordered her to wear the explosive-packed vest. He promised her that she would not die, but her targets would, she said.

The girl is in protective custody in Lashkar Gah, after an Afghan soldier spotted her acting suspiciously and saw she was wearing the vest.


Spozhmai, 10, who was about to be used by the Taliban as a suicide bomber, talks as she sits at a police office in Helmand province


Spozhmai said her father was aware of the plan from the start. "Of course my Dad knew, they were all in it together," she told the BBC's World Service Newsday programme. "It was my Dad first and then my brothers.

"After my brothers left me that night near the checkpoint. I slept in the desert until a guy from the checkpoint came.

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