could be next country to ban building of minarets

The minaret of the Mahmud Mosque in Zurich

Ban: The minaret of the Mahmud Mosque in Zurich, Switzerland

could become the next European country to hold a referendum on the building of Islamic minarets.

As Muslims bash Swiss minaret ban, Egypt’s Christians cry foul

Bikya Masr

Joseph Mayton

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CAIRO: As Egypt’s Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa lashed out at Switzerland voters’ decision to ban minaret construction in the European country on Monday, Christians in the Arab country have voiced their concern of what they are calling the “hypocrisy” of Egyptian society. They question whether Egypt, which has been forceful in its refusal to allow the construction of churches in recent years, is in a position to criticize the Swiss move.

Coptic leader: Int’l conference on violence against Copts in Egypt a must for rights groups

Bikya Masr 

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CAIRO: Prominent Coptic Lawyer Mamdouh Ramzy, called on all media, journalists, Egyptian and international human rights activists, to attend the first International Conference to Stop the Violence Against Copts,” which will be held in Cairo, on December 5. His statement comes as Christians in Egypt continue to complain of widespread injustice and prejudice against the minority group.

Egypt mufti says Swiss minaret ban insults Muslims,
     
"while building churches is restricted or banned in Muslim countries including Egypt".
       
UCGP to Mr Gomaa, stop being double standard, the world now knows. 
    
  

CAIRO — Egypt's Mufti Ali Gomaa denounced a vote to ban new minarets in Switzerland on Sunday as an "insult" to Muslims across the world, while calling on Muslims not to be provoked by the move.

 

Hidden threat from al-Qaeda sleeper cells

Jihadists entering U.K. "by posing as students or legitimate visitors" 

Al-Qaeda terrorists are exploiting loose visa and immigration rules to enter Britain, the security services fear.

Counter-terrorism police and Whitehall officials believe dozens of extremists could have arrived here by posing as students or legitimate visitors.

ABC News 

Swiss vote to ban minarets

A cow stands next to a display

Controversial: A campaign poster showing the Swiss flag covered in missile-like minarets (Reuters : Dario Bianchi )

Times Online 

UKIP to target Islamic fundamentalism with leadership election

The UK Independence Party is set to head in a fresh direction, fighting radical Islam, with the election today of a replacement for Nigel Farage as its national leader.

The two favourites to take over from Mr Farage are committed to adding the battle against Islamic fundamentalism to the party’s main goal of withdrawing Britain from the European Union.

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A Court Decision to Confiscate the First Egyptian Graphic Novel and Imposing a Fine on its Author and Publisher

Cairo, 21/11/09


Three Egyptian Human Rights Organizations stated that “the Court ruling of imposing a fine on Metro’s author and publisher and confiscating the novel is a step backwards to the freedom of expression, and this decision will be appealed to assert our rights.”

Common American Journal

Sen. John Cornyn calls Ft. Hood shootings Islamic terrorism in letter to President Obama

John Cornyn, Texas

Dear President Obama,

I sincerely appreciate you joining us at Fort Hood, Texas, last week for the memorial ceremony honoring the victims of the horrific November 5, attack. Thank you for your participation and your moving, heartfelt words. In the wake of this massacre, my prayers remain with the fallen, the injured, and their families, as I know yours do.

 

More than 100 groups sound alarm over UN’s proposals on ‘defamation of religion’

More than 100 religious and non-religious organisations, including several Muslim, have signed a petition against the proposed United Nations resolutions on the ‘defamation of religions,’ which they state will do more harm than good for religious freedom.

 

 

Egypt: Death sentences for Egypt killing 

Map of Egypt

Two Christians have been sentenced to death in Egypt for killing a Muslim man who married one of their relatives.

Rami and Raafat Khella, the brother and uncle of Mariam Atef Khella, broke into her home in Cairo in 2008 and opened fire on her husband, Ahmed Sallah.

  

Coptic Blogger in Egypt Threatens Hunger Strike

Authorities deny Christian’s application for release.

By Will Morris

  

 

ISTANBUL, November 9 (Compass Direct News) – A Coptic Christian blogger in Egypt held in prison for more than a year without charge said today he will go on a hunger strike unless authorities grant his next application for release.

Cairo native speaks out against radical Muslims

Central Florida Future. By Monique Valdes

 

Nonie Darwish, a former member of jihad who has witnessed firsthand the power of radical Islam, came to UCF to ask students and guests one question: Why?

The New York Observer

Spotted Piglet Hiccups: Boozy Breslin Clashes With Mosque

By Meredith Bryan

The much-hyped, soon-to-open Breslin restaurant, situated in the 12-story Ace Hotel on Broadway and 29th, is giving members of the Masjid Ar-Rahman mosque across the street some agita. “Five times a day, there’s a hundred cabs on the street—the good news is you can always get a cab,” co-owner Ken Friedman told the Transom the other evening. He said some mosque visitors “object to seeing people drink alcohol.”

Italy: 'No to teaching of Islam in schools', says minister

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Italy's interior minister Roberto Maroni from the anti-immigrant Northern League party said he would not back a proposal to teach Islam in Italian schools to improve integration.

Dutch MP overturns UK entry ban

Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders has won an appeal against a Home Office decision barring his entry to the UK.

The Asylum and Immigration Tribunal ruling overturns a government decision that led to Mr Wilders being turned back at Heathrow in February.

Dashti seeks to scrap sharia controls in election law

Kuwait Times 

Published Date: October 12, 2009
By B Izzak, Staff Writer



KUWAIT: Liberal female MP Rula Dashti yesterday submitted an amendment to the first article of the election law to scrap a requirement that women must comply to sharia controls. The amendment simply calls for having the same article one of the election law without a reference to sharia guidelines for women that was added in May 2005 when women were granted rights in a historic vote in the Assembly.

Kuwaiti MP seeks to scrap Sharia controls in election law

Rula Dashti

KUWAIT CITY — Kuwaiti female lawmaker Rula Dashti on Sunday submitted an amendment to the Gulf state electoral law that aims to scrap a requirement that women must comply with Islamic Sharia law guidelines.

Police in warning ahead of protest against radical Islam in Manchester
(UKPA)

Police are warning troublemakers to steer clear of a planned demonstration against "radical Islam".

The English Defence League (EDL), an organisation which opposes "radical Muslims" and Sharia law, is staging a protest in Manchester city centre.

 

Church may be Forced to Close over Muslim Neighbour Singing Complaint

A LONDON Church was effectively ‘silenced’ by a Court after a decision by Magistrates to uphold a noise abatement notice, not to play excessive sound, after just one Muslim neighbour complained about noise levels of worship in a church which was next door to the house he purchased.


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