Tag archive for ‘Egypt’
By Judy Aron On Friday, July 27th, 2012
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Religious Fanatics VS Historical Sites

After laying waste to the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu on Monday, razing tombs and attacking the gate of a 600-year-old mosque, Muslim religious fanatics are seeking to destroy something else. According to More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
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Egyptian Muslim man chops up wife with meat cleaver over rumored ‘illicit relationship’

Egypt - An Egyptian driver chopped his second wife to death with a meat cleaver in front of his first wife and her children, after he doubted her of having an illicit relationship. According to a report in Al Ahram More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
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Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate in Egypt gaining supporters

CAIRO — A panel of fundamentalist Islamic clerics has endorsed the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood for president of Egypt, an attempt to prevent a split among conservative Muslim voters. The panel that represents More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, April 5th, 2012
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Gamal Abdou Massoud, Christian student, gets 3 years in prison for cartoons on Facebook

CAIRO (Reuters) – An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a 17-year-old Christian boy to three years in jail for publishing cartoons on his Facebook page that mocked Islam and the Prophet Mohammad, actions More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
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Egyptian woman murders 5-year-old over gold earring, hides body in washing machine

In a gruesome murder an Egyptian child was killed for a gold earring worth just (Egyptian) £200 (Dh122) and her remains hidden in a washing machine. According to ‘Sabea’a’ daily, one of the neighbours More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
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Egypt to charge Sam LaHood and workers, but are they hostages?

From Egypt: The decision to refer 43 NGO workers to trial – including several US nationals – is likely to strain Cairo’s already-tense relations with Washington even further; Egypt says it is defending More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
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Coptic Christians trying to flee Egypt, fearful in post-Mubarak era

The rebels were America’s friend and the Dictator Mubarak should be removed to “free” the Egyptian people, but that has hardly been the case. Coptic Christians now face oppression from the Muslim More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
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900 hurt, nearly 80 killed as Egypt soccer chaos continues

As Egyptians began three days of mourning Thursday for the 79 people who died in a soccer riot in the Mediterranean city of Port Said, new violence erupted in Cairo, where protesters confronted police near the Interior More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, January 27th, 2012
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Sam LaHood, son of US transportation secretary,among those detained in Egypt

This handout photo proved by the Transportation Department shows Ray LaHood, second from left, being sworn in as Transportation Secretary, Friday, Jan. 23,2009, during a ceremony at the Transportation Department More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, January 13th, 2012
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Why Islamism is winning: op-ed by NY Times

EGYPT’S final round of parliamentary elections won’t end until next week, but the outcome is becoming clear. The Muslim Brotherhood will most likely win half the lower house of Parliament, and more extreme Islamists More...

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