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Nightmare of the Christian Mother Locked up in Pakistan for Blasphemy was Paraded through the Streets with a Noose around Her Neck and Savagely Beaten in Court

Posted by addisethiopia on November 25, 2018

Nightmare of the Christian mother that Britain refuses to give sanctuary to:

  • Asia Bibi, 52, is in hiding having been threatened with death after her release
  • She is accused of blasphemy in her native Pakistan and faces being lynched
  • Following her release, there were angry scenes on the streets of her village
  • Asia has been offered £3,000 in cash to convert from Catholicism to Islam

Asia Bibi may have escaped the hangman, but her freedom comes with a heavy price. Today, when she should be reunited with her five children, she is being hunted across Pakistan, forced to scuttle under cover of darkness from one safe house to another in fear of her life.

It is a desperate situation – and one not helped by Britain which refuses to offer the mother-of-five sanctuary.

Last month the Supreme Court in Pakistan decided that Asia, 52, who spent eight years on death row, had been falsely accused of blasphemy against the Prophet Mohammed. While most of the country erupted in fury at her release, nowhere did the anger burn more fiercely than in her home village of Ittan Wali, 40 miles south-east of Lahore, where her extraordinary ordeal began. Following news of her reprieve, women took to the streets to protest, a bus was torched and children ran riot.

Until now, beyond a few sketchy details, little about Asia’s persecution has been forthcoming. But last week The Mail on Sunday travelled to Ittan Wali and interviewed key witnesses, spoke to Asia’s trusted friends and unearthed court documents. What emerged was a story far more shocking than previously imagined.

Our investigation can reveal that, on the day she was seized by villagers and accused of blasphemy:

  • Asia was paraded through her village with a leather noose around her neck;

  • A baying mob beat her with sticks during a ‘court’ hearing;

  • Villagers smeared her face with black ink to humiliate her;

  • She was promised her life would be spared only if she converted to Islam;

  • Her life was saved when a schoolteacher rescued her only minutes from death.

Asia’s forefathers have lived in Ittan Wali since before the formation of Pakistan in 1947. For decades, they have been the only Christians among 300 Muslim families.

The village is wholly unremarkable – a collection of mud brick single-storey houses and dirt tracks skirted by open sewers – but it was home to Asia. And although she was frequently harassed and entreated to convert to Islam, she refused to budge.

She lived with her husband, Ashiq Masih, and two stepdaughters, one stepson, and two daughters of her own in a single room mud brick house.

Back in 2009, Asia’s husband was working as a labourer in a local brick kiln. But with four children to feed – the couple’s eldest daughter was married – Asia often worked as a farmhand to bring in extra money.

At dawn on June 14, Asia and 25 other women went to work picking falsa berries, similar to blackcurrants, in a field owned by the village’s richest man Muhammad Idrees. She was paid 250 rupees (£1.50) a day.

That morning was a Sunday, so her husband had no work. She left the house quietly, with Ashiq, now 62, and the four children fast asleep on the large bed they all shared.

At midday, when the baking Punjab heat reached 110F (43C), Asia went to a nearby hand pump and returned with a bucket of water to share with her colleagues and a tin cup. Two sisters, Asma Bibi and Mafia Bibi (who aren’t related to Asia), turned on her, saying: ‘This cup was intended for Muslims, why did you take the water from it?’

They said she had made the water impure, because she was ‘chura’, a derogatory term which means ‘low-caste’, used for Christians.

The two sisters then urged Asia to convert to Islam, so she wouldn’t be chura any more – typical of the religious harassment she faced in Ittan Wali all her life.

For once, instead of remaining meekly silent, Asia stood her ground. She said she would not convert, and asked why she, not her co-workers, should change religion.

It has been claimed that she disparaged the Prophet Mohammed during the heated discussion that followed. She emphatically denies this – and insists the allegations were invented to frame her.

If so, it is a scenario familiar to many of the nearly three million Christians in Pakistan, out of a total population of 165 million. The blasphemy laws, it is widely acknowledged, have long been used against them, not as a system of organised persecution, but simply as a way of settling petty disputes.

After the row, Asia ran back home crying and told Ashiq what had happened. He told her not to worry, and he seemed to be correct as there were no further incidents for the next five days.

But on Friday, the Muslim religious day, Asia returned to work in the falsa fields, unaware that a mile away, the village imam, Qari Muhammad Salaam, was stirring up the villagers by announcing on the mosque loudspeakers that she had committed blasphemy.

The first she was aware of any trouble was hearing a low rumble of voices, then the terrifying chant: ‘Kill the Christian!’

She realised the men were coming for her and soon they appeared on a ridge. She had nowhere to run. In a panic, she stumbled, dizzy with fear, and a minute or so later felt hands roughly grab her arms and shoulders while another man fitted a leather noose around her neck.

Hauled to her feet, she was paraded back to the village – led by the leather strap – and taken to a courtyard in the house of the village leader, where more than 100 people had gathered, including imams from neighbouring villages. It seemed that a makeshift sharia court was being convened.

The village imam was flanked by the two sisters and Asia was flung at his feet. He told her: ‘You’ve made derogatory remarks about our Prophet. You know what happens to people who insult the Prophet. You can redeem yourself by accepting Islam.’

Asia protested her innocence and said she did not want to convert. At this, the crowd became increasingly hostile and began jeering and spitting. Asia was then whipped with sticks and sandals. Then, in a form of ritual humiliation, someone smeared her face with black dye while others held her down.

One of Asia’s daughters tried to intervene but was grabbed by her hair and her face smashed against a door. Another daughter, Isham, then nine, could only watch, terrified and powerless.

At one point Asia begged for water but the crowd shouted: ‘No water for the Christian dog.’ Another voice added: ‘Drink urine!’

Then little Isham ran off to look for water and summon her father, who was out working.

By now Asia was badly bleeding and semi-conscious. But when her husband reached the village, he was held back by the mob. Fearing he would be killed, he ran away.

Witnesses said it was clear that villagers would have killed Asia but for the intervention of a teacher who argued that she should be handed to police.

Two officers arrived 45 minutes later and she was taken away and formally charged with blasphemy.

Two days later, Joseph Francis, of the Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement, a Christian group in Lahore, went to Ittan Wali to investigate.

Villagers told him that Asma and Mafia, previously friends of Asia, were told to argue with her as a way of forcing her to either flee her home or convert to Islam. When The Mail on Sunday visited Ittan Wali last week, we found her house was occupied by another family.

And from the moment of our arrival, our every move was shadowed. It later emerged that villagers had been instructed to tip off police about any Western visitors.

We headed to the imam’s house, next to the mosque. A group of men in their early twenties followed our reporters and stood close by, staring, as we waited for the imam to answer the door. Eventually, a middle-aged man, dressed in a blue shalwar kameez, appeared and walked us to the mosque.

Instructed to sit down on a mat in a courtyard, whose marble floors were caked with dirt, we waited for the imam to appear.

When he joined us he appeared friendly, offering tea and water, though his demeanour changed when Asia’s case was mentioned. He seemed angry at Asia’s reprieve and warned ominously: ‘Everybody is prepared to sacrifice their lives for the respect of the Holy Prophet.’

After Asia was charged with blasphemy, she was transferred to jail in the town of Sheikhupura, about 27 miles away.

In November 2010, she was sentenced to death by hanging in a 30-minute hearing at a court in the town, with no cross-examination of any witnesses. The court erupted with joy as she was sentenced.

The decision was upheld by Lahore High Court in 2014. In her written testimony, Asia insisted that the sisters and the imam conspired in a ‘false, fabricated and fictitious case against me’.

She added: ‘I offered my oath to police on the Bible that I had never passed such derogatory and shameful remarks. I have great respect to [sic] the Holy Prophet as well as the Holy Koran.’

Last month, the Supreme Court acquitted Asia after finding inconsistencies in the evidence of key witnesses, including Asma and Mafia Bibi, and the imam. The judgment said that there was a ‘feast of falsehood’ in their claims.

Joseph Nadim, a friend and guardian of Asia’s family, said that Britain should accept Asia as an asylum seeker, as there is a real danger against her life.

Mr Nadim said: ‘If she stays here longer, she will be killed. I am disappointed that they [the British Government] have not offered her asylum.’

Such is their fear for their safety, Asia’s youngest two daughters wear a niqab veil when they go out so they are not recognised. Isham, 19, and Isha, 23, have previously had to flee a restaurant after being jeered at by other diners.

Because of safety concerns, none of her family were in court in Islamabad to see her freed last month, instead holing up in Lahore.

Mr Nadim recalled that, after the court hearing, he drove to be with them, but got stranded as rioters blockaded all the highways.

I had a cross hanging in my car, but I took it down and put it in my pocket. The family were constantly calling me to know if I was OK. I finally made it back.’

Despite the Supreme Court ruling, Asia was still not free to leave the country, as a petition by Qari Salaam was immediately filed against the judgment, demanding that it be reversed on the grounds it was ‘erroneous’.

Pakistan could now face more riots when the petition comes to court, which could be as early as this week. The issue has torn the country apart and two politicians who supported Asia have been assassinated. Punjab governor Salman Taseer was killed by his own bodyguard in January 2011. Three months later, Shahbaz Bhatti, the Minister for Minorities, himself a Christian, was killed by militants.

Choudhury Ranjeet Lal, chief of the village of Youngsonabad, five miles from Ittan Wali and where Asia used to go to church, warned : ‘Asia should leave the country as soon as possible, because if they can kill politicians who defended her, they can easily kill her. The longer she stays, the more likely she will be killed.’

Asia was even kept in solitary confinement on death row because fellow inmates wanted to kill her.

Mr Nadim said that Asia would tell him every Easter when he visited that she had forgiven her accusers. ‘She would say whoever did her wrong, “I must forgive them, and I will not say anything wrong for them ever. This is the teaching of Christ.” ’

While on death row, Asia was offered as much as 500,000 Pakistani rupees [almost £3,000], a huge sum for a farmhand, to convert from Catholicism to Islam with the promise that the charges against her would be dropped.

But she refused, said Mr Nadim, because of her unshakeable Christian faith.

He added: ‘Her faith in God made her strong and stronger. Now she wants to celebrate Christmas with her family in the open air, with sunlight and fresh air. Her children celebrated Christmas with her in prison before, but they could not hug her or kiss her.’

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Muslims Attack And Burn Down Christian School In Pakistan

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Europe: Muslim Refugees Taught To Lie About Being Christian By NGOs

Posted by addisethiopia on November 16, 2018

My Note: I personally know over a hundred such cases. What a pathetic world we’re living in!

Undercover reporting from Lauren Southern shows Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) teaching Muslim migrants to lie about trauma they have experienced, and about being Christians in order to gain asylum status in Europe.

Ariel Ricker, the director of Advocates Abroad, which is a group staffed by legal experts who help those seeking asylum, is heard admitting that “it’s all acting,” and is akin to “theatre.”

In one part of the undercover video recorded in Greece, Ricker is heard giving an example of a story she might feed to an asylum seeker.

In December 2017, in Izmir, Turkey I was threatened for being a Christian because my boss and his friends jumped me when I was leaving my church,” Ricker makes up. “This is the Bible they tried to tear up (referring to a prop they would be given), this is the crucifix I was wearing that they tried to tear, and it made me feel unsafe as a Christian in Turkey.”

This story is well though out, as it includes an event, date, and location. Ricker explains that is necessary in order to ensure asylum is granted, as it is a very specific answer that meets all necessary criteria.

While this story was made up on the spot, the stories generally fed to asylum seekers all fit the same criteria. Ricker even explains how they have a “fill in the blanks” section where fake stories can be made up much easier.

This is all a part of a full-length movie being created, starring Southern, about the European Migrant Crisis.

The movie, BORDERLESS, will go into further detail on illegal NGO support for Islamic migration, as well as interviews with human traffickers. It is a project which is extremely dangerous to produce, but is described as one that will “blow the European Border Crisis wide open.”

Already, this one segment of the movie has warranted a response from the United Nations Refugee Council, who call the video “alarming.”

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Asia Bibi and The Breakdown of British Asylum System

Posted by addisethiopia on November 16, 2018

Tim Dieppe investigates why Asia Bibi has not been offered asylum by the British government.

Asia Bibi was acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan prompting massive demonstrations across the country. She is currently hiding for fear of her life. Her lawyer has had to flee the country. It is hard to imagine a more deserving case for asylum. Yet the government has refused to make this offer amidst security concerns. It is now apparent that British policy is being dictated by Islamist threats.

The case of Asia Bibi

Has there ever been a more deserving case for asylum than that of the Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi? After spending eight years on death row in Pakistan, Asia Bibi was acquitted of blasphemy by Pakistan’s supreme court on 31 October. She had been sentenced to death on a charge of insulting Muhammad following a row with some Muslim colleagues over a cup of water.

The verdict prompted massive protests by Islamists in Pakistan calling for Asia Bibi to be hanged. Mrs Bibi’s lawyer has fled Pakistan fearing for his life. Asia Bibi herself remains in Pakistan, in hiding for her life. This is clearly not sustainable. At some point she will be found and killed. She and her family need to be offered asylum so that they can leave the country safely.

But Britain has so far failed to offer asylum. Why is this?

Admissions in Parliament

There was a revealing exchange about Asia Bibi in the Foreign Affairs Committee meeting on 13 November. The committee, chaired by Tom Tugendhat MP, was questioning Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service.

Tugendhat stated that Asia Bibi’s case represented “one of the clearest examples of free conscience being challenged today.” Tugendhat then explained that he has heard that the Home Office has suggested that Asia Bibi should be offered asylum since she qualifies on absolutely every ground, but that this has not been done because the head of staff in Pakistan is concerned about the security implications for staff in the British High Commission in Pakistan.

Tugendhat then asked: “Does that not raise the question that either staff should be withdrawn or security increased, because otherwise effectively British policy is being dictated to by a mob?”

Sir McDonald does not deny that asylum has not been offered because of concerns about the reaction in Pakistan.

Later Tugendhat asks: “Are you saying that the policy of the British government is to hope that someone else offers her asylum.”

Sir McDonald responds: “No not to hope, Mr Chairman, to work with others. If the objective is to protect a life and some other country can offer a more complete safe harbour than the UK, why wouldn’t the UK be open to working with that country.”

The exchange concluded in this way:

Tugendhat: “So we are not making an offer because we are afraid of the reaction.”

McDonald: “I am not saying in public exactly what we are doing, because it would be played straight back ….”

Tugendhat: “Would you like to go into private session.”

McDonald: “Yes I think it would help to go into private session.”

At this point the meeting went into private session for an extended period.

British policy dictated by a mob

What this reveals is that, as Tugendhat put it, “British policy is being dictated by a mob.”This is very concerning indeed. Allowing the mob to dictate policy will only encourage mob violence in every other area.

Wilson Chowdhry, Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association also claims that the government is concerned about potential unrest within our own communities in the UK. This claim appears to be validated by Sir McDonald supposing in the exchange above that“some other country can offer a more complete harbour than the UK.” It appears that he considers that the UK is not as safe as some other countries might be for someone like Asia Bibi and that this is a consideration in their discussions with other nations about her case.

So the situation is that Jihadi brides and ex-ISIS soldiers are welcomed back in the Britain, but no offer of asylum is made to Asia Bibi. This week, Laruen Southern released video evidence of NGOs teaching refugees how to lie about being Christians so that they can claim asylum. They are encouraging Muslims to claim that they have been threatened for being Christians and thus obtain asylum. Meanwhile, the most genuine, clear-cut case, is not receiving the help she needs.

Resignation

On Thursday, Rehman Chishti MP resigned as Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party and PM Trade Envoy to Pakistan over the draft EU withdrawal agreement and the lack of leadership show by the government regarding Asia Bibi. In his resignation letter he stated:

What I found shocking is that the British Government is failing to put into practice the core values that our country stands for; religious freedom, justice, morally doing the right thing, and that when we see an injustice where an individual’s life is in clear danger and they have been persecuted for their faith, we do all that we can to help them. The Government should not wait to see if another country offers sanctuary, we should have had the conviction to lead on this matter and offer sanctuary ourselves straight away.”

He refers to a letter signed by some 124 MPs and Peers asking the Prime Minister to personally intervene to offer asylum to Asia Bibi. The Prime Minister was asked about Asia Bibi in Prime Minister’s questions on Wednesday. Mrs May expressed her concerns for Asia Bibi’s safety, but stopped short of offering asylum.

Johnson letter to Home Secretary

Boris Johnson has written to the Home Secretary about Asia Bibi. In the letter he said:

I am well aware, as a former foreign secretary, of the constant threat to our overseas missions but we cannot allow the threat of violence to deter us from doing the right thing.

I do not think it is a dignified position for the UK, given our historic links with Pakistan and the extent of our influence there, to look to others to do what we are allegedly nervous to do ourselves.”

Moral cowardice

It is clear that the government is not prepared to stand up to pressure from Islamists, even when it has a clear moral duty to do so. British foreign policy, is subject to mob pressure. The government repeatedly states that Islam is a ‘religion of peace’. If that is true then why are they so concerned about giving asylum to Asia Bibi?

British policy should not be held to ransom by potential Islamic unrest either here or anywhere. Yet this is what is currently happening. Backing down to Islamic pressure only encourages Islamists.

We should pray that the government recovers the moral courage required to do the right thing, even when it costs. Otherwise it will not be long before government policy is dictated by Islamists.

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Christians Dragged Out of Cars and Beaten, Haunted With Fear as Asia Bibi Case Tears Pakistan Apart

Posted by addisethiopia on November 14, 2018

Christians have been dragged out of their cars and beaten, and said they are “haunted” with fear of Islamic radicals as the blasphemy case of Christian mother Asia Bibi tears Pakistan apart.

Romana Bashir, a Christian rights activist in Islamabad, said in an interview with CNN that blasphemy laws have been used to target followers of Christ in the Muslim country for years, but the fallout of Bibi’s acquittal has been truly severe.

Hardliners have blocked the streets, burned cars, and rioted through cities, angry at what they perceive to be the Pakistan Supreme Court’s giving in to pressure by deciding to free the Christian mother, instead of confirming her 2010 death sentence.

Peter Jacob, the executive director for the Center for Social Justice in Lahore, said that there have been cases where rioters have asked people in cars to tell them their religion. If they were found to be Christian, “they were taken out of their cars and beaten up.”

He warned that “the mental and psychological scars” that the Christian community are suffering will endure in the “current climate of fear.”

Large-scale Islamic radical attacks in Pakistan have decreased in the past year, though some church-going believers, such as those at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Rawalpindi, have admitted that they are constantly having to be careful.

One gatekeeper at St Joseph, who didn’t wish to share his name, said that he is “grateful for the presence of the military close to the church,” but that the sense of fear has “begun to haunt him” since Bibi’s acquittal.

Christians face discrimination in Pakistan in a variety of different ways, such as being offered only low-skilled jobs and kept at the bottom of society.

The blasphemy laws, which, such as in Bibi’s case, can put believers on death row even if they claim to be innocent, create a whole new dimension of terror, Bashir explained. She said that one of the biggest problems is that when non-Muslims are accused of blasphemy, “the entire community is branded and labeled with the crime.”

“When you are accused you cannot live in the same place, your family is under threat, your entire locality is under threat, you must run, you must leave everything you love behind. The impact is very severe,” she explained.

Bashir, who in 2012 was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to serve as adviser for the Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims, said that progress in terms of trust between Muslim leaders and Christians is being broken apart due to the blasphemy controversy.

“People on both sides are now afraid to come forth, there is no middle ground for discussion, there is no air for reconciliation, it’s like the bridges of harmony have been burnt in the aftermath of acquittal,” she said.

Bibi’s fate meanwhile remains uncertain, with the Christian mother of five not yet allowed to leave Pakistan, due to the pressure hardliners are putting on the government.

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UK ‘Won’t Offer Asylum To Asia Bibi Amid Security Concerns’

The British Pakistani Christian Association said UK government is concerned about “unrest among certain sections of the community.”

A Pakistani Christian woman’s appeal to Britain for asylum has been denied because her arrival in the country may stir civil unrest, HuffPost has been told.

Asia Bibi, a Christian farm labourer, was released from prison in Pakistan on Wednesday after being acquitted of blasphemy. She had spent eight years on death row after an argument with a group of Muslim women in June 2009.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan overturned Bibi’s 2010 conviction for “insulting the prophet Mohammed” last week, saying the case against her was based on flimsy evidence.

But her acquittal sparked violent protests led by Islamic religious hardliners, and the government has now agreed to try to stop her leaving the country.

On Saturday her lawyer, Saif Mulook, fled Pakistan, saying he feared for his life. Bibi’s husband, Ashiq Masih, has also released a video message saying he too fears for his family’s safety.

I am requesting the Prime Minister of the UK help us and as far as possible grant us freedom,” he said.

But campaigners working to secure Bibi’s move abroad said the UK government had not offered her asylum, citing security concerns.

Wilson Chowdhry, chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, said two countries had made firm offers of asylum, but Britain was not one of them.

I’ve been lead to believe that the UK government had concerns that her moving to the UK would cause security concerns and unrest among certain sections of the community and would also be a security threat to British embassies abroad which might be targeted by Islamist terrorists.

Asia and her family have now decided to take up one of the offers for asylum from a western country.”

The Home Office said it could not comment on individual cases.

Chowdhry, who once lived just streets away from recently released hate preacher Anjem Choudary, pointed to a number of incidents of Pakistani Christians being violently assaulted.

Tajamal Amar, 46, fled to the UK from Pakistan 10 years ago after being targeted in a drive-by shooting by Islamists who wanted to convert him. He was working as a delivery driver in Derby in October 2017 when he was attacked by “young local Muslim men”.

Amar told HuffPost that it was the third time in 12 months he had been targeted in the UK because of his Christian faith.

He said: “I came to the UK to get away from being attacked and so I never expected that the same would happen to me here.

This country is still better than Pakistan where anti-minority feeling is in the mainstream.”

No-one has been arrested for the attack on Amar, which left him in a coma and with lesions to his brain, but he believes he knows his attackers.

Chowdhry did say “the majority of the British Muslim population are fine with us”, and said it was a small extremist fringe who were against Pakistani Christians.

According to Home Office statistics there were 8,336 religious hate crimes in the last two years – a 40% rise from the preceding two years.

The statistics showed that there were 264 recorded hate crimes against Christians last year, making up 5% of religious hate crimes – compared to 52% of such crimes being against Muslims.

In Europe the Dutch government has designated Pakistani Christians as a “high risk group”, opening the door for them to receive special considerations as refugees in the country.

But Khalid Mahmood, a Muslim MP from Birmingham, said relations between Pakistani Christians and Muslims in Britain are generally good.

He said: “Yes there may be a tiny minority on the extremist fringes of Islam who might resort to violence against Pakistani Christians but they will attack anyone who isn’t Muslim.

It would be wrong to suggest that the general Muslim population in the UK is prejudiced against or hates Pakistani Christians.”

He said despite tensions, many Pakistani people living in the UK have a “shared culture.”

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በጎረቤት አገር ኬኒያ ሙስሊሞች ሦስት ክርስቲያኖችን በድንጋይ ወግረው ገደሏቸው

Posted by addisethiopia on October 13, 2018

ጂሃድ በምስራቅ አፍሪቃ

በሶማሊያና ኬኒያ ጠረፍ አቅራቢያ በምትገኘዋ በ ማንዴራ ከተማ ነው ይህ አሰቃቂ ድርጊት የተፈጸመው። በሌላ በኩል፤ በዚህችው ከተማ ሁለት ክርስቲያን መምህራን ክርስቲያን በመሆናቸው ብቻ በሙስሊሞች እጅ ጭካኔ በተሞላበት መልክ ባለፈው ረቡዕ ተገድለዋል።

ኢትዮጵያ አገራችን፡ ሶማሌዎችን በሙሉ ወደ ሶማሊያ አሁኑኑ መጠረፍ ይኖርባታል። እነርሱስ “ክርስቲያን በሙስሊም አገራት (52 አገራት) መኖር የለበትም” አይደለም የሚሉት፤ ስለዚህ፡ የራሳቸውን ህግ በሥራ ላይ በማዋል እኛም “በክርስቶስ ስም ያልተጠመቀ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ መኖር የለበትም” የምንልበት ዘመን ላይ ደርሰናል፤ በአንድዬና ብቸኛ አገራችን እግዚአብሔር የሰጠን መብታችን ነው። አለዚያ በአገራችን መቅሰፍቱ አያቆምም፣ ስቃዩም ይቀጥላል። አፄ ዮሐንስ ትክክል ነበሩ፤ ክርስቲያን እና እስላም፣ ብርሃን እና ጨለማ በአንድ ላይ መኖር የለባቸውም፤ አረመኔው መሀመድም ይህን ነው ለተከታዮቹ ያስተማረው።


Muslim Mob Stones Three Christians to Death in Kenya


An eyewitness said that the killing happened at a construction site where one of the Christian victims, Fredrick Mukanda Bahati, was building a house along with two assistants. The men were mixing mortar in Elwak, Mandera, a town close to the Kenya-Somalia border, when they saw the mob arriving.

From a distance, I saw the men hurling construction stones towards Fredrick and his coworkers,” the unnamed witness said.

The three managed to flee into a nearby hotel for safety, although they had been badly injured. The Muslims relentlessly followed them up and stoned them to death,” he said.

The witness said that the mob was chanting “takbir, takbir, takbir,” the title for the Arabic phrase “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is greatest).

The brutal killing has left the local community stunned and angry.

We are not safe at all and this incident shows how Muslims hate believers in Christ,” said a local Christian pastor, who said he was “shocked” at the attack.

We have known it is the armed militants belonging to the al-Shabaab that kill people, but now we have discovered that even our close Muslim friends can commit atrocities against us.”

Wycliffe Mukanda, Fredrick’s brother, expressed his sorrow over the incident, as well as distress over the inability of law enforcement to protect local citizens.

This is a sad day in our family,” Mukanda said. “We have lost a man who was skilled in construction and loved all of us. He always reminded us to pray and trust God even in difficult times. That is what is keeping us going after losing him.”

We were expecting to see him before the end of the year but now what we have is the memories, a widow, and two children to take care of,” he said.

Where were the police to protect [them]?” he asked.

Christians have often been the targets of Islamist violence in Kenya, despite the nation’s Christian majority.

Earlier this month, jihadists of the Al-Shabaab terror group hijacked a bus heading to Garissa and ordered all the passengers to exit the vehicle. The assailants asked for identification cards, then proceeded to separate the Muslims from the Christians.

When two Christians refused to recite the Islamic statement of faith, or Shahada, they were executed.

International Christian Concern (ICC) said it has been following up with the families of these two murdered Christians.

This group’s intense hatred and violence has caused massive pain for many families and friends of Christians like these two,” the group said.

The Kenyan and Somali governments must continue to work to end the horrible atrocities that this evil organization commits and protect the lives of Christians in Kenya,” they said.

Selected Comments:

barack HusseinObama’s place of birth!!

The true God says to “Love your neighbor as yourself”.

The enemy of the true God says: “Fight until all is for Allah”.

That they hate followers of Christ, is all that is needed to be said about islam.

Meanwhile, down in Angola, the government outlawed islam and tore down all the mosques.

And… over in Myanmar, the Burmese people are doing their best to expel the ‘Rohingya’. Now you know why.

The world cannot much longer permit this homicidal religion to dwell among us

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Oct 11, 2018

In another incident, 2 Christian Teachers were Murdered as Islamic Radicals Ambush Kenyan School in ‘Heinous Act of Cowardice’

Two Christian teachers in Kenya were murdered on Wednesday when Islamic militants ambushed a school, severely injuring three others.

International Christian Concern reported that the attack occurred at Arabia Boys School in Mandera East in the early morning of Oct. 10, with the militants bombing the teachers’ house. The two victims were identified as Johnstone Okumu and Simon Wekesa.

“We have lost two teachers to a terrorist attack early this morning at Arabia Boys School. We are already pursuing the attackers in collaboration with our forces in Somalia in case they have crossed the border,” a senior police commander in Mandera told ICC.

Local teachers noted that Islamic radicals continue to target non-locals, often times Christians who live and work in northeastern Kenya.

“It is painful to lose our colleagues through such a heinous act of cowardice. Our hearts bleed because even after dedicating our time and professionalism in serving this community, they still hate Christians,” said Martin Kamutu.

A church leader, identified only as Rev. John, said that terrorists are killing Christians because of their faith.

“This is another bad example of what religion can do. We are losing Christians at a very high rate in Mandera. Last month we lost five to terrorism and now again we have lost two teachers. We ask the international community and human rights groups to get involved in northern Kenya,” he said.

While it has not yet been revealed which Islamic group Wednesday’s assailants belong to, the Somali-based Al-Shabaab has been active in the country for years, specifically hunting down and killing Christians.

The militants executed two followers of Christ in September after they stopped a bus and separated the Muslim and Christian passengers.

The radicals reportedly forced the passengers with non-Muslim names to recite the Shahada, the Islamic statement of faith, and shot dead the two passengers who failed.

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Britain Didn’t Accept a Single Christian Refugee, Accepted Muslims Only

Posted by addisethiopia on July 29, 2018

No Christians among 1,112 Syrian refugees resettled in UK

The Home Office has admitted that not a single Christian was among the 1,112 Syrian refugees resettled in the UK in the first three months of this year.

The four Christians out of 1,358 Syrian refugees recommended by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), for resettlement in the UK were rejected. Only Muslim refugees from the war-torn country were granted permission to resettle.

The information came to light following a freedom of information request by the Barnabas Fund – a charity that supports persecuted Christians.

In a statement, the charity said: “As Barnabas Fund recently reported, of the 7,060 Syrian refugees the UNHCR recommended to the UK in 2017 only 25 were Christians (0.35 per cent). However, the Home Office only accepted eleven of these – meaning that Christians made up only 0.23 per cent of Syrian refugees resettled in the UK last year.”

The charity explained it had to “go to considerable lengths to obtain these figures in the face of what appeared to be a sustained attempt by Home Office officials to avoid their release”.

The information was provided following the charity taking the “extreme step of obtaining an order from the Information Commissioner’s Office threatening the Home Office with contempt of court proceedings in the High Court”.

The statement went on to say: “It is widely accepted that Christians, who constituted around 10 per cent of Syria’s pre-war population, were specifically targeted by jihadi rebels and continue to be at risk.

“As last year’s statistics more than amply demonstrate, this is not a statistical blip. It shows a pattern of underrepresentation and significant prima facie evidence of discrimination that the government has a legal duty to take concrete steps to address.”

Syria marked the seventh anniversary in March this year of the popular uprising that sparked the country’s vicious war.

Half a million Syrians have been killed and 6.1 million have been internally displaced, according to the United Nations.

Responding to the revealed figure, the Home Office said in a statement: “The vulnerable person resettlement scheme prioritises the most vulnerable refugees who have fled the Syrian conflict, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.

“We are working with the UNHCR and other partners to reach groups that might be reluctant to register for the scheme for fear of discrimination and unaware of the options available to them.”

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ግብጽ | “መሀመድን ከኢየሱስ ጋር አመሳስለሃል” ብለው በመቆጣት ሙስሊሞች የክርስቲያኖችን መንደር አጠቁ

Posted by addisethiopia on July 12, 2018

ከትናንትና ወዲያ በሚኒያ አውራጃ በሺህ የሚቆጠሩ ሙስሊሞች ተጠራርተው የኮፕት ወገኖቻችን ቤተክርስቲያን፣ ቤቶችና ሱቆች “እናንት ኩፋር የመስቀል አምላኪዎች፡ ከነቀሳውስታችሁ ከዚህ ከተማ ገና እናባርራችኋለን፤ አላህ ዋክበር!እያሉ በማውደም ላይ ናቸው። ለዚህ ጥቃታቸው የሰጡት ምክኒያት፦ “በፌስቡክ ላይ መሀመድን ከኢየሱስ ጋር በማመሳሰልህ የነብያችንን ክብር ነክተሃል፣ እስልምናን አንቋሽሸሃል” የሚል ነው።

በሚኒያ አውራጃ የምትገኘው ሜንባል ከተማ እስከ 45ሺህ ነዋሪዎች ሲኖሯት፡ 30% የሚሆኑት ኮፕት ወገኖቻችን ናቸው።

ጥቃቱ አሁንም ቀጥሏል፤ ኮፕቶች ከቤታቸው መውጣት ፈርተዋል፣ የፖሊስ ጥበቃ ቢደረግላቸውም ሙስሊም ጎረቤቶቻቸው “እንገላችኋለን” እያሏቸው ነው፣ ክርስቲያን ህፃናት በመጮህ ላይ ናቸው። ጥቃቱን የሚፈጽሙት እነማን እንደሆኑ ቢታወቅም እስካሁን ለመታሠር የበቃ ሙስሊም የለም።

በሊቢያ ሰማዕት ለመሆን ከበቁት 21 ኮፕቶች መካከል አንዱ ከዚህ ሠፈር ነበር።

መቼ ይሆን ከክርስቲያን ወገኖቻችን ጋር ለመተባበር ሚሊዬን ኢትዮጵያውያን መስቀል አደባባይ የሚወጡት?


Egypt: Copts Attacked After Facebook Post Showing ‘Contempt of Islam


An attack by a Muslim mob on Copts in a village in the Egyptian governorate of Minya on Monday (9 July) has left the Coptic community holed up in their houses, while security forces patrol the streets.

A local source told World Watch Monitor the situation is still very tense in the village of Menbal, 225km south of Cairo, which was also home to Gaber Mounir Adly, one of the 21 men beheaded by Islamic State in Libya in 2015.

Monday’s attack took place after Muslim villagers in Menbal, which has a population of 45,000, 30% of whom are Copts, accused a Coptic Christian of publishing a post on his Facebook page that insulted Islam, said the source, who did not wish to be named. In his post, published last Thursday (5 July), the 35-year-old Abdo Adel had compared Islam’s prophet, Muhammad, with Jesus.

The Muslim villagers filed a complaint with the police in the nearby city of Matay. Adel was arrested the following day (Friday 6 July) on charges of insulting Muhammad and contempt of Islam. He was put in custody pending further investigation.

On the day of his arrest, a group of young Muslim men tried to attack his house and had to be dispersed by police who were guarding the Copt’s home, according to the source.

We will displace you

Three days later, on Monday evening, the police were called in at 11.30pm because a mob was attacking Copts and their properties in the village.

The Muslim extremists in our village and the nearby villages incited the Muslim villagers against us …. They began pelting the Coptic-owned houses with stones and bricks, while shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ [Allah is the greatest] and chanting slogans against Copts, such as ‘We will displace you and the priest from our village, oh kaffir [infidels], oh the worshipers of the cross, oh defiled people’,” Girgis Shawky, a 32-year-old resident told World Watch Monitor.

Windows were smashed and some of the Copts sustained minor injuries. The attackers also attempted to break into the St. Tadros Church and the house of the priest, Fr. Makarious El-Kommas Antoun, but security personnel who were guarding the properties stopped them by firing in the air, he said.

However the police were unable to disperse the crowd. Only at about 1am on Tuesday morning (10 July), when regional security forces arrived, was order restored, although none of the attackers were arrested, said Shawky.

He added that “security forces have cordoned off the houses owned by Christians and the church”, while a curfew has been imposed from 8pm until 8am.

A state of panic

We lived very terrible moments while the mob were attacking our homes. Our children were screaming,” said Hany Adly, a Copt who owns an electrical-supplies shop in the village.

All of us [Copts] have stayed in our homes. We are afraid to get out to the village streets. There is a state of panic and fear among all of us here. I cannot open my shop. Despite the presence of security forces in the village, we are still receiving threats from our Muslim neighbours. They say they will take revenge on all of us as soon as the security forces leave the village. We are afraid that they will attack us this Friday after their noon prayers.”

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No Sane Christian African Should Support Egypt, Tunisia & Morocco at The World Cup

Posted by addisethiopia on June 23, 2018

May all these three cruel and rude nations leave Christian Russia soon!

Here is why:

Many Egyptian Christians Feel Left Out of World Cup

Egypt’s first World Cup in 28 years has captivated the soccer-crazy nation, with intense focus on the squad and the broader game.

The Egyptians played the first match of the tournament June 15 and held two-time World Cup winner Uruguay scoreless for 89 minutes, until conceding a late goal and losing 1-0.

Still, the performance – with star striker Mohamed Salah injured on the sidelines – attracted international praise and gripped the millions of people gathering in groups across Egypt to watch their team together.

It was a welcome distraction for Egyptians who are struggling under harsh economic conditions. The 3-1 loss in the next match to host Russia, even with Salah back in the lineup, ended Egypt’s chances of advancing beyond the group stage. Despite the loss, the love and respect enjoyed by the team and the players remained intact.

Yet it wasn’t an entirely unifying experience.

For the country’s Christians, about 10 percent of the population, the composition of the team and the way the squad was perceived highlighted what they believe is a problem with the sport in Egypt.

No Christian has been on the national soccer squad for more than a decade, and just one played for any of the 18 top-flight clubs last season.

Egyptian coaches and officials dismiss any suggestion of discrimination, but Christians disagree. Egypt’s Christian spiritual leader has broken the church’s silence on the issue by publicly complaining about their disproportionate representation in the sport.

Egypt’s all-Muslim World Cup squad is known for being pious. The team even chose make its World Cup base in Muslim Chechnya.

The national squad has been nicknamed the prostrators because the players offer a Muslim prayer when they score. They regularly pray together when in camp and read the opening verse of the Quran before kickoff. Some perform the Muslim ritual wash before games. Generally, they frame competition, wins and defeats in religious terms.

Hassan Shehatah, one of Egypt’s most successful coaches, said nearly a decade ago that, to him, a player’s religious piety was as important as his skills. Hassan led an all-Muslim squad to win three of Egypt’s seven African titles between 2006 and 2010.

When goalkeeper Ahmed Elshenawy was named man of the match against Uruguay, he refused the Budweiser-sponsored award on religious grounds.

The perceived exclusion of Christians from top flight soccer and the national team is at odds with the outreach to the ancient community by Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Egypt’s general-turned-president who led the military’s 2013 ouster of an Islamist president. El-Sissi has emphatically and repeatedly spoken about inclusion and sectarian harmony. However, his government, critics and some Christians say, has failed to shield the community from the day-to-day discrimination, particularly in rural areas with less state authority and religious tolerance.

Pope Tawadros II, head of the Orthodox Coptic Christians and a close el-Sissi ally, rarely speaks publicly of discrimination, but has recently waded into the issue with uncustomary bluntness. “It’s extraordinary that all of Egypt’s football teams don’t have a single Copt who has good legs and who kicked a ball on the streets when he was little,” he said.

Ahmed Hossam, a retired striker – and a Muslim who played for some of Europe’s biggest clubs – was more blunt.

He claimed in a recent television interview that youth team coaches were driving Christians away.

Regrettably, there’s a lot of people in Egypt who are bigoted over color, religion and ethnicity,” Hossam, better known as Mido, said. “We must confront them and not bury our heads in the sand. Can you believe it that in the history of football in Egypt, only five Christians played at the top level?”

As the only Christian on his soccer youth team, Ramon Zhery says he tried everything he could to blend in with his teammates. At the end, it was not enough. Zhery, now 28, plays for a third division club in southern Egypt. He says discrimination against his faith kept him from rising further.

Speaking to The Associated Press, Zhery recounted how he tried to establish harmony with his teammates and reassure them that, though a Christian, he was just another player like them.

When they huddled before kickoff to recite the Quran’s opening verse – a ritual meant to serve as a plea for divine help – he whispered a Christian prayer to himself. When at camp, he woke up before everyone and went about rousing them to perform the dawn prayers, one of five that Muslims offer daily.

Mohammed Salah is a world star and he prostrates every time he scores and everyone knows he is a Muslim,” said Zhery.

The Christians’ response to their perceived exclusion from domestic soccer has been “church football” – a nationwide league of five-a-side teams that is played mostly on church grounds or rented pitches.

Andrew Raafat, a physical education teacher who tried his luck in club soccer before he settled for a coaching job at a Cairo Church, says some of the better young players he works with want to play at the top level.

I cannot tell them that they will never be selected,” Raafat said. “They get selected sometimes, but they are later let go.”

Selected Comments:

Christians better wake up. The rest of the world is not interested in living in harmony with you or treating you fairly.

Crux: when selection is not based mostly on merit, Egypt is sending a soccer team that is not as good as it coulf be. Prayers aren’t gonna solve their insufficiency. They reap what they sowed…

Well, the Egyptian soccer player PRAYERS must not have been effective…. They still lost miserably. Now we know why – they are not right with god, but seek god’s favor….

Render unto soccer that which is soccers.

Christians in the ME should be given their own country….sort of like Israel.

That was called Lebanon….but Muslims got a foothold….and you know the rest.

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DISCRIMINATION AGAINST COPTS IN EGYPTIAN SPORT CLUBS


This report has been sent to the FIFA officials directly, and submitted online via the new FIFA complaint mechanism.

Copts have been struggling with widespread, comprehensive and systematic religious, governmental and societal discrimination, which extends to all aspects of life in Egypt, including sports and soccer. During the past half-century, an infinitely small number of Coptic footballers – no more than 6 – have managed to join top flight soccer clubs. Some of those have spoken out about the rampant religious intolerance and the difficulties they have encountered. For instance, former Coptic footballer Ashraf Youssef told a newspaper that his teammates refused to eat with him simply because he is Christian (1). There are currently 540 players in the top-flight soccer clubs in Egypt, and that number includes only one Coptic footballer. The Egyptian Olympic Mission to Brazil in 2016 was completely devoid of Copts, and the same applies to the Egyptian National Team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Not a single Copt can be found in either the main team or the reserve, and it follows that there are no Coptic sports commentators anywhere in official Egyptian media outlets or in private Muslim-owned media.

Coptic Solidarity has filed a formal complaint with FIFA in 2016 to investigate the widespread sports and soccer discrimination against Christians in Egypt. This Complaint prompted many Christians to speak up about the significant religious discrimination in soccer, which amounts to sports racism. A number of moderate brave Muslims have also addressed the same issue.

In Egypt, we have a large number of racists who do not try to hide [their racism],” said renowned international player Ahmed Hossam – known as Mido – in a TV interview. He frankly wondered, “Does it make sense that throughout the entire history of soccer in Egypt, there have only been five Christian footballers at the top level? There are many Christian children who are not allowed to continue to play because of the racist attitude of certain coaches. I have proposed that Christians should make up at least 10% of all junior teams in order to resolve this problem”(2).

In another TV interview, footballer and sports commentator Khalid Al Ghandour mentioned a racist incident against a Coptic person at Minya Sports Club. The caller, Shenouda Wahba, reported that one of his relatives had signed up for soccer tryouts at Minya Sports Club. The club’s technical director rejected him and stipulated that he should convert to Islam in order to be selected. Mr. Al Ghandour concluded by saying, “No one knows more than I do that there are Christian soccer talents treated unfairly in Egypt, it is absurd that there are 18 major soccer teams, and not a single Coptic player in any of them” (3).

Strangely, instead of investigating this racist incident, the Sports Media Committee rebuked Khalid Al Ghandour, claiming that his statements provoke sedition and fanaticism!!!!(4).

An altercation, seen on TV, between Al Ahli club technical director, Mr. Ikrami, and a young Copt named Pierre Zouhair Shafiq, took place when the young Christian man expressed his desire to join Al Ahli. When Ikrami found out that Shafiq and his colleague were Christians, he pointed to the main door of the club and told them to get out (5). Shafiq’s colleague recalled the incident in another TV interview and confirmed that Ikrami threw them out after realizing they were Christians (6).

In an interview with Al Youm Al Sabee newspaper on March 22, 2018, Pope Tawadros II, who usually steers clear of the issue of Coptic rights, said in answer to a question about the lack of Coptic soccer players, “Do not ask Copts about this, rather address the question to clubs and playgrounds, how likely it is that there is not a single Coptic footballer to be found in all Egyptian soccer teams?!!”(7).

At the well-known club Al Ahli, a Christian child named Tony Atef was rejected because he had a cross tattooed on his wrist. The media picked up on the incident, which forced the club to reconsider and accept him to avoid a possible scandal (8).

Dr. Yasser Ayoub, the most renowned sports reporter in Egypt, wrote several articles explicitly stating that there is widespread sports discrimination against Copts. In one of them, he observed, “It is neither logical nor natural that we do not have a single Coptic soccer player in all of the Official Egyptian league teams … One of the real reasons for this situation is the implicit oppression of Copts, which is not acknowledged due to ignorance and intolerance, or out of fear of offending sensibilities and causing tension” (9, 10, 11).

Mr. Ayoub reiterated in another interview, “Anyone who tries to prove that Christians are discriminated against in soccer is considered an agitator who is sowing sedition, so the issue is only raised in secret, while everyone denies it publicly” (12).

Egyptian intellectual Dr. Khalid Montaser put it in a nutshell in an article in Al-Watan Egyptian newspaper, “There is a chronic red line set against admitting Christians to soccer teams in Egypt  … We are a racist state par excellence, and a nation adept at discriminating between its children by means of religion, and this is the reason we did not even have 10 Christian footballers over the past 100 years … If a Christian excels and tries to join a team, the coach may sing his praises, but then turns him down because ‘he is unfortunately a Christian’”(13).

Author Sami al-Behairy told one such story: his Christian friend Maged Nabih Mikhail had passed the tryouts in Al Ahli club, performing well in front of the foreign coach. However, an official at the club asked about his name to issue a player I.D., and once he realized he is Christian, he simply told him: “Sorry, we cannot admit you into the team” (14).

Famous Art critic Tariq al-Shennawi raised a question in his column at Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper about the reasons for Coptic absence in soccer, stating, “The undeniable fact is that there is a distinct Coptic absence in soccer. Are Muslim families no longer willing to let their children play soccer with the children of their Coptic neighbors?”(15).

Writer Osama Ghareib responded to this question in the same newspaper, “Copts are being excluded from soccer because they are being increasingly accused and labeled as infidels,” he explained, adding that “Exclusion from soccer is not the only repercussion, as the infidel label may make them targets for murder and rape…. Since the majority of sports officials in major clubs are newly religious, you will not find one among them who would welcome a Christian child even if his talent exceeded that of famous international footballer Messi “(16).

Mada Masr online Newspaper published an Arabic/English report on the marked exclusion of Copts from professional soccer in Egypt, highlighting a number of cases that were excluded for religious reasons (17, 18).

Writer Tawfiq Humaid called on international player Mohammed Salah to lend his support to the efforts to end religious bias in sports against Christian Egyptians. He reminded him that were he a Christian, he would not have had the opportunity to play professional soccer in Egypt; and on the other hand, if the Western World did not consider competence to be the sole criterion, Salah would not have achieved international status (19).

Islamization of Sports

The problem of Coptic absence from soccer teams reflects a wider phenomenon, namely the Islamization of Egyptian society, including sports. In Egypt, the national soccer team is known as “the kneeling team” i.e., those who kneel down to worship in the Islamic way. Former technical director of the Egyptian national team, Hassan Shehata, used to have a Muslim cleric accompany the team on international trips to recite the Quran. He once said in an interview that “a player’s relationship with God and his proper behavior are important factors when he selects players who represent Egypt internationally”(20).

In an article published in Al-Ahram newspaper, researcher Wahid Abdel-Majid criticized Shehata because of the way he mixed religion and sports (21).

This general push for Islamization is reflected in the pressure put on foreign non-Muslim coaches and players to convert to Islam. Some of them have already converted to Islam so as not to lose their jobs, while others refused to, including Ivorian footballer Coulibaly who left the Egyptian team, later stating that they wanted him to convert to Islam (22).

Islamization of sports was also manifested in such statements made by Al-Azhar Institution, “Every goal scored by Mohammad Salah promotes Islam in Europe, makes English people sing the praises of Islam, and changes the way Europeans view the [Islamic] beard” (23, 24).

Coptic Reaction to Discrimination in Sports

As frustrated Copts struggle to find a way around the prevalent discrimination in sports, their options remain limited. In fact, filing complaints is about the only thing they can do, given that all sports clubs are under the supervision of the Egyptian State, and consequently their exclusion from soccer is a State policy.

A book entitled “A Goal in the Playground of Fanaticism”, published in 2010, explored in detail the exclusion of Copts from Egyptian playgrounds. Nour Qaldis, the book’s author and a Christian journalist at Coptic newspaper Watani, highlighted a large number of cases where talents were rejected on religious grounds. The book reached the conclusion that discrimination against Copts in sports is a far-reaching phenomenon, and that preventing young Copts from joining youth teams is a strategy designed to ensure that no Copts will be able to qualify for official soccer teams (25).

The only option left to Coptic churches was to organize church tournaments in small playfields within these churches, which at least gave Copts the chance to practice. However, this option is still flawed, since these are small Playgrounds, lacking professional capabilities and the ability to nominate Coptic players for official clubs (26).

Last year, a young Christian man founded the “Je Suis” Academy as a way to bring together talented Copts who were rejected by major clubs. He rented soccer fields in remote areas, thus allowing them to develop their skills. However, limited resources remain a problem, as well as the unchanging attitude of professional clubs which continue to reject those talented players

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መካከለኛው አፍሪቃ ሪፓብሊክ | ሲጸልዩ የነበሩ ፳፮ ክርስቲያኖች ቤተክርስቲያናቸው ውስጥ በሙስሊሞች ተገደሉ

Posted by addisethiopia on May 4, 2018

ባለፈው ማክሰኞ፡ ሚያዝያ ፳፫፡ ፪ሺ፲ ዓ.(ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ) ነበር በመካከለኛው አፍሪቃ ሪፓብሊክ ዋና ከተማ፡ በባንጂ በሚገኝና በሙስሊሞች በተከበበው በአንድ ቤተክርስቲያን ላይ ይህ ዲያብሎሳዊ የግድያ ጥቃት የተፈጸመው። ምዕመናኑ የጠዋት ጸሎት ሥነስርዓት ላይ እያሉ። በቪዲዮው ሁለተኛ ክፍል ላይ የተኩስ ድምጽ ይሰማል፣ ሰዎች ህይወታቸውን ለማዳን ሲሯሯጡ ይታያሉ

ነፍሳቸውን ይማርላቸው!

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በግብፅ የሚጠለፉት ክርስቲያን ሴቶችና ልጃገረዶች ቁጥር ጨምሯል፡ ጉዳዩም አሳሳቢ ደረጃ ላይ ደርሷል

Posted by addisethiopia on May 3, 2018

ባለፈው ወር ሰባት ኮፕት ክርስቲያን ሴቶችና ልጃገረዶች በግብጽ ተጠልፈው ጠፍተዋል።

ሴት ልጆቻቸውን ወደ እስልምና ለመለወጥ ሲሉ ሙስሊሞች እንደጠለፏቸው ሁሉም የቤተሰቦቻቸው አባላት በአንድ ድምጽ ተናግረዋል።

የክርስቲያኖቹ መጥፋት ለፖሊስ ሪፖርት ቢደረግም ባለሥልጣናቱ ምንም ለማድረግ ፈቃደኞች ባለመሆናቸው ቤተሰቦቻቸው ክስ አቅርበውባቸዋል።

በግብፅ የሚገኙ ክርስቲያን ሴቶች ለማሰብ የሚከብዱ ብዙ ችግሮች ያጋጥሟቸዋል፦

ማህበራዊ መድልዎ ይደረግባቸዋልይጠለፋሉሃይማኖታቸውን በግዳጅ እንዲለውጡእንዲገረዙበጥቁር ልብስ ተሸፋፍነው እንዲሄዱ ይገደዳሉ፣ የአካላታቸው ክፍሎች ይሠርቁባቸዋል

ይህ በምዕራቡ ዓለም እምብዛም የማይታወቅና አሳሳቢ የሆነ ክስተት ነው ክርስቲያን ሴቶች እና ልጃገረዶች አስገድዶ መድፈር እና ወደ እስልምና እንዲቀይሩ መገደዳቸው እምብዛምም አይነገርለትም። ከ 2011 .በፊት በመላው ግብፅ ምናልባት ስድስት ወይም ሰባት ልጃገረዶች ላይ ይህ መሰል ኢስበዓዊ ተግባር ይፈጸምባቸው ነበር፤ አሁን ግን ቁጥሩ በብዙ ሺዎች እየጨመረ ነው።” በማለት የኮፐት ክርስቲያኖች ጠበቃና የሰብአዊ መብት ተሟጋች የሆኑት ሳዳ ፋውዜ ይናገራሉ። በተለይ እጅግ በጣም ወጣት የሆኑ ክርስቲያን ልጃገረዶች ለሙስሊሞች ጥቃት የተጋለጡ ናቸው።

ለምሳሌ የ 14 ዓመቱ ናድያ ማካም፡ እ... 2011 . በቤተክርስቲያን የቅዳሴ ሥነስርዓት ላይ እያለች ተጠልፋለች። እስካሁን የትና እንዴት እንዳለች የሚታወቅ ነገር የለም፤ ከዚያን ጊዜ ወዲህ ቤተሰቦቿ ከእሷ ጋር ምንም ግንኙነት የላቸውም። በሃዘንና በጭንቀት የተሞሉት የናድያ እናት ልጃቸውን ሙስሊሞች እንደጠለፉባቸው በይፋ ቢያሳውቁም ፖሊሶች ግን ለመርዳት ፈቃደኞች አይደሉም፤ እንዲያውም የልጃቸውን ጉዳይ እንዳያነሱባቸው በተደጋጋሚ አስጠንቅቀዋቸው ነበር።

ምንጭ

ምንጭ

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