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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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የLiverpool ግብጻዊ ምን አስተማረን? | አንተ ግን ስትጸልይ፥ ወደ እልፍኝህ ግባ መዝጊያህንም ዘግተህ በስውር ላለው አባትህ ጸልይ

Posted by addisethiopia on May 27, 2018

 

666

[ማቴዎስ ወንጌል ምዕራፍ ፮፮]

በቅዳሜው የኪየቭ ቻምፒየንስ ሊግ መጨረሻ ጨዋታ ላይ የ Liverpool እግር ኳስ ቡደን መርሆ፡ “ Reds, Bring Home Number Six!„ „ቀዮች፤ ቁጥር ስድስትን (6) ይዛችሁ ኑ!የሚል ነበር።

ግን አልተሳካላቸውም፤ ለአላህ ለሰው ይታይ ዘንድ የጸለየው ግብዙ ግብጻዊ “ሞ ሳላህ” ወይም መሀመድ ሳላህ (ሞ ፋራህ ን እናስታውሳለን?) መሰናክል ሆናቸው።

ሞ ሳላህ በማን እጅ ወደቀ? በማድሪዱ ሰርጂዮ ራሞስ እጅ። ሰርጂዮ ራሞስ ለ600 ዓመታት ያህል አረብ ሙስሊሞችን ታግላ እስልምናን ሙሉ በሙሉ ካጠፋችው ከአንዳሉሲያ ስፔይን ክፍለሃገር የተገኘ ስፖርተኛ ነው።

የማቴዎስ ወንጌል ቁጥሩም፤ 6:6፤ ይጠቁመናል

አንተ ግን ስትጸልይ፥ ወደ እልፍኝህ ግባ መዝጊያህንም ዘግተህ በስውር ላለው አባትህ ጸልይ፤ በስውር የሚያይ አባትህም በግልጥ ይከፍልሃል።

[የማቴዎስ ወንጌል ምዕራፍ ፮፥፭፡፯}

ስትጸልዩም እንደ ግብዞች አትሁኑ፤ ለሰው ይታዩ ዘንድ በምኩራብና በመንገድ ማዕዘን ቆመው መጸለይን ይወዳሉና፤ እውነት እላችኋለሁ፥ ዋጋቸውን ተቀብለዋል።

አንተ ግን ስትጸልይ፥ ወደ እልፍኝህ ግባ መዝጊያህንም ዘግተህ በስውር ላለው አባትህ ጸልይ፤ በስውር የሚያይ አባትህም በግልጥ ይከፍልሃል። አሕዛብም በመናገራቸው ብዛት እንዲሰሙ ይመስላቸዋልና ስትጸልዩ እንደ እነርሱ በከንቱ አትድገሙ።

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የ ኮፕት ወንደሞቻችን ቀብር | ብርሃንም በጨለማ ይበራል፥ ጨለማም አላሸነፈውም

Posted by addisethiopia on May 16, 2018

በትናንትናው ዕለት ኮፕት ክርስቲያኖች፡ ከእንባ እና ደስታ ጋር፡ ለዎቹ ኮፕት ሰማዕታት አካላት ዕረፍትጧቸው።

የታረደውን አባቱን ፎቶ የሚነካው ክርስቲያን ህፃን ልጅ በጣም ያስለቅሳል።

የዲያብሎስ ልጆች ሞራላችንን ለመስበርና እኛን ክርስቲያኖችን ለማዋረድ ሞክረዋል፤ አልተሳካላቸውም፤ የመዋረጃቸውና ደም የማልቀሻቸው ጊዜ ተቃርቧል፡ ወዮላቸው!

የነገውን የ”ዕርገት ዕለት” ለሰይጣን ረመዳን መጀመሪያ ዕለት ማድረጋቸውም ብዙ ነገር ነው የሚጠቁመን።


Tears And Joy As Egyptian Christians Killed In Libya Laid To Rest


Tears mixed with joy on Tuesday as the remains of 20 Christians were laid to rest in Egypt’s Minya province more than three years after they were kidnapped and beheaded in Libya in an attack that provoked rare Egyptian air strikes.

The return of the bodies of 20 Egyptian Copts has brought families in rural Egypt a chance for some closure after years in mourning with little hope of having the bodies of their loved ones being recovered for burial.

“Everyone stood beside the martyr that belongs to him and cried a little, but they were tears of longing, nothing more,” said Bishri Ibrahim, father of Kerolos, one of the victims, at the funeral service at a church in the village of al-Our in Minya province, where they were all laid to rest.

“But we are happy and joyful that they have returned to the village. This is a blessing for the country and to all Copts all over the world,” he added.

Thirteen of the 21 Libya victims came from al-Our, a rural town of around 10,000 people south of Cairo.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ordered the Church, named The Church of the Martyrs of Faith and Homeland, to be built soon after the incident and dedicated in their memory.

Sisi also ordered a wave of air strikes on the Islamic State’s militant bases in Libya.

The remains of the victims, who were flown from Libya about a private jet to Cairo on Monday night, were placed inside cylinder-shaped containers covered in velvet cloth with the names of each victim and interred under the church altar.

Families said the burial place would be opened as a shrine for visitors.

The victims had been among the many poor Egyptians who risked their lives to find work in the lawless chaos of Libya following the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 and civil war.

A video posted by Islamic State in January 2015 showed 21 people — 20 Egyptian Copts and one Ghanaian Christian — lined up on a Libyan beach in orange jumpsuits before they were executed.

“I wanted to see Milad come back from Libya on his feet after his struggle and hard work to earn a living in a harsh life abroad,” 55-year-old Zaki Hanna, the father of one of the victims.

“But thanks be to God, he died a hero, did not beg anyone to spare his life and he and his brothers, the martyrs, did not abandon their faith or homeland.”

Bashir Estephanos, whose two younger brothers were killed by Islamic State in Libya, said all Christians in al-Our village had been praying for the past three years for the bodies of the “martyrs” to be found.

Libyan authorities recovered the bodies in October after the area where they were buried was recaptured from the militant Islamist group.

“Our prayers were answered, so thanks be to God from the bottom of our hearts,” he said, speaking before the bodies arrived in the village.

The head of the Coptic Church in Egypt, Pope Tawadros II, was at the airport to receive the remains when they arrived in Cairo on Monday night.

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ግብጽ | በሙስሊሞች ታርደው ለሰማዕትነት የበቁት 20 ግብጻውያን አስከሬን ካይሮ ገባ

Posted by addisethiopia on May 15, 2018

... 2015 .በሊቢያ ውስጥ በሙስሊሞች አንገታቸውን ተቆርጠው ግብጽ ለሰማዕትነት ካበቃቻቸው 21 ሰማዕታት ክርስትያኖች መካከል የ 20ዎቹ ሰማዕታት አካላት አስከሬን ትናንትና ሰኞ ከሚስራታ ከተማ ወደ ካይሮ ተመልሷል። ከፍተኛ የጸጥታ ጥበቃ በነበረው የካይሮ አውሮፕላን ማረፊያም የግብጽ ኦርቶዶክስ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ሌቀ ጳጳስ በአቡነ ታዋድሮስ 2 አቀባበል አድርገውለታል።

30ዎቹ ወንድሞቻችንስ?

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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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ታላቅ የእጅ ጽሑፍ ግኝት | በ፰ኛው መቶ ክፍለዘመን መሀመዳውያኑ የኮፕቶችን መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ደልዘው ቁርአንን ጽፈውበታል

Posted by addisethiopia on April 27, 2018

ፈረንሳዊው ምሁር ዶክተር ኤሎነር ዋልድ ይህን ግኝት አሁን በይፋ አሳውቀዋል። ይህ በብራና ላይ የተጻፈ ዘጠኝ የእጅ ጽሑፍ ቁርጥራጮች ስብስብ በትናንትናው ዕለት በለንደን የጨረታ ሽያጭ ማዕከል በሆነው  ክሪስቲበጨረታ ቀርቦ ነበር

ዝርዝሩ ከክርስቶስ ልደት በኋላ በስምንተኛው፡ መቶ ክፍለ ዘመን በክርስቲያኖች ጽሑፍ ላይ ተደለዞ የተጻፈበት የቁርአን ቅጂዎች ቁርጥራጮችንም ያካተተ ነው።

በግብፅ የኮፕቲክ ማኅበረሰብ በስምንተኛው ክፍለ ዘመን ላይ አርብ ሙስሊሞች በተወረሩ ጊዜ ክርስቲያናዊ መጻሕፍታቸውን ሁሉ ተነጥቀው ነበር።

በዚህ የእጅ ጽሑፍ በኮፕትኛ ቋንቋ ተጽፎ የነበረው መጽሐፍ ቅዱሳዊ ጽሑፍ ተደልዞ በላዩ ላይ የቁርአንን ጽሁፍ በአረብኛ አስፍርውበት ይነበባል።

8ኛው መቶ ክፍለዘመን እስልምና ወደ ግብጽ በወረራ ገብቶ የኮፕት ህዝቦችን ሲያስር ክርስቲያን ኮፕቶች በሙስሊሞች ፊት የራሳቸውን የኮፕቲክ ቋንቋ መናገር እንኳን ተከልክለው ነበር፤ በኮፕትኛ የተናገሩ ምላሶቻቸው ተቆረጠው ይወጡባቸው ነበር። በዚህ መልክ ቁንቋቸውን ሙሉ በሙሉ አጥፍተውባቸዋል፤ በኮፕት ቋንቋ ፈንታ አረብኛን ተክተውባቸዋል።

የመጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ጽሑፍን በድፍረት መደለዛቸው ክርስትናን ለመዋጋትና ለማጥፋት የመጡ መሆናቸውን ብሎም መሀመድ ሀሰተኛ ነብይ መሆኑን ነው የሚያረጋግጠው።

በተጨማሪም መሀመዳውያኑ በበላይነት የእብደት ስሜት መጠመዳቸውን፣ ለክርስቲያኖች አምላክ እንዲሁም ለመጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ያላቸውን ድፍረት፣ ንቀትና ጥላቻ፤ ባጠቃላይ ዲያብሎሳዊ እብሪተኛነታቸውን ነው የሚያሳየን።

በቁርአን ጽሁፍ የተደለዘው የመጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ክፍለ ጽሑፍ ይህ ነው፦

[ኦሪት ዘዳግም ምዕራፍ ፲፰]

፲፬ የምትወርሳቸው እነዚህ አሕዛብ ሞራ ገላጮችንና ምዋርተኞችን ያዳምጣሉ፤ አንተ ግን እንዲሁ ታደርግ ዘንድ አምላክህ እግዚአብሔር ከልክሎሃል።

፲፭፤፲፮ አምላክህን እግዚአብሔርን በኮሬብ ስብሰባ ተደርጎ በነበረበት ቀን። እንዳልሞት የአምላኬን የእግዚአብሔርን ድምፅ ደግሞ አልስማ፥ ይህችን ታላቅ እሳት ደግሞ አልይ ብለህ እንደ ለመንኸው ሁሉ፥ አምላክህ እግዚአብሔር ከአንተ መካከል ከወንድሞችህ እንደ እኔ ያለ ነቢይ ያስነሣልሃል፤ እርሱንም ታደምጣለህ።

፲፯ እግዚአብሔርም አለኝ። የተናገሩት መልካም ነው፤

፲፰ ከወንድሞቻቸው መካከል እንደ አንተ ያለ ነቢይ አስነሣላቸዋለሁ፤ ቃሌንም በአፉ አደርጋለሁ፥ ያዘዝሁትንም ቃል ሁሉ ይነግራቸዋል፤

፲፱ በስሜም የሚናገረውን ቃሌን የማይሰማውን ሰው እኔ እበቀልለታለሁ።

ነገር ግን ይናገር ዘንድ ያላዘዝሁትን በስሜ በድፍረት የሚናገር ወይም በሌላ አማልክት ስም የሚናገር ነቢይ፥ እርሱ ይገደል።

፳፩ በልብህም። እግዚአብሔር ያልተናገውን ቃል እናውቅ ዘንድ እንዴት ይቻለናል? ብትል፥

፳፪ ነቢዩ በእግዚአብሔር ስም በተናገረ ጊዜ የተናገረው ነገር ባይሆን ባይመጣም፥ ያ ነገር እግዚአብሔር ያልተናገረው ነው፤ ነቢዩ በድፍረቱ ተናግሮታል እርሱን አትፍራው።

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የሳውዲ ልዑል መሀመድ፡ በካይሮ ቅዱስ ማርቆስ ቤ/ ክርስቲያን፡ እየሱስ ክርስቶስ እግር ሥር ሆነው ታዩ

Posted by addisethiopia on March 8, 2018

የናቁሽ ሁሉ ወደ እግርሽ ጫማ ይሰግዳሉ!!!

የሳውዲ ልዑል መሀመድ ቢን ሳልማን ባለፈው ሰኞ ያልተጠበቀ ጉብኝት በግብጽ ኮፕቲክ ኦርቶዶክስ ቤተ ክርስቲያን አድርገው ነበር። ልዑሉ ከግብጹ ፓትርያርክ ከብጹዕ ወቅዱስ አቡነ ታውድሮስ 2ኛ ጋር ሆነው ካይሮ ሚገኘው የቅዱስ ማርቆስ ኮፕቲክ ካቴድራል ውስጥ ተገኝተው ነበር።

ሊቀ ጳጳስ ታዋድሮስ እንደገለጹት ከሆነ ልዑል ቢን ሳልማን ለግብጻውያን ኮፕት ያላቸውን አድናቆት ገልጸው ነበር። በዚሁ አጋጣሚ ሁሉም ኮፕቲክ ኦርቶዶክስ ቀሳውስት ሳዑዲ ዓረቢያን እንዲጎበኙ ጥሪ አቅርበውላቸዋል።

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ትናንት ቁልቢ ዛሬ ካይሮ | ከመስጊድ የመጡ የዲያብሎስ ልጆች 8 ኮፕት ክርስቲያን ወገኖቻችንን በካይሮ ገደሉ

Posted by addisethiopia on December 29, 2017

እነዚህ የዲያብሎስ ልጆች ትናንትና በቁልቢ ዛሬ ደግሞ በካይሮ በክርስቲይኖች ላይ በደል ፈጸሙ። የእነዚህ እርኩሶች ዲያብሎሳዊ ሥራ ማቆምያ የለውም፤ ለእነርሱ ጸሎት የሚያደርስ ወገን ካለ ይጸልይላቸው፤ እኔ ግን ለእነዚህ ቆሻሾች ወደ ሲዖል ፈጥናችሁ ግቡ! እላለሁ

A Look at Recent Attacks on Egypt’s Coptic Christians

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Muslim Mob Lays Siege To Christian Church In Egypt

Posted by addisethiopia on December 23, 2017

An Egyptian Coptic Christian diocese says hundreds of Muslim demonstrators have assaulted one of its churches.

The diocese in Atfih said Saturday in a statement that the incident in Giza just outside Cairo took place after Friday prayers when demonstrators gathered outside the building and stormed it.

The demonstrators chanted hostile slogans and called for the church’s demolition, the statement says. It says they destroyed the church’s contents and assaulted Christians inside before security personnel arrived and dispersed them.

It also said the wounded were transferred to a nearby hospital but didn’t elaborate. The church, yet to be sanctioned by the state, has been observing prayers for 15 years.

Coptic Christians make up about 10% of Egypt’s 96 million population. Islamic extremists have targeted them in a sereis of brutal attacks in recent years.

In October, CCTV footage captured the brutal moment a Coptic Orthodox priest was stabbed in the back several times in Egypt’s capital, Cairo.

Father Samaan Shehata was collecting humanitarian aid for his parish in Beni Suef on 12 October when a man started chasing him with a large knife. He died from serious stab wounds in hospital later that day.

In May, at least 29 people were killed when the Islamic State (Isis) terror group attacked a bus heading to the Saint Samuel monastery, near Minya.

Another 29 people were killed when an Isis suicide bomber targeted St Mark’s Coptic Cathedral in Cairo last December.

In February 2015, Isis circulated images of its militants executing 21 Coptic Christians who had been kidnapped from Sirte, Libya. In response, Egypt launched air strikes targeting Isis positions.

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Muslim Militants Kill 90 Christians In Nigeria


Christians in central Nigeria face a tense Christmas after the deadliest sectarian violence in the country’s recent history killed at least 90 people, aid workers and Christians say.

Following a period of relative calm, violence resumed in Plateau state with Fulani herdsmen primarily targeting Christian farmers in Nigeria’s Middle Belt. Advocacy group Voice Of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC) quoted experts as saying that the militant Muslim group

“killed more people than those committed previously by the notorious Boko Haram terrorists.”

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Actually, Egypt Is a Terrible Ally

Posted by addisethiopia on December 20, 2017

When Vice President Mike Pence visits Egypt on Wednesday, he will follow in the footsteps of countless American officials who have stopped in Cairo to laud the “strategic partnership” between the United States and Egypt.

This has become a vacuous and badly outdated talking point — the kind we both drafted during our years in the government. Mr. Pence shouldn’t pay lip service to it.

American and Egyptian interests are increasingly divergent and the relationship now has far less common purpose than it once did. Mr. Pence should make clear to Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egypt’s president, that the two countries need a reset, beginning with a major reduction in American military assistance.

In addition to saving American taxpayers’ money, this would send an important message to other recipients of American aid that our support is not unconditional. It would also help to rein in an arrangement that has distorted Egyptian-American relations.

Any doubts that Egypt has ceased to be a strategic partner to the United States were eliminated with the recent preliminary Egyptian-Russian agreement to grant reciprocal access to each other’s air bases. But this is just the most recent example of profoundly unfriendly behavior by a purported friend. In Libya, Egypt has consistently provided military support to Gen. Khalifa Hifter, whose Libyan National Army has clashed with forces loyal to the internationally recognized and United States-backed government. At the United Nations Security Council, Egypt has made common cause with Russia to oppose the United States on issues from Syria to Israel/Palestine. And this year, revelations emerged of Egyptian military and economic cooperation with North Korea.

Even where American and Egyptian goals remain aligned, Egypt struggles to promote our mutual objectives effectively. Washington has not grasped a new reality: Because of its internal decay, Egypt is no longer a regional heavyweight that can anchor America’s Middle East policy.

The Sisi government has contributed shockingly little to the campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Cairo consistently has ignored American offers to train Egyptian forces in the counterinsurgency doctrine and tactics that could help defeat the insurgency in Sinai. The importance of American access to Egyptian airspace has declined; and American privileges at the Suez Canal are drastically exaggerated. Contrary to prevailing wisdom, the U.S. Navy does not receive head-of-the-line privileges, whereby our ships can jump ahead of other vessels.

There was a time when both countries derived important mutual benefits, including reliable Egyptian support for the United States’ interests in the Middle East. But over the past decade, the United States has poured more than $13 billion in security assistance into Egypt with little to show for it except more jobs for a defense industry exporting materiél that is ill-suited to Egypt’s defense needs and that allow the Egyptian military to sustain a patronage system that distorts the economy and fuels corruption.

For too long, the United States has allowed the Egyptian government to treat security assistance as an entitlement owed for making peace with Israel. The United States has not held Egypt accountable for how this money is spent and whether it serves broader American objectives in the region, giving Egypt a free ride on American generosity. The Obama administration took initial steps to make military assistance less generous and limit the weapons systems Egypt could buy with American funds. The Trump administration has withheld or reprogrammed more than $200 million in military assistance.

This is a start. More needs to be done.

In light of Egypt’s declining strategic importance and its problematic behavior, Washington should sharply reduce its annual military assistance by $500 million to $800 million to align our resources with our priorities. A cut in Egypt’s aid would free up badly needed funds. And a move to start reducing security aid to Egypt to a level that is more in line with the actual value the United States derives from the relationship would be broadly popular in Congress, which has grown frustrated with Cairo.

The risks are limited. Egypt is unlikely to change its behavior in response to less aid. It won’t, for example, end its peace treaty with Israel or cease its counter-terrorism cooperation with the United States. It will, of course, continue to fight local jihadists.

Advocates of a closer relationship with Egypt argue that cutting aid would make Cairo less willing to accept American military training, but there is scant evidence that years of generous support have fostered a desire in Egypt for additional training opportunities in critical areas like counter-insurgency. Rather, disabusing Cairo of the notion that assistance is an entitlement might help to restore some leverage to extract concessions from Cairo. And, while instability in Egypt is a legitimate concern, we are deluding ourselves to think that American assistance is the difference between order and chaos.

Instead of acknowledging that Egypt’s importance has diminished, President Trump has doubled down on the relationship, promising to be a “loyal friend” to Egypt and lavishing Mr. Sisi with praise. The White House has gone silent on the Egyptian government’s abhorrent human rights abuses, which fuel radicalization, increasing the global threat from terrorism. In so closely tying the United States to the Sisi government and its repressive practices, the administration is all but ensuring that millions of marginalized Egyptian youth will view the United States with hostility.

America is getting a bad deal in Egypt. That’s ironic for a president who prides himself as a negotiator. Mr. Pence’s visit is an opportunity to turn a new page with Egypt, and make the United States’ commitment to the country commensurate with what Washington receives in return. If the Trump administration does this, it will take a small but important step toward restoring America’s tarnished credibility and reputation in the region.

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