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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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Egyptians’ Stance And Sentiments Toward The Nile River

Posted by addisethiopia on December 6, 2017

Is nationalism best served by expressing passionate sentiments for one’s country in song or does a nation’s progress need more than love? Egyptians’ tendency to voice their emotional attachment to their country is not only a sign of hypocrisy; it also aims at highlighting their dependence on the state and, in turn, enhances the state’s prominence and citizens’ need for it.

Egypt is one of a few countries that produce numerous songs in praise of national glory. We sing in praise of the pyramids, the Sphinx, the Nile, ancient monuments and of course our civilization in general. The Egyptian government obviously supports this trend, rewarding such singers by enrolling them into its entourage. However, simultaneously while celebrating these songs, many of us abuse our national resources — by engaging in the illegal trafficking and mistreatment of our ancient relics, for example.

Our government is constantly repeating that the Nile is a matter of life or death for the Egyptian people. Yet we have been carelessly damaging this lifeline for decades by inefficiently consuming our share of the river’s water, polluting it with waste, and mismanaging our conflict with Ethiopia over Nile water allocation. Nonetheless, along with the abuse, we maintain our sentiments for the river, saying that visitors who drink from the Nile will always come back to our country.

Sadly, we have been carelessly damaging the Nile for decades by inefficiently consuming our share of its water, polluting it with waste disposal, and mismanaging our conflict with Ethiopia over water allocation.

The Egyptian singer who spent years singing a very emotional and popular song in praise of the Nile is currently being prosecuted because of a word that slipped out as she tried to make a joke at a live concert. Meanwhile, millions of citizens who have been abusing the Nile for decades continue to do so without being penalized.
Zooming out, many Egyptians often express their sentiments for the military and police apparatus that protect our national security, apparently convinced that spending their time singing for our soldiers who are facing terrorists and enemies on the front line is a serious pursuit that helps to keep our country in good shape. Not only is this hypocritical, it also reflects an unjust attitude toward citizens who put their lives on the line and to others whose utmost contribution is to express their love.

Many Egyptians are privileged by the state for humming “Long Live Egypt” in song. The phrase has become a password used by people to express loyalty to their country, in return for which they are granted state positions and immunity from being held to account for their ineffectiveness or for involvement in corruption. Meanwhile, Egyptians who want to play a constructive role in the development of their country are marginalized for not being in tune with the rhythm required by the state.

“Rest assured that we will solve the problem,” was President El-Sisi’s recent response to the grave concerns of Egyptians regarding their share of Nile River water upon learning that technical negotiations with the Ethiopian government on the Renaissance Dam had come to a deadlock. In my view, the Egyptian government should have negotiated this issue and struck a deal with Ethiopia when the dam was still a proposal. Now that it is close to realization, reaching a solution is infinitely more complicated.

Seeing the government lose a number of internal and external political battles makes us justifiably concerned. Candidness is not as essential a quality for a ruler as competence; a competent ruler would be able to solve our challenges — or at least to provide some sign that we are on the right track. Sadly, the Nile conflict might drag Egypt into an unpleasant internal scenario that could have been avoided had the issue been addressed well in advance.

Source: ArabNews

My Note: Such a rational thought is found very rarely among Arab folks, good observation! Egypt should better start begging Ethiopia for each drop of Nile water.Here another fake report on Qatar financing the Great Renaissance Dam. Just unbelievable – even more unbelievable how some commentators share their primitively disgusting racialist thoughts. This sort of thing is all over the net, lately. How sad!

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አረብ ሊግ | እነ ሸህ ሰይጣነህ ኢትዮጵያን ኮነኑ

Posted by addisethiopia on November 27, 2017

የአረብ ሊግ ሥራ አስኪያጁ (ምን ይሆን ሥራው?)የታላቁ የኢትዮጵያ ህዳሴ ግድብ በሚሊዮኖች ለሚቆጠሩ አርቦች ደህንነት መጓደል ምክኒያት ስለሚሆን በጣም አሳስቦኛል፤ ኢትዮጵያ ከእኛ ጋር እየተባበረች አይደለም፣ እንዲያውም የአባይን ውሃ በመስኖ ውስጥ ጥቅም ላይ ለማዋል ማሰቧ አሻሚ ነው” ሲሉ በኢትዮጵያ ላይ ውንጀላቸውን አሰምተዋል።

ይህን መሰሉን የአረቦች አብራካዳብራ ውንጀላና ዛቻ፡ ባለፉት ጥቂት ሳምንታት፣ አላሙዲን በታሠሩበት ማግስት፡ በተደጋጋሚ ሲሰነዘር እየሰማን ነው። አንዴ አላሙዲን ነው፣ ሌላ ጊዜ ደግሞ ኳታር ናት ለግድቡ የሚሆነውን ገንዘብ የስጧቸው እያሉ መርዛቸውን በመርጨት ላይ ናቸው። ሁሉም ነገር አስቀድሞ በደንብ የተቀነባበረ ነው። ባለፈው ሳምንት የግብጹ ፕሬዚደንት አልሲሲ ነበሩ ሲዝቱና ሲፎክሩ የነበሩት። በኢትዮጵያ ላይ ዛቻ ውድቀታቸውን እንደሚያስከተል ከቀደሙት መሪዎቻቸው አልተማሩም ማለት ነው። ዛቻውን በሠነዘሩ በሳምንቱ ነበር ሲናይ በርሃ የሱፊዎች መስጊድ ላይ ጥቃት ደርሶ 300 ግብጻውያን ለመገደል የበቁት።

ይህ የመስጊድ ጥቃት፡ እኔ እንደታየኝ፡ በጸረ-ክርስቶሷ ቱርክ ነበር የተቀነባበረው፦

[የማርቆስ ወንጌል ምዕራፍ ፫፥፳፯]

ነገር ግን አስቀድሞ ኃይለኛውን ሳያስር ወደ ኃይለኛው ቤት ገብቶ ዕቃውን ሊበዘብዝ የሚችል የለም፥ ከዚያም ወዲያ ቤቱን ይበዘብዛል።

የኦቶማንን/ኡስማን ካሊፋትን እንደገና ለማነሳሳት በመታገል ላይ ያለቸው ቱርክ የሱፊ እስልምና አገር ነች፤ ኢትዮጵያም ያሉ ሙስሊሞች ሱፊዎች ናቸው፤ “ነጃሺ” እያሉ የሚጠሩትን መስጊድ በፈቃዴ አድሳለሁ ማለቷ የረጅም ጊዜ ዕቅድ ስላላት ነው፣ ስኳሩንና ምድጃውን እንዲሁም አገሯ የከለከለቻቸውን ድራማዎች ይዛ ወደ ኢትዮጵያ መግባቷም ያለምክኒያት አይደለም፤ ቱርክ ግብጽን የመቆጣጠር እቅድ ስላላት ግብጽን በአባይ በኩል ከምትቆጣጠራት ከኢትዮጵያ ጋር ለጊዜው እንደ እባብ መለሳለሱን ስለመረጠች ነው። “ሱፊዎች የአይሲስ ሽብር ሰለባ መሆን የለባቸውም” በሚል ሃሳብ ቱርክ በ አልሲሲ መስተዳደር ላይ ጫና ታደርጋለች። ለግብጽ በጣም ከባድ የሆነ ጊዜ ነው እየመጣባት ያለው።

300 ሚልየን የሚሆኑ እነዚህ እርጉም አረቦች የራሻችን ብቻ የሚሏቸው 22 ሰፋፊና አገሮች አሏቸው፤ ለራሳቸው ብቻ። ሰይጣን አምላካቸውም ከምድሮቻቸው በታች ጥቁሩን ምራቁን(ነዳጅ ዘይት)አውጥተው እንዲሸጡና ዓለማችንንም እንዲበጠብጡ አድርጓቸዋል። ለኢትዮጵያውያን ያለችን አንዲት አገር ኢትዮጵያ ብቻ ናት። አረቦቹ በምዕራባውያኑ አበረታችነት ለዘመናት በኢትዮጵያ ጉዳይ ጣልቃ እየገቡ ሲያውኩን፣ ሲተናኮሉን እና እርስበርስ ሲያባሉን ቆይተዋል። አሁን የእብሪትና ትዕቢት ጊዚያቸው እያለቀ ስለሆነ፤ ኢትዮጵያ ተገቢውን ቅጣት ታሳያቸው ዘንድ የእግዚአብሔር ፈቃድ አላት። 1400 ዓመት የፈጀው የአስከፊው ውድቀታችን ዘመን አክትሟል፤ እኛ ኢትዮጵያውያን የምንጎሳቆልበትና የእነዚህ ደካሞች መቀለጂያና መሳለቂያ የምንሆንበትን ዘመን ጨርሰናል።

ስለዚህ ለእነዚህ አረቦች አርፋችሁ ተቀመጡ፡ አሊያ አንድ ኩባያ ውሃ እንኳን ከአባይ አታገኙም! ብለን አሁን ልንነግራቸው ይገባናል። ዝምታው ይብቃ!

Arab League “Extreme Concern” over Ethiopia’s Nile Dam

Worries over water security for millions of people prompted the Arab League yesterday to say it is following “with extreme concern” talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the latter’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which it is building on the Blue Nile.

Ethiopia was not “cooperating and coordinating enough”, said Ahmed Abul-Gheit, secretary general of the league, a regional association of 22 countries in Africa and the Middle East.

We do not feel that Ethiopia was cooperating and coordinating enough. The Ethiopian plans to operate the dam and use its water in irrigation are ambiguous and concerning,” he said, reports Egyptian news site Ahramonline.

Has The Arab League Ever Actually Done Anything For The Arabs?

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ሺህ የሚሆኑ ሙስሊሞች በግብጻውያን ክርስቲያን ወንድሞቻችን እና እህቶቻችን ላይ ጥቃት ለማድረስ ወደ ቤተ ክርስትያን ዘመቱ

Posted by addisethiopia on November 19, 2017

የጥቃቱ ዘመቻ በጣም አሰቃቂ ስለነበር ክርስቲያን ወገኖቻችን ራሳቸውን ለብዙ ሰዓታት በቤተክርስቲያን ውስጥ እንዲቆለፉ ተገደው ነበር። ጥፋታቸው ምንድን ነው?

ለአብርሃም፣ ይስሐቅና ያዕቆብ አምላክ፣ ለኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ጸሎት በማድረሳቸው!

ይህ ካላሳሰብን፣ ካላንገሸገሸን፣ ካላስቆጣንና ስራችንን እንድንሠራ ክላደረግን በጭራሽ ክርስቲያኖች ልንባል አይገባንም።

ለተበዳዮቹ ክርስቲያኖች በመቆርቆር ፈንታ ለበዳዮቻቸው እስማኤላውያን እና ኤዶማውያን ፈጥነው የሚቆረቆሩት፡ የክርስቶስ ልጆች ሊባሉ አይገባቸው፤ የጸረክርስቶሱ መንፈስ አድሮባችዋልና።

እነ ንጉሥ ዳዊት እንዴት እንደናፈቁኝ!

ወገኖች፣ በግብፃውያን ክርስቲያኖች ላይ አደጋዎችና ጥቃቶች እየበዙ መጥተዋል፤ ፕሬዚደንት ሲሲም፡ በአባይ ሰበብ፡ በክርስቲያን ኢትዮጵያ ላይ በየሣምንቱ ዛቻቸውን ይሰነዝራሉ።

ሙስሊሞች በተለያዩ የግብጽ አካባቢዎች በክርስቲያኖች ላይ የሚፈጸሙትን ጭፍጨፋዎችና ግድያዎች እንዲሁም ወጣት ክርስቲያን ሴቶችን በግድ እያገቡ ማስለም እና ሌሎች የሰብዓዊ መብት ረገጣዎችን ከማንም ተቃውሞ ሳይገጥማቸው በመቀጠል ላይ ናቸው።

ክርስትያኖቹ ሰላማዊ እንቅልፍ በተኙበት ሰው መግደል ጀነት (ገነት) እንደሚያስገባ በተነገራቸው ሙስሊሙች በሰይፍ እየተሰየፉ ይገኛሉ

ይህን የመሰለ ዘግናኝ ድርጊት ለማድረግ ማሰብም ሆነ ድርጊቱን መፈፀም አስላማዊ ትምህርቱ ያመጣው ተፅህኖ መሆኑ እሙን ነው

4መቶ ዓመታ በፊት ታሪክ እንደሚያስረዳንአፄ ዳዊት ዘመነ መንግስት ኮፕቶች እንደ አሁኑ ጊዜ ስቃዩ በዝቶባቸው የክርስትያን መንግስት ለነበራት ለኢትዮጵያ መልዕክት ልከው ነበር በግብጽ ያሉ ሙስሊሞች እየበዙ ኃይላቸው እየጠነከረ ሲሔድ በእስክንድርያ ሚኖሩት ክርስቲያኖች ላይ ሥቃይ ያጸኑባቸው ጀመር ክርስቲያኖቹም አንድ ሆነው መክረው ለኢትዮጵያዊ ዓፄ ዳዊት እንዲህ የሚል መልዕክት ላኩ

ንጉሥ ሆይ! በዚህ በግብጽ ያሉ እስላሞች መከራ አጽንተውብናልና ኃይልህን አንሥተህ አስታግሥልን ብለው ጠየቁት

ዳግማዊ ዓፄ ዳዊትም ለመንፈሳዊ ኃይማኖት ቀንተው የክርስቶስ ፍቅር አስገድዶአቸው ፳ ሽህ ሠራዊት አስከትለው ወደ ግብፅ ዘመቱ በዚህ ጊዜ በግብፅ ያሉ ኃያላን ፈሩ ተሸበሩ ንጉሡ ዳግማዊ ዳዊትም እንዲህ የሚል መልዕክትና ማስጠንቀቂያ ለሙስሊሞቹ ላኩ

‹‹በተፈጥሮ ወንድሞቻችሁ ከሆኑት ክርስቲያኖች ጋር ካልታረቃችሁ ሀገራችሁን መጥቼ አጠፋዋለሁ››።

የንጉሡ መልዕክት ለሙስሊሞቹ እንደደረሳቸው ፈርተው እንደ ጥንቱ በየሃይማኖታቸው ፀንተው በሰላም እንዲኖሩ ከክርስቲያን ወንድሞቻቸው ጋር ታረቁ፡፡

መታረቃቸውን ዳግማዊ ዳዊት ሰሙ በዚህም ጉዳይ ንጉሡ በጣም ደስ አላቸው እገዚአብሔርንም አመሰገኑ በግብፅ የሚኖሩ ክርስቲያኖችም ከ፲፪ ሺህ ወቄት ወርቅ ጋር ደስታቸውን ለኢትዮጵያዊው ንጉሥ ለዳግማዊ ዳዊት በደብዳቤ አድርገው ላኩላቸው ንጉሡም የደስታውን ደብዳቤ ተመልከተው ደስ ኣላቸው ፤ ወርቁን ግን መልሰው በመላክ እንዲህ የሚል ደብዳቤ ፃፉ

‹‹በግብፅ የምትኖሩ የክርስቶስ ተከታዮች ሆይ እንኳን ደስ አላችሁ የላካችሁልኝን ፲፪ ሺህ ወቄት ወርቅ መልሼ ልኬላችኋለሁ የእኔ ዓላማ ወርቅ ፍለጋ አይደለም የክርስቶስ ፍቅር አስገድዶኝ ነው በተቻለኝ መጠን ችግራችሁን ሁሉ አስወገድኩላችሁ..››

ይህ ምንን ያሳየናል? የሚያሳየን፡ ቀደምት አባቶቻችን በክርስትና ላይ የሚደረግ ጥቃት ራስ ላይ እንደደረሰ አድርገው ቆጥረው በቻሉት መጠን ጦርም ሰብቀው ይሁን በሌላ መንገድ መፍትሄ እንደሚሹላቻ ነበር:: አሁን ግን ጊዜው የተገላቢጦሽ ሆነና የክርስትያኖች ደም ሲፈስ በአይናችን እያየን በጆሯችን እየሰማን እንዳላየን ማለፉን መርጠናል። በጣም ያሳዝናል!

እግዚአብሔር ለ ክርስቲያን ወንድሞቻችን እና እህቶቻችን መፅናናቱን ይስጣቸው!

Horror As 1,000-Strong Mob Attacks Church Forcing Christians To Lock Themselves Inside


CHRISTIANS were forced to lock the doors of their church for their own safety as a furious mob launched an attack on the building as tensions continue to soar in Egypt

More than 1,000 people gathered outside a recently-renovated Coptic church in Mina, Egypt, to intimidate and threaten those inside.

Police were called on October 26 and the doors of the Saint George Church, as well as the on-site children’s nursery, was bolted shut for defence.

Despite the aggression of the crowd, it was the Copts who were held responsible for the incident.

The heads of the Coptic congregation in the area were forced into attending a peace meeting, which aimed to stop the conflict between the group and the local Muslim community.

A source close to the church said: “Copts had to agree to the reconciliation that will be held this evening in the village hall. A written agreement was presented that indicated a framework of friendliness, love and brotherhood.

A reconciliation and waiver of all records between the two sides must be signed, including a ‘non-provoke crisis’ clause.”

The “non-provoke clause” is particularly controversial, with critics saying it backs up attempts to close down the Coptic churches by sinister means.

In the week leading up to the church re-opening, flyers were posted across the area with taunting messages apparently written by Coptic leaders.

One said: “We re-opened the church against your will!”

However local Coptic leaders say the messages were written by Muslims in an attempt to stir up anger at their church.

It is just the latest in a long list of incidents in which Copts in Egypt were threatened.

Last month four churches in Mina, including the re-furbished one, were closed after furious locals launched vicious attacks on worshippers, emboldened by a lack of police support.

The Coptic leader in the region said authorities were doing nothing to bring those responsible to justice.

Anba Macarius said: “Churches are closed, the Coptic Christians are being attacked and their property destroyed, and there is no deterrent.

The Copts always pay the price of this coexistence, not the aggressors.

The reactions of officials are disappointing, and when there is any dispute or an attack, the first alternative is to close the church and put pressure only on the Copts with impunity for the aggressors.”

The Coptic Orthodox Church is the largest Christian church in Egypt and the Middle East’s biggest Christian community with a history dating back nearly 2,000 years.

Coptic Christians, who make up about 10 per cent of Egypt’s 90 million people, have long complained of discrimination under successive Egyptian leaders.

Egypt has been named one of the most dangerous in the world for churchgoers, with Egypt’s Christian community increasingly insecure since ISIS spread through Iraq and Syria in 2014, ruthlessly targeting religious minorities.

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Can you imagine the outrage if it were the other way round.

Christians are the most persecuted group in the world. Even in the west, we are persecuted by the liberals. So much for tolerance and equality.

These are the people we should allow to come to the UK not the “others”

And still western Christian countries do nothing. We need to start supporting and protecting Christian minorities who are under threat by ‘others’.

The ‘others are getting support from the globalists who are driving the anti-Christianity uprising because as satanists that ‘other’ religion/cult is the nearest thing to it.

The ‘others’ are moslems, was that too difficult?

If you knew just how quickly Mr. Censor takes down my comments if I step even a cm over the line, you’d understand why I wrote ‘others’.

This Christmas Day should be declared as a national call to prayers for the Coptic church in Egypt by the Church of England and the Church of Scotland and others such as Methodists and Baptists. If ever there was a need or a reason for a joint statement on the Christian faith then this is the time. Comment please Archbishops, Pastors and Elders NOW – TODAY. Such vile attacks are not challenged enough by our churches here and our government has some of that blood on their hands for not speaking out and making this a priority. Christians and churches are being attacked here in Britain too and nothing is said or done. Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world at this time and we need to speak up and speak out.

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A Fmous Egyptian Singer Faces Trial for ‘Provocative’ Nile Remarks

Posted by addisethiopia on November 15, 2017

A famous Egyptian singer faces trial for “spreading provocative publicity” after she suggested that drinking from the River Nile could make someone ill.

A lawsuit was filed after video emerged showing Sherine Abdel Wahab being asked at a concert last year to sing Mashrebtesh Men Nilha (Have You Drunk From The Nile?)

She responded by saying “drinking from the Nile will get me schistosomiasis” – a disease commonly known as bilharzia.

“Drink Evian, it’s better,” she added.

On Tuesday, the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate announced that it banned the 37 year old from performing over her “unjustified mockery of our dear Egypt”.

The union said it had opened an investigation and would not grant Abdel Wahab the necessary permits until she appeared before officials to answer questions.

Abdel Wahab later apologised for her “foolish joke” at the concert, which she said took place in the United Arab Emirates more than a year ago.

“My beloved country Egypt and sons of my country Egypt, I apologise to you with all my heart for any pain I may have caused you,” she added.

But on Wednesday, state newspaper al-Ahram reported that Abdel Wahab would face trial on 23 December at a Cairo misdemeanours court on the charge of “spreading provocative publicity”. A lawsuit accused her of insulting the Egyptian state and undermining efforts to produce tourism, it said.

State television would also no longer play her songs, according to al-Ahram.

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My Note: Actually, Egyptians should listen to her, and better beginn storing enough Evian water, perhaps, beneath the Pyramids, as they won’t be able to drink from the Ethiopian Nile soon.

[Isaiah 19:5-8]

The waters of the river will dry up,

and the riverbed will be parched and dry.

The canals will stink;

the streams of Egypt will dwindle and dry up.

The reeds and rushes will wither,

also the plants along the Nile,

at the mouth of the river.

Every sown field along the Nile

will become parched, will blow away and be no more.

The fishermen will groan and lament,

all who cast hooks into the Nile;

those who throw nets on the water

will pine away.

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The Five Most Fragile Countries…

Posted by addisethiopia on November 9, 2017

Exposed To Higher Interest Rates Are:

  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar
  • Argentina

CREDIT ratings agency S&P Global has revealed its list of the five most vulnerable countries that will suffer under rising interest rates across the globe.

After around a decade of ultra-low interest rates around the world following the financial crash the tide is now turning and central banks are now either reviewing their policy of loose monetary policy or starting to cautiously raise rates in an attempt to head off any early signs of inflationary pressures.

S&P Global have now released what they dub the new “fragile five” – the countries that are most at risk of rising interest rates.

According to the agency the emerging markets of Turkey, Argentina, Pakistan, Egypt, and Qatar are likely to suffer the most as the cost of borrowing rises.

Moritz Kraemer, S&P Global’s managing director and sovereign global chief rating officer, said in a report on Monday, monetary conditions are “exceptionally accommodative” and, for some emerging markets, “the funding environment is now the most benign in living memory.”

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My Note: Anguish, pain, poverty and hardship, all inflicted, directely or indirectly on Ethiopians by five of the many nations across the continents. Life did let the nations of Egypt,Turkey,Pakistan,Qatar and Argentina (Italians) get away with their ignorance and stupdiity for a while, but sooner or later, they will pay the price.

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Christians Pelted With Rocks in Shocking Attack in Egypt and Europe

Posted by addisethiopia on November 4, 2017

Four Churches Forced To Shut in Egypt

FOUR churches have been forced to shut after Christian worshipers were pelted with rocks in a shocking series of attacks.

The coordinated attacks took place in the Egyptian region of Minya, south of Cairo, where church leaders are now pleading for support.

After keeping quiet for two weeks to help officials carry out investigations, Coptic Orthodox leaders have now spoken out and accused Egypt of treating Christian prayers “as a crime”.

They said they were forced to close four churches after furious locals launched vicious attacks on worshippers, emboldened by a lack of police support.

Terrified church leaders were forced to close one church for the safety of their congregations – something which then encouraged mobs to attack three others.

And authorities are doing nothing to bring those responsible to justice, the Coptic Orthodox leader in Minya said.

Anba Macarius said: “We stayed silent for two weeks after the closure of a church hoping that the officials would do the job they were assigned to do by the state.

However, this silence has led to something worse, as if prayer is a crime the Copts should be punished for. The Coptic Christians go to the neighbouring villages to perform their prayers.”

He said the initial closure of the Church of al-Azraa sparked three more incidents in nearby places of worship: at the church of Anba Mousa, the church of Abu Sayfen and the church of Mar Gerges.

Now Christians in the region were facing a level of oppression not seen for year, Mr Makarios said.

He said: “What happened within two weeks, hasn’t happen over years. Churches are closed, the Coptic Christians are being attacked and their property destroyed, and there is no deterrent.

The Copts always pay the price of this coexistence, not the aggressors.

The reactions of officials are disappointing, and when there is any dispute or an attack, the first alternative is to close the church and put pressure only on the Copts with impunity for the aggressors.”

Attacks on Christians in Egypt regularly worsen as festivals approach, with this year’s Easter celebrations subdued in an attempt to avoid an onslaught. GE

Last year Christians in the region told Express.co.uk they were afraid for their lives as the holy day approached.

One, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “Christians are considered as infidels, following a corrupt faith, reading a corrupt bible.

“A second aspect to consider is that much of the population is either illiterate or very poorly educated.

“They will blindly follow teaching of those who uphold the conception that Christians are infidels.”

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THE COPTS ALWAYS PAY THE PRICE OF THIS COEXISTENCE


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Egyptian Lawyer Says It Is a ‘National Duty’ for Men to Rape Girls Who Wear Ripped Jeans

Posted by addisethiopia on November 1, 2017

An Egyptian lawyer has sparked outrage after telling a national television audience it is his “patriotic and national duty” to harass and rape young girls who wear revealing clothes including ripped jeans.

Nabih al-Wahsh said women wearing clothing should be punished. He warned:

Are you happy when you see a girl walking down the street with half of her behind showing? I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass her and a national duty to rape her.”

The shock remarks came in a panel show broadcast on Al-Assema during a debate over a draft law on prostitution and sparked outrage across the country. Egypt’s National Council for Women now plans to file a complaint against the lawyer and the TV channel.

The council also urged media outlets not to host controversial figures who make remarks that incite violence against women.

The furore follows last month’s revelation that Cairo is the world’s most dangerous megacity for women, and has become more perilous since the 2011 uprisings.

France 24 reports that Cairo came in last of 19 megacities for its ability to protect women from harassment and rape on its streets.

A study conducted by the Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights in 2008 found that 83 percent of women said they’d been sexually harassed, many of them daily, and 62 percent of men admitted to harassing women; advocates believe the percentage of women harassed is significantly higher.

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Is Inbreeding the Reason for Muslim Insanity? Asks, Alex. Yes! Perhaps, one of the reasons; The main being Islam. Islam is a pseudo-religion which darkens the mind and the soul

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