In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

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Jul13

In Egypt the anger is growing again

Something has gone badly wrong with the Egyptian revolution. The ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces – just what the “Supreme” bit means is anyone’s guess – is toadying up to middle-aged Muslim Brothers and Salafists, the generals chatting to the pseudo-Islamists while the young, the liberal, poor and wealthy who brought down Hosni Mubarak are being ignored. The economy is collapsing. Anarchy creeps through the streets of Egyptian cities each night. Sectarianism flourishes in the darkness. The cops are going back to their dirty ways. It really is that bad. You only have to walk the streets of Cairo to understand what’s gone wrong, to wander again across...

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Political and religious leaders of the European Union have called for more religious tolerance in Europe and its neighboring countries.
Jun02

EU: No contradictions between Islam and democracy

June 02 2011 Declaring that there was “no contradiction between Islam and democracy,” political and religious leaders of the European Union have called for more religious tolerance in Europe and its neighboring countries. European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy, European Parliament President, Jerzy Buzek, European Commission President Manuel Barroso and representatives from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Muslim communities gathered at EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday for an annual meeting at which freedom of religion and religious tolerance were the main topics. “Arab people are liberating themselves,” Mr. Van Rompuy said at a news conference. “These are their revolutions and...

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Clashes between Muslims and Copts being stoked by a third party
May20

Claims Israel is behind Muslim and Coptic clashes

May 20 2011 Recent Muslim-Christian clashes have renewed fears of sectarian conflict in Egypt. But many local analysts – along with wide swathes of the public – believe sectarian tensions are being stoked by elements loyal to the ousted Hosni Mubarak regime in possible coordination with Israel. “Whoever is fanning the flames of sectarian conflict has two objectives: to distract attention from the ongoing prosecution of Mubarak and his henchmen, and to derail what’s being described as the Third Intifadah,” political activist Mugahid Sherara told IPS. The most recent confrontation was triggered on May 7, after reports that a Coptic-Christian woman who had...

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