» 08/16/2013, 00.00
EGYPT - ISLAM
Muslim Brotherhood calls for 'Friday of Anger' as Cairo death toll rises along with number of torched Christian buildings
Brotherhood members will converge from all the mosques to Ramses Square after Friday prayers. Anti-Morsi groups ready to defend Christian churches, shops and homes. Mosques full of corpses, like morgues. The condemnation of the international community.
- The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) have convoked a "Friday of Anger" after
over 600 deaths in the wake of the army's decision to clear the streets of the
city from pro-Mohamed Morsi demonstrations, in favour of the former president deposed
on July 3. Meanwhile,
the number of victims from the clashes continues to grow as well as the toll of
the violence that pro-Morsi Islamists have wreaked on Christian churches, homes
the Friday prayers, the MB are calling on Muslims to pour from all the mosques
of Cairo towards Ramses square. After
the recent clashes, the army has declared a state of emergency, imposing a
curfew and a mandate to shoot if government buildings are affected.
Islamists killed seven soldiers in Sinai and a policeman and Assiut.
from the Ministry of Health said that at least 638 people have been killed in
recent days and there are more than 4 thousand injured. Some
mosques were turned into morgues to contain the corpses. While
the summer heat makes the air unbreathable because of the decomposing bodies, forcing
a ceaseless flow of funerals.
call to rally is spreading fear among Christians. Anti-Morsi
groups have asked their members to protect Christian churches, homes, and shops
against possible attacks.
days ago, after the attack of the army against the MB sit-in, 22
churches were torched, but the Maspero youth movement says that at least 39
Christian locations were targeted. In
addition to the churches, the fundamentalists also attacked monasteries,
schools and many shops and houses inhabited by Christians. Several
homes and shops were marked with a cross, and with violent slogans, as if to
indicate them as a target for future attacks.
UN Security Council held an emergency meeting and asked the parties to use
"maximum restraint." President
Barack Obama has criticized the shedding of blood, and canceled joint military
exercises with the Egyptian army, but has not blocked military aid to the armed
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Protests continue demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi to the presidency. Violent shoot-outs in front of the barracks of the Presidential Guard. 51 deaths since Monday, July 8 push Adly Mansour, interim President, to advance the date of the election. Supporters of the deposed president announce a new massive rally for this afternoon.
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Egyptian Catholics adopt wait and see policy with Mohammed Morsi
Fr. Rafiq Greiche, spokesman for the Catholic Church, fears the Islamization of society and the sharia. Even if the new president said "nice words" to reassure Christians, lay and women. The clash between the Muslim Brotherhood and the army threatens to block the development of society.
17/08/2013 EGYPT - ISLAM
Cairo, hundreds of Islamists barricaded in mosque. More attacks on churches and Christian buildings
The Army is negotiating with the protesters to clear the building. Yesterday, more than 1,000 Islamists were arrested. Blood bank torched; protesters shot at firemen. Christian organizations draw up a list of churches attacked yesterday. Hamas and Iran defend Muslim Brotherhood.
CHINA - VATICAN
The persecution of Catholics during the Cultural Revolution
The documentation of that violent period was burned or buried in archives. Only a few survivors speak. The persecutors are silent in fear. The burning of religious objects and furnishings in Hebei. Bishops humiliated and arrested in Henan; nuns beaten with sticks and killed, or buried alive. A persecution that "is not over yet"; Today it is perhaps only more subtle.
Silence shrouds 50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution in China and in the West
The bloody campaign launched by Mao Zedong killed nearly 2 million people and sent a further 4 million to concentration camps. Every Chinese has been marked by fear. But today, no memorial service has been planned and no newspaper article has appeared. The Party’s internal struggles and Xi Jinping’s fear of ending up like the USSR. Even today, as then, there are those in Europe who keep quiet and laud the myth of China. Many are predicting a return to the "great chaos".
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