» 07/13/2012, 00.00
ISLAM - EGYPT - LIBYA
Secularists and moderate Muslims against Islamist-backed Sharia
In Egypt, Salafists want to include direct references to Islamic law in the constitution. Al-Azhar University, state institutions and moderate forces oppose them. Islamists are losing support among Egyptians who do not want to go back to the Middle Ages, Muslim scholar says. In Libya, progressive forces reject religious interference in politics.
12/03/2013 EGYPT - LIBYA
Christian dies in Benghazi: wrath of Egyptian Copts against Libya explodes in Cairo
Hundreds of Copts burning flags and throwing stones at the Libyan Embassy in Cairo. They demand justice for the death of Ezzat Atallah, a Christian who died in a prison in Benghazi. The Islamist government charged with doing nothing for Christian migrants to avoid diplomatic problems.
Al-Azhar calls on constituent assembly to adopt a separate article for Christians
Article 2 of the constitution is still under discussion. It cites Sharia principles as the basis of Egyptian legislation. Religious affiliation continues to prevail in the country. This could lead to the isolation of the Christian community.
Minya, Islamists seize a Protestant church and turn it into a mosque
The Christian community of Monshaat Baddini in the province of Samalout report that, Islamists have occupied the place of worship since August 14. The police never intervened to stop them. For almost a month, no Christian can enter. On the wall of the church an inscription reads "mosque of martyrs ."
27/02/2015 EGYPT - LIBYA - ISLAM
The Lent of the 21 Egyptian Copts martyred in Libya
The Islamic State claim to fight for God, but in reality that suffer from megalomania because they feel themselves to be God. The 21 timid martyrs who whispered the name of Jesus with their last breath testified to the very end how the center of their lives, was not their own well-being but Jesus himself. This year, in his Lenten Message Pope Francis asked us to combat the "globalization of indifference": " As long as I am relatively healthy and comfortable, I don’t think about those less well off. Today, this selfish attitude of indifference has taken on global proportions, to the extent that we can speak of a globalization of indifference”.
13/03/2013 EGYPT - LIBYA
Benghazi, Coptic Christians denounce torture and attempts to convert them to Islam
44 of the 48 Christian vendors arrested in the market of Benghazi in February on charges of proselytizing have returned home. The Salafis forced them to say the prayer of conversion to Islam and spit on the images of Pope Shenouda III. Four of them are still in the hands of the Libyan police.
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