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Egyptian President Al-Sisi at Coptic Christmas Mass: We Are All Egyptians

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On January 6, 2015, Egyptian President Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi paid a visit to the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo during the Christmas mass. This is the first time that an Egyptian president has attended the occasion. The Coptic Christians are cheering and clapping and showing their joy at his presence so much that al-Sisi says he fears the Patriarch may ... Read More »

Christians under Islam Suffer for Western ‘Sins’

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Not only are many Western secularists totally indifferent to the plight of Christians and other religious minorities under Islam—they inadvertently exacerbate it, thanks to the Muslim penchant to conflate Western behavior with Christianity, writes Raymond Ibrahim exclusively for VIE. Thus Charlie Hebdo’s satirical caricatures of Muhammad are now being pinned on the Christian faith by Muslims who seem not to ... Read More »

Italy: Muslims Destroy and Urinate on Virgin Mary Statue

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Friday, January 9. A man was kneeling in prayer before the statue of the revered Madonna, with the photograph of a loved one in hand, in the small chapel of St. Barnabas in Perugia (Italy), when he was attacked by five immigrants, Raymond Ibrahim reports: (Photo: Illustration) “The first thing they did was rip the photo from his hands. Next ... Read More »

Prince Charles on Holocaust: A warning and lesson for all faiths

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Britain’s Prince Charles, in a speech on Tuesday at a London memorial service, described the Holocaust as a lesson to all faiths and a means to help respond to turmoil in the Middle East. “[International] Holocaust Memorial Day is not just a memorial to those six million innocent Jewish men, women and children – it is also universal because the Jews ... Read More »

Record: 6 million attend Mass in Phillipines with Pope Francis

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An estimated six million people flocked to Manila’s Rizal park on Sunday to attend the final mass of Pope Francis’ five-day visit to the Philippines. (Photo: EPA) The turnout breaks the record set by the last pope to say mass in the same park – John Paul II in 1995, when five people million attended. The pope is a revered ... Read More »

Pope Francis: ‘A True Christian Cannot be Anti-Semitic’

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Pope Francis, meeting for the first time as pontiff with leaders from Jewish organizations and communities on Monday, told the delegation that due to “our common roots,” a Christian “cannot be anti-Semitic.” A delegation of Jewish leaders from the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations gathered in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican to form a private audience for Pope Francis. During ... Read More »

Cosmopolitan Mock-Up Cover Depicts Shafilea Ahmed, Suffocating UK Victim of Honor Killing

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The cover is shocking, gruesome, and bold. It features the face of a woman encased in plastic, being smothered to death. A video shows the plastic wrapping being ripped open, “signifying the release of women from violence.” (Photo: Leo Burnett) “Cosmopolitan magazine in the UK has released a mock-up cover of their February issue online, designed by artist Leo Burnett as ... Read More »

Al-Sisi New Year Speech is Revolutionary Tolerant

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi looks on as he delivers a speech in Cairo

“Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants – that is 7 billion – so that they themselves may live? Impossible!” – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Al-Azhar, January 1. (Photo: Reuters) “O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness ... Read More »

Al Sisi: We must revolutionize our Religion

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Egyptian President Al-Sisi at Al-Azhar: We Must Revolutionize Our Religion Channel 1 (Egypt) – December 28, 2014 Click on MEMRI TV clip and view the speech by the President of Egypt, al Sisi.   Read More »