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Egyptian Atheist Ahmad Harqan: Islam should accept critical thinking and allow different opinions, MEMRI CLIP

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In an October 21 TV interview, Egyptian human rights activist Ahmad Harqan explained why he had become an atheist and said that Islam is a “harsh religion,” which was being implemented by ISIS and Boko Haram. They are doing “what the Prophet Muhammad and his companions did,” said Harqan. According to media reports, Harqan and his pregnant wife survived an ... Read More »

Egyptian Army Destroys 13 Hamas Terror Tunnels

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Egypt’s army said Sunday it has destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to Gaza, taking to 1,639 the overall number it has laid waste to, according to AFP. In April, an Egyptian court outlawed Hamas, much like it banned the Muslim Brotherhood earlier this year, and ordered all of its assets seized. As part of these operations, the ... Read More »

ISIS in the Gaza Strip, facing Israel

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Hamas seems to be losing control of the dozens of terror cells in the Gaza Strip, Gatestone reports. Hamas prevented local journalists from covering the ISIS rally in the Gaza Strip last month as part of its effort to deny the existence of ISIS in the Gaza Strip. But Hamas seems to be trying to cover the sun with one ... Read More »

Egyptians hope Israel will destroy Hamas

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Over the past week there are voices coming out of Egypt and some Arab countries — voices that publicly support the Israeli military operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Gatestone reports. They see the atrocities and massacres committed by Islamists on a daily basis in Iraq and Syria and are beginning to ask themselves if these serve the interests ... Read More »

Ayaan Hirsi Ali:The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World

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We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny, writes Ayaan Hirsi Ali in Newsweek. (Photo: Redux) But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway—an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It ... Read More »

Sisi’s Regime Takes Shape

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A year after Egypt’s military deposed President Mohamed Morsi, a new regime is finally starting to take shape. At its head is the retired field marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the commander who toppled Morsi last year on July 3, Foreign Affairs reports. (Photo: Reuters) He was elected president by 97 percent of the vote in a May election, which, although ... Read More »

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, strong leader of Egypt

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Retired Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected president in May 2014, almost a year after he removed his predecessor, President Mohammed Morsi, from office, BBC reports. (GETTY photo) He had served as armed forced chief under Mr Morsi, and was a key figure in the interim government which took over after the ouster. Some Egyptians celebrated the possibility that Mr ... Read More »