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The US State Department announced on October 6 that China, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar (Burma), and Sudan were liable for diplomatic and economic sanctions for engaging in "particularly severe violations of religious freedom during the preceding 12 months."
A bishop at a Vatican synod launched a broadside against Islam on Wednesday, bluntly accusing Moslems of plotting to dominate Europe and de-Christianize the continent.
The State Department has designated China, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar and Sudan as countries of particular concern for violations of religious freedom, making them liable for U.S. diplomatic and economic sanctions, spokesman James Rubin said Wednesday.
The RNSAW has made excerpts of the annual report on International Religious Freedom for 1999 with a focus on religious freedom in the Arab World; Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab...
The Annual Report on International Religious Freedom, which criticizes several Middle Eastern countries including Egypt, is the result of the Religious Freedom Act sponsored by right-wing members of the US Congress in 1998 in what some observers say was a capitulation to fundamentalist Christians...
For how long will Americans try to blackmail Islamic governments and people and interfere in an unacceptable way in local affairs asks the author.
I cannot figure out until when Americans will continue to try to blackmail Islamic governments and people interfering in an unacceptable way in local affairs. A few days ago, the American Foreign Ministry issued a weird report speaking about the status of the religious minorities in some Islamic...
A report produced by the American Ministry of Foreign Affairs about religious freedom criticized practices to which women and the religious minorities are exposed in Iran, Sudan, Afghanistan and Iraq.
[This text was downloaded from the following URL: (http://www.state.gov/www/global/human_rights/irf/irf_rpt/fs_990909_irf.html)] The full text of the Fact Sheet as downloaded off the internet.
The deniers of the Sunna believed that the messengers of God and the Prophets were possessed by the devils. Hassan Al-Turabi wanted to imitate Luther in his Protestant revolution against the Catholics.
Today we are going to continue our discussion about the religious minorities, especially the Orthodox Copts. The Orthodox Copts were used for a kind of imperialistic penetration. They were considered by any occupation as a minority which had to be protected form the hands of the Muslims. As we...
One year after the Clinton Administration’s launching 79 Cruise missiles against what the President stated were terrorist targets in Afghanistan and Sudan in retaliation for the devastating terrorist bombings that had destroyed U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which...
[Compilation from wires from various agencies] Muslims shuttered themselves indoors on the orders of clerics and others flocked to mosques Wednesday as earthquakes and an unseasonable hailstorm intensified eclipse unease in the Middle East.
In a sudden contradictory development, eight organizations of human rights in Egypt presented requests to register the organizations as civil ones working under the new NGO law. Their request were presented in a secret meeting between them and Dr. Mervat Al-Tellawi, the Minister of Social Affairs.
While President Mubarak was receiving his honorary doctorate in law from Washington University, a group of people were standing in front of the doors of the university distributing leaflets which included an approximate drawing for a church, which looks much like the American ones, and there is a...
Are Copts a minority? The debate is raging on.
Claims made in the western press about the rape of Christian girls in Egypt, and forcing them to become Muslims with the allegation that this takes place with the blessing of the police stirs and angry response from the authorities and Christians.
[Note: The same news was published in all Egyptian newspapers of that day.] On the morning of June 3, President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak received the Grand Imam Dr. Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi the Sheikh Al-Azhar, and 19 prominent muslim clerics at the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis yesterday morning...
The Minister of the Interior Habib Al-’Adly emphasizes that Egypt is secure and everything is under control, denies that there is any religious persecution in Egypt, or that there is any compromise between the security forces and terrorist groups, and talks about the release of repentant ex-...
There has currently been extensive talk about continued confrontation with the Jihad underground organization, which is the most dangerous terrorist group. The organization has been receiving heavy blows inside and outside the country. The current period of time has witnessed the handing over to...
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