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EU Ministers of Interior requested internet service providers to ban internet sites that are used in recruiting European youth for Jihad in Syria. Theyalso agreed in a meeting in Brussels that all means and paths to recruiting European youth must be blocked (Sa’īd al- Subky, al- Wafd, May 12, p. 2).
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros has led a mass in St. Antonios’ Church in Abū Dhabi on Saturday May 10, on the second day of his visit to the UAE. On Friday, the day of his arrival, the pope gave a lecture at the Bayt al- Shāti’ hall. He stated that “he came to the Emirates to thank the UAE and the ruling family, shaykhs, government and people, for the strong support they gave and are giving in a brotherly spirit to Egypt”. (Peter Magdī, al- Tahrīr, May 11, p. 6).
Ansār Bayt al- Maqdis (terrorist group operating in Sinai) have stated that democracy is a form of infidelity that should be avoided as it destroys Islam. They added that that they are preparing their members religiously, organizationally and materially to jihād against infidels and apostates who are fighting a war of jāhiliyah (pre- Islamic times) against God (Mahmūd Sha’bān, al- Watan, May 10, p.7).
Anonymous sources stated that the committee assigned to draft a new parliamentary elections law is about to give 90% of the seats to individuals and 10% to the parties. This was rejected by the political parties which threatened to boycott the parliamentary elections if the share of individual seats in the parliament would exceed 70%. At least seven political parties including al- Wafd, the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, al- Dustūr and the Social Popular Alliance Party have rejected that the share of individual seats exceeds 70% (Samar Nabīh, al- Watan, May 9, p. 1).
Al- Qaeda organization has called upon the Islamist youth in Egypt to start a armed jihad against ‘the military coup’. It called on taking down the coup regime and constructing the State of Islamic Shari’ah. It assured that democracy is non-Islamic. Ādam Yahyā, known as the American Azzām, has warned against giving any concessions to secularists (Said Ali, al- Misrī- al- Yawm, May 8) http://today.almasryalyoum.com/article2.aspx?ArticleID=423788&IssueID=3224