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The stage at Rabaa: A Christian women in Sohag announces her conversion to Islam after the massacre of the [Republican] Guards 

9/7/2013

Tareq Ali, Khaled Afify, and Magdy Essam

It was announced on the main stage at Rabaa Al-Adaweya that a Christian girl named Mary from Sohag announced her conversion to Islam to condemn what happened to peaceful demonstrators in front of the Republican Guard headquarters.

Activity on the stage began a short while ago, where slogans in favor of legitimacy and in support of Dr. Mohamed Morsy were chanted.

Dr. Salah Sultan, secretary-general of the High Council for Islamic Affairs, said, “I felt very sad for what the army did in firing live ammunition on peaceful protesters, noting that there was excessive violence from the police and army.”

He stressed that the press conference of the Armed Forces and police spread many lies, and sarcastically told the protesters to take out all the alcohol and whiskey from the tents.

The criminal, slaughterer, treacherous murderer of those praying is transferring a big number of Armed Forces conscripts to Cairo railway station

Sherif Mansour

The criminal, slaughterer, trecherous murderer of those praying is transferring a big number of Armed Forces conscripts to Cairo station by train. All of them are wearing civilian clothing so that they can be put in Tahrir Square in order to fool people into thinking that they are supporters of the oppressive coup. It seems that Central Security Forces troops were not enough, so the traitor was forced to seek recourse to army soldiers…El-Sissi is currently really perturbed and confused….I urge this to be shared widely.

This is a Facebook status by Misr 25 Channel presenter Sherif Mansour published in Arabic on the Ikhwanonline Twitter feed and Facebook page.

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Ahmed Mansour reveals: A Jew in Egypt’s seat of power

4/7/2013

Abdallah Metawaa

Well known broadcaster Ahmed Mansour has said that Adly Mansour, head of the Supreme Constitutional Court and who has been appointed President of Egypt by the army, is considered to be a Seventh Day Adventist, which is a Jewish sect.

Ahmed Mansour revealed in a post on his Facebook page that Adly tried to approach Christianity but the Coptic pope refused to baptise him.

Ahmed Mansour mentioned ElBaradei’s position when he said that he would not take part in a Shura Council that denies the holocaust!!! This is a token gesture offered to the Jews by ElBaradei so that he can become President of the Republic in the fake elections that the military will guard and whose results they will falsify in their interests…All with the approval of America, Israel and the Arabs, of course.

Ahmed Mansour said in his post, “this is the glorious scene of the future of Egypt and the Arabs, who competed to recognise the coup, the coup whose drum the secularists are dancing to…even to the extent that one of them, who hates religion, Islam and the nation announced that he has been reborn…and that his date of birth is 30/6, that is, the day the army of defeats staged a coup against ballot box legitimacy.

Counsellor Adly Mansour – head of the Supreme Constitutional Court and who will temporarily hold the post of President of Egypt after being appointed by the Armed Forces after the removal of President Mohamed Morsy – will begin his duties today after swearing an oath before the General Assembly of the Constitutional Court.

This was originally published in Arabic on Ikhwanonline.com

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Imaginary protests in Downtown Cairo and the streets of Giza

30/6/2013

Reda Abdel-Wodoud

In an attempt to persuade citizens to take to the streets and participate in protests, a number of cars with microphones attached to them sporadically moved round the streets of Downtown Cairo and some streets in Giza playing recordings of protests. The loud noise caused annoyance to shop owners and residents.

A number of citizens sitting in coffee shops expressed their anger and astonishment at this attempt to rile up the street and delude citizens who preferred to stay at home because of the scenes of violence we are witnessing on television screens into thinking that protests have reached his street and house.

This was originally published in Arabic on the Freedom and Justice portal.

Religious endowments in Assiut denies presence of Imam in Sodfa preaching Shia Islam

29/5/2013

Sheikh Ahmed Shehata, head of the Religious Endowments Authority in Sodfa, Assiut denied reports carried by some satellite channels and news websites that an Endowments imam is spreading Amidi Shia Islam in one of Sodfa’s biggest mosques.

“This has no basis in fact and is completely untrue. The matter is no more than bitter rancour and animosity between Sufi sects in competition for leadership of Sufi sects,” Shehata said.

He added, “there is no such thing as Amidi Shia Islam amongst the various Shia sects. The intention was to spread confusion about the mosque’s imam for purposes of this animosity and which are unconnected with the Endowments.”

“This Imam that they are talking about is one of the most disciplined in his sermons: the sermon from last Friday that they are talking about dealt with the extent of the danger posed to Islam and Egypt by the spread of Shia Islam,” Shehata added.

The Endowments head stressed that Sufis must distance their mosques and imams from disputes because we are fully aware of what goes in mosques and we are Sunnis and could never allow anyone to preach anything but Sunni Islam.

This was originally published in Arabic on Ikhwanonline.

AFP publishes a photo of a young Nazarene* man raising the fingers of victory after burning buses they thought belonged to the Brotherhood 

23/3/2013

Ahmed Abdel Ghany

A photo was restored from AFP of a young Christian man after the burning of a Brotherhood bus at its headquarters in Moqattam, and a question that has been hidden in people’s chests for several months was asked.

Is it a war on creed?

Is it a renewed version of the crusade against Islam?

Is it a secular alliance with the Church to skin Egyptian society of the Islamic religion?

What does mean for a man who looks like a Salafi to be apprehended only for it to be revealed that he is actually a Nazarene within the ranks of Islamist protesters (this incident happened a few months ago)?

An isolated incident?

Well…why did that Christian lady wear a Muslim hijab and chant in demonstrations against the Egyptian president with Islamic ideology and affiliation?

Finally, was this young man who raises fingers in victory for burning buses told they belonged to the Muslim Brotherhood?

Is there anyone else other than them that have been uncovered through God’s will?

Is it time for vigilance before the nation is stripped of its identity?

Or is it time for sleep…it will take time.

* النصارى el-nasaara loosely translated as “of Nazareth”, is an arguably linguistically neutral term which has acquired a derogatory meaning by the fact that firstly, Egyptian Christians rarely, if ever, use the term to describe themselves and secondly, it has come to be associated with sectarian rhetoric used by some Islamists. We have chosen to translate the term as “Nazarenes”.

A Copt in Shubra: The Church pressures to support Shafiq

27/5/2012

Samah Ibrahim

A number of Coptic brothers began breaking their silence as Shubra resident Milad Magdy announced his refusal of the church’s imposing of its political will on him to vote for Ahmed Shafiq.

He confirmed in a Facebook post that he had been contacted by Church official telling him that the Church suggest he choose Ahmed Shafiq, but he refused it, describing it as unacceptable and explaining that it had happed earlier in People’s Assembly elections.

He announced his readiness for any legal action, emphasizing his complete rejection of Church’s, or that of any religious establishment, involvement in politics, whether a church or a mosque.