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Egypt closes thousands of mosques to battle against ‘extremism’

An Egyptian administrative court upheld the Ministry of Religious Endowments’ decision issued in September 2013 to close down neighborhood places of worship of less than 80 square meters (861 square feet), a move intended to protect young people from the militancy and extremism that can prevail in such places, which lack the legal standing to hold More...

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By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Chris Matthews: US ‘humiliated’ by ISIS, State Dept ‘cannot win by killing them,’ points to jobs

The ISIS beheading of Egyptian Coptic Christians prompted Chris Matthews to state Monday night that the United States is being “morally humiliated” by this Muslim terrorist group. The Matthews rant came after More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 16th, 2015
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Egypt attack Libya after Islamic State murders Coptic Christians in video

Islamic State released a video on Sunday to show the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned that his country would respond to the deaths as it saw fit. Speaking on More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 16th, 2015
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This Day in History: King Tut’s tomb is opened

On this day in 1923, in Thebes, Egypt, English archaeologist Howard Carter enters the sealed burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen, who had died when he was still a teenager. Carter’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, February 1st, 2015
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ISIS attack on Egypt: 27 killed to honor removal of Mubarak

An affiliate of the Islamist terror group ISIS has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly attacks in Egypt. The four attacks in North Sinai and Suez killed 27 people, security and medical officials told Reuters. The More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 10th, 2014
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Egyptian militant group joins ISIS, ‘new dawn’ towards a caliphate

A Muslim terrorist group in Egypt, Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, has pledged their loyalty to Islamic State in a new audio clip as the Sunni militants continue to spread their influence across the region. The audio was More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Egypt: Kirollos Atallah sentenced to six years in jail for ‘Liking’ a Facebook page

Religious freedom in Egypt may be eroding faster than realized as news broke of a Coptic Christian who has been sentenced to years in prison after liking a particular Facebook page. Kirollos Atallah, 29, endured More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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Egypt: Verdict for Hosni Mubarak ‘war crimes’ delayed until November

The judge charged with sentencing Egypt’s fallen dictator Hosni Mubarak postponed the verdict on Saturday in a court session which seemed to suggest that the former president may be acquitted of his most serious More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, August 11th, 2014
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Israel and Hamas ceasefire leads to more talks, terrorists still refusing to disarm

Israel and the terrorist group Hamas are once again under a 72-hour ceasefire, as world leaders push for the opposing sides to negotiate a permanent peace agreement and end the month-long conflict. The ceasefire More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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State Department on Christianity in Middle East: ‘shadow of its former self’

The State Department issued a shocking report on the state of religious freedom around the world this week, noting that Christianity in the Middle East, especially Syria, is becoming a “shadow of its former More...

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