Iran Passes a Nazi Law.
Iran may force color-IDs on Jews, Christians to prevent Muslims from shaking the hands of "unclean" non-Muslims in public.Iran's parliament passed a new law this week that would force the country's Jews, Christians and other religious minorities to wear color-coded ID badges to designate them as non-Muslims in a move that heralds broader faith-based persecution. Iranian expatriates confirmed reports the Iranian parliament, or majlis, has approved a law that would require the roughly 25,000 Jews living in the Islamic Republic to attach a yellow strip of cloth to their clothing; Christians would wear red badges and Zoroastrians would wear blue ones. The law further mandates that non-Muslims adhere to a dress code under which they wear "standard Islamic garments" that remove ethnic and class distinctions, the Canadian National Post reported Friday. The purpose would be to prevent Muslims from shaking the hands of "unclean" non-Muslims in public. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader and highest authority, must approve the law for it to take effect. If ratified, it could take effect as early as next year. "This is reminiscent of the Holocaust," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, head of the Simon Weisenthal Center in Los Angeles. "Iran is moving closer and closer to the ideology of the Nazis." The Weisenthal Center has written to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to call on the international community to pressure Iran into abandoning the measure. "There's no reason to believe they won't pass this," Hier told the Post. "It will certainly pass unless there's some sort of international outcry over this." The new law was drafted two years ago under then-President Mohammad Khatami but was blocked in parliament. Hard-line Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recently summoned the matter for review. Ahmadinejad has deemed the Holocaust to be a myth and has publicly called for Israel to be "wiped off the map." The West believes Tehran is secretly and illegally using its nuclear energy program to develop a weapon, a claim Iran denies. However, Iran has said its armed forces would respond if attacked and an Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said earlier this month that Israel -- within range of Tehran's missiles -- would be the first target. Iran boasts the largest Jewish population in the Middle East outside of Israel, but Jews in the country have become increasingly fearful as the Iranian leadership heightens rhetoric for Israel's destruction. In March, U.N. Human Rights Special Rapporteur Asma Jahangir raised alarm of a surge in religious persecution under Ahmadinejad when she reported that followers of the Bahai faith, Iran's largest non-Muslim minority religion, were being closely monitored by state authorities under a new directive. A top Iranian military official sent a confidential letter October 29 instructing certain government agencies to "identify persons who adhere to the Bahai faith and monitor their activities" and "in a highly confidential manner, collect any and all information about members of the Bahai faith." The Anti-Defamation League said in a statement this policy targeting Bahais, whose faith is not recognized by the Iranian constitution, "sets a dangerous precedent" that is "reminiscent of the laws imposed on European Jews in the 1930s." The Bahai faith is a monotheistic religion founded in Iran over 150 years ago. More than 200 Iranian Bahais have been killed and hundreds imprisoned since the 1979 Islamic revolution, according to Bahai officials, including civil servant Dhabihu'llah Mahrami, who died of unknown causes last December in an Iranian prison. Mahrami, 59, was sentenced to death by an Islamic revolutionary court in 1996 for allegedly converting back to the Bahai faith from Islam, but insisted he had never ceased being a Bahai. His sentence was later commuted to life in prison. "Unfortunately, Mr. Mahrami's incarceration is not unique," said Adam Ereli, deputy spokesman for the U.S. State Department. "Members of the country's religious minorities -- including Sunni Muslims, Sufis, Zoroastrians, Jews and Christians -- are frequently imprisoned, harassed, and intimidated based on their religious beliefs."
Mass Rally Against Religious Killing.
MORE than 25,000 people marched in defence of secularism in Turkey yesterday, shocked at the killing of a leading judge by an Islamic extremist gunman. Angry crowds outside the Ankara mosque, where the funeral of the murdered judge Mustafa Ozbilgin was being held, pushed government ministers, who some see as being too religiously minded, on their way inside.
And outside the country's top administrative court, protesters booed Abdullah Gul, the foreign minister, and called for the government's resignation. Four more people were detained yesterday in connection with the Wednesday killing, when a suspected Islamic lawyer stormed into a chamber of the top court, shooting dead Mr Ozbilgin and injuring four others while shouting he was "a soldier of Allah".
The attack raised tensions between the secular establishment and the religious-minded government and sparked an outpouring of nationalist sentiment in the capital. Judges led thousands of people to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's mausoleum to pay homage to the republic's founder and show their support for secularism. The gunman, who was detained shortly after the attack, had apparently targeted the judges because they ruled in February against a woman becoming a headteacher on the grounds that she wore a headscarf on her way to work. Turkey does not allow headscarves to be worn in government buildings and universities.
"We have to rally against the people who brought our country to this point. We're so sorry about this attack and therefore we all want to be on the streets and make our voices heard," said Gumus Ocak, a housewife in Ankara.
Turkey's political leaders, including Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister, have condemned the attack.
Sinai militant suspect killed by explosives.
A man wanted for involvement in bombings of tourist resorts in Sinai killed himself by accident on Friday while trying to attack police who were pursuing him, security sources said.
Arafat Ali, 28, was blown up by an explosive device which he had tried to throw at policemen who had encircled him in Rafah, a town which is straddles Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip.
The sources said he was second in command of a group called Tawhid wal Jihad, which the authorities say has carried out a series of attacks in Sinai since October 2004.
They describe it as a group of Bedouin from the Sinai peninsula with militant Islamist views. The police say they killed the group's leader earlier this month.
Egypt Warns Against Street Protests.
Egypt warned Tuesday it would deal with unauthorized street protests as violations of the law, suggesting police would likely arrest activists if they demonstrate again this week in support of two pro-reform judges facing disciplinary procedures.
The warning from the Interior Ministry followed clashes last week in downtown Cairo when thousands of riot police beat and chased demonstrators supporting the judges who blew the whistle on electoral fraud in last year's parliamentary vote. Authorities arrested 255 people.
The assault on demonstrators drew worldwide criticism.The European Union called the police operation "disproportionate" and questioned arrests made under emergency laws that allow detentions without warrants and imprisoning people for months without charge.Gamal Mubarak, who is the president's youngest son and his presumed political heir, talked briefly last week with President Bush while at the White House for meetings with top officials.
Gamal Mubarak is spearheading democratic reform within his father's ruling party. But many in Egypt question whether the changes aim to ensure his father's hold on power.
"Where is My Father?"
They want to "cleanse the area of the Copts".The web site www.copts-united.com is showing a video of an interview with the family of Medhat Aziz Ibrahim from Kafr Seleem, Beheyra Governorate, in Egypt. Medhat, who is a Copt, has been arrested about 6 weeks ago, and his family has no contact with him since then. They were told that he is not allowed any visits, and they are not allowed to know his whereabouts.
In the video of the interview, and with a background of very noisy "Ezans" (Loud calls for Moslem prayers) Medhat's daughter wept as she told of what happened. The family lives in an area full of fanatic Islamists who insisted on talking with Medhat about his religion. He did not like their way of insulting Christianity, and had a few arguments with them about it.
On the 10th December, 2005 a group of bearded Islamists gathered around the house where Medhat lives with his family. They started shouting and hurling insults on him, calling him a "Kafer"(nonbeliever) and challenging him to come down. Telling his family that he cannot hide as a coward, he went down, unarmed, to face the Islamists. The were armed with thick sticks and swords, and started attacking him viciously. Someone dragged him back to the house thus saving his life, and it seemed that the matter would stop here. However, few hours later, Members of the State Security came to the house and arrested Medhat, without telling his family of the reasons for the arrest. Since his arrest, Medhat seems to have disappeared in thin air. No one knows why he was arrested, where he is kept, or how long he will be detained. Their house was attacked and all the glass windows smashed. All this plus fabricated accusations against Medhat were supported by members of the Police, especially an Islamist officer with the name of Mousa Abou El Eyneen. The family is still in the dark as to what is happening to Medhat.
The daughter and her mother cry quietly as they tell the story, and Medhat's brother shows the official document of the detainment. They tell of neighbours shouting at them" Be grateful that you(as Copts) are allowed to live with us(Moslems)" and "Let us burn the house of Kafers (Christians)". Also some Islamists declaring that their aim is to "cleanse the area from the Copts". As for the little daughter, all she wants is to have her father back, safe and sound.The video is in Arabic
Gamal Mubarak Visits the White House.
The son of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who some speculate may be in line for the presidency if his father steps down, visited the White House last week for a meeting at which he was briefly greeted by President George W. Bush, a spokesman said on Monday.
"Gamal Mubarak was in Washington briefly on private business and asked to see the national security adviser, Steve Hadley," Frederick Jones, spokesman for the White House National Security Council, said.
"Mr. Hadley met with Mr. Mubarak on Friday. The president dropped by to greet Mr. Mubarak and convey his best regards to his father, President Hosni Mubarak," Jones said.
He would not provide any details about what was discussed at the meeting.
Egypt: Official Government Site Promotes Hate Against Non-Moslems.
By SherifThe hatred intentions of the Egyptian Government towards none Muslims officially and clearly Revealed
الحكومة المصرية تظهر رسميا الكراهية و البغض ضد غير المسلمين
A website of the Ministry of Al Awqaf , a ministry in the Arab Republic of Egypt, has recently revealed the official position of its Government regarding the Christians, Jews, non-Moslems and believers of other faiths. Ironically, the Ministry of Al Awqaf, is fully funded by public money including Christian taxpayers in Egypt, and the statements made in its website by the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs should represent the position and views of the state of Egypt. The statements in that site are shocking in that they clearly and unambiguously reveal the Egyptian Government can no longer accuse deranged individuals or groups of inciting religious strive. Inciting comes primarily from the Government. There is no need, therefore, for international commissions to investigate whether Christians are persecuted in Egypt. In this website, the Government of Egypt says it all, and tells as it is.
The statements made in its website by the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs should represent the position and views of the state of Egypt. The statements in that site are shocking in that they clearly and unambiguously reveal the Egyptian Government can no longer accuse deranged individuals or groups of inciting religious strive. Inciting comes primarily from the Government. There is no need, therefore, for international commissions to investigate whether Christians are persecuted in Egypt. In this website, the Government of Egypt says it all, and tells as it ishttp://www.islamic-council.com/non-muslims_u/Chapter3.asp
الحكومة المصرية تظهر رسميا الكراهية و البغض ضد غير المسلمين
الموقع الرسمي لوزارة الاوقاف المصرية علي شبكة الانترنيت أظهر موقف الحكومة المصرية رسميا تجاة اليهود و المسيحيين وغير المسلمين. من سخرية القدر ان هذه الوزارة ممولة من حصيلة الضرائب التي يساهم فيها المسيحيين المصريين (الأقباط) بنسبة تصل إلي 40% من الحصيلة العامة. في تصريح وبيان المركز ألأعلى للشؤون الإسلامية الذي يمثل النظرة الرسمية للحكومة و الدولة المصرية. البيان المنشور في هذا الموقع بيانا مثيرا للاشمئزاز بل يعد بيانا مروع وفظيع وهذا البيان يعد دليل ألا دانه الدامغ للحكومة المصرية التي لا تستطيع أن تدعي وتتهم المخبولين عقليا أو جماعة من المتطرفين المحرضين علي الجهاد فالحكومة هي وراء كل هذا وهي المحرض الأول في عمليات الاضطهاد ضد المسيحيين في مصر. لم يعد علي منظمات حقوق الإنسان العالمية الحضور لمصر للتأكد من الاضطهاد الواقع علي المسيحيين من عدمه ففي موقع وزارة الأوقاف تجد الحكاية كما هي وتراها هي هي كما الواقع و الحقيقة في مصر.
أنني أنصح القراء الدخول إلي الموقع المذكور وبسرعة قبل أن تفطن الحكومة المصرية لهذه الفضيحة وتتستر وتخفي الحقيقة.
هذا الموقع يقدم الدليل الدامغ و الإثبات لكل الحكومات الديموقراطية في العالم كي تعرف حقيقة النظام المصري وبل أنه نظام إرهابي ومصر تفرخ يوميا الآلاف من المتطرفين.
الموضوع لا يحتاج إلي تعليق فكل شيء واضح ويجب أن نعلنه للعالم أجمع لكي يعرفوا حقيقة النظم الإسلامية العنصرية مهما حاولت لبس المظهر الديموقراطي. فهي دول بنيت علي التعصب و احتلال الأوطان بالسيف وهي دعوة لا تقبل الأخر بل تطعن في الأخريين وتهيج عندما يبدي الأخريين أرائهم حتى ولو بالرسم.
Attack on Christianity:
“The racism and nationalism of Judaism makes a mockery of its ethical teachings while Christianity's propagation of the doctrine of the Trinity and the vicarious atonement of mankind's sins by Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) nullifies all its moral values. In Islam there are no such loopholes”
Attack on non-Islamic political leaders:
“The opposition of Islam to divergent faiths, philosophies and ideologies not directed towards any hatred of individuals but rather the system that has produced them. It is not persons which Islam opposes but perverted values and evil ways of life which lead only to ruin and disaster, but because all non-Islamic ways are wrong, the leaders who personify these values and are fighting with all sorts of cruel and treacherous means day and night to obliterate the truth of Islam from the world, become hateful and therefore must be bated and opposed with every resource we possess.”
No reconciliation with other believers:
“On what foundation can a lasting reconciliation between Muslims, Jews and Christians be based? We must realize that under the existing circumstances, no friendship is possible. Jewry and Christendom have joined hands to destroy us and all we cherish. Zionism, freemasonry, Christian missionary activity and Orientalism have combined to annihilate us religiously, culturally and even physically. It would be sheer folly to kiss the hands that are beating us!.”
No peace with Ahl El Kitab "People of the book" i.e.Christians and Jews, until we subdue them:
“Peaceful relations and mutual respect among us can only be achieved through strength. We must cease indulging in apologetics and present the Islamic message to the world honestly and forthrightly. Before we can hope to succeed with Tabligh on a large scale, we must first convert the nominal Muslims into true believers. We must establish a full-blooded Islamic state where the world will witness our precepts translated into action. Finally, we must crush the conspiracies of Zionism, free-masonry, Orientalism and foreign missions both with the pen and with the sword. We cannot afford peace and reconciliation with the Ahl al Kitab until we can humble them and gain the upper hand”
I could not imagine the western countries, in particular, Denmark would not officially protest this dishonored and humiliation to other religions on an official site . The Egyptian Government played a huge role in igniting the flames against Denmark and against the western world. This site is a living proves that the Egyptian Government is fuelling terrorism around the world. However, it is also proven all what is written in the following article is false. Christians and Jewish authorities should protest officially to the world body and all help and financial support should immediately be stopped.
Hereunder the full text as written in the site of the ministry of Alawqaf (The Islamic council for Islamic affairs) I thought we should keep it as an evidence and prove against the Islamic dictator Mohamed Hosni Moubark and his behind the seen friends the Muslims brotherhood his very close allies
Website’s statements appear in an article titled “ Islam Versus Ahl El Kitab Past and Present”. Excerpts of this article are presented here without comments. http://www.islamic-council.com/non-muslims_u/Chapter3.asp
Moslem Requests Building a Church.
According to the web site of Masrawy, Mr. Ahmed Mostafa El Gabalawy, a moslem member of the National Egyptian party representing the governerate of Quena, has recently caused a stir in the political and religious circles when he presented a demand to the Egyptian Minister of Construction to allow the building of a new church on a piece of land in the town of New Quena. The Minister has agreed to the demand, and gave instructions to respond immediately to the request.
In the demand presented by Mr. El Gabalawy, he referred to the fact that in the planning of New Quena, more than one mosque were built, and in the name of justice and in order to stress national unity, he has decided to request the construction of a church according to the conditions and at a price decided by the Minister of Construction. He also stressed that this request was not emotional or meant to cause a noise in the media, but comes according to Islam directions and to ensure social peace between Moslems and Christians.
Islamic Terrorists have Confessed to Beheading Three Schoolgirls.
The three girls, aged 15,15, and 17, were attacked as they walked to a Christian school. Police in Indonesia announced that suspected Islamic terrorists have confessed to beheading three Indonesian schoolgirls in Poso, on the island of Sulawesi, in October 2005.
Five of the suspected terrorists were arrested on May 5 in Tolitoli regency, Central Sulawesi. The Jakarta Post identified them as Apriyantono, alias Irwan; Arman, alias Haris; Asrudin, Nano and Abdul Muis (some Indonesians use only a single name).
“Two of the arrested men were involved in the murders,” national police spokesman Brig. Gen. Anton Bachrul Alam told reporters. “Another was detained for carrying ammunition, while the other two were arrested as accessories to the crimes.”
Two additional suspects have not yet been publicly identified.
An Associated Press (AP) report initially said two of the seven suspects were associates of Noordin Top, a key leader of the homegrown terrorist group, Jemaah Islamiyah (JI). Alam, however, has since insisted that, “it’s certain they weren’t involved with Noordin.”
Alam said the suspects would be taken to national police headquarters in Jakarta for further interrogation.
AP reported on Wednesday (May 10) that all seven men had confessed to playing a role in the beheadings of the three Christian teenagers on October 29, 2005.
The men attacked four girls – Theresia Morangke, 15, Alfita Poliwo, 17, Yarni Sambue, 15, and Noviana Malewa, 15 – early in the morning as they walked to a Christian school in Poso district. The first three girls were beheaded; Malewa received serious injuries to her face and neck but survived the attack.
Malewa later described the attackers as six men wearing black shirts and masks, and said one of the men carried a two-way radio.
The girls’ heads were wrapped in black plastic bags; one was left on the steps of a church in nearby Kasiguncu village, and the other two near a police station five miles from Poso town. The bags contained a note stating in part, “We will murder 100 more Christian teenagers and their heads will be presented as presents.”
The men are also suspects in other violent attacks on Christians, including the murder of the Rev. Susianty Tinulele, 26, who was shot at the Effatah Church in Palu, Central Sulawesi, on July 18, 2004 by a gunman who entered the church wearing a mask. Four teenagers sitting outside the church were also injured in the attack.
A Series of Brutal Attacks
Two more schoolgirls – Siti Nuraini and her friend Ivon Maganti, both 17 – were shot in the face on November 8. Nuraini died from her wounds but Maganti survived the attack. (See Compass Direct, “Two More Schoolgirls Critically Injured in Poso, Indonesia,” November 9, 2005.)
Machete-wielding assailants also attacked three young people, killing one of them, on November 18; and a Christian couple were shot and seriously wounded on November 19. (See Compass Direct, “Weekend Shooting, Machete Attacks Stun Christians in Indonesia,” November 21, 2005.)
A bombing in the predominantly Christian village of Tentena in May 2005 left 22 dead and at least 74 injured.
Another bomb exploded on New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2005) at a predominantly Christian area market in Palu, Central Sulawesi, killing eight people and injuring 56.