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Qatari fatwa: Destroy Egypt’s pyramids, Sphinx

Religious edict suggested the destruction of the historic monuments were a ‘religious duty’ that Egyptians must fulfill. (Al Arabiya)  Al Arabiya News A fatwa from a Qatari-owned online portal has been widely circulated by Egyptian press this week after it called for the destruction of pharanoic monuments on the grounds that they are contrary to … Continue reading

Egypt: Court Declares Hamas a Terror Group

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie following his arrest Egyptian Interior Ministry By Gil Ronen An Egyptian court declared Gaza’s ruling Hamas faction a terrorist group Saturday, one month after a similar ruling against its armed wing, the Ezzedin al-Kassam Brigades. Another court sentenced Egypt’s top Muslim Brotherhood leaders to life in prison, over a … Continue reading

Fighting the Islamic State one Terrorist at a Time

By Barry Shaw Hear the words of President Obama’s Department of Defense Spokesman about the Egyptian air strike against Islamic State targets following the wholesale beheadings of twenty-one Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya. “We discourage other nations from taking a part in Libya’s issues through violence. We want the issues solved in Libya to be … Continue reading

Egypt: Poking fun with new ISIS hashtag

A supporter of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria posted a picture on his twitter account in support of the extremist group. (Photo courtesy: Twitter) Al Arabiya News A new hashtag #I_will_join_ISIS has been trending in Egypt for the past few days, dividing the population between supporters of the extremist group and their opponents. … Continue reading

Egypt: Sisi says need growing for joint Arab force

Egypt’s president said Sunday that the need for a joint Arab military force is growing every day as the region faces the threat of Islamic militancy. President Abdel-Fattah Sisi  also said in a recorded address aired by state television that Egypt’s military has no interest in invadingor attacking other nations, but will defend Egypt as … Continue reading

Egypt following up on ISIS held Copts in Libya

ISIS showed photographs of 21 kidnapped Coptic Egyptians in orange jumpsuits. (Photo courtesy: Egyptian Streets) Al Arabiya News Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has ordered speedy evacuations of Egyptians who are residing in neighboring Libya and want to return home after Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants claimed the kidnapping of 21 Coptic … Continue reading