ISIS Burns 80 year old Assyrian Woman in North Iraq

27/5/15 (AINA) -- According to a report by the BasNews agency, ISIS burned an 80 year-old Assyrian woman to death in a village southeast of Mosul. Citing Sa'ed Mamuzini, a representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) office in Mosul, BasNews stated in its report that the woman, who was from Karamlis, was burned for failing ...

Coptic Church: Constitution’s Sharia provisions not at odds with civil state

Mounir Adib - 14/8/13 A controversy has accompanied the formation of the 50-member panel tasked with amending the Egyptian constitution after the 30 June uprising. While the Salafi-oriented Nour Party has threatened to quit politics if articles on Islamic Sharia are modified, the Egyptian Church declared that it had no objection in maintaining the second article of the ...

Orthodox Church signals objection to constitutional declaration

13/7/13 The Orthodox Church submitted to the presidency on Friday a memorandum of legal objections to the recent constitutional declaration, a state-run news website quoted priest Felopateer Gamil Aziz of Virgin Church in Faisal as writing on his Facebook and Twitter accounts. The church understands the nature of the constitutional declaration in the transitional phase and proposes ...

Egypt jihadist leader warns of Coptic ‘triumph’

Salafist lead Mohamed El-Zawahiri presents his views on the compatibility of Islam and Islamic Sharia law (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Ahram Online - 22/4/13 Brother of Al-Qaeda leader warns Egypt's Coptic Christians could take advantage of instability and failure to implement Islamic Sharia law. Mohamed El-Zawahiri, the brother of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman El-Zawahiri, has warned that the current instability in Egypt is "fertile ground for minorities [Coptic Christians] to 'triumph'.” Speaking on the 'El-Hadath El-Masry' programme on El-Arabiya ...

In constitution debate, Al-Azhar gets high praise from church leaders

Al-Masry Al-Youm 12/07/2012 Coptic Orthodox Church representatives serving on the Constituent Assembly have welcomed a proposal that would enshrine Islam as the state religion but also protect the right of Christians and Jews to follow their religious codes. Article 2 of the new constitution would be much like that of the 1971 Constitution, stating that "Islam is the ...

Brotherhood leaders announce they’ll implement Sharia, set off Storm

17/04/2011 Mahmoud Ezzat, the Muslim Brotherhood's deputy Supreme Guide, said in a forum held in the Cairo district of Imbaba on Thursday that the group wants to establish an Islamic state after it achieves widespread popularity through its Freedom and Justice Party. Meanwhile, Brotherhood leader Saad al-Husseiny, said at the forum that the group aims to ...