Via the Washington Post: Egypt’s government has aggressively cracked down on Islamist and liberal opponents over the past year. Now officials are increasingly targeting another group: gay people. Police raided a public bathhouse in Cairo this month and arrested at least two dozen men, parading them half-naked in front of television cameras before hauling them off to prison.
From Morocco World News, quoting Egypt's Youm7:Egyptian police on Sunday reportedly destroyed a café of atheists in the Hay Al Abidine district in Cairo. During the destruction, residents who live near the café expressed their joy and denounced the atheists, local media reported.
Kuwait City (AFP) - US allies are ready to send roughly 1,500 security personnel to Iraq to help the Baghdad government in its fight against jihadists, the American commander of the war effort said Monday.The move reflects a widening international campaign against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria and Iraq, and follows Washington's decision to double its military footprint to 3,100 troops.
Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli settlers torched a West Bank mosque in an apparent revenge attack on Wednesday, Palestinian officials said, as the US top diplomat headed to Jordan to discuss the spiralling violence.
Dr. Elham Shaheen, professor of religion and philosophy at Al Azhar University, said that the entire concept of atheism is Satanic and was created by Jews to destroy all civilizations and religions of the world.The reason, naturally, is to establish Jewish rule over the entire world.
Egypt's Masr-Alyoum says that French philosopher Bernard Henri-Levy is behind all of the "Arab Spring" revolutions which he staged as a precursor to Israel taking over the Middle East from the Nile to the Euphrates. Apparently, the purpose of the revolutions is to break up Arab states so they will be weaker and easier for Israel to dominate.
From Gulf News:A speeding Israeli bus loaded with colonists ran over a group of Palestinians, killing one and hurting two others near the Israeli checkpoint of Al Jalamah between Nablus and Jenin.The speeding bus ran over Noor Hassan Salem, 22, his cousin Alaa Kayed Salem and a third villager from a village near Nablus.
The Curse of Unseriousness may actually have a semi cool result...Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has launched an initiative to form a "Joint Arab Force" to counter the rising threat of radical Islam, especially in wake of the recent atrocity perpetrated by the Islamic State terrorist group against Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya.
From Ian: WP Editorial: Sharing the blame for Gaza’s tragic cycleInternational donors — above all, the Arab states — have meanwhile held back the reconstruction funding they pledged. The result was that the U.N. refugee relief agency in Gaza was forced to suspend payments to families last week.