20,000 Muslims attack Christian church in Egypt
One thousand Christians were today trapped inside the Coptic Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in West Ain Shams,Cairo, after more than twenty thousand Muslims attacked them with stones and butane gas cylinders. The Church’s priest Father Antonious said thatÂ the situation is extremely dangerous.
* Â Human rights organizations and lawyers were refused entry into the besieged Church. Â Pic’s & Vid’s here
Meanwhile,Â the Egyptian, and soon to follow, no doubt, Western press, portray this as “sectarian strife” where both sides, Muslims and Christians, are equally guilty of “intolerance.”
Netherlands Plans To Ban Burkas From University – Ministry
THE HAGUE (AFP)–The Netherlands plans to ban face coverings worn by some Muslim women from universities, not only for students but also mothers and anyone else entering the grounds, the Education Ministry said Wednesday.Â
Film producer plans dreary, propagandizing Muhammad biopic
As you can see below, Nonie Darwish and I don’t think this film is going to make cinematic history. Raymond posted this articleÂ hereÂ yesterday, but I didn’t want to let it pass without chiming in as well. “Critics Decry Plans for a Movie Depicting Life of Prophet Muhammad,” by Maxim Lott forÂ FoxNews,Â
Shocker in modern, moderate Indonesia: Survey finds most Islamic studies teachers oppose pluralism
Tiny Minority of Extremists Alert. “Most Islamic studies teachers oppose pluralism, survey finds,” by Abdul Khalik for theÂ Jakarta Post,Â
God and Allah are not the same:
Malaysia: Eight Islamic groups included as petitioners against Catholic weekly in dispute over use of the word “Allah”
“The interior security minister had prohibited the Herald from using the word ‘Allah’ in its articles, affirming that its use ‘ by non-Muslims could increase tension and create confusion among Muslims in the country’.”
Funny how there’s no concern about creating confusion the other way around. That is because, while Qur’anÂ 29:46says “And argue not with the People of the Scripture unless it be in (a way) that is better, save with such of them as do wrong; and say: We believe in that which hath been revealed unto us and revealed unto you; our Allah and your Allah is One, and unto Him we surrender,” that line of discourse is meant to be part of a one-way conversation: Clearly, a non-Muslim would be forbidden under Islamic law from preaching to Muslims along those lines in favor of another religion.
Still, the excuse of “creating confusion” does not cast the Islamic councils’ opinion of their own faithful in a good light: Are they that prone to confusion and apostasy? Apparently, that matter is one the scholars are willing to sacrifice for the sake of sticking it to the unbelievers.
All links with thanks to JW/DW