Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Getting Back into the Swing of Things

I have not been reliable in blogging for a bit. I have spent some time moderating a Christian message board. I am now moderating a smaller one and will have more time. So after Christmas (hopefully through December) I will be blogging at least twice a week.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Shadia Nagui Ibrahim:

A summation of the story:

An Egyptian Christian woman has been jailed for three years because her father's brief conversion to Islam 45 years ago made her legally a Muslim while her official papers said she was Christian, her lawyer said Thursday.

The story is here at The Free Copts: link

Another source article: link

I hope to write more on this later.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Egypt Arrests Three Christian Rights Activists

The Story: Link

A quote from the article:

The U.S. Copts Association said the recent arrest was likely caused by the men’s investigation into reports that a Coptic worker in Cairo was thrown from his balcony by two Egyptian police after he refused to pay them extortion money, according to WorldNetDaily.

The association’s report said soon after the Coptic worker’s fall, the Egyptian police had reported the death as suicide.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Pope to make first visit to the United States

The Story is here (link)

Kind of odd to write that in a way. John Paul II traveled so very much that to think of this as the fist Papal visit is a bit odd. I'm looking forward to what he will say at the United Nations. I'm sure his visit to ground zero will be handled with dignity and will leave a lasting impression on more than a few American Catholics.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

50 arrested in clash in Minya province

The Story:

Cairo (AP) -- Police arrested some 50 people Friday following a clash between Muslims and Coptic Christians triggered by a land dispute, security officials said.

Some 20 people were wounded during the clash in Minya province, some 210 Kilometers (130 miles) south of Cairo, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

The clashes began after Friday prayers when Muslim villagers in Izbat el-Abid protested against the extension of a monastery in a nearby village, claiming the construction was on state property, the officials said.

Police had to ask for reinforcements from throughout Minya to control the clash, the officials added.