Al-Qaeda leader says Egypt coup proof that Islamic rule cannot come through democracy


Originally posted on National Post | News:

CAIRO, Egypt — Al-Qaeda’s leader said Egypt’s military coup that ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi provides proof that Islamic rule cannot be established through democracy, and urged the Islamist leader’s followers to abandon the ballot box in favour of armed resistance.

In a 15-minute audio message posted online late Friday, Ayman al-Zawahri also lashed out at the Egyptian military, the country’s secular and liberal elites as well as the Coptic Christian minority, accusing them of conspiring against Morsi solely because he was an Islamist.

Egypt’s army ousted Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected leader, on July 3 after days of mass protests demanding the president’s removal. The coup has divided the nation into rival camps, with an array of liberal and secular Egyptians supporting the military’s move and Morsi’s supporters and Islamist allies rejecting it.

“We have to admit first that legitimacy does not mean elections and democracy, but legitimacy…

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Persecution of Christians in the Modern Islamic World


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the persecution of Christians in the modern Islamic world.

For more visit:
http://www.hoover.org/publications/defining-ideas/article/152651

Egypt: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on Islamic jihad against Christians in Egypt.

For more visit:
http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/23906/

Islamists Forcing Mass Exodus of Christians


The link below is to an article that looks at the rising pressure on Christians across the world in Islamic countries.

For more visit:
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/05/07/mass-exodus-christians-from-muslim-world/

Tanzania: Terrorism Spreads to Country


The links below are to articles reporting on a terrorist attack in Tanzania, which is becoming a new centre for islamic terrorism.

For more visit:
- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/tanzania/10039692/Saudis-arrested-over-Tanzania-church-bombing.html
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-22425364
- http://www.persecution.org/2013/05/07/two-killed-and-over-50-wounded-in-tanzanian-church-bombing/

Saudi Arabia: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the punishment that a Lebanese man will receive for his role in a conversion of an Islamic woman to Christianity.

For more visit:
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/05/13/saudi-man-gets-300-lashes-6-years-for-helping-woman-convert-to-christianity/

Nigeria: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the killing of 18 Christians by Islamic herdsmen.

For more visit:
http://morningstarnews.org/2013/04/attack-in-nigeria-that-killed-18-christians-caps-two-years-of-islamic-aggression/

Morocco: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on moves to institute the death penalty for Islamic apostates in Morocco, which would of course include converts to Christianity.

For more visit:
http://www.persecution.org/2013/04/24/islamic-council-proposes-death-penalty-for-apostates-in-morocco/

Middle East: Christianity Under Great Threat


The link below is to an article reporting on the status of Christianity in the Middle East. Things are not good for our Christian brethren in Islamic countries particularly.

For more visit:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9762745/Christianity-close-to-extinction-in-Middle-East.html