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Islamists take over of Arab Uprising- Video report

In a word with you, Analyst talk, Crime and human story, Global terror, Human Rights, Libya live video feeds and Updates, Live Stream Videos-Latest Reports, Strange new world, Video Stream-Middle East Uprising on October 26, 2011 at 7:08 am

Islamists are quickly capitalsiing on removal curbs in Post Mubarak Egypt and Post Gaddafi Libya. At Tunsia they have managed to gain Power raising concerns of secularists and liberals. Arab springs has proved the 'islamophobia' right with brazen turn to islamist rule bringing in Sharia into Governance and Intolerance in civil society as at Egypt.Here is a vdieo report

Creeping Sharia takes over Arab Uprising

Published on Oct 25, 2011 by Euronews

The new Libya is considering how it will live by Islamic Sharia law, which includes some traditional practices which some countries consider inhumane.

Many Westerners were among those horrified when this vision was voiced just days ago amid celebrations over the death of Colonel Gaddafi.

It was by no means the first time such a prospect was raised, when the chairman of the Libyan National Transitional Council, said: “We as a Muslim nation take Sharia as the basic source of law.”

Liberal West seems certainly at a loss to understand the impact and ramifications. Lets listen to this talkinghead.

Published on Oct 25, 2011 by Euronews

More democracy is bringing more political Islam in the countries of the Arab Spring.

The strong showing of Tunisia’s moderate Islamists in Sunday’s election and a promise by Libyan National Transitional Council leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil to uphold Sharia have highlighted the bigger role Islamists will play after the fall of the autocrats who opposed them.

To talk about Sharia law and the concerns it raises, euronews spoke to Islamic affairs specialist Eric Chaumont, of France’s National Centre for Scientific Research

Published on Oct 25, 2011 by Euronews

The man claiming unprecedented political legitimacy in Tunisia’s election is said to embrace humanist Islam, and not any extremist rejection of modern, Western, culture.

Ennahda party leader Rachid Ghanouchi, who has studied in universities in Tunisia, in Egypt, in Syria and at France’s Sorbonne, and has spent years in prison and in exile, must now prove he is a pluralist if he is to avoid alienating secularist voters

Now latest Speech shows its another Taqaiyya– calls it Revolution! islamic Revolutiuon that is.

Islam-based Ennahda victorious in Tunisia election

From: Euronews | Oct 27, 2011 | 66 views

Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda party has been confirmed as the winner of the country’s first free election following its revolution. The election commission said the party had won 90 seats in the 217-seat assembly.

Outside the Ennahda’s headquarters in the capital Tunis there were celebrations for the political group banned under Ben Ali’s regime.

Despite falling short of an absolute majority, Ennahda did win three times the amount of seats of its closest rival, secularist party Congress for the Republic

At Egypt Islamist take over of the Uprising has lead anti-Zionist and anti Christian vicious and cyclical violence already.
The transition to Pluralist and Open society is naturally viewed with increasing alarm by Secularists there and world at large- as more Islamist groups and Islamist ideas get endorsed and put in lead.

Attack on Christians sparks Sectarian violence in Post Mubarak Egypt – Islamist Take over?

In a word with you, Analyst talk, Crime and human story, Global terror, Live Stream Videos-Latest Reports, Strange new world, Video Stream-Middle East Uprising on October 10, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Post Mubarak rise of the Radical groups are clearly driving Egyptian society towards intolerance and strife. More and more medievalist pattern of sectarian pogroms and mobocracy is emerging edging out moderates and secular elements. Following attack on Israeli embassy, the latest in a string of attacks on Christian Copts shows Radicalization of Egyptian masses.

From: RussiaToday | Oct 10, 2011 | 424 views

Egypt’s military rulers imposed an overnight curfew on Cairo’s Tahrir Square and other parts of the capital, which is due to be lifted around now.

It follows a violent eruption between Coptic Christians and security forces that have left at least 24 people dead. What began as a peaceful rally calling for justice over attacks on churches and radicalism, quickly turned into the most-violent episode since February’s revolution. Military vehicles are clearly seen charging through crowds and ploughing into people, while army infantry fired rubber bullets and tear gas.

Witnesses claim the escalation was sparked by unconnected trouble-makers, but state-owned media blames Christian protesters for instigating the violence. International relations expert Mark Almond says the unrest shows Egypt’s secular status is under threat.

published on Oct 10, 2011 by AssociatedPress

Egyptian state media says Dozens of “instigators of chaos” have been arrested after deadly clashes between angry Christians, Muslims and security forces that left 24 dead and at least 200 hurt. (Oct. 10)

Aronite thinking is that-

Ever since Mubarak left, the Egyptian society is increasingly becoming intolerant and prone to Religious strife. The Uprising is clearly hijacked by Islamist groups like the Brotherhood.

The irony being Coptic Christians had joined hands with the Protest movement against Mubarak regime, which had kept a tight lid on sectarian and anti-Christian groups.

Now yet another scale falls off their eyes in successive rioting involving abduction of Copt women and attacks on Churches and their congregations by radical Islamist groups.

It is painful that the moderates and secularist elements have been edged out and society getting more anti-Zionist – as in recent attack on Israeli embassy and anti-Christian, as in this latest of waves on attacks on Christians.

24 Dead in Worst Cairo Rioting in Months

From: AssociatedPress | Oct 9, 2011 | 344 views

At least 24 people have been killed in clashes in Cairo Sunday, as Christians angry over a recent church attack, fought with hard-line Muslims and Egyptian security forces. (Oct. 9)

Dalai Lama Chinese Commies “Liars and Hypocrites”, Civilian Casualties in Libya, Attack on Copt Christians

In China Town, Crime and human story, Hindu Diaspora News, hinduism news, Human Rights, Libya live video feeds and Updates, Live Stream Videos-Latest Reports, Video Stream-Middle East Uprising on October 10, 2011 at 8:48 am

Dalai Lama addressed South Africans via Video Conferencing as Desmond Tutu joined hands against the Oppression against Tibet by Communist regime. If China fails to start its own Reform regarding Tibet policy, Church would ally with tibetan cause and sow seeds of more widespread Democratic protest. It is imperative China befriends the Lama and kickstart internal Reforms if it really wants to avoid a Chinese Uprising which it should surely loose.

When Desmond Tutu posed- ‘ Why does the Chinese Government fear you ? the crowd applauded him and broke into chuckles when Dalai Lama feigned the Devil with 2 horns.
Dalai Lama carried the crowd with a beaming Tutu expressing solidarity with Tibet’s struggle against Communist Oppression and Apartheid.

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Oct 8, 2011
The Dalai Lama has slammed censorship in China as “immoral”, following accusations that the Chinese government blocked him from traveling to South Africa to celebrate Desmond Tutu’s 80th birthday.

The Tibetan spiritual leader spoke with Tutu on Saturday, answering questions via a video link, instead of attending an event to honour the South African anti-apartheid activist a day after his birthday.

His absence was symbolized by an empty chair at the event at the University of the Western Cape where he was meant to deliver an inaugural peace lecture.

Al Jazeera’s Gerald Tan reports.

Sirte falls

Deadly clashes over Coptic protest in Cairo
From: AlJazeeraEnglish | Oct 9, 2011 | 382 views
People were killed and scores more injured in clashes in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after thousands took to the streets protesting against an attack on a Coptic Christian church.

The march started peacefully, until scuffles broke out between protesters and the military police.

Casualties were sustained on both sides, with dozens of people also getting arrested.

The violence is the worst since the 18-day uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in February.

Al Jazeera’s Rawya Rageh reports from Cairo.

2 Churches gutted and 12 dead, Copts blame Love Jihad and Salafis for Clashes, Martial Trial for 200 arrested Rioters

In a word with you, Crime and human story, Live Stream Videos-Latest Reports, Video Stream-Middle East Uprising on May 9, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Churches burnt down by Salafi lead mobs demanding hand over of a Copt Woman allegedly a 'recent Convert to Islam'

Egypt to Quell Violence with ‘Iron Hand’

NewsyVideos | May 9, 2011 |

BY BRANDON TWICHELL ANCHOR: You’re watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy.

Fighting in Egypt between Muslims and Coptic Christians escalated after a group of Muslims set fire to two Coptic churches. The ensuing violence killed 12 and injured more than 200 others.

A CNN reporter explains what potentially sparked the violence. “What sparked this were rumors that a woman, a Coptic woman who had converted to Islam was being held against her will in one of those churches. There’s no clear information whether this woman was actually there or whether she converted to Islam, but it set off a night of violence.” The Wall Street Journal reports this incident was just the latest in a string of violent clashes that share a common theme.

“The rise in sectarianism has appeared in parallel with an increasingly vocal Salafi movement—a fundamentalist form of Islam widely practiced in Saudi Arabia—and is posing a significant challenge for the military leadership that assumed power after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down.”

The Egyptian government says it will protect places of worship from further attacks. Egypt’s Al-Masry Al-Youm reports an Egyptian activist is holding the government to its word. “If the Egyptian government and army are unable to protect us, then we call on the international community, and the US specifically, to protect us or let us leave Egypt and go anywhere else since we feel we’re not Egyptians.” One Egyptian citizen tells Al Jazeera he welcomes the idea of a tougher government – especially since inaction has allowed violence to continue.

“The only solution is to have an iron fist. If the perpetrators of the previous attacks that were taking place recently were apprehended, this wouldn’t have happened. There would have been a deterrent, but there’s no deterrents. There’s no leadership. The armed forces aren’t doing anything.”

Most of the Muslim and Coptic witnesses to the violence claim the attackers were thugs and not from the neighborhood. The government announced it has arrested 190 people for violence. Those people will undergo military trials.

Aronite Thinking

Tussle seems to be over Copt Women Converts to Islam, and the attempt to protect their women by Copt community and the churches from conversions.

Copts have been victims of drive by shootouts when 6 Church worshippers were gunned down as at last Christmas that triggered a wave of sectarian violence with Muslims and Christians burning each others’ houses at Nag Hamada.

Churches were also bombed during Christmas mass. The elopement of Copt women and conversion to Islam by Muslim youth is not unfamiliar to Indians in Kerala state which they have termed Love Jihad.

The latest wave of sectarian violence started when mobs allegedly lead by Islamist Salafis laid siege outside two churches, demanding release of a woman they claimed had recently converted to Islam and are being held back by force.

Al Ahram Online reports- Copts at Maspero were chanting against Field Marshal Tantawi, head of Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. “We want Marshal Tantawi to step down!” they chanted.

The protesters’ main demand is the punishment on whoever took part in the bombing of the Two Saints Church in Alexandria on New Year’s Eve, the burning of a church in Soul Village, and the burning of two churches in Imbaba last night. Many protesters believe that the military is responsible for the violent sectarian attacks, as they have not arrested those responsible for the burning of a church in Soul after Mubarak stepped down.

“If justice had taken place earlier, Salafis wouldn’t have done that yesterday,” Nabil Gobraial, a rights lawyer, told Ahram Online, referring to clashes last night in Imbaba that left hundreds injured and at least 10 dead.

Churches Burnt at Imbaba Eyewitnesses in Imbaba yesterday allege that the army remained inert as Salafis burned two churches, burned Copts’ houses, and attacked Copts in the district. “The police and the army were there and stayed watching the scene,” Fayez told Ahram Online Here are the Copts, where are the Salafis?” chanted the protesters. Protesters are not protesting against Muslims, but Salafis, they say.

“The Salafis are acting like a group of thugs who are holding a weapon in one hand and the Quran in the other,” Mina Hanna, one of the protesters, told Ahram Online. Some protesters think that Saudi Arabia is supporting the Salafis in Egypt. “We were never like this, all this is planned by the Saudis,” Ashraf Tarek, one of the protesters, told Ahram Online Salafis claim Copt women as ‘recent converts to Islam held against will’

In connection to the Imbaba violence, Salafists claimed that a woman who converted to Islam was being detained in one of the churches that were attacked and burnt.

Islamist Salafists claim that a woman who converted to Islam was being detained in one of the churches and have been staging protests. The latest was Saturday night in front of a church in Imbaba, Cairo, whose clashes have left thus far left a death toll of 13.

The governor later stated there was no woman being held there. Yesterday two
churches were burnt during the attacks in the Imbaba district of Cairo.

Deadly sectarian clashes erupt in Cairo

AlJazeeraEnglish | May 8, 2011 | 1,669 views

Christians marching against the military in the Egyptian capital and calling for more rights have come under attack.

Coptic Christians mourn dead- the tragedy of being christians in Islamist Egypt

In a word with you on March 11, 2011 at 5:35 am

HWV update 12.3.2011 10.am

Such “Christmas greetings” by Egyptian Islamists have become a tradition of gifting body bags in bombings and car drive by shootings at Christian congregations.

Coptic Christians face fear and uncertainty

ARON

The Copts are the earliest Christian sects in history.

They have a history that is quite unlike the mainstream Christianty, in that they were indeed viewed as heretics and persecuted by Christians themselves.

Today their plight in the Middle East is reflective of all other such minorities in such increasingly Islamized societies and nations.

A mass exodus of biblical proportions was witnessed in Iraq, where Mosul a one time Copt majority town is now almost denuded of their populace.

It is the turn of Egypt now.

Despite show of unity during the anti-Mubarak uprisings, Coptic Christians are once again under attack.

Being of Mystic tradition, their leaders are hard pressed restraining their youth’s anger at continuing assaults by Islamists.

This was how Egyptians greeted their brethren on New Year eve.

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