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Palestinian Figure Calls Iran the Spiritual Influence and ‘Source of Islamic Awakening’ in Regional Uprisings

05/23/2011 Leave a comment

The Spiritual Influence of Iran ...“TEHRAN (FNA) – A prominent Palestinian figure in Lebanon said that popular uprisings and the growing awakening among the regional nations are inspired by Islam and the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.

‘We are witnessing an Islamic spirit in the Arab revolutions, and I prefer to call them Islamic Revolutions,’ Head of the Palestinian Islamic Council in Lebanon Sheikh Mohammad Nimr Zaghmout told FNA on Monday.

‘This has been the divine power and the power of Islam which has led the revolutionary people in the regional countries to victory,’ Zaghmout stated, underlining the Islamic nature of the regional uprisings.

He also stressed the spiritual influence of Iran’s Islamic Revolution on the recent and current uprisings in the region, and added, ‘I would like to emphasize the point that we wouldn’t have witnessed such revolutions and Islamic awakenings today, if an Islamic awakening had not taken place in Iran 32 year ago and if the Islamic Revolution (of Iran) had not achieved victory.'” Read more.

Muslim Brotherhood Urges Protests In Syria; Four Soldiers Killed

04/29/2011 2 comments

“The banned Muslim Brotherhood has called on Syrians to take to the streets to protest against the regime ahead of Friday prayers.

The declaration is the first time that the Brotherhood, whose leadership is in exile, have called directly for demonstrations since pro-democracy demonstrations against President Bashar al Assad’s autocratic rule erupted six weeks ago.

It comes as members of the country’s army units have reportedly clashed with each other over the crackdown on protesters in the city of Deraa – the heart of the popular uprising.

More than 500 people have been killed across Syria – about 100 in Deraa alone – since the revolt against President Assad began in mid-March, according to human rights groups.”  Read more.

Syria: 4 Soldiers Killed in Attack on Army Post – “BEIRUT – Syria’s state-run television says ‘armed terrorists’ have attacked a military post in the southern city of Daraa, killing four soldiers and capturing two.

The report comes as thousands of Syrians took to the streets across the country — including the capital of Damascus — in demonstrations against the regime of President Bashar Assad. The six-week uprising has posed the gravest threat to his rule.”  Read more.

Brotherhood Leaders Announce They’ll Implement Sharia, Set Off Storm; Coptic Church Suspends Dialogue

04/17/2011 Leave a comment

Isaiah 19:4, “‘I will hand the Egyptians over to the power of a cruel master, and a fierce king will rule over them,’ declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.”

“Mahmoud Ezzat, the Muslim Brotherhood’s deputy Supreme Guide, said in a forum held in the Cairo district of Imbaba on Thursday that the group wants to establish an Islamic state after it achieves widespread popularity through its Freedom and Justice Party. Meanwhile, Brotherhood leader Saad al-Husseiny, said at the forum that the group aims to apply Islamic legislation and establish Islamic rule. His remarks rattled the leaders of several political parties, who said the statements, which were at odds with the concept of a civil state, would worry liberals.

The Coptic Orthodox Church decided to suspend its dialogue with the group after additional Brotherhood leaders said it was seeking to implement Islamic Sharia and declare Egypt an Islamic state, church sources said. The sources said the Brotherhood is trampling over the principles of equality and citizenship, and that its rhetoric changed after the 25 January revolution to adopt the language of the toppled regime.

Al-Masry Al-Youm has learned that as a result of the controversy, the church abandoned its intention to invite the group’s leaders to attend Easter celebrations.”  Read more.

Maikel Nabil, Egypt Blogger, Jailed For Criticizing Military

04/12/2011 Leave a comment

Welcome to Egypt’s new era of peace and freedom …

By Jailan Zayan – “CAIRO (AFP) – A military court has jailed a blogger for three years for criticising the armed forces that have ruled Egypt since president Hosni Mubarak’s ouster in February, in a decision slammed by rights groups on Monday.

‘Regrettably, the Nasr City military court sentenced Maikel Nabil to three years in prison,’ the blogger’s lawyer Gamal Eid told AFP.

‘The lawyers were not present, the verdict was handed out almost in secret.’

The decision had initially been set for Wednesday and was postponed to Sunday. The lawyers went on Sunday but were told to leave because there would be no verdict, Eid said.”  Read more.

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