Sunday, May 13, 2007

Another secterian clashes

In Egypt, between Muslims and Copts.
This time in a village called "Behma" around 60 Kms south of Cairo.
The Muslims acted on a rumor that the Copts are planning to build a church in town, or in an another story were expanding a house that they used to conduct their prayers.

Apparently the Friday sermon at a village mosque had discussed ongoing church construction, sparking anger among worshippers who emerged from the mosque in a large group and then moved to the church site, where clashes erupted with the Copts ridiculously outnumbered.

Then they went to burn Christian owned homes and shops.

10 Christian were reported injured and the Police arrested 60 Muslims.

Nothing new here, Egypt has seen such clashes growing in the past few years and the official reaction is always the same with downplaying the incidents and issuing stupid statements and then the papers publish a photo of the Pope and Sheikh Al-Azhar hugging, and everything is cool, without addressing the real problem.

Copts consist of 7-15% of the Egyptian population depends on whose side of the story you want to believe, but they are not allowed to build any church unless they get a decree from the President, based on a law from the 1800.

The incident failed to make the state owned newspapers, and there was no official statement from the ministry of interior, which is a shame as I was really waiting to hear their take on the matter.

But probably they know that by now that everybody knows anyone doing such acts is called insane!


Saturday, May 05, 2007

The Iranian FM and the red dress

The Iranian FM skipped dinner in the Sharm El-Sheikh summit after finding out that they are being entertained by a Russian violin player who wore a red dress that the minister found too revealing for him to stand, so the guy had to excuse himself.

But the fact that he was seated directly in front of Condoleezza Rice was very irrelevant.


Pkistani Add

This is the kind of add you see in a Pakistani paper:

Basically what the add says is:

We have some nuclear material missing, but no need to panic nothing to worry about really folks, but if u get a chance to stumble in anybody carrying or handling the nukes or happen to find the stuff lying in the street, give us a call on the following number.


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

75% of Egyptians support Shari'a laws

According to this poll!

But one must not be surprised as the same desire was shared in this demonstration in London calling for Shari'a laws to be implemented in UK!!


All Italians should undergo DNA

Just when you thought you've heard it all from the Libyan leader Mu'ammar Al-Qadhafi, he comes out with this.


Gamal Mubarak ties the knot

While never forgetting denying yet again any intentions for him to run for president.