Naguib Sawiris, an Egyptian businessman and founder of the Free Egyptians Party, denounced the Muslim Brotherhood's dominating rule on Egypt and its control of the people through a fascist, unjust dictatorship.
Sawiris said it is not reasonable for the Muslim Brotherhood to monopolize rule, especially as it was late to join the revolution.
Through his Twitter account Sawiris denied any relationship with Orascom Construction Industries. He rebuked the rumors that are being hatched against him by the Muslim Brotherhood by alleging that the company is his subsidiary and a means of tax evasion. more >>
Habib Afraam, head of the Syriac League in Lebanon, said the new regimes of the Arab Spring still behave like the old regimes and Christians are suffering because of their faith.
Afraam added that relations between majorities and minorities have not improved, and no vision has been presented for future relations.
Afraam called for a solution to the issues of accusing Christians of infidelity, protecting freedoms, respecting diversity and pluralism, equal and fair representation and maintaining rights of individuals and groups. more >>
A South African man is claiming to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ, just a week after reports came out about a man in Australia with a similar claim.
"I will never die, as God gave me as a command," said Moses Hlongwane in an interview with eNews Channel Africa. The man, who lives in the northern KwaZulu-Natal town, has apparently attracted over a dozen followers, who are giving him money in hopes that his message will be spread around the world.
Hlongwane says that much like Jesus, he spent time in the wilderness, where he overcame Satan and was resurrected as the Son of God. more >>
Hamdi el-Assiouty, member of the defense team of Coptic teacher accused of contempt of Islam, Demiana Abdel Nour, said the charge of religious defamation has clearly increased in Egypt after the rise of Islamists.
"Those who resort to this charge do not represent Islam, but rather hurt it, because they act as if the religion needs someone to protect it," Assiouty told Mideast Christian News.
Assiouty criticized the religious discourse used by one of the prosecutors in Nour's trial when he said that he attended court because he loves the Prophet Muhammad. He described his speech as "mere rhetoric." more >>
Mohamed el-Tamawi, head of Luxor's Misdemeanor Circuit Court, ruled to delay the case of Coptic teacher Demiana Ebeid Abdel Nour who is accused of insulting Islam.
"Chaos dominated the session on Tuesday especially from the lawyers of the Islamic trend," Tharwat Bekheit, member of the defense staff, told Mideast Christian News.
He signaled that the presentation of the Islamist lawyers was similar to preaching in a mosque, adding that they attempted to exclude the witnesses who could uphold the value of justice, including Mustafa Mekki the headmaster of the school, whom they accused of inaction. more >>
The founder of the Association of Victims of Abduction and Forced Disappearance revealed an all too familiar situation occurring throughout Egypt.
Ibraam Lewis, founder of the Association of Victims of Abduction and Forced Disappearance (AVAFD), said that it was recently verified that Copt Demiana Ayoub Gad EL-Sayed Abdel Massih, 17, was kidnapped by Hossam Suleiman Ali Salem, 45.
In an interview with Mideast Christian News, Lewis recalled the girl disappeared on May 17, 2011 while on her way back home from private tutoring. A complaint was filed at Kantara Police Station, west of Ismailia Governorate. more >>