Any one has dreams in his life and seek to achieve these dreams year by year and that what not apply for Egyptian. Some of them lose their life searching to immigrate and wait years and years seeking to immigrate until they lose their age searching for illusion called western life.
Easter is the great feast celebrated by the Coptic Christians in Egypt. There are seven Major Feasts of the Lord: The Annunciation (Paramhat 29), The Nativity of Christ (Christmas, Kiahk 29), The Theophany or the Baptism of Christ (Tuba 11), Palm Sunday, The Feast of the Resurrection, Ascension and Pentecost
The Feast of the Resurrection: It is preceded by the Great Lent (55 days) and is considered by the Coptic Church as “The Feast”. These 55 days include the Holy Week. On the last day before the feast of the Resurrection, Copts celebrate the "Joyous Saturday" or "the Saturday of Light" in which the Holy Light comes out of Jesus Christ's tomb, which is aired by many television channels.
Dr. Tawfik Okasha is the founder of what I call the Media School in Egypt and the Arab world.
Amid storms of conspiracy filling the air, the Coptic Christians are celebrating the Easter, which we believe has brought salvation to human race. Therefore, Tawfik Okasha has congratulated the Copts on this occasion wishing them the best from the bottom of his heart.
In fact, he has been seeking an invitation to attend the prayers of the feast that the Information Office of the Pope always forgets about inviting him, even though his channel is the only private one dedicating a weekly show for the Christians.
There was a strong debate about the British Security Services to investigate the Muslim Brotherhood and to study whether it is a terrorist group or not, and whether its members in Britain are involved in terrorist attacks in Egypt.
Some people believe that the Britain government is taking the investigations seriously, while others believe it's not. The other team believes it is but a game played by Britain to deny its support to the terrorist group that documents prove it was supported by Britain since its very beginning.
Lately, all we've been hearing about are the murders, the violence, and the destruction of the civilization in Egypt. Families are struggling to remain optimistic in a country they will never let go of or give up on, which in my opinion, is completely mistaken.
Although that may not make sense, I would like to discuss the impact the current events, and current outlooks have for our future. If you were to ask any Egyptian, "Which country is the best in the world?" everyone would answer, "Egypt." This answer can be explained for 1 of 2 reasons. The first reason being, they are unbelievably wealthy, who have servants to work for them night and day. The second being, they are too proud and deluded to recognize the truth.
I have found it very confusing to name those who believe that Rabaa Adawia and Nahda sit-ins were but peaceful sit-ins! They are neither handicapped nor blind, but they can't see or understand. Those people are clearly brain washed that they are not able to see the “peaceful demonstrators” shooting security forces!
In fact, the Muslim Brotherhood group can not hide its ugly face any longer. However, some people still believe this ugly face is not of this terrorist group. The truth is this group is the source of many terrorist organizations all over the world. Even a Mafia can't cooperate with foreign intelligence agencies against their home countries, which was proudly made many times by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Pope Tawadros II strongly supports the decision of Pope Shenouda III to prevent the Coptic Christians from traveling to Jerusalem under Israeli occupation refusing to normalize with Israel when the Muslims are not doing the same.
This decision was taken years ago by Pope Shenouda who had to pay huge price with his Coptic congregation for such decision. When former president Sadat asked the Pope to allow the Coptic Christians to visit Jerusalem, the Pope refused saying that Coptic Christians should visit Jerusalem along with the Muslims, only when the Palestinians restore their land.
One more week closer to the elections hopping for a better future, however a quick look to world’s news I do see same old story same problems same people volunteer to solve people and countries’ problems! Is it real solidarity or just political propaganda when people remain un-employed stay hungry poor while the rich becomes richer!
We heared the bad news of violence and bloodshed between tribes in Aswan that nobody is able to stop.
Tribal problems exist all over the world; however, with civilization and civility, such tribal values disappears before values of belonging to the state.
The state and its institutions have disappeared while weapon was in the hands of fighting people. The real problem was the disappearance of state in such critical crisis and time. Even security forces were not able to intervene and save dozens of people who were killed in a bloody massacre.
In his program on Sada El Balad private television, Egyptian journalist Mustafa Bakri revealed many secrets about the so-called revolution of January 25. He talked about his meetings with General Omar Suleiman, former vice president, and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood. He said that president Mubarak and his vice president have realized the real danger of the American scheme carried out by the Muslim Brotherhood.
An adorable little woman left her home last Friday to serve an old bedridden lady and give her the medicine as usual, knowing it was so dangerous. Yet, she decided to perform her duty and therefore she lost her life.
An eyewitness said that the supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood have attacked Mary in her car as soon as they saw the hanged cross in her car. They jumped on top of her vehicle to the point that the roof collapsed.
The Turkish Prime Minister believes that his victory in the recent municipal elections in his country is but a victory for the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt! In fact, he can do even more and feel so proud as he got even more votes than he got before the latest corruption scandals and his dictatorial decisions such as banning Youtube and Twitter.
Starting with myself for serious work I would like to apologize for being unable to participate in last week's Joices with the decision of ex-marshal Abd El Fatah El Sisi to resign his post in the army and fulfill people's call to compete for the elections of presidency!
In this issue I would like to point out the huge difference between someone working for living and meet the ends of the month and someone who loves his job and dedicates his whole life for the job he always loved for over 45 years was proud the wear the Army Suit like Marshal Sisi! His Decision to quit the army answering people's call was a huge sacrifice we should never forget!
It seems as though, Sabahi, a hopeful candidate for the presidential election, is trying to repeat the same agenda and use the same tone as the ex-president Abd Al Naser. I agree that Sabahi and many other candidates should run for the presidential election so we can have a fair and democratic election, but candidates have to have new trends and new thoughts.
Why killers of the Copts are always honored? I usually ask myself this question, as those responsible for killing the Copts, either criminal responsibly or political responsibility, are always honored. I wonder: is this meant to provoke the Coptic Christians?
Recently, General Mahmoud Hijazi, who had accused the Copts of being the reason behind Maspero massacre in which the army killed dozens of Coptic youth, has been promoted to the rank of Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces.
Many Egyptian people believe they enjoy high morals, more than those who belong to the Western countries, whose inhabitants are described as degenerate by many people in the Middle East.
In fact, those Middle Eastern people usually use religion to cover their deviation, just like members of the Islamic currents did in Egypt, which makes the intellectual perversion in Egypt even clearer. Those people claim virtue, and repeat sayings of great western intellectuals without even understanding what they mean by such sayings.
A Coptic Christian young lady was driving her car in Ain Shams, and passed by a demonstration of the Muslim Brotherhood. Pro Muslim-Brotherhood supporters recognized that she was a Christian by the cross on her car. These Muslim-Brotherhood supporters then specifically targeted her even though she had no involvement in the clashes between the Islamists and security forces. Moreover, she was ministering a Muslim woman whom she used to deliver medicine to her. Her cross was a good reason for them to attack and even kill her.
As much as we were happy to know that Field Marshal al-Sisi resigned as Defense Minister and decided to run for president, the Egyptian people were shocked to find American Agents and traitors among the key members of his campaign. They decided to surround him from the beginning like a bracelet in a hand or rather handcuffs.
Everyday we see blood. One time from the police, another time from the Muslim Brotherhood, and the question we should ask ourselves is: how long will continue to see blood on the streets without finding a way or solution to stop this?
All political powers have attacked Dr. Hassan Nafaa the activist, when he announced an initiative attempt at a reconciliation between the Muslim Brotherhood and the rest of the society. I could understand the people's objection to this initiative, but at the same time, if you object something, you should suggest something as an alternative.
I started writing this article after receiving two phone calls from an Austrian journalist and lawyer wondering about the judgment of Egyptian court to sentence 529 Egyptians opposing the military coup to death. All they know about those terrorist sentenced to death is that they oppose the coup!
For a long time, the Copts have been demanding their rights to build new churches and their restoration. It’s true that the legislative reform in this regard has not yet been achieved, but it is clear that soon it will be. This should be part of the history as the Copts have realized that claiming their rights is misused by Islamic currents that separated the Copts from the community and treated them as guests or even slaves in their own homeland. They announced that no churches should be built or restored in an Islamic country.
H.H. Pope Tawadros Congratulates the Coptic People for Easter