Everyone has heard about Pope Francis and Pope Tawadros meeting to discuss unifying the date of Easter between the two denominations. There is talk that the once separate event, will become on sacred holiday felt throughout the land. Think about how amazing it will be when the world of Christians unite together on the same evening to celebrate the same critically important subject: our salvation.
I really am so excited for this step, and can't believe that we can put politics aside and unite under our mutual belief of Jesus our Saviour!
Recently, there was an article talking about how Sisi was nominated for a the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Based on his efforts to prevent danger when Egypt's citizens ousted Morsi back in June.
Is this enough to warrant a high award such as this? I think there are more people who are working in not such a "public" position, doing alot more humanitarian efforts than Sisi. Although, I agree nomination and recognition for Sisi's work is acceptable, winning, would not be accurate.
Do you think that the Revolution of 2011 has sent us backwards? Do you feel as though the economy is getting worse than better? Don't you find that you are hearing more and more about violent actions than other good news? I don't know what the solution is, but I can't help but wonder how things would be if we went back to the way we were.
It doesn't matter what country you live in, you will always face the same obstacles, just in different forms. Here we have violence and terrorism. The west has unbearable weather. The east has hurricanes. The United States gets tornadoes. It is clear that it is not the place that makes a person happy or not. Happiness comes from inside. So if you are unhappy, don't blame the country, because all countries have their own dilemmas.A
Killing innocent people? √
Making the world hate them? √
Being brainwashed to the point of insanity? √
Having the lifespan of a fly? 36 Hours? I hope so.
Tragically, there has been another attack on our church this year. A time when we are supposed to be celebrating the birth of our Saviour, we are mourning the loss of loved ones.
I would like to point out wise words from Anba Angelos from England. "The worst thing that a Muslim can do to us, is not kill us, but make us hate them."
I cannot imagine what those poor families are going through, losing their loved ones. Us, as Christians, under constant persecution should remember that God will come to judge the living and the dead. He will bring justice unto those who showed us injustice. The time is coming where all must pay for their wrong-doings.
So hold your head up high. Jesus was born to save our souls, and He will come again to bring us eternal peace.
With all the daily tragedies happening right now on the streets, I can't help but wonder, how do we stay hopeful when we are up against a world of darkness?
There is a saying that goes, "Time heals all things"
I firmly believe that we have a great chance to change our country for the better. We have a strong leader, and he is fair to both Muslims and Christians who dwell together here.
We just have to deal with these pesky Muslim Brotherhood members, like they are mosquitos trying to pick at us, but we just have to shu them away like the bugs that they are.
I have hope that with time, Egypt will be a prosperous country again, and come to be known once again as the Mother of the World.
Looking around, I see the support for the Muslim Brotherhood grow stronger. I see religion turn into extremism. I see freedom of speech and dress being taken away by cultural and societal influence.
You can travel anywhere in the world and will still find that ever so popular image of the Muslim woman covering her hair or her whole body. Europe, Canada, America all can see Arab Muslim tourists visiting the country, why? Because they enjoy the peace and calmn.
One day, I was confident that Peace would prevail in the Middle East during my life and we would have the Arab/Israeli conflict behind us. How mistaken I was ! None of the parties of this conflict has been a peace seeker. While the Palestinians are tragically scattered, the religious Jews (in and out Israel) are intellectually far from the notion of co-existence that would be based on a just-settlement ... What a tragedy ! Another farce is that I once thought that the USA is in favor of a modern Arabic speaking ME !! If someone told me 20 years ago that the USA would be supportive to the rule of the MBs in Egypt, I would have thought that he/she can not be but but an insane person. As a result of these farces, we have to fight many parties including those whom we thought to be our strategic partners ! These realities urge me to think of "how king Hussein of Makkah felt when he realized how he was betrayed by those that he thought could not side with his Wahhabi enemy Abdul Aziz ibn Saud ! The difference between us and the poor King Hussein of Makkah is named Abdel Fattah el Sisi !
El Sisi refused a request from Obama to free al Jazeera journalists who did not respect the law of demonstrations. I wrote today about al Jazeera journalist who was arrested by the USA without a trial for four years (Yasser Alouni ). The USA is like a prostitute who does not stop talking about chastity !
I look across all social media and see rejoicing for the newly inagurated Sisi. Everyone seems so happy and so excited. I see statements talking about how he will be the saviour of Egypt, how he will bring everything back to peace and prosperity.
I have only one fear. Sisi cannot escape the flaws of being human. When he makes mistakes (WHICH HE WILL) we cannot condemn him, we need to be encouraging and pateint. The way that I see it, is that we have real potential for a great President, but we also need to give him a chance to show what he can do for our country.
What if the elections went smoothly. What if the Egyptian people accepted the fate of the elections and were satisfied with the results? What if the Muslim Brotherhood stopped calling for boycotts and participated in the election? What if, by tomorrow, we had a new president who actually cared about the interests of the people?
It seems that everywhere I turn, I see people blaming the United States. America is this huge big enemy. If there's anything wrong happening in any country, Ukraine, Egypt, Syria, Russia etc... the United States are the first to be blamed.
We say, "look how they killed innocent civilians in Iraq, look how they did this and that.." Here's what I think. Everyone is looking to blame America because they are just jealous. Jealous of what you may ask? Jealous of the fact that American were ruthless and intelligent enough to become the strongest country in the world.
Instead of blaming America for everything that's wrong in your life, why not think of ways your country can become strong too and be a contender on the world stage? Who cares if the US was the country supplying bullets. Do you really think people who wanted to massacre and shed blood wouldn't find any other means?
Stop being naive. Stop taking the easy route. Take responsibility for the mess in your country and look at a viable solution, not a scapegoat to blame!
The USA invasion to Iraq in 2003 was a peaceful journey BUT the Russian intervention in Ukraine is evel !! Equally : what has been taking place in Egypt since July 3rd 2013 is anti human rights BUT what has been taking place in Guantanamo Bay is absolutely legitimate !!!
I am made of two persona : the person who fell in love with philosophy, literature, history, political thoughts, classical music and art. A person who read in excess of 30,000 books and authored 32 books ... AND the person who studied and practiced modern
Have Morsi supporters been blind to what Morsi DID do in power for the past year? This is not about taking sides, it's about looking at actual facts. Morsi did not achieve any promises he made, and the most upsetting REALITY is the moment Morsi took power, he promised to listen to the voice of the people and step down if the people asked. Don't believe me? Take a look yourself!
Canada has always been the "little sister" of America. If America so chooses, Canada could be seized and turned into another part of the United States at any point in time.
So here's the thing. We REBELLED against our biggest ally and took a stand in support of the Army and against terrorism.
The Western Media is very, very adamant about being Pro-Democracy, which they think means Pro-Morsi and Anti-Army. They see what is happening in Egypt as a "coup" I can't help but wonder,
I recently read in my local newspaper, "Pro-Morsi rallies should be allowed to take place, these innocent
An Arabic language teacher from the Qabaa school in the Nozha district flogged a Coptic pupil ten years old named Bibawi Faragallah 40 times with an electric wire last week.