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Current issue | Issue 1235, (26 February - 4 March 2015)
Saturday,21 October, 2017
Issue 1235, (26 February - 4 March 2015)

Ahram Weekly

Digest

Compiled by Doaa El-Bey

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Al-Ahram Weekly

Martyrs of Libya added to the Coptic Synaxarium

Tawadros II, the Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, announced the inclusion of the 21 Coptic martyrs of Libya in the Synaxarium of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

Synaxaria, derives from a Greek word meaning to bring together. It is the name given in the Eastern Orthodox Church to a book that compiles hagiographies of saints and martyrs arranged in the order of their anniversaries.

Every year, they will be commemorated on 8 Amshir in the Coptic calendar, which corresponds to 15 February in the Gregorian calendar.

This icon, was drawn by Tony Rezk.

source: Diocese of Los Angeles, southern California and Hawaii


Postponing the parliamentary elections

“Practically speaking, postponing the parliamentary elections, and making time to issue a constitutional law, is better than holding them only to have parliament dissolved later on after wasting time, effort and money on the elections. More importantly, it will give us a genuine chance to re-establish the whole political scene — not only the constitutional and legal scene — and allow for wider political participation in the elections. The only drawback is sending negative signals to a world that is anticipating the parliamentary elections as a reflection of the real political map.”

Emadeddin Hussein, Al-Shorouk


Thriving on havoc

“Egypt cannot and does not want to be involved in any war. Thus we call on the international community to arm the Libyan army and back the establishment of a stable authority that is likely to uproot terrorism quickly. ISIS and other internal and external hardline groups do not want Libya to be stable because they thrive on havoc.”

Akram Al-Kassas, Al-Youm Al-Sabei


ISIS in every school

“In order to be honest with ourselves, we should acknowledge that while we are heading for a decisive confrontation with ISIS beyond our borders, we still turn a blind eye to the presence of those behind the thought of ISIS internally, that is, via the curriculum of Al-Azhar as well as every school and university in Egypt. The authority of a state that launched two revolutions should be intelligent enough not to allow teaching ideas that incite terrorism in its schools and universities.”

Suleiman Gouda, Al-Masry Al-Youm


Egyptian Essence: 95 million mobile users in Egypt 

“A report by the Ministry of Communication revealed that the number of subscribers to mobile phones reached 95.21 million persons in November last year, in comparison to 98.82 million persons in November 2013. The report added internet users reached 47.52 million, in comparison to 38.18 million at the same time.”

Al-Shorouk


Facebook

“The explosion that took place in Al-Qubbah, Libya underlines the success of the air strikes launched by the Egyptian air forces against ISIS camps in Derna. The ISIS leadership, which moved to Libya after the initiation of the Al-Karama operation, prioritised gaining ground, that is why it had carried out only three bombings since then. The fact that it resorted to bombings anew reflects a retreat and an urge to reassert its presence. Kudos to all Egyptians who took part in the strike and those who lost their lives in the war against terrorism in Libya. Long live Egypt.”
Gamal Taha

“It is obvious that we have re-entered the state of confusion — as if we’ve become addicted to it. We were in control for few hours when the National Defence Council decided to launch an air strike on Derna. But taking the issue to the Security Council was rash because we gave it the right to allow or ban us from forming a military coalition to face ISIS in Libya. Then we were surprised by the reaction of the US and major European states and forced to lower our expectations.”
Hazem A Hosny


Twitter

Kenneth Roth @KenRoth  
ISIS suicide attacks in eastern Libya on Fri, killing 44, was single worst terrorist incident since Gaddafi’s ouster.

Libyan Youth Movmnt @ShababLibya  
ISIS in #Libya has been preparing for this and are now ready to launch their campaign. This is not a surprise, we could see this coming.

Rudaw English @RudawEnglish
#ISIS militants release new photos in #Libya, burning musical instruments, which are perceived as “corruptive”.

Ahmed Tharwat @ahmediaTV
Why suddenly terrorism stopped in Sinai. Terrorists there are considerate, know Egyptian military is busy in Libya.

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