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There are ten pieces of evidence that prove that ISIS is an American creation. The failure of the Arab Spring led the US to implement a new terrorist plan. The cluster bombs that the ISIS fighters are using reveals their relationship to the Pentagon. The US wants to re-occupy Iraq again and for that reason it did not want to negotiate with the organization that kidnapped American journalist James Foley (author not mentioned, al- Dustūr, Sep. 10, p. 7)
President Abd al- Fattāh al- Sīsī announced launching a competition starting on Tuesday to appoint 30,000 assistant teachers. He stated that it was planned to build 120-150 schools annually even though Egypt needs around 10,000 schools. He added that due to the support of the Gulf leaders and Egyptian Business men, they was capable of building 1150 schools during this year (Nurhān Abd al- Rahmān et al, al- Dustūr. Sep. 9, p. 1)
Dutch lawyer, André Seebregts filed on behalf of four Dutch citizens of Egyptian origin, a case on Thursday, September 18 to the Dutch general prosecution against Egyptian Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim [Muhammad Ibrahīm], former President ‘Adly Mansour and former Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi [Hāzim al- Bīblāwī] over crimes against humanity. Seebregts announced his unusual step at a press conference at Nieuwspoort, near the Dutch Parliament. The Dutch Daily Volkskrant reported about this on the same day, and one day later the Egyptian media picked the story up, resulting in questions from several of our Egyptian friends to which we like to respond here.
Coptic Sources stated that the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church is witnessing a state of division. The first group is the conservatives led by Pope Tawadros and the second is the reformists calling for reform in the Church. There are three issues that stir a controversy between both groups; Personal status laws, unity of Christian denominations and clerical trials (Zakariā Ramzī, al- Sabāh, Sep. 8, p. 8)
Pope Tawadros assured that Egypt started a new era and that there are new economic projects to develop the economy. These projects, such as the Suez Canal project shall make the area as Singapore. He added that this also includes the roads projects that will add 6000 meters and link the governorates and districts as well as paving the pathway that the Holy Family took. He added that this project is adopted by both the Church and the State and that there will be stations for this path. He added that this will be under the auspices of Hishām Zazū’, Minister of Tourism. He also added that more than 10 churches that were destroyed after the dispersal of Rāb’ah al- ‘Adawiyah and Nahdah sit ins have been rebuilt (Husnī Milad, al- Akhbār. Sep. 7, p. 3)
Pope Tawadros II arrived in Toronto Airport, Canada. He is accompanied by Bishop Mina of Central and Western Canada and Fr. Angelius Isaac, secretary of the Pope. The pope inaugurated the Cathedral of St. Marcus in Toronto (Nagwá Bikhayt, al- Dustūr, Sep. 6, p. 2).
Dr. Muhammad ‘Abd al- Rāzziq, the Head of the Religious Sector stated that six non-Azharite preachers were licensed to give sermons. This contradicts statements by Shaykh Sayyid ‘Abūd, Deputy of the Ministry of Endowments for Mosques Affairs who stated that the Ministry will not hold any pacts pertaining to preaching licenses with the Salafīs (Muhammad al- Buramī, al- Tahrīr, Sep. 5, p. 1)
Pope Tawadros II has held a special meeting with a number of Ambassadors and Diplomats in Switzerland. Bishop Lukas, the Archbishop of the South of France and Bishop Kyrillos, Bishop of Milano and a number of priests in Switzerland and European countries took part in the meeting (Jamāl Girgis, al- Yawm al- Sābi’, Sep. 4, p. 3)
Pope Tawadros has filed a lawsuit in the Administrative Court appealing the decision of mayor of EastNasrCity. The mayor refused to issue a license to make one of the buildings of the church higher. The lawsuit was against the Prime Minister Eng. Ibrāhīm Mahlab, the Minister of Defense Sidqī Subhī, the governor of Cairo and the mayor of NasrCity district (Muhammad Napoleon, al- Shurūq, Sep. 3, p. 2).
According to a British telegraph, ISIS threatened to assassinate the Catholic Pope during one of his future visits to the Middle East. In this context, the Iraqi ambassador warned the Pope of terrorist attacks against him in any Arab country. This comes after the Pope has officially criticized ISIS and called upon it to stop its brutal crimes committed in Iraq and Syria (Majdī Fikrī, al-Dustūr, Sept. 18, p.5). Read original text in Arabic.