Egypt Moves Against Al Jazeera as CNN Reporters Embrace It

The Egyptian Cabinet has “assigned competent authorities to assess the legal status of Al Jazeera,” accusing it of threatening stability and national security. At the same time, CNN veterans Joie Chen and Soledad O’Brien “will lend star power and journalistic gravitas to U.S. offshoot of Qatar-based broadcaster.”

Was there ever a clearer indication of which side the mainstream media is on, or how richly it deserves the sobriquet “enemedia” that I have given it? But it’s true: the New York Daily News report that “CNN vets Joie Chen and Soledad O’Brien are lending their big names to the in-depth documentary show ‘America Tonight,’ and former NBC journalist John Seigenthaler will anchor prime-time’s ‘Nightly News.’”

Chen said: “I really saw it as a completely different kind of opportunity.” The Daily News added that Chen “signed up as anchor for what has been billed as the station’s flagship program after network brass pitched her a show in which storytelling and good journalism would trump sensationalism and fiery opinions.”

Pimps for jihad.

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THOUSANDS OF EGYPTIANS Rage Against US and CNN at Cairo Rally

Egyptian Women Raped, Beaten with Sticks and Chains in Tahrir Square

Muslims go wild in ‘demonic’ ritual

A former Muslim Brotherhood terrorist claims a bizarre video released out of Egypt demonstrates the “demonic” spirit that has gripped the nation since its 2011 Islamic revolution.

The video shows a wedding celebration in which a group of men in a frenzy tear apart a live chicken by hand, then scrabble over its pieces to eat its raw flesh.

“The video is a glimpse into the dark and incomprehensible spirit that has possessed the souls of Egypt,” claims Walid Shoebat, a former Palestinian Liberation Organization operative who has since renounced his terrorist ways. “Lawlessness has abounded, excesses have gone unrestricted and the full force of Islam has greatly dimmed the land with its dark clouds, thundering about and striking without discrimination.”

Shoebat told WND the video comes from a wedding in the Egyptian district of Algharbieh, which lies on the Nile River between Cairo and Alexandria.

Shoebat further reports much of Egypt has descended into chaos and mob rule, with lynchings, rape and “diabolical rituals unknown in our time.”

He points, for example, to a video from last year, in which two thieves were caught in a western province village and without due process were hung upside down while angry crowds mutilated their bodies, spilling pools of blood on the ground.

“The acts of public executions happen as a result of the lack of trust towards the police,” Shoebat asserts, “and since lawlessness abounds, the people decided to follow an Islamic code of Shariah called Hiraba, which is to take the law into their own hands.”

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Shoebat provided WND with video of victims burned publicly, whipped and tortured corpses dragged through the streets, violent confrontations and armed mobs outside Christian churches and the widely circulated video of Coptic women being raped in in broad daylight to cries of “Allahu Akbar” from the crowd.

One Egyptian commented on YouTube, “What happened to the good old days when Hosni Mubarak was in charge in which no one dared to do such things? Because in his time there was law and order and an iron fist to whoever breaks it.”

“We have warned about this,” Shoebat said. “Egypt will begin to enforce the Islamic sanctioned Hiraba, the code on punishments being applied.”

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SHOCK VIDEO Shows Sexual Abuse and Forced Conversion of Christian Coptic Girl in Egypt

Death penalty for holding Bible?

Just possessing a Bible still can be cause for a death penalty in North Korea, so it’s no surprise that the hermit kingdom remains No. 1 on this year’s World Watch List of the world’s most notorious persecutors of Christians, a project assembled by Open Doors USA.

Persecution of believers also increased sharply across Africa, eight out of 10 worst offenders are ruled by Muslim theocracy and Egypt, under the Muslim Brotherhood, actually saw its ranking lowered, but not because of any improvement there. It was because of worsening conditions elsewhere, the report said.

In North Korea, a possible lesser penalty for someone having a Bible would be for the offender, and three generations of his or her family, to be sent to prison camps, where at estimated 50,000 to 70,000 people are held.

Open Doors’ Senior Communications Specialist Paul Estabrook says the reclusive communist dictatorship earned the ranking based on the group’s five criteria for evaluating a country.

“North Korea doesn’t allow Christians any freedom in any of the five spheres used in the process,” Estabrook said.

“We use five spheres, the private, family, community, congregational, and public. … North Korea doesn’t allow Christians any freedom,” Estabrook said.

In addition, the dictatorship maintains a gulag, he noted.

“North Korea is known to have somewhere between 50,000 to 70,000 Christians in forced labor camps. And they’re there for doing nothing except trying to worship the Lord,” Estabrook said.

That aligns with what WND reported in July, that under newly installed leader Kim Jong-un, the enigmatic nation of North Korea still has about 70,000 people in work camps.

Sources confirmed North Korea has eased or lifted a number of restrictions for citizens since Kim Jong-un succeeded his father, Kim Jong-il. Bans have been lifted on Western foods such as pizza and french fries, and restrictions on the number of cell phones have been loosened, for example, according to Ryan Morgan, an analyst with International Christian Concern Asia.

However, whatever secular benefits may have trickled down to residents of the isolated nation, there is no evidence of any improvement in the condition of the persecuted church there, he said.

“We have not heard any reports of improvement for Christians in the country and have no reason to believe anything has changed,” Morgan said. “The regime still has up to 70,000 Christians locked away in virtual concentration camps.”

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Protesters In Egypt Slam Obama

Muslim Brotherhood ‘paying gangs to go out and rape women and beat men protesting in Egypt

Egypt’s ruling party is paying gangs of thugs to sexually assault women protesting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square against President Mohamed Morsi, activists said.

They also said the Muslim Brotherhood is paying gangs to beat up men who are taking part in the latest round of protests, which followed a decree by President Morsi to give himself sweeping new powers.

It comes as the Muslim Brotherhood co-ordinated a demonstration today in support of President Mohamed Morsi, who is rushing through a constitution to try to defuse opposition fury over his newly expanded powers.

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