Rising violence against Egypt’s Coptic Christians

Egyptian Streets

The removal of Egypt’s Islamist president Mohammed Morsi from power has ignited a wave of attacks against Coptic Christians. Over the past few days, sectarian violence has rocked Minya, with Islamist groups attacking the homes, stores, cars, and even Churches of the country’s Copts.

The violence in Minya, which has left dozens injured, displaced many Copts, with many refusing to return to their homes due to fear of further attacks. On Sunday, Islamists prevented Copts in Minya from attending mass at a Church by blocking the entrances.

In other locations across Egypt, at least 11 Coptic Christians are reported to have been killed in sectarian-related incidents since June 30. Countless others have been kidnapped and injured. Churches have also been looted, vandalized and in some cases torched.

According to the Maspero Youth Coalition, the attacks on Copts in Minya are part of a wave of attacks that stared following Morsi’s…

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5,400 Pounds of Cantaloupe Recalled in Michigan for Listeria | Food Safety News

The Heeren Brothers Produce in Grand Rapids, MI, is recalling Athena cantaloupes that were distributed to local independent grocers, according to a local press report from WZZM.

According to the report, 5,400 Athena Cantaloupes, distributed by Heeren Brothers Produce between July 23 and July 26, were recalled after routine sampling by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found Listeria.

via 5,400 Pounds of Cantaloupe Recalled in Michigan for Listeria | Food Safety News.


Makes you think about eating worms or going on an air diet!

New AFDO Document Reveals ‘Issues and Concerns With Imported Foods’ | Food Safety News

Two years ago, imported foods entering the U.S. for the first time exceeded 10 million import lines, and AFDO says that number is expected to continue to grow at a rapid rate. The group also says that while fewer than 1 percent are physically examined, all are electronically reviewed using a “risk-based targeted approach.”

“Once these FDA-regulated products enter the United States and are marketed domestically, they become the primary responsibility of state and local agencies to ensure the product’s safety,” notes the AFDO guidance document.

“Surveillance of imported foods by federal, state, and local food-protection agencies has resulted in many regulatory actions including food sampling and testing, food seizure and embargo, destruction of violative products, Class I, II, and III food recalls, and FDA import Alerts,” the guidance adds.

via New AFDO Document Reveals ‘Issues and Concerns With Imported Foods’ | Food Safety News.

www.german-foreign-policy.com – Buddies: NSA and BND

The German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) admits having forwarded so-called metadata to the US military’s NSA secret service. According to the BND, this data which, as shown by US whistleblower Edward Snowden’s documents, was forwarded from Germany to the United States, may also contain material resulting from espionage in Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, the BND, at the instigation of the German Chancellery, is particularly engaged in spying on that country’s government. In any case, not only the domestic spying service (the “Office of the Protection of the Constitution”), but also the BND has been trained by the NSA in how to operate the XKeyscore surveillance program, which, according to the German weekly “Der Spiegel,” opens the possibility of a nearly “total surveillance.”

via www.german-foreign-policy.com.

So what’s the real reason Boris Johnson broke his promise not to cut London’s fire services?

Boris is also a dolt and thinks other services will bail out London if there is a big fire, the smaller force cannot handle.

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s Boris Johnson!)

He lied.

Before his re-election, when asked whether he was planning to cut London’s fire services, Boris Johnson rather testily – but very clearly – denied it:

I am in favour of retaining the 27 fire appliances and all front line operatives…There shouldn’t be a reduction in the fire appliances… I don’t want to get rid of them, what’s the problem?

But now – surprise surprise – we discover Johnson has agreed to close 10 fire stations, axe 14 fire engines, slash 552 frontline firefighting jobs and remove two rescue units.

Which means cuddly Boris broke his promise.

Or to put it another way, the real reason he broke his promise is because he’s a deceitful, deceptive, delusive, dissembling, double-crossing, double-dealing, equivocating, misinforming, oily, perfidious, shifty, slippery, soft-soaping, treacherous, two-faced, bullshitting liar.



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