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Friday, November 18, 2011

EGYPT Islamist parties take to the street against the military, threaten violence - Asia News

The following excerpt is from the above named article on AsiaNews.it:

  • Thousands of supporters of Islamist parties rallied today in Tahrir Square to protest against excessive power wielded by the military. Led by the Muslim Brotherhood, the demonstration saw pro-democracy parties stay away. Although they too are against the military, they also oppose Islamist parties’ strong-arm tactics. The latter object to plans that would make the military the guardian of ‘constitutional legitimacy’, and thus give them a final say on the 28 November elections. Unless the proposed constitutional change is not shelved, Islamists say they would escalate their campaign. 


  • “The Muslim Brotherhood are provocateurs,” said Fr Rafic Greiche, spokesman of the Egyptian catholic Church. “They are using these demonstrations to flex their muscle vis-à-vis the military and the nation. However, they are also showing their truer, most intransigent face, which they have cloaked so far under a veneer of moderate Islamic political activism. This could play in favour of pro-democracy parties who have Egypt’s interests at heart, and are not just vying for power.”


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EGYPT Islamist parties take to the street against the military, threaten violence - Asia News

Thursday, November 17, 2011

VIETNAM Hanoi : Police ready to use force against Thai Ha Redemptorists - Asia News

The following excerpt is from AsiaNews.it:

  • The Vietnamese government plans to solve by force the dispute over the Redemptorist convent in Thai Ha. Dozens of police agents began to block roads to the site last night. More security forces are expected today. With the move, the government wants to grab the property once and for all in order to build a water treatment plant for the nearby hospital. Parishioners and priests fear an attack like that of 19 September 2008 when police tore down the buildings of the Hanoi nunciature.


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VIETNAM Hanoi : Police ready to use force against Thai Ha Redemptorists - Asia News

Friday, November 11, 2011

VIETNAM Vietnamese Catholics praying for the martyrs of today and yesterday - Asia News

This story is from AsiaNews.it. Below is an excerpt:

  • The latest case is the attack against Thái Hà Church on 3 November, when hundreds of police agents and soldiers broke down the church’s main door, tried to pick a quarrel with the vicar and parishioners present and threatened to kill members of the Redemptorist Order. 


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VIETNAM Vietnamese Catholics praying for the martyrs of today and yesterday - Asia News

Monday, November 7, 2011

Santorum Right About Morality and Economy - Star Parker - Townhall Conservative



Townhall.com columnist Star Parker has written an article called "Santorum Right About Morality and Economy". Below are some excerpts from the article (the emphases are mine):

  • That’s not to say that the other conservative candidates disagree with Santorum’s take on these issues – traditional values, abortion, marriage – but Santorum has been the only one to insist that you cannot consider the economy independent of the way the individual human beings that make up the economy behave.

  • Even Polk County Republican Chairman Kevin McLaughlin in Iowa takes issue with Santorum’s insistence on pushing the social agenda.

  • McLaughlin says – and he’s far from alone on this – that candidates at this time should just be talking about the “stuff that is putting money in people’s pockets.”

  • Santorum insists that there is a “moral component” to economic problems and that claims that one can be discussed meaningfully without the other are bogus.


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Santorum Right About Morality and Economy - StarParker - Townhall Conservative

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