Anis: Terrorist attacks are ignored by media
TERRORIST attacks in Egypt are being "largely ignored" by the
world's press, the President-Bishop of the Episcopal Church in
Jerusalem and the Middle East, the Most Revd Mouneer Anis,
suggested last week. He pointed out that a state of emergency has
been declared in North Sinai after a suicide car bombing on 24
October left 31 soldiers dead. Hundreds of soldiers and police
officers have been killed since President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
removed President Morsi from power and declared that his party, the
Muslim Brotherhood, was a terrorist organisation. Archbishop Anis
said that "many people in Egypt now believe that this country was
saved from a fate similar to that of Syria when the Muslim
Brotherhood was removed from power."
Archbishop of Cape Town calls for crackdown on guns
THE Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba, has
backed a call for the destruction of illegal firearms, after the
killing of the footballer Senzo Meyiwa. At a memorial service on
Thursday of last week, the president of the South African football
association, Danny Jordaan said: "We must take those guns to the
furnace and build a statue for Senzo Meyiwa." Archbishop Makgoba
gave his full support: "We need a major intervention to curb
violence and the use of guns in South Africa."
Sodastream announces relocation out of West Bank
SODASTREAM, an Israeli manufacturer, announced last week that it
would move one of its factories out of a West Bank settlement. The
announcement follows an appeal by activists for a boycott of the
company, which opposes all trade from Israeli settlements.
Sodastream described the move as a "purely commercial"
Bishop denounces 'offensive' name of football team
THE Washington Redskins should change their name, the Bishop of
Washington, the Rt Revd Mariann Edgar Budde, said last Friday. "How
could the name . . . not be offensive to those who know that there
was once a $200 reward for every 'redskin' killed in US
territories?" she asked.