Egypt’s military government has cancelled a contract with Israel to supply the Jewish state with natural gas. The deal was first signed in 2005, and the Israeli government referred to the cancellation as “unlawful”. The pipeline supplying the gas has become vulnerable to repeated acts of sabotage since the fall of the Mubarak regime.
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Islamic prayer room in Norwegian schools
– A “human right”?
Islamic Council Norway demand prayer rooms in Oslo schools.
Mehtab Afsar, Islamic Council, thinks that the media don’t focus enough on Breivik’s islamophobia. So, now, during the trial, is probably also a good moment, he thinks, to push the Norwegian society a little farther towards sharia, and ask for prayer rooms in the schools, using “human rights” as an argument – he doesn’t pronounce ‘sharia rights’, but may have the Cairo declaration in mind.