Archive for the 'Religious minorities' Category

ISRAEL – Beit Shemesh shows Israel at a crossroads [Police discharge taser to warn Jewish ultra-orthodix extremists to back down] (2011-11-01)

Posted on November 1 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A long-winded article where the taser reference is in the second paragraph. Israel doesn’t limit taser firings to Palestinions and flotillas: Last week religious extremists who had been demonstrating against the Orot Banot national-religious girls’ school began screaming right outside the building. Police were summoned. A young, new officer pulled out his […]

Tally of Coptic protest violence in Cairo: 22 dead, 327 injured (2011-10-10)

Posted on October 10 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: 8 months after the fall of Mubarak, 22 Copts – a Christian minority, some 10% of the Egyptian population, comparable to the Greek Orthodox Church – are killed by police in a peaceful protest march. The police used tasers among other weapons. “I tried to talk to officers, I told them to stop […]