International Religious Freedom Day – Little to Celebrate in Egypt

November 27th was International Religious Freedom Day and a chance to celebrate the 16-year anniversary of the passage of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act.  This legislation made the promotion of religious freedom abroad a formal part of US foreign policy.


Egypt’s Salafi Party Defends Islamic State Terrorists

Further demonstrating its true face, Egypt’s National Salafi Party recently refused to count the Islamic State as a “terrorist” organization, or even that it had misinterpreted Islam. 

Curbing NGO Operations Hinders Democratic Evolution of Egypt

The wide-ranging restrictions and draconian sanctions proposed to be implemented on non-government organizations represent a danger to the democratic evolution of Egypt. 


Egypt: Another Christian Girl Kidnapped; Indifferent Police Complain about Muslims Dying in Syria

Another Coptic Christian female was kidnapped by Muslims in Egypt earlier this week.


A 20 year old Christian was on her way to St George Church in Sohag governate in the early morning, but never returned, according to her brother during a video interview.


Muslim Man Sexually Harasses Coptic Woman to Convert to Islam and Marry Him

Lisa Nasim Basari, a 28-year-old Coptic Christian girl living with a very few remaining family in Minya province, Egypt, recently made a video descrying the advances of a Muslim man, who has been trying to pressure her to convert to Islam and marry her.



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