According to the local priest and Coptic spokesman, last Friday’s assault on a proposed Coptic Christian church proposed to be built, with President Sisi’s permission, to honor the 21 Coptic Christians who were slaughtered by the Islamic State in Libya, was all too typical and a reminder that Islamic sharia sentiment continues to trump the sovereignty of the Egyptian state. During an interview he said:
Coptic Solidarity is continuously engaged in advocacy on behalf of Copts and other religious minorities in the region, although some of our efforts are conducted behind the scenes.
Egypt’s president Al-Sisi was interviewed by Bret Stephens, the ‘Global View’ columnist of The Wall Street Journal.
Coptic Solidarity issued an action alert on Feb. 22, asking its members and supporters to ensure Congress speaks out for the 21 Coptic Martyrs and leads efforts to condemn Islamic Terrorism. They were urged to send a message asking their US Legislators to enter a statement into the Congressional Record!
A video recording made on December 14, 2013 of Dr. Yusuf al-Burhami, a leading cleric in Egypt’s Salafi movement, was recently publicized on Arabic media due to its controversial nature.
Coptic Solidarity 2015 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 11-13, 2015.