WASHINGTON, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity is taking up a critical issue this week through hosting their fourth annual conference titled To What Extent Will the U.S. and the International Community Support an Islamist Government in Egypt? This timely topic follows on the heels of the unprecedented attack on the Coptic Papal seat at St. Mark's earlier this year as well as continued systematic discrimination and persecution of Egypt's Coptic minority.
Two weeks ago in Egypt, a Coptic Christian man named Milad living in Tanta in northern Egypt submitted a formal complaint to authorities, saying that “unknown persons” invited him and his family to renounce Christianity and submit to Islam and convert.
Earlier this month, “unknown persons” in Egypt kidnapped a 7-year-old Christian girl in Dakhaleya Province in northern Egypt. The girl, Jessica Nadi Gabriel, was attending a wedding ceremony with her family when her abductors kidnapped her. Her father later confirmed that the 7-year-old girl’s abductors called him demanding a 650,000 Egyptian Pound ransom—the equivalent of nearly $100,000 USD.
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) latest annual report, once again includes Egypt as a 'Country of Particular Concern,' or CPC for ongoing, systematic, and egregious violations of religious freedom.
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