Exposing the Islamist and Salafi mindset, secular Egyptians continue posting and commenting on the assertions and observations made by the various clerics during former President Morsi’s one year reign and earlier, when Islamists felt especially free to speak their mind.
Wagdi Ghoneim, a pro-Muslim Brotherhood cleric reportedly living in Qatar is again trying to incite Egypt’s Muslims against the nation’s Christian minority, the Copts, whom he earlier threatened with genocide should they help oust former president Morsi.
Copts are again under attack in the Sinai. According to authorities, Dr. Wadi Ramses, owner and surgeon of the region’s first private-run hospital, Ramses Hospital, was abducted by armed members of the Islamic militant group operating in al-Arish last Sunday. They opened fire on his car, wounding him, before snatching him away to an unknown place.
An Egyptian human rights organization is calling for a complete investigation of the case of Cyril Shawqi Ghattas, a 29-year-old Coptic Christian man who was imprisoned on the accusation of blasphemy, or “contempt of religion” (against Islam).
Among other irregularities, human rights activists say that the Copt was both denied a lawyer, which is illegal, and that he was physically abused regularly during his incarceration.
He was also “blinded as a result of intense crying and suffered from night blindness.”
Cyril was arrested after he pressed “like” on a Coptic website posting on his Facebook page.
Soon after Abdel Fateh al-Sisi’s landslide presidential victory in Egypt, the international wing of the Muslim Brotherhood sent a note to several representatives of the European Union, including those of the UK, France, and Germany, calling on them not to recognize, deal with, or cooperate in anyway with Sisi and the new government of Egypt he heads.
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Coptic Solidarity 2014 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 26-28, 2014.