The White House made no mention of the victims' Christian faith, a culpable denial that dishonours them and Christians everywhere.
Egypt reacted angrily to the executions, but it has a long track record of not prosecuting Muslims who massacre Christians within its borders
‘Bolsen’s influence stems from his innovative efforts to fuse early-twenty-first-century anti-capitalist ideology with the tenets of ultra-conservative Salafi Islam’
‘Bolsen’s radical rhetoric and techniques have been implicitly endorsed by the Muslim Brotherhood, which hosted him twice on its Misr Al Aan TV channel. The Brotherhood has conspicuously neglected to condemn any of the attacks he has championed.
U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released a statement on Friday expressing grave concerns for the current state of human rights in Egypt. “I was encouraged to hear President Abdelfattah al-Sisi acknowledge on Sunday [in an address on State television] that some ‘innocent youths may have been wrongly imprisoned’ and that they would soon be released,” the statement says.
The spate of brutal and systematic attacks on Christian communities in Syria, Iraq and Egypt by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has surged. Yet despite this targeted violence, there’s a climate of international indifference by many governments and even some Christian communities in the West towards this modern-day religious persecution.
Terrorists are often well educated and well-to-do
Reports that "Jihadi John," the British-accented narrator of ISIS snuff videos, is Mohammed Emwazi— an educated young man from a middle-class background— ought to put the final stake in the pretense that poverty and a lack of education and opportunity fuel Islamist hate.
Coptic Solidarity 2014 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 26-28, 2014.