Anas al-Tikriti, a leader of UK-based Muslim Brotherhood lobby groups, said he “welcomed reports from Western media which exposed the refusal of British Prime Minister David Cameroon’s government to ban Muslim Brotherhood activities and labeling it a terrorist organization.” Al-Tikriti further posted on his Facebook page, according to Arabic media, that “this represents a new defeat to [Sisi’s] Egyptian regime.”
These are trying times for Copts and other religious minorities in their indigenous homelands. Coptic Solidarity is working at the forefront to bring greater attention to the genocide of Christians, Yazidis, and others in Iraq. But we need more partners to continue our efforts.
In June, Coptic Solidarity hosted our 5th Annual Conference in Washington, DC, partnering with MECHRIC and representatives of religious minorities throughout the Middle East and North Africa raising awareness of the situation of Copts and the threat ISIS posed to Iraqi minorities.
Says he is willing to visit nation where Christians are under siege.
Pope Francis supports international intervention in Iraq and is willing to go to there personally if it will help end the violence against Christians and other religious minorities, Catholic News Agency reports.
“In these cases where there is an unjust aggression, I can only say that it is licit to stop the unjust aggressor,” Pope Francis told reporters on his flight back from South Korea. “I underscore the verb 'stop.' I don't say 'to bomb' or 'make war,' (but) 'stop it,'” the Pope said.
Egypt's posture in a tumultuous region echoes the nascent regime's domestic efforts to consolidate power and re-impose repressive stability. Staunching the further rise of IS takes precedence over regional competition and sectarian power politics.
The UN Security Council adopted on August 15 resolution 2170 (2014) condemning gross, widespread abuse of human rights by extremist groups in Iraq, Syria. The text, adopted under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, places sanctions on individuals associated with those organizations.
Calling on all United Nations Member States to act to suppress the flow of foreign fighters, financing and other support to Islamist extremist groups in Iraq and Syria, the Security Council this afternoon put six persons affiliated to those groups on its terrorist sanctions list.
Dr. Muhammad Badi, supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, said: “The Brotherhood is getting closer to achieving its greatest goal as envisioned by its founder, Imam Hassan al-Banna. This will be accomplished by establishing a righteous and fair ruling system, with all its institutions and associations, including a government evolving into a rightly guided caliphate and mastership of the world.”
Badi added in his weekly message yesterday [12/29/11]: “When the Brotherhood started its advocacy [da’wa], it tried to awaken the nation from its slumber and stagnation, to guide it back to its position and vocation. In his message at the sixth caucus, the Imam [Banna] defined two goals for the Brotherhood: a short term goal, the fruits of which are seen as soon as a person becomes a member of the Brotherhood; and a long term goal that requires utilizing events, waiting, making appropriate preparations and prior designs, and a comprehensive and total reform of all aspects of life.”
The leader of the Brotherhood continued: “The Imam [Banna] delineated transitional goals and detailed methods to achieve this greatest objective, starting by reforming the individual, followed by building the family, the society, the government, and then a rightly guided caliphate and finally mastership of the world.”
Badi linked this greatest goal to the Arab spring revolutions. He said: “In this Arab spring, the revolutionary people were determined to achieve particular, obvious goals. They were adamant and uncompromising about goals such as the end of unjust regimes and the ousting of unfair rulers, to rid our countries of all corrupt systems that usurped our resources and thwarted our progress. And today we are very close to achieving a major goal by establishing a righteous and fair ruling system with all its institutions and guiding principles.” The leader of the Brotherhood accused “adversaries and contenders” of trying to deter the Brotherhood by distracting them with peripheral disputes using flamboyant calls to tear up the unity of the nation, in order to slow down their progression, to eviscerate the revolution, and to distract the Brotherhood from attaining its greatest goals.
He said: “With the blessings of Shura we are on the path of achieving the goals of the nation and the revolution through a candid and genuine representation of the people in the parliament to start building the institutions of good governance and a rightly guided state.”
Translated by CS from: http://www.almasry-alyoum.com/article2.aspx?ArticleID=322837
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Coptic Solidarity 2014 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 26-28, 2014.