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Coptic Solidarity Joins Crowdrise for Its #GivingTuesday Campaign to Help Build Virtual Reality Giving Tower to the Moon
By Christian Newswire

Coptic Solidarity announces that it will join CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for charitable causes, to participate in the CrowdRise Giving Tower Holiday Challenge.  Coptic Solidarity will utilize donations from the #GivingTuesday campaign on December 1, 2015 to further its advocacy and awareness efforts dedicated to advocating equal citizenship for the Coptic Christians of Egypt and minorities in the Middle East.

Equality for Copts
By Coptic Solidarity

"We Must Achieve Equality For Our Community"









How Saudi Arabia Helped ISIS Take over the North of Iraq
By Patrick Cockburn – The Independent

A speech by an ex-MI6 boss hints at a plan going back over a decade.










The 3 Ways ISIS Has Won (and the 3 Ways We Must Never Surrender)
By Tom Hoopes - Aleteia

We can pray to the Coptic martyrs to help us wield the weapons they did against terrorism: a living faith, an active hope and serious love.







Islamic State Entrenches in Sirte, Libya
By Wall Street Journal

City across the Mediterranean from Europe is first outside Syria or Iraq to come under the group’s control







‘Complete Implementation of Sharia,’ Pledges Bassem Khafagi in Presidential Campaign in Egypt

Bassem Khafagi, Former Community Relations Director of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and A Founder of Islamic Assembly of North America (IANA) – Who In 2003 Was Convicted In U.S. and Deported – Says In His Presidential Campaign in Egypt: I Pledge To 'Complete Implementation of Islamic Law'

In statements televised on March 12, 2012 on the Egyptian Al-Nas TV, Egyptian presidential candidate Bassem Khafagi said: "[A]s a Muslim Egyptian, I am convinced of [the need to] complete the implementation of Islamic law in Egypt. I do not hide this truth in any way, because it is in keeping with the inclination of the Egyptian people." He added, "As president, I will personally assist in the completion of the correct implementation of the shari'a, by consulting the experts [in Islamic law]."

Khafagi was sentenced in September 2003 in the U.S. to 10 months in prison and deported to Egypt, after pleading guilty to two counts of bank fraud and one count of visa fraud. He had been charged with funneling money to promote terrorist activities through the Islamic Assembly of North America (IANA). At the time of his arrest, Khafagi was also community affairs director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

According to the FBI, Khafagi was a founding member and former head of the IANA. Federal prosecutors said that the group's objective was the "dissemination of radical Islamic ideology, the purpose of which was indoctrination, recruitment of members and the instigation of acts of violence and terrorism." Federal investigators said the IANA has funneled money to activities supporting terrorism and has published material advocating suicide attacks on the United States. The IANA said it was formed to promote Islam.

Khafagi was one of four former or current students at the University of Idaho at Moscow, ID and at Washington State University at Pullman, WA who were arrested in 2003 during an investigation of a suspected terrorist-related network in the Moscow-Pullman area.

According to school records, Khafagi earned a master's degree in civil engineering in August 1988 at the University of Idaho. After working as a teaching assistant and taking postgraduate classes there, he enrolled at Michigan State University, earning a doctorate in civil engineering in 1993. He later lived in Ann Arbor, Mich., operating a business called International Media Group from his home, court documents showed; according to the documents, it was not clear what kind of business it was.

Following are excerpts from statements by Egyptian presidential candidate Khafagi that aired on Al-Nas TV on March 7, 2012: To view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit


MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 4571—Egypt

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