Ongoing lack of state protection for Egyptian Christians
It’s been two months since Coptic Christians in an Upper Egypt village endured a traumatic sequence of events ending in heavy police abuse. The victims still have not received any justice from the state security authorities who broke the law and violated its citizen’s human rights.
Though Much Weakened, the Muslim Brotherhood Still Represents a Major Thrust of Public Opinion in the Arab world’s Largest Country
Outside Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, few signs remain of one of Egypt’s bloodiest massacres: the killing of hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters by security forces 15 months ago.
Egypt is heading for a two-month period that will be particularly messy. Al Jabha Al Salafiah (The Salafi Front-SF)—a radical Jihadist organization—has declared the 28th of November as the “first day” of the Islamic revolution in Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is showing again its ability to use other Islamists in a planned division of labor to achieve specific political goals, all the while preserving its margin of deniability.
The international coalition- led by the U.S.- against the Islamic State [IS], with additional American airstrikes targeting the ‘Khorasan’ al-Qa’ida group in Syria (in reality just al-Qa’ida veterans from the Afghanistan-Pakistan embedded with Syria’s al-Qa’ida affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra [JN])- has prompted media speculation of a wider truce, alliance or even merger between IS and JN.
Coptic Solidarity 2014 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 26-28, 2014.