Following the Muslim Friday noon prayers, scores of hardline Muslims at al-Our Village in Samalout, Minya, held demonstrations that marched through the village to protest the building of a new church. Al-Our is the home village of 13 out of the 20 Copts who were beheaded by IS in Libya last February.
The ferment we see in the Muslim world today is not solely due to despotic political systems, and it is not solely due to failing economies and the poverty they breed. Rather, it is also due largely to Islam itself and the incompatibility of certain of that faith’s key tenets with modernity.
The leader of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholics at the United Nations in New York on Thursday, urged international leaders to support his country’s government in a drive for “the liberation of all Iraqi cities."
On Thursday, Egyptians marked the culmination of the traditional, forty-day period of mourning for the twenty Egyptians and one Ghanaian beheaded by the Islamic State (IS) branch in Tripoli, Libya.
Coptic Solidarity 2015 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 11-13, 2015.