Blasphemy in Egypt
By Coptic Solidarity

In recent weeks, we have focused on the brutal persecution of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria by ISIS. In the meantime, violent attacks against Copts and other minorities in Egypt have decreased. But the systematic discrimination and persecution of minorities there continues unabated.

IRAQ AND MIDDLE EAST MINORITIES AT THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL
By Mideast Newswire

Our message is: “No exodus from Iraq: self-defense and international protection”

 

New York, In a historic visit to the United Nations Security Council and Secretariat General, the widest coalition of Iraqi Christian and Yazidi and Middle East Christian NGOs and organizations ever assembled to date appealed to the international community not to allow further ethnic cleansing of minorities inside Iraq and their uprooting from ancestral lands for resettlement throughout the world.

The Muslim Rape of Christian Nuns
By Raymond Ibrahim

Despite how unsavory and barbaric Islamic groups and persons around the world have been acting—whether Nigeria’s Boko Haram, Mesopotamia’s Islamic State, Somalia’s Shabaab—perhaps few things are as disgusting and cowardly as the Muslim rape of nuns: defenseless Christian women who sacrifice much of their lives to help sick and needy Muslims.

‘We Want to Stay in Iraq, but Can’t Live Like This Anymore’
By Lauren Gunias – World Watch Monitor

IS’ unseen victims – the most vulnerable, including disabled, elderly and children

When IS captured Mosul on June 10th the most devastating part of its seizure was its outright targeting of all non-Sunni Muslim groups. This has resulted in a mass loss of life, forced conversions and seizure of homes for Iraq’s minority Christians, Shia Muslims, Yazidis and Turkmen.

Calls to Delay Egypt’s Parliamentary Polls Divides Political Figures
By Gamal Essam El-Din - Ahram

Some argue that the delay is necessary to revise two electoral laws - and on security concerns - while others say it's against the post-30 June road map

A lawsuit asking to delay Egypt's upcoming parliamentary elections has left the country's political forces taken aback amid a scramble to form alliances before the expected polls.


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