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More Beheadings, More Denial
By Robert Spencer - FPM

All you have to do is change the name of the victim, and this could be a story from August, or September, or October: the Islamic State has beheaded yet another hostage, this time Peter Kassig, aka Abdul-Rahman Kassig, and Barack Obama has declared yet again that the beheading has nothing to do with Islam.

 

Congress Weighs Easing Restrictions on Military Aid to Egypt
By Julian Pecquet- Al-Monitor

Lawmakers are debating whether to give the Obama administration the power to sidestep legal obstacles to the $1.3 billion annual aid package

 

U.N. Urges Arab World to Denounce Islamic State
By NYT

The United Nations’ top human rights official called on the Muslim world to denounce the “monstrous” crimes of the extremist group that seeks to establish an Islamic state in Iraq and Syria, calling its actions both a violation of international law and Islamic tenets.

 

Egypt: 10-Year-Old Boys Banned from Sleeping Next to Mothers
By Coptic Solidarity

Egypt’s Dar al-Ifta, the nation’s official institute for issuing Islamic fatwas to keep Muslims on the “right path,” issued a fatwa on November 10 banning boys 10-years and older from sleeping in the same bed with their mothers.  The fatwa also bans the boys from sleeping next to their sisters or any other women, “both those forbidden to him or those not.”

Egypt Rights Groups Call for Dialogue with the Government
By POMED

A group of nine NGOs and civil rights organizations released a statement today requesting that the government enter into an “honest and transparent” dialogue with them concerning the role of civil society in Egypt and the “fears and concerns” the government harbors in this regard.

 


JOIN THE OCT. 19 PROTEST AGAINST THE MASSACRE CARRIED BY EGYPT’S MILITARY FORCES AGAINST THE COPTS



 

When and Where: Wednesday, October 19.  Washington D.C. – In front of the Pennsylvania Av main gate of the White House from 11:00 to 04:00 p.m


Coptic Solidarity condemns the massacre by the Egyptian Military forces on Sunday October 9, 2011 against the peaceful demonstration by the Coptic community and the occasional Muslim supporters in front of the State TV headquarters, at Maspero, Cairo to protest the recent burning of a church in Aswan, southern Egypt. This unjustified aggression left 27 dead and over 300 persons wounded.  Military Security officers & soldiers initiated this barbaric and inhuman attack on this peaceful demonstration to silent the Copts. The military forces not only used live ammunition to kill the demonstrators but used their armored vehicles that they got from the USAID to deliberately crush Christians under their treads.


This is a new and most dangerous precedent in which the military forces carried out the attack while in the past it condoned such attacks when carried out by the mob that enjoyed total impunity.    Please join our peaceful demonstration to protest the barbaric attacks and oppressions, which are on a rapid increase both in frequency and in severity.

Please refer to the International Religious Freedom Report 2010, issued on Nov. 17, 2010 by the US Department of State for more information on the subject: http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2010/148817.htm and the May 2011 report of the US Commission on Religious Freedom (USCRF) that moved Egypt to “CPC” (country of particular concern), that categories the worst countries that violate religious freedom Rights of its citizens.


Please join us, and invite others, in a peaceful demonstration to protest the oppression of the Copts in Egypt and all other minorities in the Middle East.  It is your MORAL OBLIGATION.


Buses will leave in front of St Mark Coptic Church, Fairfax, VA and St Moses Coptic Church, Ashburn, VA at 10:00 AM on Wednesday October 19, 2011.

For more information: Halim Meawad (1-240-644-5153), Magdi Khalil (1-202-725-3091)

Coptic Solidarity

Established in Virginia (Federal Ref.: EIN 27-1220227)

P.O. Box 1450 Centreville, VA 20122, U.S.A

 

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