November 27th was International Religious Freedom Day and a chance to celebrate the 16-year anniversary of the passage of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act. This legislation made the promotion of religious freedom abroad a formal part of US foreign policy.
Further demonstrating its true face, Egypt’s National Salafi Party recently refused to count the Islamic State as a “terrorist” organization, or even that it had misinterpreted Islam.
The wide-ranging restrictions and draconian sanctions proposed to be implemented on non-government organizations represent a danger to the democratic evolution of Egypt.
Another Coptic Christian female was kidnapped by Muslims in Egypt earlier this week.
A 20 year old Christian was on her way to St George Church in Sohag governate in the early morning, but never returned, according to her brother during a video interview.
Lisa Nasim Basari, a 28-year-old Coptic Christian girl living with a very few remaining family in Minya province, Egypt, recently made a video descrying the advances of a Muslim man, who has been trying to pressure her to convert to Islam and marry her.
Coptic Solidarity 2014 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 26-28, 2014.