Washington Rally in Support of Iraqi Christians

A rally organized by Coptic Solidarity in cooperation with Middle East Christians organizations was held on Saturday July 26 in defense if Iraqi and Middle East Christians.

Participants, who were between 800 and 1000 people, chanted slogans condemning the ethnic cleansing of Christians in Iraq.

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Bill to Promote Religious Freedom in Middle East Heads to President Obama’s Desk

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today applauded the U.S. House of Representative’s unanimous consent of the “Near East and South Central Asia Religious Freedom Act,” which he introduced and U.S. Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (Mich.) co-sponsored to encourage President Barack Obama to appoint a special envoy to promote religious freedom among religious minorities in the Middle East. The bill overwhelmingly passed the U.S. Senate on July 10, 2014, and will now head to the President’s desk.

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Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Bill Introduced

Rep. Michele Bachmann introduced a bill on Friday to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.

The bill, also known as the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014, will “impose sanctions against persons who knowingly provide material support or resources to the Muslim Brotherhood or its affiliates, associated groups, or agents, and for other purposes.”

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US Officials Warn ISIS ‘Worse Than al Qaeda’

 Top U.S. officials warned Wednesday that a Sunni extremist group that controls parts of Syria and Iraq has morphed into a threat that is "worse than Al Qaeda." 

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL) “is al Qaeda... it may have changed its name, but it is al Qaeda. In fact, it is worse than al Qaeda." Brett McGurk, deputy assistant secretary of state, told lawmakers at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing.

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In a Syrian City, ISIS Puts Its Vision Into Practice

When his factory was bombed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, the businessman considered two bleak options: to remain at home and risk dying in the next airstrike or flee like hundreds of thousands of others to a refugee camp in Turkey.

Instead, he took his remaining cash east and moved to a neighboring city, Raqqa, the de facto capital of the world’s fastest growing jihadist force. There he found a degree of order and security absent in other parts of Syria.

Read more: In a Syrian City, ISIS Puts Its Vision Into Practice

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Fifth Annual Conference

Coptic Solidarity 2014 Conference

The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 26-28, 2014.

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