Egypt’s chief prosecutor, who had handed down death sentences to hundreds of supporters of Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, was killed in a car bomb attack in Cairo on June 29.
Officials said Hisham Barakat, 64, died of injuries sustained when a parked car was remotely detonated as the prosecutor’s motorcade left his home.
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the House Homeland Security chairman, said on Sunday that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has greater influence worldwide than President Obama realizes.
From Egypt, to Syria and Iraq, ancient Christian communities --among the world's oldest -- are under threat of extinction. Remarks from Coptic Solidarity recent conference.
Beheiry still faces a third trial for the same charge, filed by the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar. Up to 48 complaints have been filed against El-Beheiry over his views.
The scene is Cairo’s Jewish Quarter in 1948, and Laila Haroun has news for her parents. Her brother, Moussa, has left to settle in the new state of Israel in spite of the war with Egypt and its Arab allies.
“Your son is a traitor,” Laila shouts across their elegant living room. “You gave birth to him as an Egyptian Jew, not an Israeli Jew, which he never will be!”
Coptic Solidarity 2015 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 11-13, 2015.