Republican and Democratic presidential candidates should be able to agree on one stark foreign policy reality: The tide hasn’t turned in the war against the Islamic State. In the 18 months that the United States has been working to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the group, it has grown to become a global force that can strike targets in Europe, Asia, Africa and America.
Until the murderous persecution of Christians by ISIS is recognised for what it is, its perpetrators cannot be brought to international justice
“Miss Mona, welcome home. The airport told us you’ve just returned from Vienna.”
I knew from the “private caller” ID that appeared on my phone that it was National Security calling to remind me — as if I’d forgotten — that they kept tabs on me. I had indeed just returned to Cairo from months abroad promoting my book, but Vienna had not been on my itinerary. That was a reminder, too, of the incompetence that laces even the sinister in Egypt.
Who stands to gain by destroying this unique personage who soars above her contemporaries as stars do above the earth? She is peerless, a combination of laudable attributes, a mixture of Eastern and Western knowledge and civilization and a thinker whose humanity is beyond the pettiness of sectarianism.
Islamist politics is majoritarian and inherently at odds with pluralism
Coptic Solidarity 2015 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 11-13, 2015.