Christian woman who was on death row for spurning Islam speaks at Values Voter Summit
“God is good.”
With those words, a beaming Meriam Ibrahim, a 27-year-old Sudanese woman who became an international symbol of religious persecution, delivered a speech to 500 people at the Values Voter Summit Saturday night. Her words were spoken in halting and broken English, but the audience at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in northwest D.C. heard them.
The houses of worship law awaits to be passed in the (yet to be elected) Egyptian parliament, but the problem lies in whether the government can enforce it amid the apprehensions of radical Salafists.
The unified houses of worship law, which regulates the construction of mosques and churches in Egypt, is still waiting for the parliament’s approval.
The Egyptian Cabinet has refused a request made by NGO Nazra for Feminist Studies to allow women to join The Supreme Committee for Legislative Reform, drawing criticism from many of the country’s women’s rights groups.
U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama said in a CBS television interview broadcast on Sunday.
Conversely, the United States overestimated the ability of the Iraqi army to fight the militant groups, Obama said in a "60 Minutes" interview taped on Friday, days after the U.S. president made his case at the United Nations for action.
Coptic Solidarity 2014 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 26-28, 2014.