On November 23, 2015, the media office of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Al-Khayr province, Syria, released a new video featuring ISIS fighters praising the November 13 attacks in Paris, calling on France to either convert to Islam or pay the Jizya poll tax, and threatening to attack the U.S, Europe, Russia, Iran, China and Tajikistan.
Muslim family killed their daughter because she converted to Christianity and married a young Christian man.
"The family of the Coptic young man accused of marrying a Muslim woman from the village of Tamiya, Fayoum, sold their house to one of their relatives in the village and left," said a Copt from Tamiya in Fayoum.
The Coptic source told MCN that this was after a customary meeting was held between senior members of Muslim and Coptic families in Tamiya. The Coptic members attending the meetings took the initiative and called on the Coptic family to leave the village until the situation calms down to avoid sectarian congestion. The family of the Coptic man accepted the request.
The current system for admitting refugees is heavily stacked against Christians, despite the fact that it is the Christians that have been targeted by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) for slaughter. Some 350,000 Christians have been forced to flee their homes.
A U.S. Congressional delegation led by Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, traveled to Egypt on Saturday to meet with President Sisi and other officials to discuss collaboration on security and counter-terrorism issues. The delegation also included Rep.
Saudi Arabia’s harsh religious tradition is seen by many outsiders — and some Saudi liberals — as a root cause of the international jihadist threat that has inflamed the Middle East for years and struck in Paris last week.
Coptic Solidarity 2015 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 11-13, 2015.