Two Years After the Maspero Massacre: Little Justice, More Attacks on Copts

Statement by Coptic Solidarity (Arabic):

عامان بعد مجزرة ماسبيرو: قليل من العدالة ومزيد من الاعتداءات

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Coptic Solidarity Applauds Passage of Special Envoy Bill

September 24, 2013 (Washington, DC)

 WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity applauds the passage of HR 301 on September 18th. This bill, which passed by an overwhelming vote of 402 to 22, provides for the establishment of a Special Envoy to promote religious freedom of religious minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia and demonstrates great bipartisan support for the creation of this position at the State Department.

 

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Congressional Delegation Declares Solidarity with Egypt Against Terrorism

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity and its Egyptian secular allies and friends, are pleased to inform the public of the success of a visit by a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Egypt to strengthen the relationship between the American People and Egypt and to deepen the US-Egyptian alliance against terrorism and extremism.

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Middle East Christians Host Rally on Sept 7, Against US Intervention In Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Coalition comprising the Coptic Solidarity International, the World Maronite Union, and the Middle East Christian Committee, as well as several Middle East Christian organizations unequivocally oppose a US military intervention in Syria without a strategy to crumble the regime and defeat the Jihadists at the same time. The coalition also opposes aid sent to to Islamist groups claiming to be the opposition in Syria. As shown by polls, the vast majority of Americans support this view.

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American Egyptians to Denounce Brotherhood Violence in Egypt Through D.C. Rally on August 22

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity and several Egyptian organizations in America plan to hold a peaceful rally in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, August 22 from 12:00 AM until 5:00 PM. The objective is to expose and denounce the terrorist acts by the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies, and to expose the bias of the Obama administration and certain American media towards the Brotherhood.

Participants will assemble at the main gate of the White House (West House Sidewalk) at 12:00, then move at 2:00 PM to the headquarters of The Washington Post followed by the headquarters of CNN. The march will end in front of the Egyptian military attache's office in Washington to show support for the Egyptian army in its role, mandated by the Egyptian people, who came out in millions, against the Brotherhood's terror.

Since August 14, 2013, the militias of the Muslim Brotherhood and their Jihadist allies waged unsolicited attacks killing over 90 police officers and security personnel and hundreds of innocent Egyptians. In unprecedented violence in Egypt's modern history, Islamists set ablaze 68 churches, monasteries, schools, orphanages and other Christian institutions and scores of Copt-owned houses and businesses. They burned museums, courts, police centers and other public institutions. The clear objective of the Brotherhood, dubbed by some Western media as having "renounced violence for a long time," is to drive Egypt into chaos and civil war.

Sinai is fast becoming a hotbed for terrorism that will not be limited to Egypt, but the area will certainly become a springboard to the Middle East and Europe. This catastrophic situation is a direct result of actions taken by Morsi's defunct regime, that released on presidential parole condemned terrorists and opened Egypt's borders to hundreds more from across the region.

Rally participants from the larger D.C. area will be joined by others from the East Coast and surrounding states.

For information please contact: - 
Magdi Khalil: 202-725-3091 -Ahmed Sobhy Mansour: 703-962-0874, -Atef Jacoub: 703-655-1700, -Ghada Badrawi: 571-501-9885, Adel Kobeish: 703-282-4729, Ahmed Fathy: 646-284-7839,

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/21/coptic-egypt-rally-idUSnPNDC67558+1e0+PRN20130821

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