On October 12, Raymond Ibrahim, a Shillman Fellow at the Horowitz Freedom Center, chaired a roundtable panel at the fifth annual conference of ASMEA (Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa). Titled “Persecution, Resistance and Flight: Christian Communities in the Modern Middle East,” Mr. Ibrahim’s 10-minute introduction and summary of the situation follows Video:
In the first one hundred days of Mohamed Morsy’s presidency, human rights issues remained neglected and state authorities continued to violate human rights, even though the current president possesses more legislative and executive powers than any president before him. The absence of human rights issues from the president’s 100-day plan, as well as their absence from his practices and policies over this period, has made it impossible to end the numerous violations and infringements of these rights and, indeed, has given rise to three major crises.
We at Coptic Solidarity continue to appreciate your membership and interest in the plight of the Christians in Egypt. In this newsletter, we focus on the upcoming U.S. election and what our community can do to help raise the profile of our concerns about Egypt.
Recent attacks against churches are driving thousands of Egyptian Christians to seek asylum in the West.
Many of them are women who fear they are targets for abduction, forced conversion, and forced marriage by Muslims.
CBN News traveled to Cairo to investigate the trafficking of young Egyptian Christian women.
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