The Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act of 2015 (HR 1150) was passed by the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and International Organizations. The bipartisan bill, authored by Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) with the lead co-sponsorship of Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA), would give the Administration and the State Department new tools, resources and training to help counter extremism and the growing persecution of religious minorities globally.
The undersigned organizations and individuals sent the following letter to Egypt’s Attorney General:
I am writing to ask you take a few minutes to take action on behalf of Mohammed Hegazi. He is being detained in prison as I write this and has a court date scheduled on December, 28th. We know that he has been beaten, and is being detained on charges that are spurious, and in one instance, beyond the statute of limitations.
The testimonies collected reveal that ISIS seeks to subjugate civilians under its control and dominate every aspect of their lives through terror, indoctrination, and the provision of services to those who obey.
A report that chronicles and analyzes cases of defamation of religion between 2011 and 2013 is now available in English under the title of “Besieging Freedom of Thought:
The report examines the increasing attacks on citizens who hold minority beliefs, as well as those who attempt to express an opinion about controversial religious issues post 25 January revolution, under both the rule of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and ousted president Mohamed Morsy of the Muslim Brotherhood.