“I would love not to speak about Christians and Muslims ever again,” Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, stated at the Hudson Institute on September 30, 2013. Speaking during a luncheon briefing on “Egypt’s Copts during the Current Period of Political Transition,” Angaelos analyzed recent upheavals in his and his church’s native Egypt as well as elements of a more just Egyptian future.
Graduate school at the University of Maryland (recently named the 10th best party school in the United States) was quite a shock after the protected, Christian environment of my college. So in the hedonistic sea of fellow teaching assistants and much of the English Department faculty, I was overjoyed to meet another Christian who, like me, was teaching freshmen composition while working on a Master’s degree.
Under the “better late than never” category, Egyptian security forces entered the town of Delga in the Upper Egypt region of Minya on Monday, September 16, 2013, wresting control quickly from Muslim Brotherhood Islamists that had held Delga hostage for five weeks. In this case, better late than never is quite true. Although help for the beleaguered Copts in […]
Hundreds of Egyptian Americans and their various supporters had barely turned the corner of Fifteenth Street, NW onto K Street in downtown Washington, DC last Thursday, August 22, before Washington Post writers published an account of the demonstration that had just taken place outside their doors. As Post staff began to recover from the trauma […]
The National Council of Churches (NCC) has released a not bad statement on Egypt’s recent removal of the Muslim Brotherhood regime by the military, expressing particular concern about attacks by Islamists on Egyptian churches. Of course, it does not specifically mention that the attacks are by Islamists. It does cite the “extremist tendencies of the […]
Yesterday, August 22, the temperature hovered around the 90 degree mark in Washington, DC. But that didn’t stop 30+ bus loads of Egyptian Americans from gathering at Lafayette Park in front of The White House to protest what they see as the Obama Administration’s blatant bias towards the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. They also came to […]
No, it’s not just me—Andrew Doran agrees over at the National Review. The Kristallnacht, an infamous series of attacks against Jews throughout Germany and parts of Austria, occurred in 1938. The “Night of Broken Glass” referred to all the smashed windows of shops, synagogues, and other buildings targeted for systematic vandalism. The actual crimes were committed by Nazi paramilitary groups and civilians; the National Socialist did not intervene on behalf of Germany’s Jewish citizens. The Kristallnacht marks the first chapter of the Holocaust.
Egyptian Americans are holding a rally on Thursday, August 22, in Washington, DC to condemn acts of terrorism by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and to “expose the bias of the Obama Administration and the mainstream media” towards the group. Cataclysmic events are taking place in Egypt. A military led, but civilian inspired, resistance to the Muslim […]
Not content with the damage they have already brought to Egyptian Christians and their property, Islamists carried out a fresh rampage today, August 14, 2013. This time, the attacks were spurred by the Islamists’ reaction to the Egyptian government’s crackdown on two pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo — not that they ever need an excuse to attack Christians. The numbers of the dead and injured are still rising, but at one point it was estimated 95 dead and 750 injured in the crackdown.
Coptic children sit in front of the ruins of a Christian home in Beni Ahmed, destroyed by Islamists on August 3, 2013. (Photo Credit: MCN Direct, Ramy Ramsy) Islamist thugs continue to rule the day in Egypt. Although the Muslim Brotherhood government has been ousted, Copts and other Christians continue to suffer from Morsi’s supporters, Salafists, […]