Egypt’s Judiciary: Enabling the Victimization of Coptic Christians

Coptic Solidarity - Raymond Ibrahim - 3/4/19 On Sunday, March 17, the ruling court in Minya, Egypt, recused itself and stepped down from two ongoing cases concerning the victimization and killing of Coptic Christians.  Due to this unexpected move, both cases—which had already been at court three as six years—must now be retried anew, a process that will ...

Reflection by Bishop Angaelos on terrorist attacks in Egypt and Elsewhere

Coptic Orthodox Church - UK - 30/5/17 Reflection by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, on recent terrorist attacks in Egypt and elsewhere You are Loved Once again, we find ourselves experiencing pain before which words seem insufficient. I have previously addressed victims of terrorist acts; I have addressed ...

Egypt’s Authorities Apprehend Suspects in Probe Into Attack on Coptic Christians

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Sputniknews - 29/5/17 Egypt's security services detained some suspects as part of the investigation into Friday's terror attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians. CAIRO (Sputnik) — The detentions took place during raids in the desert terrain of the Minya governorate where the attack took place, and other regions of Egypt's south, the Al-Ahram newspaper said Sunday, citing sources in the security services. Egypt's ...

The Palm Sunday massacre targeted Pope Tawadros II – why the media silence?

Archbishopcranmer - 12/4/17 If a suicide bomber had detonated himself in a pew at St Peter’s Basilica while the Pope of Rome was presiding over the liturgy, the world’s media would be talking about an assassination attempt on the life of Francis, which it surely would have been. When a bomb or a bullet gets within ...

Comments by Bishop Angaelos on the recent spate of attacks against Coptic Christians in Egypt, including the recent attacks in Al-Arish, Sinai.

Coptic Orthodox Church UK - Media and Communications - 1/3/17 I have now drafted and redrafted this statement numerous times over the past weeks, wanting to say something about the deadly attacks experienced by Coptic Christians in Egypt on a daily basis, yet every time I do, there seems to be a new and often more ...

Bishop Angaelos comments a day after the brutal bombing and murder of 25 people in St Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church – Cairo

Coptic Orthodox Church-UK - 12/12/16 HG Bishop Angaelos comments a day after brutal bombing and murder of 25 people in St Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church, Cairo. Today is a day of many emotions: sadness, nervousness, uncertainty, and understandably even anger at times. That is because yesterday was a day in which we witnessed the worst of humanity, ...

Coptic Bishop: Egypt’s Christians Attacked ‘Every Two or Three Days’

Raymond Ibrahim - Coptic Solidarity - 26/7/16 Also Read: Egypt's Coptic Pope Warns of Increased Attacks on Christians After the latest round of attacks on Egypt’s Christian minority—which saw at least one Copt stabbed to death and many Christian homes and a church burned—Coptic Bishop Makarious of al-Minya, the region where many of the attacks on Christians take place, ...

Egypt: Another Christian Killed in His Military Unit, Supposedly by “Suicide”

Raymond Ibrahim - Coptic Solidarity - 23/2/16 Another young Coptic Christian conscript has allegedly committed suicide in his unit in Menufia, Egypt, says a February 17 report by MCM (actual date of incident not indicated). According to Maj. Gen. Muhammad Mas‘ud, the 20-year-old Copt known only as Michael “shot a bullet from his firearm into his chest, dying instantly.”  He ...

21 Libya Copts Remembered in Westminster Prayer Service and the Church of England General Synod with statement by HG Bishop Angaelos

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16/2/16 - Coptic Orthodox Church of the United Kingdom The 21 Coptic Christians brutally executed in Libya one year ago remembered in a prayer service in the Palace of Westminster, during morning prayers at the Church of England General Synod, and in a Vespers Service at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George in the United ...

Anniversary of the 21 Coptic Christians Martyred in Libya

Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom - 13/2/16 Anniversary of the 21 Coptic Christians Martyred in Libya - Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos - General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom For decades we have witnessed the systematic intimidation, persecution, abduction, and even execution of Christians and minorities in the ...

Radio Interview: Raymond Ibrahim on Jihad and Forced Conversions

Raymond Ibrahim - November 2015 I was recently interviewed on Reel Talk with Audrey Russo.  Among other topics we discussed Iraq’s Grand Ayatollah’s comments on “defensive jihad” and “offensive jihad,” and how Coptic Christians were being abducted in Egypt and tortured to renounce Christianity and embrace Islam.Click here for the 20-minute interview. Source:    

Teacher Savagely Whips Coptic Christian Boy 40 Times

10-year-old Babawi Farag in better times.

Raymond Ibrahim - 29/10/15 Coptic Solidarity An Egyptian teacher of Arabic language whipped a 10-year-old Coptic Christian boy with 40 lashes using an electric wire last week in a Cairo school. The doctors who later examined the boy’s wounds “could not believe that a teacher could do this,” said the child’s father. The incident occurred on October 21, during the ...

Egyptian Journalist: Sermon on Mount Should be Taught in Egyptian Schools

Raymond Ibrahim - October 2015 Ibrahim Eissa, an Egyptian television personality, recently made some remarks that were as objective as they were startling to many in Egypt. After pointing out that it is good to teach Coptic Christians the Koran in public schools, simply because knowledge of the Koran goes a long way in improving knowledge of the ...

ISIS Abducts 12 Egyptians in Libya

Raymond Ibrahim - Coptic Solidarity  - September 2015 The Islamic State in Libya has abducted 12 more Egyptians.  They were reportedly laborers preparing to return back to Egypt. According to RT Arabic, the Egyptians were abducted in Sirte, late in the evening of Sunday, September 13. Coptic Christians are among those kidnapped. The Egyptian ministry has not issued a statement either confirming ...

Exposed: Egypt’s Institutionalized Persecution of Coptic Christians

Raymond Ibrahim - Coptic Solidarity  - May 2015 In a 25-minute interview on Arabic satellite TV with Dr. Mona Roman, Coptic Christian Bishop Agathon fully exposed the plight of his Christian flock in Minya, Egypt—a region that has a large Coptic minority that is steadily under attack. While several important points were made, most notable was that the Egyptian State ...

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with Bishop Angaelos to offer condolences following the death of Coptic Christians in Libya

February 2015 ​Coptic Orthodox Church UK Media and Communications Office The Right Honourable David Cameron Prime Minister spoke by telephone with His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom to offer his condolences following the death of Coptic Christians murdered in Libya. The Prime Minister issued a statement today expressing concern over the tragic ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Sends Condolences to the Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church

On February 16, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a letter of condolence to His Holiness Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark and leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria; on the occasion of the murder of twenty-one Coptic Christians by ...

Metropolitan Tikhon offers condolences, prayers on slaying of Coptic Christians in Libya

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SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - 18/2/15 In a letter addressed to the Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church, His Holiness, Pope Tawadros II dated February 17, 2015, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, expressed condolences and offered prayers on behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops and the clergy and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America on the ...

Statement by Bishop Angaelos on Brutal Murder of Coptic Christians in Libya

17/2/15 Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom following the brutal murder of Coptic Christians in Libya It is with deep feelings of sorrow and pain that we received confirmation earlier this evening of the brutal murder of Coptic Christians in Libya at the hands of Daesh ...

Islamic State: “Great Reward” for Killing Coptic Christians

Some of the 21 Coptic Christians reportedly executed by the Islamic State in Libya

Raymond Ibrahim - 13/2/15 The following excerpt from the Islamic State captures well the perverse logic that its many members and even more sympathizers operate on.  It recently appeared in an Islamic State report explaining why the jihadis already did — or soon will — execute 21 Coptic Christian workers abducted in (post-”Arab Spring”) Libya.   The justification ...

Copts Enjoy More Privileges Under Egypt’s Current Government: Pope Tawadros II

RIA Novosti CAIRO, October 24 (RIA Novosti) – Coptic Christians have more privileges under the government of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi, Pope Tawadros II, leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria told RIA Novosti Friday. “Starting from the June revolution the relations among all strata of the Egyptian society began to improve. The [Coptic Orthodox ...