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 ...

Christian Church Firebombed in Alexandria – Creates ‘State of Panic’

Raymond Ibrahim - July 2015 Coptic Solidarity Soon after the end of the month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, another Christian church in Egypt came under attack. The Fathers Church on Gamal Abdel Nasser Street in eastern Alexandria was attacked Tuesday, July 21 by unknown assailants—some reports indicate three men—using Molotov cocktails and other homemade bombs which were hurled at the church. Egypt’s ...

Egypt: Explosive Goes Off Next to Church

Raymond Ibrahim - May 2015 Coptic Solidarity A homemade explosive planted next to a Coptic Christian church was detonated around sunset on May 16. Although there were no human casualties at the St. George Church in Tamiya (Fayum governorate), as the church was mostly empty except for clergy, the church’s administrative offices and second floor glass was shattered, creating chaos and ...

Egypt: Grandson of Medical Pioneer Cannot Follow Same Profession Because He Is Christian

Dr. Naguib Mahfouz

Raymond Ibrahim - May 2015 Coptic Solidarity Dr. Khaled Montaser, an Egyptian intellectual and frequent critic of the Islamization of the country, recently discussed how discrimination against Christians is widespread in certain medical professions. During a televised program, he pointed out that, although the pioneer of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Egypt was a Coptic Christian (Dr. Naguib Mahfouz), his grandson is essentially banned from ...

Another Teenage Coptic Girl Vanishes

Raymond Ibrahim  - May 2015 Coptic Solidarity On May 2, yet another Coptic Christian girl vanished.  Marina Magdi Fahim, 17, disappeared after leaving her home around noontime and walking to an educational institution in the Hanofil region of Alexandria. She was not seen again.  Her family reported her disappearance to the authorities, which, according to a Coptic Christian bishop, seldom ...

Egypt: Gunmen Kidnap 8-Year-Old Copt from Mother’s Arms

Raymond Ibrahim -May 2015 Coptic Solidarity Armed gunmen seized an 8-year-old Coptic Christian child from his mother’s arms.  The child, Antonious Zaki Hani, was walking with his mother to school in Nag Hammadi, where he attended second grade. Four armed gunmen appeared, forced the child from his mother’s hands under threat of death, and immediately fled in a car. Since ...

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 ...

Drive-By Jihadis Murder Another Coptic Christian in Sinai

Coptic Solidarity - 27/2/15 - Raymond Ibrahim On February 23, another Coptic Christian man was fatally shot in al-‘Arish, Sinai, by members of the Islamic terrorist group, Ansar Bait al-Maqdis. Hani, the Coptic man, was in his shop when three terrorists drove by and opened fire on him; with bullets lodged in his head he immediately died. Earlier, on ...

Coptic Solidarity Urges Immediate International Action on Iraqi Genocide

http://www.digitaljournal.com - 22/7/14 WASHINGTON -- Coptic Solidarity is gravely concerned for the future of indigenous religious minorities in the Middle East as the Islamic State continues to cleanse all religious minorities from areas in its control. The world has met such historical calamity with deafening silence and Coptic Solidarity urges immediate and concrete actions. The UN Security Council ...