Saturday, July 19, 2008

Coptic Christians Stage Washington Protest

In an effort to draw U.S. attention to the plight of Coptic Christians in Egypt, Copts staged a protest outside the White House on Wednesday, July 16. The group demanded that freedom be granted to Coptic Christians in Egypt who are experiencing oppression by radical Muslims.

Although the Copts of Egypt are the largest Christian minority in the Middle East, they find it difficult to practice their religion and are denied access to higher education and good jobs.

Egyptian authorities look the other way when Copts are persecuted.

"It's evident to anybody who can... apply logical thinking," one protestor began. "The Egyptian authorities are in partnership with these crimes."

The protesters are calling on U.S. lawmakers to pass a resolution encouraging Egypt to protect Coptic Christians.

Source: Assyrian International News

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