Dr. Ashraf Ramelah

Dr. Ashraf Ramelah

About Dr. Ashraf Ramelah

Dr. Ashraf Ramelah is the founder and president of Voice of the Copts, a human rights nonprofit organization 501 (c) (3). The organization has offices in Italy and the United States. Dr. Ramelah is dedicated to the Coptic cause and believes that his life’s mission is to speak up for the oppressed Copts who cannot speak up for themselves. When he is not meeting with political figures and policy makers, Dr. Ramelah spends his time travelling throughout the country giving talks about the Coptic issue and explaining to the West the oppression against the Copts in Egypt. Dr. Ramelah was invited to address the European Parliament (2010) and to be the keynote speaker in the Italian Parliament (2011) on the issue of Coptic persecution in Egypt. He has done various interviews with Italian newspapers and appears frequently in the Italian and Arab Media. Dr. Ramelah is a featured author at Arutz Sheva, American Thinker, Family Security Matters.com, Canada Free Press and others. Dr. Ramelah is well known to the Egyptian government due to his advocacy for the Egyptian Copts as well as for Voice of the Copts’ lawsuit against them on behalf of Muslim convert to Christianity Mr. Hegazy and his family in 2009-2010. Ashraf Ramelah also appears as an entry in the Coptic History Encyclopedia (http://www.coptichistory.org/new_page_5260.htm). Dr. Ramelah, himself a Copt, was born in Cairo, Egypt. At the age of 17, he travelled to Italy to study architecture. He graduated with a doctorate in architecture from La Sapienza – Universita’ Degli Studi di Roma,Italy. His special study is restoration of old monuments and history of architecture. His career as an architect took him to work and live in Italy, Saudi Arabia, Gabon and the USA. His personal interests are Egyptology and Coptic history in the period after the Arab invasion of Egypt in 651 AD. Voice of the Copts is dedicated to bringing fair, correct and balanced information to the entire world regarding Copts and Christians in countries with an Arab-Muslim majority.

The personal stories of Egyptian refugees – Series #1- 22

By | 2018-04-06T18:28:12+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Press Releases, Reports|

The personal stories of Egyptian refugees – Series #1- 22 Ayman came from the village of Abu Kourkas in Al Minya Province, Egypt. His village is among many Coptic neighborhoods under attack by terrorist invaders from inside and outside the town. Since childhood, Ayman has lived in fear for his life and for the lives

Egypt: Al Sisi’s pre-election maneuvers guarantee his March victory

By | 2018-03-30T22:03:06+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Op-Eds|

Egypt: Al Sisi’s pre-election maneuvers guarantee his March victory By: Dr. Ashraf Ramelah - Voice of the Copts Imagine just one of the eighty-seven ancient, Orthodox churches in Egypt now in a heap of rubble fully restored and meeting the needs of the poor at its door. Should the state funds for Egypt’s upcoming presidential

Egyptian regime: Closes many churches, Builds one cathedral

By | 2018-03-30T22:04:11+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Op-Eds|

By: Dr.Ashraf Ramelah Founder and President of Voice of theCopts This Christmas Eve, January 6, Coptic Christians celebrated mass during the grand opening of the brand-new state-built Nativity of Christ Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in the state’s new administration district of Cairo. Those in attendance rejoiced the occasion while many rural villagers had no local church to

Al-Sisi’s old guard appointee maintains anti-Copts solutions to jihad

By | 2018-03-30T22:06:29+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Op-Eds|

Al Minya’s governor How could Governor Al-Badawi not see that the mosque inflated its numbers with jihadists in order to pose a threat and strike the church across the road? By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah - Voice of the Copts General Essam Al-Badawi was installed as Al Minya’s governor (in Upper Egypt) in September

Nasrallah: Saudi Arabia forced Hariri to resign

By | 2017-11-06T15:31:36+00:00 November 6th, 2017|News|

Hezbollah leader claims resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister was imposed on him by Saudi Arabia. By Elad Benari – Arutz Shev  Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday that the previous day's resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, had been "imposed" by Saudi Arabia. "It is clear that the resignation was a Saudi decision

Saudi prince dies in helicopter crash

By | 2017-11-06T15:03:50+00:00 November 6th, 2017|News|

Helicopter crash kills Saudi Prince Mansour bin Muqrin and seven others, cause of crash unclear. By Chana Roberts – Arutz Sheva Saudi Arabian Prince Mansour bin Muqrin was killed on Sunday afternoon when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed, state television reported. Bin Muqrin served as deputy governor of Saudi Arabia's Asir province. It

More “peace solutions”: Egyptian Copts pay the price

By | 2018-03-30T22:10:14+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Press Releases|

Bedouin peace process A few days prior to the stand-off on Friday, the streets leading to the village mosque were heavily posted with a threatening provocation ostensibly written by Coptic Church attendees that said, “We re-opened the church against your will.” By: Dr. Ashraf Ramelah - Voice ofthe Copts The Islamic Bedouin peace

Exposing Islam’s “necromancy” doctrine risks Al-Azhar scholar’s professorship

By | 2018-03-30T22:10:20+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Op-Eds|

necromancy In the middle of last month, while Al-Azhar denounced a liberal law in Tunisia, the Institute created a national scandal within Egypt Al-Azhar Institute is scrambling to protect and defend the Islamic faith, its traditions and foundational beliefs – clamping down on Islamic scholars who reveal truths that will damage Islam’s position