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VOICE OF THE COPTS a Human Rights organization is to organize a peaceful demonstration on February 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm in Washington DC in front of the Egyptian Embassy located at: 3522 International Court Northwest Washington, DC 20008-3022Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
The Constitution provides for freedom of belief and the practice of religious rites, although the Government places restrictions on these rights in practice. Islam is the official state religion, and the principles of Shari'a (Islamic law) are the primary source of legislation.
I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo, and to be hosted by two remarkable institutions. For over a thousand years, al-Azhar has stood as a beacon of Islamic learning, and for over a century, Cairo University has been a source of Egypt's advancement.
Annual Report of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom - May 2009 Commissioners: Felice D. Gaer,Chair - Michael Cromartie, Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou, Vice Chairs - Dr. Don Argue, Preeta D., ansal (until February 9, 2009)- Imam Talal Y. Eid, Dr. Richard D. Land, Leonard A. Leo, Nina Shea, John V. Hanford, III, ex officio, nonvoting member (until January 20, 2009)- James D. Standish, Executive Director, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, 800 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 790, Washington, DC 20002 - 202-523-3240 - 202-523-5020 (fax) - www.uscirf.gov, Professional Staff, Tom Carter, Director of Communications, Walter G., eSocio, General Counsel, David Dettoni, Director of Operations and Outreach, Judith E. Golub, Director of Government Relations, Carmelita Hines, Director of Administration, Knox Thames, Director of Policy and Research Dwight Bashir, Associate Director for Policy and Research, Elizabeth K. Cassidy, Associate Director for Policy and Research, Catherine Cosman, Senior Policy Analyst, Deborah DuCre, Receptionist, Scott Flipse, Senior Policy Analyst, Kody Kness, Assistant Director for Government Relations, Bridget Kustin, South Asia Researcher Tiffany Lynch, Researcher Jacqueline A. Mitchell, Executive Assistant, Muthulakshmi Anu Narasimhan, Communications Specialist, Stephen R. Snow, Senior Policy Analyst