Copts

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

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

Identity erasure: Threat to Copts in Egypt

By | 2017-07-11T02:06:56+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Op-Eds|

Throughout the modern history of Egypt, Copts have been pressured by the Islamic state to become Arab – to assume the Arab-Muslim identity. By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah - Voice of the Copts Westerners dealing with global jihad can heed a warning through examination of the struggles of one of the longest surviving and largest remaining

Casa Futura – a place of safety and security for Copts in Italy

By | 2015-04-30T15:13:27+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Static Pages|

Dear Voice of the Copts friend    We see it on the news every day, the relentless campaign of terror against the ancient Christian communities of the Middle East -- the pillaging, burning, raping, the selling of young Christian girls into slavery, the murdering of souls simply because they are Christian souls.    The crimes

Copts beheaded in Libya, Copt burned alive in Egypt

By | 2015-02-19T15:14:29+00:00 February 19th, 2015|Press Releases|

Once again, tragedy strikes the Coptic community with the brutal murders of twenty-one Christian Copts in Libya. Living under constant threat of a hate-driven and blood-thirsty Islam, Copts of Egypt have learned to expect anything at any time, and mourners go about the streets. A few days ago a young Coptic man was burned alive

Egypt: Police Shot Dead Outside Church on Coptic Christmas Eve

By | 2015-01-07T00:07:59+00:00 January 7th, 2015|News|

Islamist terrorists shot dead two Egyptian policemen guarding a Coptic church on Orthodox Christians' Christmas Eve, bringing the number of police killed Tuesday to three.   The shooting took place in the central city of Minya, a provincial capital which lies some 135 miles south of Egypt's capital Cairo and is home to the country's

Egypt: Second Christian Jailed for ‘Insulting Islam’

By | 2014-06-30T00:12:07+00:00 June 30th, 2014|News|

An Egyptian court has sentenced a Coptic Christian man to six years in jail for "insulting Islam" and stirring up sectarian strife in his village, his lawyer told AFP on Wednesday.   Egypt's constitution outlaws insults against the three monotheist religions recognized by the state - Christianity, Islam and Judaism.   Kirollos Shawki, 29, was