Posts Tagged “Islamic extremism”

Video: el-Sisi defends re-election in face of international criticism

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Video: el-Sisi defends re-election in face of international criticism

Video: el-Sisi defends re-election in face of international criticism Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi was re-elected to a second term as President of Egypt. The 6th elected President of Egypt, el-Sisi was elected to office in 2014 following a military coup he led that removed President Mohamed Morsi from office the previous year…

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Democracy reinforced under Turkey’s Erdogan

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Democracy reinforced under Turkey’s Erdogan

Democracy reinforced under Turkey’s Erdogan My column this week in the Arab News speaks to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, truly one of the few real Democratic leaders in the Middle East standing up to rising religious extremism from Muslims in the Arab World, Christians in the West and Jews in radical Israel. A referendum he…

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9/11: We will never forget, but will we ever learn?

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9/11: We will never forget, but will we ever learn?

Anger and emotion following the terrorist attacks after Sept. 11, 2001 prevented most Americans from thinking with reason and common sense back then. But as time goes on, more and more Americans are recognizing that our failure to act responsibly after 9/11 has helped create a much more dangerous world, not a safer one. We will…

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Courageous stand by Obama on terrorism and Islam

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Courageous stand by Obama on terrorism and Islam

President Obama has begun a debate on the issue of terrorism and Islam asking Americans to recognize that just because the terrorists claim they represent Islam doesn’t make it so. Why give the terrorists what they want? Defeat terrorism by being educated and understanding the facts, as complex as they may be. We are a smart…

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Arab Spring did more to eradicate Christian Arabs than to free Arab World

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Arab Spring did more to eradicate Christian Arabs than to free Arab World

Arab Spring did more to eradicate Christian Arabs than to free Arab World Coptic Solidarity concluded its annual conference after two days of policy discussion on the Arab Spring and its consequences on Minorities. A Policy Education Day was hosted on Capitol Hill, showcasing participation by many members of Congress, by Middle East Christian NGOs,…

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Coptic Christians fear continued turmoil, new Constitution in Egypt

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Coptic Christians fear continued turmoil, new Constitution in Egypt

Coptic Christians fear continued turmoil, new Constitution in Egypt An interview with Coptic activist 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 a Coptic Christian activist dedicated…

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