A message from Coptic activist Andrew Girgis:
As most of you know on January 6th 2010, seven of our brothers were brutally massacred at the church of the Virgin Mary in Nag Hamadi in Egypt while leaving Christmas Eve mass. Three cars armed with automatic rifles drove by and opened fire targeting Christians as they came out. Bishop Kyrellos having received threats prior to the mass is believed to have been the main target for his criticism against the recent conflict between Muslims and Christians in Farshout. The age of the seven martyrs ranged from 17 to 25 years old. While the Egyptian government turns a blind eye to the violence committed against Egypt’s biggest minority, we believe that the US will step in and pressure Egypt to protect the basic rights of its citizens. This is not the first attack on Egypt’s minority Christians by Muslim extremists and it certainly won’t be the last unless we put pressure on both the Egyptian as well as the American government to put a stop to the shameful and despicable atrocities committed in the name of Islam against Christians. This is why it’s important that we unite this Sunday the 17th in a peaceful protest to express our concerns and raise awareness to what goes on in Egypt and to the future of the US as well if it continues in its politically correct path.
The event is going to take place on Sunday 1/17/2010 at 2:00 pm by Seattle Center. We will march from there to Westlake and back. The rally will end by 4:00 pm.
Please be there and invite all your friends as we need all the support we can get.
Thank you and God bless you all.