Following news that Egypt’s President Morsi is threatening the Coptic Church if Copts demonstrate against him during his UN speech tomorrow, Coptic Solidarity has just issued a press release calling “upon all those who do not want Egypt to turn into another Iran to join in the demonstrations.” The press release, which follows, is also useful in that it summarizes the many ways Egypt has increasingly turned Islamist since the Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi became president:
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Coptic Solidarity is calling for a peaceful demonstration to tell Egyptian President Morsi that Coptic Christians deserve equal citizenship rights. This demonstration calls for peace, coexistence and equal human rights for all Egyptian citizens and that Egypt must not be turned into another Iran.
Egyptian President Morsi will be at the United Nations on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.
Ever since the Muslim Brotherhood took over Egypt’s revolution of January 2011 and usurped the government’s rule, several alarming changes have taken place:
Â¨ The increasing Islamization and Ikhwanization (from “Ikhwan;” Brotherhood in Arabic) of the State in Egypt with all its institutions;
Â¨ A constitution that codifies religious fascism is being hurriedly written;
Â¨ Hundreds of convicted terrorists were released from Egyptian prisons or allowed into the country, turning Egypt into a potential major harbor for Jihadist terrorism;
Â¨ The Muslim Brotherhood and its Salafist allies led the barbaric incitement to attack embassies and U.S. interests in the newly Islamist-dominated Middle East countries;
Â¨ Mr. Morsi (emulating Iran’s Ayatullahs) incessantly affirms his identity as an Islamist leader of an Islamist state;
Â¨ Just like under the Mubarak regime, journalists have been arrested and prosecuted for “insulting the president”;
Â¨ Under Morsi, Islamist extremists have been appointed to head the State press and audiovisual media;
Â¨ There has been no progress with respect to the citizenship rights of Copts, but instead there seems to be a deliberate increase by the state and extremist elements in the society, in the Copts’ marginalization, humiliation, persecution and treatment as submissive dhimmis in the Ikhwani-Salafist state;
Â¨ Unfair and biased “blasphemy” trials, with the aim to humiliate, repress, and intimidate, are conducted against Copts, in a way that is contrary to the axioms of justice in the civilized world;
Â¨ Calling for an international “anti-blasphemy” agreement that would undermine freedom of belief and expression and counter America’s First Amendment;
Â¨ Copts and moderate Muslims are increasingly fleeing from Egypt to emigrate to places where they can live their lives in, freedom safety and peace.
Coptic Solidarity calls upon all those who do not want Egypt to turn into another Iran to join in the demonstrations…
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