Please Help Egyptian Copts - The massacre of Nagi' Hammadi sign now

We write to you on behalf of the Copts residing in USA. We represent Egyptian Christians who have migrated from Egypt as a result of the discriminatory conditions within the country. Presently, Christian Copts (15\% of the Egyptian population) are subject to human rights violations perpetrated through discriminatory state policies, unofficial government sanction, and the often unchecked violent attacks of Islamic fundamentalists within the country. We urge that during upcoming communication with Egyptian government that you address the mistreatment of Egypts Christians.

Despite rhetoric of equality, the Copts continue to suffer from political and civil under-representation.
The religious intolerance that pervades society is found on all levels of the Egyptian political and governmental structures. As such the Coptic community has been the target of unchecked violence and is left destitute of appropriate recourse measures within the country.

We respectfully request that the deteriorating conditions facing the persecuted Christians of Egypt be forcefully addressed to President Mubaraks and Egyptian Government. In the midst of the characteristic elusiveness of the Mubarak regime, we ask that specific reforms be addressed.

We, the undersigned, urge you to exercise your legislative or governmental capacity to have US immgration to ease some of the restriction to allow Egyptian Christians to escape the intolerable relegious presecution.
The most recent violent attack, a The massacre has occurred on Coptic Christmas Eve.

In an assassination attempt on the life of Bishop Kirollos in southern Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, Six Copts were killed and many were wounded as they came out of Church after celebrating the Coptic Christmas Eve midnight mass on Wednesday 6th January at 11.15 PM.

This despicable atrocity committed against peaceful Christians who were coming out of their place of worship and were getting ready to go back home to celebrate Christmas with their families, cast a gloomy shadow on this year's celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ by Coptic Christians in Egypt and all over the world, and caused an uproar and international waves of disdain against hatred filled violence especially against the innocent and the peaceful Coptic Christians.

One eye-witness said that those killed were mostly young men in their early 20s. He said that most people were killed or wounded near the church, but that the cars went around shooting in other areas, resulting in two more death, besides the wounded. It was reported that among the dead was a young man and his fiancй and a 14-years-old boy.

Another witness criticized the absence of security. "Security came as everything was over, instead of trying to catch the criminals; they were interrogating us about the description of the cars." This video shows the shootings.

Muslim mob violence against Coptic Christian inhabitants, businesses and churches and Christian women abduction became a daily routine in Upper Egypt and many other areas of the century. Coptic families were thrown out of their homes, which were occupied by Muslims. Egyptian police force not only had nothing to protect peaceful Christians but also detained many how marched in the victims funeral. Our friends and families who still lives in Egypt had reported that Egyptian police had attacked and destroyed many Christians homes and businesses.

We are asking for your help to put an end for the systemic and daily persecution. Please help.

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  • 24 December 201550. Marianne G
    Please Help!
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    Please help our people during these hardships!
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