Coptic Christians attacked in Egypt – Muslims Condemn the acts

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Muslims condemn the attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt

Dallas, Texas – August 20, 2013.  Muslims unequivocally condemn the brutal attacks on Coptic Christians and destruction of nearly 84 Coptic Churches. This goes against the very grain of Islam. The culprits must be punished to restore trust and justice to the Coptic’s of Egypt.

“I feel the anguish of living in fear, uncertainty and insecurity, and this is not acceptable in a civil society.” Mike Ghouse, President of the World Muslim Congress, a think tank based in Dallas, Texas.

Indeed, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had established a government in Medina, where no Jew, Christian or others were to feel insecure. He further gave one of the strongest instructions to Muslims – If any one of you is unjust to the other, By God, on the Day of Judgment, I will stand up against you in support of the victims.

More than 84 Coptic Churches destroyed

We condemn these disgusting acts of few Muslims among the Egyptians who are hell bent on hurting fellow Egyptians, because they are Christians. These acts go against the very essence of Quran to treat every human, animal and the environment with dignity. Quran could not be clearer than this, “killing one person is like killing the whole humanity, and saving one life is like saving the entire mankind.”

The responsibility for the safety of every citizen falls squarely on the majority, the powerful and the government.  The Egyptian government has failed to protect her minorities; the Coptic Christians.

Silence of majority is not good enough; their silence is deemed as authorization to the extremists.

No doubt, the majority of Muslims are peace loving people like all other majorities; our silence is more evil than the evil acts of those evil men.  It is our responsibility to not let those few tarnish the name of our religion. We need to do our Jihad, and our struggle to bring justice and trust in the society. 

In the interest of containing, cornering and mitigating the conflict, we urge the Egyptian Government to take all the precautions to single out the individuals responsible for the chaos.

We appeal to the authorities, not to arrest the miscreants as Muslims or members of any of the religious or political organizations but as Individuals. Per Quran and per any civil law, the individual alone is responsible for his acts, and not his family members, mayor of his town, Imam of his Mosque, Egypt or Islam in this case. If we follow this wisdom, we will contain the problem to individuals and prevent further aggravation by pitting one group against the other.

The success of a nation depends when her citizens feel secure; in this case, it is the duty of the state to ensure the safety of Christian and other minorities.

It is also the obligation of the Egyptian majority to continue to speak up against the brutal treatment of fellow Egyptians who are Christians. Indeed, the safety of a community is the responsibility of the majority. 

While Law and order brings the situation under control; it does not put off the fires completely, the dying sparks grow and explode again unless they are addressed through a dialogue. Quran urges one to know the other.

Voice of the Copts, a nonprofit organization, fights the spread of Islamic supremacy and Sharia throughout the Western world through education, advocacy and action. By drawing attention to the suffering of Coptic Christians in Egypt, it endeavors to educate the Western world as to the chilling effect of Sharia (Islamic law). Founded in 2007 by Dr. Ashraf Ramelah, Voice of the Copts focuses on three key issues: freedom of religion, cultural identity and women’s rights

Mike Ghouse
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Mike Ghouse is a speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, politics, peace, Islam, Israel, India, interfaith, and cohesion at work place. He is committed to building a Cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day at He believes in Standing up for othersand has done that throughout his life as an activist. Mike has a presence on national and local TV, Radio and Print Media. He is a frequent guest on Sean Hannity show on Fox TV, and a commentator on national radio networks, he contributes weekly to the Texas Faith Column at Dallas Morning News; fortnightly at Huffington post; and several other periodicals across the world. His personal site indexes all his work through many links.

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