It seems to me that one can not understand the malicious agenda of the American administration for the middle east without exposing the supportive role, which some of the surrogate agents are playing on the behalf of the Americans, to stir up sectarian strives and religious rifts amongst the people of the region
One article has caught my attention in the Egyptian Al Osboo’ newspaper today (a newspaper whose editor I respect and salute), reporting about the first International Conference for the Egyptian Coptis Overseas. The conference was held in Chicago, and was attended by two senators, one of which (Frank Wolf) is a member of the senate house committee for religious freedom. The conference has focused on the grievances of Egyptian Coptis living inside Egypt. It had listed a number of what it called ‘repressive policies’ of the Egyptian regime on various capacity like: education, media, employment…etc…
While I acknowledge the right of any group to hold a conference about whatever cause they believe in, I am having to take the motivation behind this specific conference with a pinch of salt; I am wondering how effective it is for the long term livelihood and welfare of the Egyptian Coptis to hold such meetings, where they condone using their influence with the American administration to exert pressure on the Egyptian regime, in order to provide more empowerment for the Coptic minority.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not defending the Egyptian regime here, I am only saying that this thing looks like fishing in murky waters. I think a genuine contention of the Copti minority would be to try to make the rule of governance as secular as possible. I think those who have lead the conference, assuming that they don’t have a hidden agenda, are missing the whole point by accentuating religious differences. The grievances they’ve mentioned can be drawn to encompass the Egyptian society as a whole. I don’t want to go into the details of the other lies that have been tucked among the listed pretenses to condone an American interference in the internal issues of Egypt (like the claimed ‘Arabic historical persecution’ throughout the history), let me just say that the Coptis interests should lie in a healthy and open dialogue amongst the whole portions of the Egyptian people.