(JNS.org) A group of hundreds of Egyptian
Christians from around the U.S. held a series of rallies in Washington, DC, on
Thursday to protest U.S. policy in Egypt and Western media coverage.
Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a Washington, DC-based public interest
Christian law firm, calls on President Barack Obama to condition American aid to Egypt on the
protection of Christians. Credit: White House.
The rallies were
organized by an online campaign. One of the group’s organizers, Amro A. Gadd, wrote
that the rallies are “intended also to expose the clear bias for the Obama
administration and the American media in support of MB (Muslim Brotherhood) and
its terrorism ideology,” according to a post on his Facebook page.
The rally began
at the White House before marching to the office of the Washington Post, CNN and
Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), an American Muslim group which
the protesters accuse of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.
“We are against
the Muslim Brotherhood,” protester Ramez Mossed told the Washington Free Beacon. “He [Obama] supports the Muslim
Brotherhood. He has a big hand in Egypt and the mess in Egypt. We’re trying to
tell him, ‘Don’t support the terrorists. Please be fair.’”
petition started by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a
Washington, DC-based public interest Christian law firm, calls on Obama to
condition American aid to Egypt on the protection of Christians.
time to take sides–for religious freedom and against the Muslim Brotherhood.
Comply with human rights requirements. American aid must be conditioned on the
protection of Christians, and it must be used to oppose our jihadist enemy, the
Muslim Brotherhood,” the petition reads.
As of Aug. 22,
the petition had garnered roughly 41,000 signatures.