Ashraf Ramelah

A Copt in Egypt meets his death in a police station

A horror story: What happens in Egypt when a known affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood commits a crime against a Christian?, 7/29/2018, 7:48 PM

Egypt’s election: All votes will go to Al-Sisi

Low turn-out at the polls would bring embarrassment to the president, so every effort is being made to get people out to vote. Will they?, 3/27/2018, 5:58 AM

Al-Sisi’s pre-election maneuvers guarantee his March victory

Al-Sisi is taking no chances with the upcoming election because under his leadership the country has stagnated or gotten worse, Whether anyone else could have done better is a moot point., 2/19/2018, 10:43 AM

Egypt's regime and the Coptic minority

Egypt built a new cathedral in Cairo, but quietly shuts Coptic churches in villages all over the country., 1/30/2018, 8:37 PM

More “peace solutions”: Egyptian Copts pay the price

Conciliation between Moslems and Copts is a euphemism for coercing the Copts to yield., 11/11/2017, 10:08 PM

Coptic priest stabbed to death by Islamist terrorist

The brutal Jihadist murder of Coptic priest Monsignor Samaan on a busy Cairo street has so far elicited no response from Egypt's government., 10/15/2017, 7:01 AM

Egypt claims "War on Terror" and shuts Coptic churches

Imagine not being able to reach you synagogue on Yom Kippur, because police have decided you need a permit., 9/6/2017, 11:27 PM

Whar is a fatwa kiosk?

A fatwa kiosk is a large booth where imams sit and wait for clients to ask religious questions. You probably don't want to hear the answers, Creative fundamentalism., 8/7/2017, 11:06 AM

Identity erasure: The threat to the Egyptian Copts

Islam in the majority is never satisfied until the minority is subsumed entirely by its religious-political system, which includes the Arab/Muslim heritage.   , 7/13/2017, 11:24 PM

The Al Minya bus attack on Copts: Spreading Sharia Law

Reflections on how massacre is used to spread Sharia Law., 6/20/2017, 9:50 AM

Coptic Pope muzzles US Copts in favor of Al-Sisi

Should Copts in US come out to welcome Al-Sisi?, 9/21/2016, 11:14 PM

Egyptian youths escape Sharia inferno

There are no jokes in Sharia land. A sense of humor can land you in jail., 9/13/2016, 7:18 AM

A stealth war on American soil began with the chaos of 9/11 terror

Deception and conquest are fundamental to Islam’s religious political doctrine., 9/11/2016, 9:59 PM

In retrospect: Egyptian judoka Salafi-style

No withdraw, no win, no handshake. , 8/27/2016, 11:51 PM

Open letter to Egypt's president: Fulfill your promises or step aside

Promises are not just words and if you can't fulfill them, let someone else do the job., 8/22/2016, 10:30 AM

Vatican ecumenism forsakes Egypt’s Christian minorities

For Pope Francis, ecumenical zeal is more his quest than a real concern for solutions to the rise of jihad. However, the Vatican’s ecumenism comes at the expense of Egypt’s human rights., 7/21/2016, 11:02 AM

Bedouin law bows to Coptic courage

A courageous woman and a brave bishop put Egyptian Sharia bullies to shame., 7/19/2016, 6:01 AM

Islam against Islam: Blasphemy Laws in Egypt

Resisting blasphemy laws, which make it a crime to criticize Islam, takes courage. A plea to Al Sisi to show that courage., 2/1/2016, 11:10 AM

Coptic Pope’s trip to Israel stirs hope to end ban on visits

Coptic Christians are not allowed to visit Israel, so how did their Pope attend a funeral in Jerusalem?, 12/6/2015, 10:07 PM

Will the Sharia save Morsi?

What are the chances that the Grand Mufti, who must sign the verdict, has approved the death penalty?, 6/11/2015, 10:34 AM

Copts beheaded in Libya, burned alive in Egypt

Coptic tragedies - what does Obama think?, 2/19/2015, 10:44 PM

Egypt’s Al-Ahzar Institute: Cause or Foe of Terror?

With its slightest pronouncement (fatwa) obeyed by Sunni Muslim followers, Al-Ahzar has the power to eradicate Muslim violence around the world. But what has its impact been? How does it react to ISIS?, 1/20/2015, 8:52 AM

Jews Cope with Egypt’s Hysteria and Revisionist History

Jewish-Egyptian history is being erased systematically., 1/8/2015, 12:28 PM

The Pope and the EU Earthquake: Standing vs. Succumbing

Standing or succumbing to Islamist pressures? The Vatican said the Pope's visit was non-political, but his embrace of Islam is in sharp contrast to the growing strength of Euroskeptics., 6/11/2014, 10:41 PM

Exploiting the Holocaust

The eighth graders in Rialto, California, might learn a great deal from reading this article about other Holocaust deniers., 5/15/2014, 10:00 AM

Why is the Coptic Church Punishing Pilgrims to Israel?

Egyptian Christians (Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelic) come by the thousands to Jerusalem during the Passover week. Not everyone is pleased., 4/20/2014, 9:15 AM

The Slaughter in Egypt

This is what triggered the slaughter of twenty-eight people in Aswan, Upper Egypt., 4/11/2014, 8:23 AM

529 Sentenced to Death in My Country

Egypt’s criminal court in El-Minya recommends death penalty sentences for Muslim Brotherhood operatives. The writer ponders the international response to this decision., 3/27/2014, 9:53 AM

Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood

Is this just business as usual in Egypt or has the time finally arrived for a Muslim Brotherhood-free Egypt?, 1/5/2014, 4:43 AM

Egyptians’ Have Lost The Right to Protest

Egyptians’ right of protest is now regulated or obstructed. The Muslim Brotherhood's way of protesting is the cause, but Islamists are still in powerful positions., 12/13/2013, 10:04 AM

At Trial, True Justice will Reveal Morsi’s Alliances

What exactly is the purpose of the anticipated six-hour visit to Egypt by U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, planned for Sunday, November 3rd, one day before the date set for Morsi’s trial?, 11/4/2013, 8:44 AM

Egyptian Preacher for Martyrdom in Niqab Disguise

Arrogance and empty slogans have masked the incapacity of MB leaders to run or rule a schoolyard, much less a country. Yet some world leaders still view them with respect. , 8/26/2013, 3:52 PM

US Cannot Keep Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood in Power

Egypt's freedom fighters are also fighting Obama's efforts to retain the anti-democratic Muslim Brotherhood government, this Copt leader, a Free Egypt supporter, says. Obama comes out badly in their eyes., 8/20/2013, 7:23 AM

Egyptian Democracy? Morsi's New Constitution Remains

Egypt needs a secular constitution with democratic freedoms. This should happen as soon as possible, but the opposite is quietly taking place. , 7/26/2013, 6:09 AM

Egypt's Military Brings Hope, not Coup

Morsi is gone and that is an enormous change for the good. Egypt must first clean house of democracy’s enemies in order to begin its democratic process. , 7/17/2013, 8:51 PM

Egypt's Chance for Freedom and Democracy

Qatar's role is crucial, says the writer., 7/4/2013, 6:22 AM

Morsi Speaks to the Egyptian People

Morsi seems to believe his own lies., 6/30/2013, 7:03 AM

Morsi’s One-Year Anniversary

Can Egyptians turn back the clock?, 6/23/2013, 10:02 PM

Needed: Denouncement of Muslim Anti-Christian Violence

A plea for Al-Azhar imam to denounce anti-Christian violence by Muslims as a prerequisite to their request for Pope Francis to call Islam a "peaceful religion"., 6/11/2013, 8:29 AM

Egypt's Black Bloc

Black Bloc, Egypt's new anti-Muslim-Brotherhood militia, is radically different from the US organization of the same name, says the writer., 5/16/2013, 12:13 AM

Arab Spring: Muslim Brotherhood Fulfills Jihad Vision

The media labelled Arab Spring pro-democracy as Muslim Brotherhood fulfilled its Jihadist vision., 4/23/2013, 9:57 AM

Morsi and Salafists Desecrating Egypt's Art and History

The governing Muslim Brotherhood now antagonizes Egypt’s citizenry into lashing out against Egypt’s ancient and modern historical sites. , 3/4/2013, 1:11 AM

'Voice of the Copts' Requests Holy See Investigation

Appeasement, silencing all dissent and criticism? Now it is the turn of the Catholic Church to ignore its own co-religionists. A Copt pleads for intervention., 2/8/2013, 3:04 PM

Egypt's Sinister Call for Jews to Return

What lurks behind this strange invitation?, 1/16/2013, 9:00 PM

Meet Egypt's President Morsi: A Fugitive in Power

As the world knows by now, and America should have known earlier, Morsi represents the worst possible outcome for Copts, all freedom-loving Egyptians, the Middle East and the West. , 10/3/2012, 10:20 PM

Egypt, August 24,25th: Harbinger of a Civil War?

August 24-25 was the date of the the first planned protest against the Muslim Brotherhood: Will this be the harbinger of Civil War? Mountains of garbage reek in the streets and lawlessness prevails within a crippling infrastructure. , 8/26/2012, 8:39 AM

Democratic Reforn in Egypt? Not with Morsi in Charge

Egypt’s new democratically elected President Morsi is indifferent to genuine democratic reform, says the writer, and proceeds to back up his statements with a comprehensive report on what is happening since Morsi took office. A must read., 8/22/2012, 8:20 PM

Appeal to the International Community

In Egypt so far there is an astounding resemblance to past dictatorships with perhaps even greater intention to move the country toward Islamic law. But ordinary Egyptians do not want this law. , 8/10/2012, 5:08 PM

Tantawi defies Muslim Brotherhood: "Egypt is for All"

Tantawi defies Muslim Brotherhood declaring: Egypt is for all, not just one group. The United States prefers Morsi. , 7/16/2012, 9:21 PM

Egypt's Elections: Leading to Democracy or Disaster?

What has passed so far as a democratic process in Egypt is not exactly what revolutionaries had in mind when 18 months ago pro-democracy liberty seekers took to the streets - and the future looks bleak. Read a blogger below., 6/17/2012, 1:27 AM

A Copt Writer's View of the Egyptian Elections

The power struggle between Islamic fundamentalists and the all-powerful Egyptian military to gain control of Egypt ignores the will of the people who shed their blood for freedom and human rights during the Lotus uprising earlier this year. , 11/28/2011, 10:02 PM