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Australisches Parlament behandelt Masbero-Massaker und Koptenverfolgung 19. Oktober 2011

Filed under: Koptenverfolgung — Knecht Christi @ 18:36

Bischof Sorial, der koptische Bischof für Melbourn, war im australischen Parlament, als das Masbero-Massaker behandelt wurde. Sehen und hören Sie, was darüber gesagt wurde.

 

Dechert decries attacks

 

 

Australisches Parlament bespricht das Masbero-Massaker und die Koptenverfolgung

 

Koptische Demo in Berlin

http://www.youtube.com/user/yassa08#p/a/u/0/Unw8ziFahy8

 

Koptische Demo in London

 

Dechert decries attacks       

 

The motion calls on the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate the „plight“ of Egyptian Coptic Christians and issue a public report on its findings.

 

Mississauga-Erindale MP Bob Dechert is lauding Ottawa’s decision to pass a motion in the House of Commons condemning attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt. Dechert, parliamentary secretary to the minister of foreign affairs, supported yesterday’s motion calling on the Egyptian government to bring to justice those responsible for the attacks earlier this month, which left 26 dead. It’s also calling on the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate the „plight“ of Egyptian Coptic Christians and issue a public report on its findings. „The persecution against the Coptic community must stop,“ said Dechert. „The destruction of a place of worship and the violence directed toward a community because of their faith is unacceptable. We call for a transparent investigation into the violence and for those responsible to be held accountable. As Canadians, it is our duty to defend the rights of the vulnerable and to give voice to the voiceless.“

Coptic Christians represent about 10 per cent of the 85 million people in Egypt.
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Written by Mississauga.com   – 18 Oct 2011

{Foto: Meeting. Mississauga-Erindale MP Bob Dechert, left, meets with Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Father Hegomen Angelos Saad, from the Canadian Coptic Centre in Mississauga, in January. They were participating in a roundtable discussion about the safety and security of Canadians of that faith after a terror attack in Egypt on New Year’s Eve}.

 

 

Egyptian Coptic Christians   

    

Written by Parliament of Canada – 41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION – Monday, October 17, 2011

Motion in Canadian House of Commons

 

„That this House stand in solidarity with those religious minorities around the world and strongly condemn the vicious attacks on Egyptian Coptic Christians and their institutions; call on the Egyptian Government to ensure that the perpetrators of the attacks be brought to justice and bear the full weight of the law; and, ask the United Nations Human Rights Commission to conduct an open and transparent investigation into the plight of Egyptian Coptic Christians and issue a public report on its findings.“

 

Hon. Jim Karygiannis (Scarborough—Agincourt, Lib.):  Mr. Speaker, Coptic Christians in Egypt face persecution and discrimination. As the Arab spring unfolded in Egypt with people from all religious faiths joining together to overthrow the tyranny of Hosni Mubarak, the future looked brighter for Christians in Egypt. Unfortunately, under the new military government in Egypt, religious extremists seem to be able to carry out attacks on Christians and their churches with impunity. In the most recent attack, a Coptic church in upper Egypt was burned by religious extremists. When there was no reaction from the authorities, frustrated Copts gathered in Cairo’s Maspero neighbourhood to protest the partial demolition of the church in Aswan province and call for the removal of the province’s governor for failing to protect the church. Army units fired on demonstrators with a resulting death toll of 25, most of whom were Copts, and scores injured. Videos showed an armoured personnel carrier running people down. There could not have been a more callous expression of disregard by the Egyptian armed forces for the lives of Egyptian Christians.
   

Therefore, I am seeking unanimous consent for the following motion. I move: That this House condemn the attacks on Egyptian Coptic Christians and their institutions; call on the Egyptian Government to ensure that the perpetrators of the attacks be brought to justice and bear the full weight of the law; and, ask the United Nations Human Rights Commission to investigate the plight of Egyptian Coptic Christians and issue a report on its findings.

The Speaker: I will recognize the hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs before I see if there is consent for this.

Hon. John Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the member’s concern for this. Those of us in the government, joined by the New Democratic Party, are concerned that the resolution the member presented is not strong enough and would like to strengthen it. My colleague’s motion should be amended to read as follows: That this House stand in solidarity with those religious minorities around the world and strongly condemn the vicious attacks on Egyptian Coptic Christians and their institutions; call on the Egyptian Government to ensure that the perpetrators of the attacks be brought to justice and bear the full weight of the law; and, ask the United Nations Human Rights Commission to conduct an open and transparent investigation into the plight of Egyptian Coptic Christians and issue a public report on its findings.

 

The Speaker:  Would the member for Scarborough—Agincourt like me to seek the consent of the House for his motion or will he withdraw his request in lieu of what the minister has just proposed?

Hon. Jim Karygiannis:  Mr. Speaker, I think the minister is amending my motion and the amendment is fully acceptable. I would like to point out that this motion is seconded by my colleague from York West.
   
The Speaker:  I am going to take it that the hon. member for Scarborough—Agincourt is withdrawing his motion. An hon. member: No.
   
The Speaker: Given that there seems to be agreement for this, does the House give its unanimous consent for the motion by the member for Scarborough—Agincourt as amended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs? Is there unanimous consent to proceed in this fashion?
   
Some hon. members: Agreed. The Speaker: Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion? Some hon. members: Agreed. (Motion agreed to)

 

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