The Second International Coptic conference begins, don't expect much out of it
Just like preaching to the choir, no western media will cover the event, and this is why:
At the time of rising hostility against the Coptic Christian minority in Egypt, and at the time that the mere existence of Copts in Egypt is threatened by the rising tide of Islamic radicalism, one would expect a conference that claims to address the Coptic persecution in Egypt to focus on the suffering of Copts throughout the country rather than focusing on - according to many Copts -, few self-centered and self- serving individuals who introduce themselves to the international community as representatives of the Copts.
The foremost reason we should not expect much to come out of the conference held in Washington is the attitude of some organizers of the conference who issue press releases bragging about themselves rather than addressing the cause they claim to defend, and instead of trying to attract the Western media in a way that would appeal to them, they rather followed a self promoting sterategy.
Look at the original press release issued by the organizers to supposedly promote the conference to see how the conferenceis was being advertised:
President of U.S. Copts Association, Michael Munier, to Host International Coptic Conference in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON Nov. 13WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The man behind the cause: Scholar and human rights activist, expert on Egyptian and Middle East political affairs, Michael Munier, President of the U.S. Copts Association, will host other Christian and Muslim pro-democracy leaders from Egypt and the broader Middle East as they will assemble in Washington for the second International Coptic Conference, announced the publicist for the event, Eleana Benador.
- A known group of Coptic activists were also prevented from attending the conference even though they had a surprising video interviews subtitled in English of individuals who were beaten, tortured, their cross tattoos removed and replaced by skin grafts at government hospitals against their will while in sedation, in addition to videos of closed and burned churches !