An Urgent Appeal to H.H. Pope Shenouda III نداء عاجل لقداسة البابا شنودة
On December 6th, we brought to Your Holiness' attention, an appeal written in Arabic concerning what happened at the Coptic Christian Centre of the Church of the Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius in Mississauga, Canada when the church allowed Mr. Omar Alghabra, the Liberal candidate for Mississauga-Erindale to deliver his speech for winning the nomination. Those who gathered in the Coptic Christian Center were chanting "Allah Is Greatest, Allah Is Greatest" to be followed by Mr. Omar's speech who started by saying "This is a victory for Islam! Islam won! Islam Won! Islamic power is extending into Canadian politics"
Your Holiness, this is the same church that prevents Coptic activists from speaking out about the injustices against our people in Egypt saying the church is no place for politics. Now that the story is making it to the press and is getting the public attention, we are appealing to Your Holiness to investigate what happened inside the church during the speech of Mr. Omar and why was he allowed to deliver the speech in the first place!