With the Blessing of Tantalit and Annan and the Mediaâ€˜s Support for Osama Heikal The Information Minister
The Coptic organizations Union in Europe, along with the World Minorities United for peace Organization in the United States, condemn the triumph of shame for Egyptian armed forces under the leadership of Tanami and Annan in crushing the Copts Sunday October 9. During their peaceful protests, in an unequal battle between peaceful demonstrators and armed troops equipped with mechanisms and vehicles and the number of combat, The Copts were crushed by vehicles and armed forces vehicles. The Copts unarmed the heads of several Copts exploded under the wheels of armored vehicles and numerous corpses mutilated by the stampede on their faces, and many Copts were killed by live bullets. In more scenes than we see from racist enemy troops against the unarmed Palestinians, and amid the Egyptian Lullaby of media misinformation and its role in injecting the public hate against the peaceful Copts demonstrators.
What happened, can be only qualified in international custom as a new holocaust against a peaceful group of people who wanted to express their rejection of abuse against an unarmed peaceful minority and the destruction of their churches by the people under the blessing of the government. The attack of the army on the peaceful demonstrators consecrates the reputation of the Egyptian army leadership and brings international condemnation of the use of excessive force against unarmed civilians just for being of different belief.
We also condemn the Egyptian television for falsely misleading and lying in covering the massacre caused by the army. Instead of reporting the truth, they injected more racism against the peaceful Coptic citizens. The Egyptian Media chose to join the perpetrator against the victims and changed the story to make the perpetrator to appear as a victim to instigate more public hate against peaceful demonstrators who only wanted to claim the right to cry.
The Egyptian television asked the Public to officially uphold the armed forces and protect them from the Copts. This is not just a hoax and a plain out lie, but it also shows the amount of hatred, immorality and racism against the Coptic minority…
The events of the attacks on Copts and priests in Maseru, is another episode in the series of scaring the Copts unfortunately not by Islamic terrorists, but the armed forces which is tax-funded by citizens like the Copts. The misleading Egyptian Media is also a partner in this crime while it is also funded by taxes from the public including the Copts.
As we announce our repulsion of the press releases of Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, which prove lack of credibility and walk on the same system and methods of lies and misinformation in downplaying the crushing of the Copts who were killed by the armed forces.
As we will not be silent about this cowardly despicable racial act by the armed forces and will demonstrate in front of the free world because those criminal acts that stand as a declaration of war and racism against the peaceful people in Egypt.
We also offer genuine thanks and gratitude to the honest media in the Arab channel, dream TV, who covered the massacre and showed how a free and sincere media should cover history and in their coverage we have the prove of the misleading lies aired by the Egyptian Television.
We also offer our thanks to all the Egyptian Muslim brothers who participated in the peaceful demonstrations with the Copts. People like you give us hope that not all the Egyptian public is poisoned by the hatred and racism against the Copts. Citizens like you are an important element in exposing the treachery of the armed forces and misinformation of the Egyptian Media.
Coptic organizations Union in Europe, General Coordinator of Union
Medhat necklace magdy Youssef
World Minorities United for Peace, President Dr. Nabil Asaad
Cc: foreign media agencies
Egyptian press statement
The Misleading Egyptian television
Tantawi and Annan