“…the founders of Hamas and al-Qaeda are not moderate.”
As a Coptic Christian Egyptian female I can’t even begin to imagine the life that the political activist Cynthia Farahat has led, let alone the deep terror which must be filling her heart at the prospect of the future awaiting her and her people.
There will be the childhood and young life marred and marked by oppression, fear and persecution; the religious, academic and political exclusion; and the constant threat of violence, abduction, robbery and rape. With the months and years ahead promising nothing more than worse, much worse, to come.
Here is a short excerpt of her testimony to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the US House of Representatives.