Monday, October 12, 2009

Congratulations, Mr. President!

The American Coptic Union would like to congratulate President Barack Obama for winning the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Your human rights-based foreign policy inspired and brought hope to millions of oppressed people around the world, especially the Copts of Egypt.

When you gave your address in Egypt on June 4, 2009, you mentioned that human rights must be “upheld […] for […] the Copts in Egypt.” This was the first time a United States President acknowledged the Coptic struggle. Our people are killed, raped, kidnapped, and forced to convert to Islam every day. The fact that you are dedicated to human rights for the Copts gives us a glimmer of hope during a time of darkness.

On behalf of the Copts, the American Coptic Union hopes you that you continue your efforts to bring peace and liberty not only to the Copts, but to people all over the world who need it the most. You are the only hope in the present times. Congratulations on winning the Nobel Peace Prize and may you succeed in your efforts to bring peace to the world. God bless.

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