Coptic Christians Protest Perceived Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Bias of WH, Media, CAIR

Coptic Christians and other Egyptian-Americans are rallying in Washington, D.C. today to protest what they say is a pro-Muslim Brotherhood bias by the Obama administration and “certain American media.”

CNS News reports:

They also have the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in their sights. CAIR calls itself “the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization,” but as far as the rally organizers are concerned, the group acts as the “embassy” for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Coptic groups involved in the event said participants would convene near the White House late morning, move to the DC offices of the Washington Post about half a mile to the north, and then to the offices of CNN in northeast DC. 

The demonstrators will then march to the headquarters of the Islamic organization CAIR, which they say “acts as the ’embassy’ of the Brotherhood’s International organization in Washington.” 

Finally they intend to end up at the Egyptian Defense Office, near George Washington University, “to show support for the Egyptian army in its role, mandated by the Egyptian people, who came out in millions, against the Brotherhood’s terror.”

Here are some tweets from the event via the Daily Beast’s @joshrogin:

There’s a pro Egyptian military rally in front of the WH right now.

— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) August 22, 2013

Protestors in front of the WH are chanting “Obama stop supporting terrorists”

— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) August 22, 2013