Top 50 Women Forum condemns reprehensible Cairo church blast

Egypt’s Top 50-Most Influential Women Forum expresses its deepest condolences to the bereaved over the terrorist attack near Cairo’s Coptic Cathedral, in which dozens of people were killed and injured on Sunday.

“Our thoughts now are with the victims and their families. We offer our deepest condolences to the bereaved and convey the words of empathy and support to the families of those killed and wished soonest recovery to those injured.” The forum said in a statement released on Monday.

Founded in 2015, members of the forum involve high-profile executives that had been awarded and recognized as the top 50 most influential women in the Egyptian economy during last year.

The Forum is a non-governmental organisation that enjoys financial and administrative independence seeking to outline a comprehensive reform platform for the Egyptian economy for the upcoming phase.

“Members of the forum offer their deepest condolences to the people of Egypt and condemn this horrific unforgettable terrorist act against a place of worship in St. Peter’s Church, attached to St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo.” Dina Abdel Fattah, founder of Top 50 Women Forum, said on Monday.

“Such deplorable acts of targeting women prayers contradict with Islam and all religions’ teachings that call for protecting places of worship and not killing innocent people.”  Abdel Fattah added.

“Our hands are crossed for the Egyptian women victims; Ferina Emad Amin, Samia Gamil, Sohair Mahrous, Atteyat Sarhan Saeed, Madeline Tawfiq Abdo, Ayda Mikhail, Wedad Wahba, Samia Fawzy, Eman Youssef, Amany Saeed, Marcel Gerges, Nevine Adel Salama, Rogena Raafat, Nevine Nabil Youssef, Nadia Remon Shehata, Gihan Alber, Sabah Wadea Yassa, Marina Fahim Helmy, Verona Fahim Helmy, and Ensaf Adel Kamel, and for the Egyptian men Mohsen Alyous, Saad Ata Beshara, Nabil Habib Abdullah.”

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