Although Midḥat Bishāy expresses his appreciation for the work of his friend journalist
Charles Fū’ād al-Miṣrī, and describes him as a clever and professional journalist, he devotes this
article to blame al-Misrī for joining the stampede of Egyptian media that welcomes and celebrates the
activities of expatriate Copts in the West no matter how harmful they are to the stability of the Egyptian
He criticizes al-Miṣrī and other Coptic authors such as Majdī Khalīl for portraying the
work of the ’group’ of activists as a new Coptic movement, and also for calling some of them ’Coptic leaders in
countries of immigration.’ He rejects calling them leaders, believing that leaders of Copts should be within Egypt
and not abroad.
Bishāy refers to his conversation with al-Misrī about the real aims of devoting much
space in press to interviews with Coptic activists, in which al-Miṣrī said that press usually highlights what
readers are eager to learn about.
Bishāy concludes that he is proud that he has never interviewed any of
the so-called leaders of Copts in Diaspora, calling upon Egyptian journalists not to pay those activists attention
that they do not deserve.