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Illustration on Egypt's human rights violations and the growth of ISIS by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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A billboard welcomes Pope Francis, at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, April 27, 2017. On Friday, Francis is scheduled to begin a two-day pilgrimage to Egypt aimed at lifting the spirits of Christians in the Middle East, whose numbers have rapidly dwindled in recent decades due to war, displacement and emigration. The visit will include a meeting with Egypt's president and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar as well as a Mass in a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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People carry the body of Sayed Tafshan, who died during clashes between security forces and residents of al-Waraq island, on the southern fringes of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, July 16, 2017. Egypt's Health Ministry said one person was killed and 19 injured in clashes after police attempted to remove illegal buildings on state land on the island. Egypt's Interior Ministry said 31 policemen were injured. (AP Photo/Mostafa Darwish)

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People carry the body of Sayed Tafshan, who died during clashes between security forces and residents of al-Waraq island, on the southern fringes of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, July 16, 2017. Egypt's Health Ministry said one person was killed and 19 injured in clashes after police attempted to remove illegal buildings on state land on the island. Egypt's Interior Ministry said 31 policemen were injured. (AP Photo/Mostafa Darwish)

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Illustration on Islamist threats to Britain and Egypt by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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File -- In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Pope Francis meets Pope Tawadros II, spiritual leader of Egypt's Orthodox Christians, at Cairo's St. Mark's Cathedral. Egypt’s response to the Friday, May 25, 2017, deadly attack on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery -- a wave of airstrikes against Islamic militant installations in eastern Libya -- may be a sign of both despair and resolve. Francis expressed his solidarity with Egypt's Coptic Christians following the attack. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP, File)

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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to celebrate Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God's name. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Security forces patrol the area where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community, in Cairo, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God's name. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to celebrate Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God's name. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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A billboard welcomes Pope Francis, at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, April 27, 2017. On Friday, Francis is scheduled to begin a two-day pilgrimage to Egypt aimed at lifting the spirits of Christians in the Middle East, whose numbers have rapidly dwindled in recent decades due to war, displacement and emigration. The visit will include a meeting with Egypt's president and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar as well as a Mass in a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2017 file photo, an Indonesian al-Azhar university student, center, and an elderly Egyptian woman pray at al-Azhar Mosque, in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt is embroiled in a blistering political feud over who speaks for Islam and how to bring reforms to counter Islamic militancy. At the center of it is Al-Azhar, one of the top institutions of clerics in the Muslim world and considered the bastion of moderate Islam. Critics, including Egypt’s pro-government, say it is too tied down in old ways and failing to modernize its teachings, fueling extremism. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

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FILE - In this April 10, 2017 file photo, women cry during the funeral for those killed in a Palm Sunday church attack in Alexandria Egypt, at the Mar Amina Church. Egypt is embroiled in a blistering political feud over who speaks for Islam and how to bring reforms to counter Islamic militancy. At the center of it is Al-Azhar, one of the top institutions of clerics in the Muslim world and considered the bastion of moderate Islam. Critics, including Egypt’s pro-government, say it is too tied down in old ways and failing to modernize its teachings, fueling extremism. (AP Photo/Samer Abdallah, File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2015 file photo, Egyptian Al-Azhar students wait for Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, to deliver a speech, at Cairo University, Egypt. Egypt is embroiled in a blistering political feud over who speaks for Islam and how to bring reforms to counter Islamic militancy. At the center of it is Al-Azhar, one of the top institutions of clerics in the Muslim world and considered the bastion of moderate Islam. Critics, including Egypt’s pro-government, say it is too tied down in old ways and failing to modernize its teachings, fueling extremism. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

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FILE -- In this Feb. 17, 2015 file photo, Pope Tawadros II, the pope of the Coptic Church of Egypt, walks to his office at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt state media said Sunday, April 9, 2017, that a blast had wounded people outside a church in Alexandria where the Coptic pope had earlier celebrated Palm Sunday. The Egyptian Health Ministry said Sunday that the blast in Alexandria killed several people and wounded tens of others, in a second Palm Sunday attack on Copts. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

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In video made available by Egyptian Interior Ministry, a man sitting at right is engulfed by the blast as a suicide bomber detonates at the front gates into St. Mark's Coptic Cathedral in Alexandria, Egypt, Sunday April 9, 2017. The bomber was stopped by security at the gate and forced to go through a metal detector before detonating outside the gates. Bombs exploded at two Coptic churches in different cities in northern Egypt as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing dozens of people and wounding many more in an assault claimed by the Islamic State group.(Egyptian Interior Ministry via AP)

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In video made available by Egyptian Interior Ministry, a man sits at right as a suicide bomber detonates at the front gates into St. Mark's Coptic Cathedral in Alexandria, Egypt, Sunday April 9, 2017. The bomber was stopped by security at the gate and forced to go through a metal detector before detonating at the gates. Bombs exploded at two Coptic churches in different cities in northern Egypt as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing dozens of people and wounding many more in an assault claimed by the Islamic State group.(Egyptian Interior Ministry via AP)

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Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anani, second left, talks near a stone part of the statue of King Psamtek l after a press conference at the Egyptian museum in Cairo, Thursday, March 16, 2017. Egypt's antiquities minister Khaled el-Anani, told at a news conference that the colossus discovered last week in an eastern Cairo suburb almost certainly depicts Psamtek I, who ruled Egypt between 664 and 610 B.C. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, attends a gala dinner held at the Mena House in Giza, Egypt. Egypt’s best known archaeologist has apologized after he angrily called Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi “an idiot” because the striker seemed to show little interest during a tour of the Giza Pyramids. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

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FILE - In this Thursday, March 8, 2012 file photo, Egyptian activist Samira Ibrahim, left, and Mona Eltahawy, a prominent Egyptian-born U.S. columnist, center, march in downtown Cairo, Egypt to mark International Women's Day. The Associated Press has found that the prominent American author is among dozens of activists, lawyers and human rights advocates who have been targeted in a sweeping cyberespionage campaign blamed on the Egyptian government. Booby-trapped emails sent to Eltahawy in December came from the same address behind the distribution of identical malicious messages to a host of other activists across Egypt.(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

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Policemen from the rapid deployment forces stand alert at Tahrir Square, the focal point of Egyptian uprising, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. Egypt on Wednesday marked the sixth anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak but failed to bring the country the democracy and freedom the young, pro-democracy youths who fueled it had dreamt of. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)