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Egypt: Christians scapegoated after dispersal of pro-Morsi sit-ins
A detailed report into the attacks targeting Coptic Christian communities in August reveals the extent of the failure of the security services to protect the minority group, said Amnesty International. Read More »

Egypt failing in duty to minorities, says Amnesty
The failure of the Egyptian security forces to arrest and try those responsible for the unprecedented level of attacks against the country's Christian community over the past four months is sending out a message that Copts and other religious minorities are legitimate targets, a new Amnesty International report suggests. Read More »

Muslim Brotherhood to Coptic Christians: Convert to Islam, or pay tax
The Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters have began forcing the roughly 15,000 Christian Copts of Dalga village in Egypt to pay a jizya tax as indicated in Koran 9:29, author and translator Raymond Ibrahim reported on Sunday. Read More »

Obamas Muslim Advisers Blame Coptic Christians for Muslim Attacks Against Them
If you want to know why Obama and his cronies have turned a blind eye to Muslim Brotherhood violence against Coptic Christians while focusing obsessively on clashes between Rohingya Muslim migrants in Burma and the native Buddhist population, look no further than the Muslim advisers of Obama Inc. Read More »

Coptic Christians Eager to Start Lives in U.S., But Still Call Egypt 'Home'
When Mary, a 29-year-old Coptic Christian from Minya, Egypt, landed seven months ago at Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia, many thoughts were swirling in her head. Read More »

Coptic Christians Killed for Ransom in Egypt
Not only are the churches, monasteries, and institutions of Egypt's Christians under attack by the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters-nearly 100 now have been torched, destroyed, ransacked, etc.-but Christians themselves are under attack all throughout Egypt, with practically zero coverage in Western media. Read More »

Coptic Christian Leaders Condemn Hate from Obama's Islamist Adviser
Mohamed Elibiary has doubled down on his church-burning Brotherhood's R4BIA hate symbol. In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood's followers continue to persecute Coptic Christians while Obama and his advisers seem bent only on finding ways to restore the terrorist hate group to power. Read More »

In Egypt, Coptic Christians Become Target for Attack
Coptic Christians have been a part of the social fabric of Egypt for centuries, but in recent history they have also become a target for assault and discrimination. In the days since the ouster of former President Morsi, Coptic churches have been attacked in some of Egypt's most fiercely Islamist areas. Margaret Warner reports. Read More »

U.S. Coptic Christians Come to Aid of Believers Persecuted in Egypt
Coptic Christians in America are welcoming a flood of refugees who have fled from violence in Egypt and are seeking to pressure the international community to come to the aid of those who are still being persecuted for their faith. Read More »

Egypt failing to stop 'deeply disturbing' attacks on Coptic Christians
The authorities in Egypt are failing to prevent "deeply disturbing" attacks on the country's Coptic Christian minority, said Amnesty International today in a new report (9 October), and the organisation is calling for an investigation into a series of deadly sectarian incidents. Read More »

How Egypt's Coptic Christians can keep the Arab Spring fresh
Among all the minorities in the Muslim Middle East, Christians have perhaps had the roughest decade. In Iraq, they became easy targets after 2003 in the Sunni-Shiite conflict. In Syria, since the Arab Spring began in 2011, they have been caught in the middle of a civil war driven in part by friction between Islamic groups. But in Egypt, the Copts and other Christians, who number in the millions, have lately suffered particular violence at the hands of angry Muslim militants. Read More »

Egypt Coptic Christian Bishop Escapes Assassination Attempt as Persecution From Morsi Supporters Continues
An Egyptian Coptic Christian bishop has escaped an assassination attempt this week after his car was barraged with bullets as he drove through Minya province, the Assyrian International News Agency has reported. Read More »

Egypt: two years after massacre, Christians wait for justice
On the second anniversary of the massacre of Maspero, in which the Egyptian army massacred 23 Coptic Christians, on 9 October, hundreds of people took part in a a vigil in candle lit vigil, walking in the streets where the killing had taken place. Read More »

Coptic Christians of Egypt: while Cairo burns, faith continues in the caves
As we witness the violent decline of humanity, the courage and faith of the Coptic Christians in Egypt continues to be an inspiration for the Christian world. The Coptic Christians strive to survive and preserve their ancient religious traditions, in spite of their persecution and the violence that surrounds them. Read More »

Copt leader updates bishops on Egyptian crisis
More than 350 Egyptian Christian churches, homes and business have been attacked and burned since the Muslim Brotherhood government of Mohamed Morsi was deposed in July, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop Mina told Canada's Catholic bishops. Read More »

Egyptian Christians struggle to overcome minority status
In the mid-1990s when Amal lived in Dublin, two of her neighbours were killed in a terrorist attack in Egypt which targeted foreign tourists visiting Luxor. Read More »

Christians of southern Egyptian town get no respite after army wrest control from militants
Islamic militants on motorbikes drive by Sameer Hanna Tanyous's home in this southern Egyptian town and make a chilling gesture -- running their fingers across their throats. Others, he says, shout warnings that security forces won't be there forever to protect him and other Christians. Read More »