Thursday, October 13, 2011

Violence Against the Coptic Minority in Egypt.

Story and analysis here. While the article points out that the Copts have fared better than other Christian minority groups in the Middle-East, the pessimistic note at the end is fully justified. Almost all other Middle-Eastern nations had sizable Christian and/or Jewish communities into the beginning of the 20th Century. All have fallen victim to various pogroms (the Armenian genocide merely being the most openly egregious example) that have either killed or driven out these Communities. (One of the most recent is the shameful persecution and expulsion of Christians from Iraq following the United States' occupation).   

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