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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Update on the Coptic Christians in Egypt

Hat tip to Vlad Tepes and Assyrian International News Agency

As most people now know, Nakoula B. Nakoula, one of the producers of the video, "The Innocence of Muslims" that is being blamed as the cause of all the rioting and killing in the Middle East-including 4 Americans in Libya-is a Coptic Christian from Egypt. Given the long-standing persecution of Copts in Egypt, it is important to keep tabs on how this is affecting their status in that country amid all the turmoil.

The Assyrian International News Agency has posted this report describing the forced displacement of Copts from Rafah, Egypt. It was cross-posted by Vlad Tepes, where I picked it up.

http://www.aina.org/news/20120928192826.htm

In case you are interested, the Obama administration has just increased aid to Egypt with another 450 million dollars.

*Just breaking: The Cairo embassy has just issued a terror threat warning to Americans living in Egypt-especially female missionaries (Gretawire).

1 comment:

Siarlys Jenkins said...

It would be wrong to blame Copts in Egypt for this foolish cretin's trashy product.

Have any Coptic leaders in Egypt disavowed or condemned it for the gratuitous insult it is to their Muslim neighbors?

If not, it doesn't justify violence against civilians who happen to be Coptic. After all, most of them probably never saw the flic.

But you know what Gary says about head counting Muslim leaders who have or have not disavowed this and that...