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Fearing Persecution, Egypt's Christians Back Parties Most Likely to Beat Islamists

Fearing Persecution, Egypt's Christians Back Parties Most Likely to Beat Islamists | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Limiting the extent of the Islamist victory at the polls becomes the overriding priority for a community fearing intolerance and attacks on tourism...
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Wendell Steavenson: The Martyrs and the Masses

Wendell Steavenson: The Martyrs and the Masses | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Graffiti portrait of Mina Daniel. Graffiti portrait of Mikail Nabil. Graffiti portrait of Alaa Abd Al Fattah. I have noticed that Egyptians have begun to correct me when I refer to the eighteen days of Tahrir that toppled Mubarak...
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Who’s Really Persecuting the Copts?

... before we go throwing the baby out with the bathwater, and throwing the Egyptian revolution out in the name of the Copts, let’s take a closer look at the forces at play in the region and in the uprisings. There was nothing “democratic” in what happened to the Copts; on the contrary, if their suffering is now increasing, we should put the blame where it belongs, namely on the same “counter-revolutionary” forces which have fostered intolerant Islamic fundamentalism throughout the region, and fear nothing more than the sight of Egypt’s people united, across sectarian lines, in defense of their rights and their country.

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Egypt's reform leader criticizes military rulers

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top reform leader criticized the country's military rulers Sunday as having too much power and no experience governing, expressing the frustration of many a week after more than 20 Christians were killed when the military broke up their protest in Cairo with force.

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Arab Spring's crisis of moral leadership

An Oct. 9 massacre in Egypt shows why the Arab revolutions need moral leaders, not just mass protests, to keep them on track.
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Egypt's Embattled Coptic Christians: Enough Is Enough

Egypt's Embattled Coptic Christians: Enough Is Enough | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
After government forces allegedly crushed a peaceful protest, Coptic Christians, along with Muslim allies, begin to assess their political options...
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Obama concerned at Egypt violence, urges restraint

Obama concerned at Egypt violence, urges restraint | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama is "deeply concerned" about violence in Egypt, the White House said Monday, calling for minority Copts to be protected and stressing the need for timely elections.

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Copts Criticize Egypt Government Over Killings

Copts Criticize Egypt Government Over Killings | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt’s Coptic Church issues a harsh denunciation of the government, referring to “problems that occur repeatedly and go unpunished.”...
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After Egypt’s Revolution, Christians Are Living in Fear

After Egypt’s Revolution, Christians Are Living in Fear | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt’s revolution brought freedom for many, but for Coptic Christians it has brought only fear.
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Egypt's military rulers detain prominent activist. Is he a scapegoat?

Egypt's military rulers detain prominent activist. Is he a scapegoat? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt's military rulers detained activist Alaa Abd El Fattah Sunday for allegedly inciting violence during a protest three weeks ago in which dozens were killed when the military violently attacked the crowd.
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Religious Violence, Uncertainty in Post-Mubarak Egypt Threatens Ties to Israel, U.S.

Religious Violence, Uncertainty in Post-Mubarak Egypt Threatens Ties to Israel, U.S. | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In the eight months since the Egyptian Revolution, a radical Islamic group has risen to power, the Army seems unwilling or unable to stop a growing rash of sectarian violence and the long-standing friendship between the US, Israel and Egypt is in ...
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Egypt Attempts to Calm Uproar Over Coptic Deaths

Egypt Attempts to Calm Uproar Over Coptic Deaths | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egyptian officials announced they would investigate disputes over the construction of churches as hundreds gathered in Cairo to mourn the Coptic Christians killed on Sunday.
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The Copts Will Fight | The Weekly Standard

The Copts Will Fight | The Weekly Standard | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Read conservative news, blogs and opinion about Christians, Copts and Egypt from The Weekly Standard, the must read magazine available in online edition.
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Fear and Loathing in Christian Cairo - By Monique El-Faizy

Fear and Loathing in Christian Cairo - By Monique El-Faizy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

After a day of brutal violence, my Egyptian Christian family -- and the Coptic community -- is afraid for the future.

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Raw Video: Funerals held for Egypt clash victims - The Washington Post

Raw Video: Funerals held for Egypt clash victims - The Washington Post | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
This weekend's sectarian violence has been the worst in Egypt since the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in February. Dozens of people have been killed. Egypt's Coptic church is blasting authorities for allowing repeated attacks on Christians.
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