Analysis

Egypt’s Coptic Christians in Peril
Egyptian Coptic Christian Bishop Tawadros, soon to be Pope Tawadros II, greets well-wishers after being named the 118th Coptic Pope in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's ancient Coptic Christian church named its new pope on November 4, 2012 to spiritually guide the community at a time when many Copts fear for their future with the rise of Islamists to power in Egypt and deterioration in police powers after last year's Arab Spring uprising. (AP Photo/Roger Anis, El Shorouk Newspaper)
November 6, 2012
| Security
| Middle East and North Africa
Summary

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With the Muslim Brotherhood's rise to power in Egypt, the country's beleaguered Coptic Christians are growing increasingly fearful that their plight will soon worsen. A senior  Coptic Church official tells LIGNET what is really happening in Egypt under the rule of Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood and why Copts are more vulnerable than ever before.

Our source reveals that friction between Muslim fundamentalists and Christian Copts is growing, as shown by the spread of small disputes across the country, including the abduction and forced conversion to Islam of Coptic children. He says that Egypt’s new president, Mohammed Morsi, has done nothing to help the Copts beyond delivering empty words. He also expressed disappointment that the United States has not done more to put pressure on Morsi’s government to protect the rights of religious minorities.

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