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Troubles on the Nile

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Submitted by Erich W (United States), Jan 31, 2011 at 15:29

Is it not true, that when Muslims struggle politically with Muslims, it is the non-Muslims in their midst, the so called "protected peoples" who suffer most? At this time of political change in Egypt, we need to keep our eye on what is happening to the Copts. We need to calculate the impact of having eleven or twelve million Coptic refugees from Egypt seeking new places live over the next decade. It would be fine if events turned out more fortunate than that. On the other hand, public rhetoric against the Copts has been getting more intense. Gratuitous crimes against them have long been tolerated. It is not only Mubarek that might make them pay the price for some new political order. A Muslim scholar told an American scholar that "all Copts are rich." The American asked, "Really, how did they become rich?" The jealous Egyptian said darkly, "They do all the ironing in Egypt." What will Egypt look like when everyone has a wrinkled shirt?

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Title Commenter Date Thread
7The Coptic question [352 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 1, 2011 07:45182179
3Defund Egypt [41 words]Kepha HorFeb 2, 2011 21:26182179
4Troubles on the Nile [166 words]Erich WJan 31, 2011 15:29182158
10The future of the Copts in Egypt [579 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 1, 2011 06:47182158
2Copts pay the price. [64 words]Larry B.Feb 2, 2011 15:48182158
they must learn more to survive there [83 words]CelynneJan 31, 2013 08:01182158
1No One Appears Ready for What is Next. [313 words]M. ToveyJan 31, 2011 13:38182157

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