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Enough using the term "Arabs"!

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Submitted by George Abdel Messih (Egypt), Jan 4, 2006 at 16:44

Hi, I'm from Cairo, Egypt. I'm a CHRISTIAN Coptic Orthodox.

In Egypt, it is estimated that 10% of population, or over seven millions, are Christians, most of them are Copts (descendants of the pharaohs), and not Arabs; Arabs occupied Egypt in 640 AC. They imposed huge taxes over non-Muslims, and only those who afforded to pay them remained on their religion--mostly Christianity. And so is the case in most of the other so-called Muslim countries; however Egypt has the largest population of Christians. So PLEAAASE, stop using the term "Arabs" and constantly use the term "Muslims" instead.
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