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The Predicament of Egypt’s Copts

by Michael Wahid Hanna  |  ру́сский

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The December 11th bombing of the St. Paul and St. Peter Church in Cairo, which abuts the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Church, St. Mark’s Cathedral, resulted in 25 deaths and over 50 injuries. The attack on el-Boutrosiyya, as the church locally known, was later claimed by the Islamic State’s affiliate in mainland Egypt, signaling a potentially ominous turn in the country’s years-long struggle against Islamist militancy. Continue Reading…