Monday, May 13, 2013

Dispatch from Cairo: The frighteningly uncertain future of Christians in Egypt

Dispatch from Cairo: The frighteningly uncertain future of Christians in Egypt 

The country has recently seen numerous deadly sectarian clashes between Copts and Muslims, including a particularly galling incident in April in which police and Muslim youth attempted to storm the main Coptic Cathedral in Cairo with guns and tear gas, eventually killing at least two Copts.

Amidst this growing violence, the powerful Muslim Brotherhood, which unofficially controls the ruling Freedom and Justice Party, issued a religious edict banning Muslims from wishing their Egyptian neighbors a happy Easter.