New regime brings new fears for Egypt's Copts
Catholic World News - October 12, 2012
Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Samuel Tadros reports that Coptic Christians are under heavy pressure to leave Egypt, since the new political power of the Muslim Brotherhood has unleashed Islamic violence against the religious minority.
Under the previous regime of President Hosni Mubarak, Tadros says, Copts were the objects of discrimination and occasional episodes of violence, but "life was generally bearable." But the unrest of the "Arab spring" broke down civic order and allowed Muslim extremists to attack Christians without fearing police interference.
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