Copt

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an Egyptian descended from the ancient Egyptians

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a member of the Coptic Church

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On Sunday evening, the ISIL published a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christian Copts who were kidnapped in Libya.
CAIRO, April 8, 2012 (WAFA) -- Two hundred Egyptian Christians Sunday flew to Israel to perform the Easter pilgrimage in East Jerusalem, reported the Cairo-based Middle East News Agency.
The committee stated in its founding declaration, which was announced during a press conference on Monday, that "the signatories of the declaration hold the whole government responsible for protecting Egyptian Christian citizens, and they blame all the officials for remaining silent on this issue," the daily reported.
Cairo: A total of 20 Egyptian Christians have been seized by militant Islamist militiamen in neighbouring Libya, a non-governmental group reported Saturday, amid growing concerns among Egypt's Christian minority that they are targeted in Libya's violence.
I remember an interview with one of the highest authorities within the Muslim Brotherhood after the bombings in Alexandria, and he was asked, "Would you feel closer to a Coptic Egyptian Christian or to an Indonesian Muslim?
I totally agree with Sheikh Amr Khaled," said Bassem Mourad, an Egyptian Christian and an active user of the Internet.
Protesters burned a flag belonging to the Libyan Embassy in Cairo on Monday to protest the death in prison of an Egyptian Christian suspected of preaching Christianity in Libya.
The release of the movie "Innocence of Muslims" by an extreme anti-Muslim Egyptian Christian campaigner in the United States sparked fury among Muslims and resulted in the killing of the US ambassador to Libya and three other embassy officials in an attack in Benghazi two weeks ago.
The attack came two months after Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents in Iraq attacked a Baghdad church and threatened to strike Coptic churches in Egypt, accusing the Egyptian Christian denomination of mistreating female converts to Islam.
The movie, "Innocence of Muslims," made by an extreme anti-Muslim Egyptian Christian campaigner in the United States, has sparked fury among Muslims and resulted in the killing of the US ambassador to Libya and three other embassy officials in an attack in Benghazi two weeks ago.
The Al-Daher neighbourhood of Cairo has inherited a rich history and is home to many churches representing those members of the Egyptian Christian population who are not part of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Byline: Ten Egyptian Christian lawyers are pushing for the banning of a local film, saying it harms Christianity.
And yet when I posted yesterday on Twitter my belief that the Morsi administration doesn't care about the Egyptian Christian population at all, Brotherhood apologists abroad accused me of having a Kanye West "Bush moment".
The Coptic Youth Front held a protest on Thursday outside the Libyan embassy in Cairo demanding the release of all remaining Egyptian Christian detainees in Libya.
Theextremists beheadeda group of Egyptian Christian hostages on a beach, shown in a grisly online video.
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