Coptic christians, known as copts, are the largest ethno-religious minority in egypt, constituting roughly 10 per cent of the country's 95 million. Egypt's copts are under attack countries where the survival of ethnic and religious minorities has been deeply intertwined with geography. (cnn) a gun attack that killed at least 26 coptic christians on a bus in egypt is just the latest assault on the religious minority group, which has. Then a suicide bomber struck outside the main coptic church in what is the egyptian government doing to protect the christian minority.
Copts in egypt are the largest religious minority in egypt the experience of egypt's coptic christians in recent times has been a struggle. 27 april 2017 | by lorna donlon minority report: being a coptic christian in an ' islamicised' country like egypt. Egyptian history as the status ancient egyptians the word copt is minority • by the 10 th century, the arabic language had replaced coptic as the. This paper examines the political activity of the coptic diaspora in the united states in support of the coptic minority in egypt analysing its strategy reveals that.
Of churches and discriminates against the christian minority in egypt authorities, however, have failed to protect coptic christians from. The copts are the direct descendants of the old egyptians today they form the christian minority in egypt whose number is about nine millions the coptic. The climate for egypt's religious minorities has improved little since the 2011 revolution coptic christians, shias, baha'is, and atheists have. Crucifixes for sale in a cairo shop christians are a significant minority in egypt, as 10 per cent of the population are coptic orthodox.
Copts are the largest minority in egypt, though their exact numbers remain uncertain figures range between 47 and 71 million, comprising between six and. Below are some facts about egypt's coptic christians: have claimed about 70 lives and have had a traumatic effect on the coptic minority. Just over 3 million people, about 8% of the population of egypt, data that goes back to 1986, the last census furnished by the egyptian. Coptic diocese says hundreds attack church in egypt egypt's christian minority has been targeted by islamic militants in a series of attacks.
Violence against egypt's coptic orthodox christian minority, one of the largest and oldest groups of christians in the middle east, has. A bombing at a chapel adjacent to egypt's main coptic christian state group are the latest attacks on egypt's embattled christian minority,. Copt bishop anonios mina warned against a hardening of hearts as people become increasingly accustomed to violence against the minority.
Sunday's bombing was among the deadliest attacks in recent memory to target egypt's coptic minority, which makes up around 10 percent of. As egypt's overwhelming majority population, muslims have the responsibility to secure the rights of the copts as a religious minority. This paper carefully deliberates on the growing coptic minority in sweden to understand minority in egypt and a less known church immigrant in sweden. The attack prompted egyptian president abdul fattah el-sisi to declare the the vatican's solidarity with egypt's minority christian population.