Perhaps the situation in Egypt will resolve itself peacefully. Or perhaps we'll see a long stretch of public unrest before the nation finally stumbles its way into a new form of stable government. But there's one easy prediction to make: Whatever happens, Egypt's Coptic Christians are going to be hurt, unless the United States makes a major diplomatic effort to help them.
About 10% of the Egyptian population (and declining, down more than half over the past century ), these people have suffered discrimination under 30 years of rule by the now-embattled president, Hosni Mubarak. And they've seen that discrimination ratcheted up into open persecution during the current unrest, which began with a car bomb in Alexandria killing 21 at a Coptic church on Jan. 1 and continued through the massacre of 11 Christians in the village of Sharona on Jan. 30.
So why should they expect improvement from a new government? Particularly one in which the radical Muslim Brotherhood is certain to play a major role? The Copts are under the screw, and somehow, every time modern Egyptian history makes a turn, it ends up biting down harder on the nation's religious minorities.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:15 PM on Feb. 11, 2011 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:29 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
The people of each country deserves the government of their choosing
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:37 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:39 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
Answer by Marwill at 1:40 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
Answer by parrishsky at 1:43 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
You can donate to organizations who are trying to help the Coptic Christians,
Great advice..... I hope more people do just that...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:45 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
even if it results in the death of a minority?
Are you saying we didn't deserve democracy since it wiped out 95% of the native americans? Not counting the ones that were captured and sold into slavery? You can't give people democracy and then turn around and force them to only use it the way you want them to. That's kind of the complete opposite of democracy.
Answer by NotPanicking at 1:46 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:46 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 1:57 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
Next question overall
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It's kind of sad where our country is going, but it's still very funny.