Copt

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Copt

1. a member of the Coptic Church
2. an Egyptian descended from the ancient Egyptians
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Christian Egyptians now face similar prejudices; ones which have been brewing for some time, unfortunately.
Nazih Al-Naggari, deputy spokesperson of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, later said that four Christian Egyptians remain in Libyan custody, while 55 others were released on Tuesday.
Nazih Al-Naggari, deputy spokesperson of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told AFP that four Christian Egyptians remain in Libyan custody, while 55 others were released on Tuesday.
In 1969 when 15,000 Christian Egyptians collectively left their home villages in Assiut for Cairo to seek work and a better standard of living, the families were given permission by then-president Gamal Abdul-Nasser to live in a deserted area by Moqattam hill.
The author lambasts those who call for Christians who have been expelled from their homes in Sinai by extremists to return, pointing to the fact that the president himself did not go to Rafah in his recent visit to the peninsula, no doubt due to security concerns, despite being under heavy military protection; she assures us that Christian Egyptians would perhaps have more faith in the state if Christian Egyptian war heroes were given similar recognition to their Muslim equivalents.
Fadel Soliman, an international speaker and presenter of Islam as well as director of the Bridges Foundation, spoke of the factors that bring Muslim and Christian Egyptians together.
And then there's respect that extends to concern for others, which was evident when Christian Egyptians locked arms and built a human wall between Muslims worshippers and any would-be attackers during a protest.
Furthermore, Muslim and Christian Egyptians share the same Arabic language and the Egyptian dialect.
The bombing of Alexandria's Church of the Two Saints is the biggest attack on Christian Egyptians to date, surpassing the Kosheh massacre in 2000 in terms of causalities.
He saw this as entirely justified on the one hand, as Christian Egyptians are entitled to the complete support of Egypt, but rather sad on the other.

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