Essay on Christianity and Islamic Brotherhood in Egypt

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The presence of Christianity in Egypt may be rapidly diminishing. As religious and political leaders look at recent trends, there is reason to fear that religious persecution may continue to provoke large numbers of Christians to leave Egypt. In addition to the reported violence, the marginalization of Coptic believers may also be contributing to these emigration trends. Jihadist groups have antagonized the escalating incidents of violence. Jihadist groups like The Muslim Brotherhood, the Salafi, and Wahhabis inflict terrorist-style intimidation upon Coptic communities. A focus on Jihadist operations within Egypt is instructive in measuring the form and effect of hostility towards the Coptic population. This new level of violence has many…show more content…
The presence of Christianity in Egypt may be rapidly diminishing. As religious and political leaders look at recent trends, there is reason to fear that religious persecution may continue to provoke large numbers of Christians to leave Egypt. In addition to the reported violence, the marginalization of Coptic believers may also be contributing to these emigration trends. Jihadist groups have antagonized the escalating incidents of violence. Jihadist groups like The Muslim Brotherhood, the Salafi, and Wahhabis inflict terrorist-style intimidation upon Coptic communities. A focus on Jihadist operations within Egypt is instructive in measuring the form and effect of hostility towards the Coptic population. This new level of violence has many looking back some 1200 or 1300 years to find a historical equivalent. Yet, far too often, when world leaders do speak out on the issue, they fail to accompany strong words with strong actions. Investigating the large Coptic population that has emigrated thus far will be lucrative, depicting the current state of religious persecution in Egypt. In addition to this analysis, further research will show Coptic persecution in Egypt through political marginalization. A concluding focus on the radical jihadist groups within Egypt will reveal the systematic and organized oppression that they have caused. In fact, Coptic persecution is on the rise since the ousting of their president, Mohamed Morsi. COPTS EVADING EGYPT It is important
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