‘You are a target’: Muslim extremists terrorize Egypt’s Coptic Christians

by Steven Edwards  |  published on May 6, 2015

Christians in Egypt are facing a new wave of persecution at the hands of Muslim extremists, and human rights groups fear the situation could be on the brink of exploding.

While the attacks on Egypt’s Christian community are not on the scale of persecution faced by their brethren in Syria and Iraq, the Coptics – mostly descendants of the people whose Pharaohs ruled ancient Egypt before the 7th century – say they face renewed isolation in the country.

“We are the weaker element in society, so if anything happens, we will be the first victims,” Mina Thabet, a Coptic activist and researcher at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, told FoxNews.com from Cairo.

“You are a target for extremists when no one is supporting you,” he added in a reference to the “often-sluggish” protection the Christian community says it gets from the police.

  • BHR

    OBAMA is letting Christians be killed. Any other president would have given help. Our congress is not helping either.

  • Jimmy Quick

    The least activist muslims look at Christians as an irritant, but the true believers look at them as target practice. I’m telling you people, “It’s time to arm up” if you want to live.

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