Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The Copts: Why does the Islamic State kill Egypt’s Christians?
http://aleteia.org ^ | 04/12/2017 | Miriam Diez Bosch | Apr 12, 2017

Posted on 04/12/2017 1:01:46 PM PDT by heterosupremacist

The Islamic State doesn’t overthink things, but there is a group that is particularly bothersome for them: the Copts. The two videos of executions in Libya have shown the death of Copts: first, Egyptian Copts in February, and now, Ethiopian Copts in April.

The Copts are a tiny Christian minority in the Near East. They are martyrs: they die for their faith. They traditionally tattoo a cross on their wrist. They are an example of how, in Muslim-majority countries, it is possible for Christians and Muslims to live side by side. That’s why ISIS kills them. They are troublesome.

I had been in Egypt at the end of the 80s with a group of friends. We traveled the country from north to south for a month. We made many friends among the Copts.

Accompanied by some students from the Jesuit college in Cairo and by some young professionals, we submerged ourselves in a little-known world. On long trips, during dinners that lasted until dawn, during visits to monasteries, to the homes of the rich and the poor, we had the opportunity to take part in some way of the life of the Copts.

Those Christians, who use the language of the Pharaohs in a liturgy passed down from the first centuries of Christianity, fascinated us, children of the purist European rationalism.

In 2011, there was a major attack against one of the churches in Alexandria, shortly after Mubarak was forced out of power. And I wanted to return, to do an in-depth report, to answer the questions that afflicted me: Would the Copts still be there?

It was clear that they were, because the news spoke about them—about dozens of deaths and attacks; about their suffering, their protests, and their change of patriarch...

(Excerpt) Read more at aleteia.org ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: copts

1 posted on 04/12/2017 1:01:46 PM PDT by heterosupremacist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: heterosupremacist

Why does a dog lick.....


2 posted on 04/12/2017 1:02:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: heterosupremacist

John 3:19

Apply it to every group that hates Christians. In other words, 90% of the world.


3 posted on 04/12/2017 1:06:20 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: heterosupremacist

Muslims killing Christians ( and everyone else ) since the 7th Century.

Sharia is the goal.


4 posted on 04/12/2017 1:07:58 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: heterosupremacist

Muslims kill all non-muslims because they are commanded to by their prophet in his evil book called the Koran.

There is no moderate version.


5 posted on 04/12/2017 1:17:34 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: heterosupremacist

“Why does the Islamic State kill Egypt’s Christians?”

No brainer alert: IT IS WHAT MOSLEMS ARE TOLD TO DO!


6 posted on 04/12/2017 1:21:24 PM PDT by Taxman (Replace the income tax with the FAIRtax and abolish the IRS!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: heterosupremacist

Because they breathe.


7 posted on 04/12/2017 1:22:02 PM PDT by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: heterosupremacist

Just read the Koran. It’s right there.


8 posted on 04/12/2017 1:53:16 PM PDT by Organic Panic (Flinging poo is not a valid argument)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: heterosupremacist

The Copts get their name from the word for an Egyptian in the old Egyptian language, before the Arab-Muslim invasion and the dominance of Islam and Arabic. To be a “Copt” was to be an Egyptian. The Muslims attacks the Copts both because they are Christians and because they are reminder that Arabs, Arabic and Islam are not original Egyptians.


9 posted on 04/12/2017 2:41:13 PM PDT by Wuli
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: heterosupremacist

Bkml


10 posted on 04/13/2017 10:38:35 AM PDT by sauropod (Beware the fury of a patient man. I've lost my patience!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: heterosupremacist

This has to be a trick question. The Koran instruct Muslims to kill Infidels. In other words anyone who doesn’t believe in Islam. Unfortunately the Copts are just handy considering they live among the Muslins and are a minority.


11 posted on 04/13/2017 12:42:04 PM PDT by okie 54
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson