Monday, October 03, 2011

Coptics Flee Arab Spring

Coptic Church in Cairo, Egypt

Report: 93,000 Egyptian Christians Left Egypt since March -Emad Khalil

Nearly 93,000 Coptic Christians have left Egypt since March, a report by the Coptic Egyptian Federation of Human Rights has said.

Naguib Gabriel, the head of the NGO, attributed the Coptic emigration to hardline Salafi groups seeking to apply Islamic law, to attacks on Coptic churches, and the government's failure to bring attackers to justice.

He said Copts have emigrated to America, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Italy, England, Austria, Germany and France.
(Al-Masry Al-Youm-Egypt)


LHwrites said...

Not a good sign but sadly it is probably accurate.

Bruce said...

Sad indeed...and a bad sign.