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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Daesh threats against Coptic Christians receives widespread coverage

Daeshbags’ pledge to “eradicate” Egyptian Christians also getting wide coverage: The foreign press has also expanded its coverage on Daesh Sinai’s propaganda video which we noted yesterday, particularly the group’s threat to eradicate Egypt’s Christian population. Beyond describing the threat and video in lurid detail, the Associated Press ends its coverage by noting criticisms from within the Coptic community that very little has been done in rural Egypt to protect them, as Muslim radicals frequently attack Christian homes and businesses over a range of issues, including the construction or restoration of churches, land disputes or affairs between members of each community. The New York Post also has the story.

Meanwhile, The Christian Times is reporting that an Egyptian court has reopened last Wednesday the case against three men accused of stripping and beating a Coptic Christian woman in Minya in May, after rumors spread of an interfaith relationship between her son and a Muslim woman. And Australia’s ABC is running with a lurid feature headlined Coptic Christians flee an unwelcome Egypt, seek refuge in Australia.

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