Um…so, this happened last week.
For those of you who don’t know, Copts celebrate Christmas on January 7th.
And for those of you who don’t know, our blood has flowed through Egypt’s streets since Mohammad’s brutal invasion well over 1,000 years ago. (Why do you think the Saudi flag features two swords?)
The discrimination Copts face is legal and cultural. A Copt cannot legally become president, for example. To cite another, Coptic Orthodox girls are abducted regularly. They are raped, forced to convert to Islam (clinging to the hope such a conversion will preserve their lives), and murdered. Local authorities don’t give a damn. They stall (and sometimes don’t even begin) investigations. Why? Such an outcome is better, after all, isn’t it? I could go on and on.
There’s a reason why my parents left all those years ago. They saw the writing on the wall.
As you can imagine…
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