Monday, 1 April 2013

Christians in Egypt increasingly vulnerable

From sectarian violence to political marginalization, Christian Copts are being pushed aside in majority-Muslim Egypt.

This is the second in a series of posts about dwindling Christian communities in the Middle East.

MELLAWI, Egypt — It’s been close to two years since Evon Loga Gabrieul’s 17-year-old son died, but she can’t step into his pristine gray-scale bedroom without breaking down.

“They murdered him, and nothing’s changed. The country, my family…they both will never be the same,” she weeps, peering at the charcoal log of grades the meticulous high-schooler used to chart his progress and a possible way out of his rundown, forgotten village in rural Egypt.

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