Posts tagged "coptic christians"
The Great God Pan Still Lives

The Great God Pan Still Lives

Ed Simon reviews Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East by Gerard Russell.
Copts in a Revolutionary Age: Egypt's Last Secularists?

Copts in a Revolutionary Age: Egypt’s Last Secularists?

Jared Malsin reports from Cairo on the political choices facing Coptic Christians in today's Egypt.

Manufacturing Visions:
A Review of “The Virgin, the Copts and Me”

By Abhimanyu Das Namir Abdel Messeeh's highly entertaining documentary The Virgin, the Copts and Me is a curious beast, a bit like one of those clever New Yorker articles that start off making you think it'll be about Batman but end up being about the tax obligations of the 1%. Only, in this case, it's...

Liberalism Killing the Copts

Reuters reports that Egypt's Coptic Christians are receiving an unprecedented amount of foreign support; subsequently they fear "a backlash from Muslims who could resent special attention to a minority at a time when all Egyptians are suffering economic hardship and political uncertainty."  Which reminds us of a provocative article by Marc Michael that Al Jazeera posted in November.  Of...

Religious Ghettoization of Egypt

From Marc Michael's "Is liberalism killing the copts?" at Al Jazeera:
Imperial liberalism not only reinforced lines of fracture in local social fabrics, but often engineered them, by inventing traditions and mythological pasts, linguistic and ethnic groupings. To this day a majority of Copts subscribe to the “Hamitic Hypothesis”: that Copts are a separate race...