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Egypt: Christians face harassment and persecution

Our brothers and sisters of the Coptic Orthodox Christian Church in Egypt are persecuted on a nearly daily basis for their faith.

Not only the Copts, but also our 300,000 Greek Orthodox brothers and sisters in Egypt suffer sporadic persecution, discrimination, and harassment, and as we see so often, frequently Egyptian officials do little or nothing to alleviate their plight.

For previous ChristianPersecution.com coverage of the persecution of Christians in Egypt, see here.

“Harassment and Persecution Faced by Egyptian Christians,” International Christian Concern, December 18, 2023:

12/18/2023 Egypt (International Christian Concern) — In a harrowing tale of religious persecution, Amina* endured harassment and threats in Beni Suef Governorate last year after moving there to begin her newly married life. However, her happiness was short-lived as she encountered hostility from locals. Disturbing incidents of verbal abuse, including obscene language and threats, became a routine for Amina, solely because of her Christian faith.

The situation took a violent turn when her husband returned home from work one day to find three men waiting for him. They subjected him to a brutal assault, leaving him unconscious before hastily fleeing the scene. Upon regaining consciousness, Amina’s husband was informed about the severity of the threats and attempts to kidnap his wife, coupled with demands for her conversion to Islam.

She shared, “They were harassing me, threatening me, and trying to kidnap me, and that they wanted me to convert to Islam and wear the hijab. When I screamed and threatened to go to the police, they said: ‘You Christians, you worshipers of the cross, will not be able to do anything. This is our city, and we will cleanse it of people like you. Either you are with us, or you are against us, and whoever resists us will not live.’”…

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