Future uncertain for Coptic Christians in post-revolution Egypt

May 10, 2011

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Recent violence against Egypt's Coptic Christians has heightened concern about the group's marginalization.

During the revolution in Egypt, Muslims and Christians united to oust the government of President Hosni Mubarak. Many believed it was the beginning of a new Egypt where Coptic Christians would not feel marginalized by the Muslim majority.

Since then, a crack has formed in their united front. Several clashes with religious overtones have proven deadly, including attacks on two churches outside Cairo this weekend that left twelve people dead. Reporter Bonnie Allen brings us this story about the growing tensions.

This story originally aired on the World Vision Report. We received it from the Public Radio Exchange.