January 23, 2014

Ancient Christian Communities Being Destroyed

M. Dougherty, The Week

The Associated Press

Like many Coptic Christians in Egypt, Ayman Nabil Labib had a tattoo of the cross on his wrist. And like 17-year-old men everywhere, he could be assertive about his identity. But in 2011, after Egypt's revolution, that kind of assertiveness could mean trouble.

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