Are Egypt’s Christians Persecuted? Why Some Copts Say No

Source: Hudson Institute

Author(s): Paul Marshall

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The religious freedom of and even the number of Christians in Egypt is highly contested.

Last year the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) removed Egypt from its recommended category of “Countries of Particular Concern (CPC),” its list of the world’s worst religious persecutors, but recommended that it be added to the State Department’s Special Watch List (SWL). The SWL list is countries whose governments tolerate or engage in severe religious freedom violations, but do not rise to the CPC standard of “systematic, ongoing, and egregious.”

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