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A few thoughts on the latest sectarian incident in Minya & the disparity between the words of President Sisi & actions of the security forces. The incident itself is like many others. Average citizens form a lynch mob & attack #Copts & their properties
That citizens can form a lynch mob is nothing new or particular to #Egypt. Happens everywhere, and historically even in the US. The issue is one of official reaction, both during the event and in subsequent days.
The police are of no use during the incident. "Reconciliation sessions" afterwards are meant to hide rather than highlight the problem, often to the disadvantage of the victims. Why is that?
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A thread on statement made by #Egyptian politicians criticizing the #Copts for taking unnecessary risk in visiting their monastery. First and foremost it is a cruel attempt to blame the victims rather than hold officials responsible 1/6
These politicians would rather the #Copts abandoned their faith and ways in order not to trouble the #Egyptian government with doing its job. This is weird logic at best and is at the heart of the country's persistent underdevelopment 2/6
These politicians practice a soft form of supremacist thinking, much like the Islamists In fact, the issue is not binary, those who favor exterminating the #Copts and those who do not. Rather it is a spectrum of where on the scale of oppression they fall. 3/6
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