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January 09, 2014

Violence against Egypt's Christians endangers US foreign policy, Egypt

By Tad Stanke, Human Rights First

Since the removal of President Morsi from office in July, Egypt’s vulnerable Christian minority has been caught in the middle of a highly destructive zero-sum political showdown between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military-backed government. 

While violence against Christians is nothing new in Egypt, the polarization of the past several months has taken it to unprecedented levels.

Many Christians have been killed. More than a hundred churches, homes, and businesses have been attacked. Perpetrators have not been brought to justice.