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Copt

1. a member of the Coptic Church
2. an Egyptian descended from the ancient Egyptians
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Coptic Pope Tawadros II leads prayers during the Easter Eve service at St.
Coptic Christians have been suffering from persecutions ever since, alongside the forced conversions into Islam as well as the major language and culture change.
Aftermath following a bomb blast which struck worshippers gathering to celebrate Palm Sunday at the Mar Girgis Coptic Church in the Nile Delta City of Tanta, north of Cairo, on April 9, 2017.
The Tahrir Institute , a Washington DC-based think tank has tallied over 400 incidents of violence against Coptic Christians since 2013.
Bob Bowker, former Ambassador to Syria and a Fellow here at the Australian National University said that "There is a long history of Islamic extremists in Egypt targeting Coptic communities", which also means these Islamic terrorists have been getting away with murder for a very long time.
In April 2017, ISIS targeted two main Coptic Churches on Palm Sunday, killing at least 44 people, and injuring hundreds; including Priest Danial Maher, who lost his 23-year-old Deacon son in the explosion.
Another 26 Copts were massacred during May the following month after masked Jihadists attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians headed to a monastery south of Cairo in Minya province.
During the Muslim Celebration of Eid al-Adha, Jihadists carried out four attacks on Coptic Christians, making them "Pay the Cost" during the 'Festival of Sacrifice'.
Here, I am reminded by the wise words of Coptic Orthodox Bishop Anba Macarius, who said "We do not blame our Muslim brothers [for these attacks].
Coptic Bishop Anba Makarios Escaped an assination attempt in 2013.
If we're going to discuss an end to the ongoing atrocities against Coptic Christians, our proposals need to be realistic.
Mr Szalay-Bobrovniczky, met with the Coptic Archbishop of London to discuss supporting Christian Minorities in the Middle East.