Egypt

Egypt: 21 Christians were killed in New Years Day attack

Historically Egypt has been known for its religious and ethnic diversity. But since the 1970's, persecution and acts of violence against Christians in Egypt has been on the rise. The most recent attack happened at Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt where more than 21 people were killed and close to 100 wounded. 100 Huntley Street takes a look at the reasons behind the persecution and what Coptic Christians in Egypt and abroad are doing to bring the issue centre stage.

January 27, 2011
Length: 9:52
From Crossroads Communications (One Hundred Huntley Street)

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Country Information

Designation
Persecuted

Population
106,437,241 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Egyptian (99.7), other (0.3)

Religion (%)
Islam (90), Christianity (10)

Leader
President Abdelfattah Said El-Sisi (2014)

Government type
Presidential republic

Legal system
Mixed legal system based on Napoleonic civil and penal law, Islamic religious law, and vestiges of colonial-era laws

Source: World Factbook

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Pray on behalf of those who are facing economic and social challenges because of their Christian faith. Ask the Lord to provide for their spiritual and practical needs – further strengthening and emboldening them so they can effectively share the message of the Gospel with others in their communities. May the hearts of those who hear it be open and receptive to the wonderful truths contained in God’s Word.

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