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Egypt’s Coptic Christians must be protected from sectarian violence

Headline Title:  Egypt’s Coptic Christians must be protected from sectarian violence 27 March 2013 A rise in tensions between religious communities in the town of Wasta, about one hundred kilometres south of Cairo, in recent weeks highlights the failure of the Egyptian authorities to protect Egypt’s Coptic Christians, the largest religious minority in the country.Tensions were sparked in February when a local Muslim young woman was reported “missing” and members of her family and local Salafis – Sunni Muslims who advocate a return to what they consider to be Islam's fundamental principles…

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