Happy Coptic new year. Today we start the year 1737 A.M. (Anno Martyrum "Year of the Martyrs"). The Coptic calendar is that of the Pharaohs with a minor reform, but starts in the year 284, the year Diocletian, the greatest persecutor of the church, became emperor— Samuel Tadros (@Samueltadros) September 11, 2020
Egypt’s preexisting climate of pro-Islamist sectarianism is an important, and sometimes overlooked, reason.
If we replace Egypt with America, ISIS with the KKK or alt-right, and Copt Christians with African Americans are the optics really that much different?