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Register Radio: The Plight of Egyptian Coptic Christians

Samuel Tadros of the Hudson Institute

BY Tim Drake

| Posted 10/21/11 at 12:21 PM


Today on Register Radio, Samuel Tadros, an Egyptian Copt, who serves as research fellow with the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, joins us for the entire program to talk about the violence against Coptic Christians in Egypt.

In the fascinating and informative interview, Tadros provides an overview of the violence that occurred on October 9, which resulted in the death of at least 25 Coptic Christians and outlines the persecution that Christians in Egypt face from a general atmosphere of intolerance for Christians, the Egyptian government and its security forces, and Salafi Muslims.

Tadros described how the Arab Spring movement, which has led to the collapse of the state government, has resulted in increased persecution and violence against Christians in Egypt. He repeated Nina Shea’s prediction that the recent violence will result in a mass exodus of Coptic Christians from Egypt, but noted that unlike the Jewish people, Copts have no place to go in the Middle East.

Tadros also lets listeners know how they can help support our Christian brothers and sisters in Egypt. To find out more, listen to the program at 2 p.m. ET on EWTN, or download and listen to the podcast on Register Radio’s web page beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET.