Why is Egypt's Christian minority targeted? – Inside Story

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Two attacks on one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar - Palm Sunday. Dozens of people are killed.

The first blast struck St George church in Tanta, a city north of Cairo. Then a suicide bomber struck outside the main Coptic church in Alexandria, Saint Mark's Cathedral, where Pope Tawadros 2nd had led the service.

The bombings come just a few weeks before Pope Francis is due to visit Egypt.

So what's the Egyptian government doing to protect the Christian minority?

Presenter: Laura Kyle


Timothy Kaldas, a Non-Resident Fellow at Tahrir Institute for Middle East Politics.

Ahmed Badawi, Senior Researcher at the Centre for Middle Eastern and North African Politics at the Free University of Berlin.

Omar Ashour, Senior Lecturer in Middle East Politics and Security Studies at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter

News & Politics
Inside Story, Al Jazeera, Egypt
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