by Samuel Tadros
February 05, 2014
For the past three years, Egypt has undergone enormous political upheaval with four different regimes ruling the country. Despite significant differences between those regimes, human rights violations have continued to be the norm and not the exception. After thirty years in power, Hosni Mubarak was sent to a prison cell, and, more recently, Mohamed Morsi moved from a prison cell to the presidential palace and back again to a prison cell. Throughout the three years of his governance, however, the plight of Christians has not seen any positive change, but has instead gravely deteriorated. No matter who rules Egypt, the twin phenomenon of the growing hatred of Christians and the willingness of their neighbors to attacks them, and the failure of Egyptian governments to protect them and stop the attacks have become the hallmarks of the Copts’ continued plight.