200 Coptic Christians rally in Nashville, call for peace in Egypt
More than 200 Coptic Christians demonstrated in downtown Nashville, calling for an end to the violence in Egypt.
Many chanted “Obama, Obama, don’t you care? Christian blood is everywhere,” and “Pray for Egypt” while waiving Egyptian flags.
Others, like Anour Fares, held homemade signs with messages like “We are against Muslim Brotherhood.”
Amany Shahata, who has lived in the United States for 16 years, said she feared for Christians living in Egypt, whose churches had been burned down in recent days. She and other protesters blamed the Muslim Brotherhood.
“What is terrorism, but being afraid to go out of your house because someone will attack you,” she said. “... We can build churches anywhere but in our own country.”
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