Egypt president: Christians and Muslims must be treated equally

Source: Premier
Natalya Mihailova | 05 March 2017
The Egyptian president has stressed his commitment to ensuring Muslims and Christians are treated equally under the law, amid a spate of murders of Coptic believers.
Egypt president: Christians and Muslims must be treated equally

According to Fides, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi refuted the idea that Muslims are the “majority” in Egypt and that Christians are the “minority”, instead saying that they were all Egyptian citizens who should be treated without prejudice.

El-Sisi made the comments at an interfaith event headed by senior Muslim, Coptic Orthodox and Catholic clerics at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, one of Egypt’s foremost Islamic institutions.

Since December around 40 Christians have been murdered in Egypt. 29 were killed at a suicide bombing committed by Islamic State at a cathedral in Cairo, with the others being individual murders.

The Egyptian president has stressed his commitment to ensuring Muslims and Christians are treated equally under the law, amid a spate of murders of Coptic believers.

According to Fides, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi refuted the idea that Muslims are the “majority” in Egypt and that Christians are the “minority”, instead saying that they were all Egyptian citizens who should be treated without prejudice.

El-Sisi made the comments at an interfaith event headed by senior Muslim, Coptic Orthodox and Catholic clerics at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, one of Egypt’s foremost Islamic institutions.

Since December around 40 Christians have been murdered in Egypt. 29 were killed at a suicide bombing committed by Islamic State at a cathedral in Cairo, with the others being individual murders.

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