Weekend Thinking: Copts & Egyptian-American Ties

While the Obama Administration is busy figuring out the best course of action in response to Egyptian President Morsi’s ambivalence towards Tuesday’s Embassy attack, Eric Trager and David Schenker offer policy recommendations in the New York Daily News.

Another concern for Washington should be Morsi’s ability to protect Egyptian Copts, who comprise 10% of the population and are the largest Christian community in the Middle East. They will no doubt face retribution for the anti-Muslim internet film which served as a pretext for the Embassy violence.

Amy Sullivan addresses the backlash Copts will face here and Krishnadev Calamur weighs in here.

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