The ‘Coptic question’ in post-revolutionary Egypt: citizenship, democracy, religion

Author: Paola Pizzo

Publisher/Publication: Ethnic and Racial Studies

Volume/Issue: 38(14)

DOI/ISBN: 10.1080/01419870.2015.1061136


This article’s focus is to address and juxtapose the status within society of the Egyptian Coptic Christian community since the infancy of the Egyptian State up until the events following the overthrow of the government of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. The paper underlines and shines a light on the relationship as well as on the issues between the Coptic community and the University of Al-Azhar in Cairo, as well as analyzes the discourses within Coptic and Muslim circles as pertaining to the issue of the citizenship aspects of the Copts.