COPTIC NATIONALISM القومية القبطية
The subject of Coptic nationalism has not been paid much attention to, and yet there are strong indicators that the Copts are increasingly seeing themselves as a separate nationalism.
On the 11 February 2011 Egyptians were faced with a new era. The protesters at the Liberation Square told us that their agitation was for democracy, freedoms and human rights. Now is the time to see if they have been sincere in their slogans. One hopes that they are, but history and experience, unfortunately, tell us that we, the Copts, may be heading towards the greatest of political disappointments so far.
If the Arabs of Egypt, and I use this term to donate the Muslims of Egypt, do not keep their words, and set up a secular state that does not do religion, they will have to face the development of a strong Coptic national sentiment that they have never experienced before.