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THE COPTIC NATIONALISTS’ STRATEGIC OPTIONS 1 & 2 الخياران الاستراتيجيان للقوميين الاقباط

December 3, 2011

THOSE WHO DARE WIN! من يجرؤ يغلب

THE COPTIC NATIONALISTS WORK for a civilian, secular democratic Egypt for all Egyptians regardless of religion, sex, colour or nationality If that is proven impossible, we shall fight for secession and the establishment of an independent Coptic State. When and how the second option may become a first option is frankly in the hands of our co-patriots, the Muslims of Egypt. A special burden falls on the shoulders of the moderate Muslims – they must discard their lethargy, apathy and join us in an anti-Islamist front. There can be no more dangerous enemy to Egypt’s democracy and progress other than the Islamists – their harm touches moderate Muslims and Copts alike. Let us be honest and frank about this: not only Egypt’s democracy and progress is being endangered by the advent of the Islamists, but also its national and territorial unity. Let Egyptians learn the lesson of Sudan!

13 Comments leave one →
  1. December 3, 2011 1:47 pm

    Hmmmm……”Pour les vaincre, messieurs, il nous faut de l’audace, encore de l’audace, et toujours de l’audace et la Patrie sera sauvée!” ~ Danton.

  2. Dioscorus Boles permalink
    December 3, 2011 2:13 pm

    Thanks for the nice quote. For the benifit of many, I will translate it into Arabic and English:

    – لإلحاق الهزيمة بهم، أيها السادة، علينا بالجرأة، والجرأة ايضاً والجرأة دائما ، بها سيتم حفظ البلد! “~ دانتون.
    – To defeat them, gentlemen, we must have the audacity, more audacity and always audacity and so Country will be saved! “~ Danton.

  3. December 5, 2011 2:22 pm

    Coptic Independent state is the only solution. Whether copts agreed or not they will be forced to think that way sooner or later.

  4. Coptic nationalist permalink
    December 17, 2011 3:10 am

    Dioscoros. I am a coptic nationalist myself. I really love your blog and admire your writings.

    • Dioscorus Boles permalink
      December 17, 2011 12:02 pm

      Thank you. Good to hear that you are also a Coptic nationalist. You are in the right place. I honestly think that the majority of the Copts are Coptic nationalists – they just want their sentiments and objectives to be articulated and for the idea to take shape in politics. For this to happen we need Coptic nationalist leaders. God bless.

  5. mindthehat permalink
    December 20, 2011 10:35 am

    Dear Dioscorus, before coming across your blog, I was about to question my sanity. Now, I know that there are other Coptic nationalists in the world. Great article and I agree with your two options. they echo what the Great Salama Moussa advocated 70 years ago: full equality or complete separation.

  6. Dioscorus Boles permalink
    December 20, 2011 8:09 pm

    Thank you. Good to know that you are thinking along the same lines. I believe there are many Copts in Egypt, and outside Egypt, who have always thought as Coptic nationalists do. They, however, did not find enough margin of freedom or a suitable platform to articulate their thinking and press ahead with their programme. Now is the time to make our voice heard – now is the time to stand up for our legitimate cause.

    And our position is simple and noble: we want to live in a united Egypt with the Muslims but on equal footing and in full freedom. It is in the power of the Muslim majority to make that possible as it is in their power to obstruct it. The choice is theirs and the ball is in their court: if they want Egypt to stay united, nationally and territorially, then one would expect them to join us in fighting for a civilian, secular democracy in Egypt where all citizens, regardless of religion, are treated equally.

    If Sharia and the love to dominate come first in importance to them, while Egypt’s national solidarity and territorial unity come next, as the case with Sudan’s Islamist rulers was, then they should accept the division of Egypt into two, and let each of us live independently and in peace.

    As you rightly said, it is either full equality or complete separation.

  7. coptic nationalist permalink
    December 22, 2011 3:21 am

    Thanks Discorus, Thanks Mindthehat. I am glad to finally meet other Coptic nationalists. You gave me hope.

    • mindthehat permalink
      December 24, 2011 11:27 am

      Thank you coptic nationalist. Maybe this blog will go down in the history books as the place where it all started.

  8. coptic nationalist permalink
    December 26, 2011 2:21 pm

    Thanks mindthehat. Agree. With Discorous’ permission, we will keep posting from his blog to the facebook page “our coptic identity”



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