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August 22, 2012 12:43 pm

Egyptian Christians to Protest Against Islamic Influence in State Matters

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Egyptian Copts pray in Tahrir Square during the 2011 Egyptian protests. Photo: wiki commons.

Times of Israel – Egypt’s Christians will take part in the first mass demonstration against the country’s Muslim Brotherhood government on Friday, a statement by the Coalition of Coptic Egypt declared Wednesday.

The August 24 demonstration will call for Egypt to remain a civil state and demand the separation of Islamic influences from state institutions. It is being planned as the first large-scale protest against the new government of Prime Minister Hisham Qandil, appointed by President Mohammed Morsi and sworn in on August 2.

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