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ICC Note: During the past nine months Christians have experienced one of the worst periods of violence in Egyptian history. The attacks on churches, homes, property, and individuals have occurred on a nearly daily basis. The increasing level of conflict seems to be cut across political and religious lines as Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is taking out their loses on what they perceive as a rival religious group, the country’s Christians 
04/09/2014 Egypt (MidEastChristian News) – Waves of violence against religious and ethnic minorities in Egypt, including Coptic Christians, women, and Nubians, will increase in the future, according to Egyptian psychiatrist Dr. Amgad Khairy. These groups have suffered marginalization and exclusion for decades, he said.
In an interview with MCN, Khairy stressed the need for a political will to achieve citizenship, equality, law enforcement and restoration of security, saying this would “limit the waves of violence in Egyptian society.”
“A large part of the growing phenomena of violence and strife in the community has emerged from the presence of a religious group that has pursued and practiced violence in power for a year,” Khairy said, a clear reference to the year-long rule of the Muslim Brotherhood. “The community will witness continued and renewed waves of violence until the groups of political Islam announce their historical, popular, geographical and political bankruptcy.”
He stressed the need to “open legitimate political channels to engage human potential in practicing public social work.”
Khairy told MCN Egyptian society is experiencing a sort of conflict because of the “cultural differences, lack of trust in the authority, lawlessness, dominance of the customary solutions and the growing phenomenon of violence.”
He said a large part of the growing phenomenon of violence, conflict and strife in the community is because of the presence of a religious group that has pursued and practiced violence in power for a year, referring to the Muslim Brotherhood, which took power under the leadership of deposed President Mohamed Morsi in June 2012. Morsi was removed from power on July 3, 2013, after masses of Egyptians took to the streets on June 30.

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