The army chief-turned-president also sent elite troops across the country to protect key installations and accused unidentified countries of fuelling instability, saying "Egyptians have foiled plots and efforts by countries and fascist, terrorist organisations that tried to control Egypt".The attacks highlighted the difficulties facing Mr el-Sissi's government in protecting Christians, who make up about 10% of Egypt's population. " screamed Maged Saleh, who rushed to the church in the Nile Delta city of Tanta where his mother escaped the carnage.
Egypt's state news agency MENA quoted the spokesman for the Coptic Church as confirming that 21 Egyptian Christians believed to be held by Islamic State were dead.
ANI and ASI have been estimated to have diverged from a common ancestor as much as 60,000 years ago, but the date of the ANI-ASI mixture is unknown.
Here we analyze data from about 60 South Asian groups to estimate that major ANI-ASI mixture occurred 1,200-4,000 years ago.
There was the belief (influenced by Athanasius) that the early monks were Coptic peasants unfamiliar with the literacy of Greek-speaking pedagogues in the Roman Empire.
(3) Many centuries later, Edward Gibbon expressed a hostile version of Coptic (and other Near Eastern) monks, which has been described in terms of "one of the most strident specimens of sustained invective and cold hatred to be found in English prose." The same scholarly critic, Henry Chadwick, observed how the underlying insistence of the Gibbon attack was that "the ascetic ideal makes people so otherworldly as to be of no use in this world." (4) The citizen critic should add that low class people, whether or not they became ascetics, had no recognised use in imperial Roman society other than as dispensable labourers. Ironically, the rationalism of Gibbon was subject to some assumptions conditioned by the theological milieu.