Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Obama's Egypt Speech and the Copts

Judith Miller of The Manhattan Institute discusses things she hopes U.S. President Barak Obama won't say in his upcoming speech to the "Muslim World."

She writes
Surely he knows that most Egyptians tend to be Egyptians first, and Muslims second, or not Muslim at all, as in the case of the country’s traumatized Coptic Christian minority. One hopes the speech Obama gives will resonate with all of Egypt’s citizens. Americans, who favor the separation of church and state, should not kowtow to those who seek to define their citizens by their religion.

Her full post may be found here.

Manya Brachear has also done a good job in her feature for the Chicago Tribune,"More Than the Muslim World Watches Obama," of highlighting Coptic expectations for the speech.

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