An interview conducted with author Shamei Asaad after the New Year’s Eve bombing, but presumably before the train shooting Tuesday evening. According to Al Masry Al Youm:
Shamei Asaad is neither a Coptic intellectual nor an activist. He is an engineer who took it upon himself to break the spiral of silence of his fellow Copts by detailing their concerns, from a layman’s perspective, in a book entitled “The Christian Ghetto.” For a long time he was against the idea of migrating to the West to escape sectarian discrimination. But after the Alexandria church bombing, the 40-year-old man had to change his position.