Author of ‘Christian Ghetto’ Speaks About His Fears

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.

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