THE CENTRAL BELIEF OF COPTIC NATIONALISM IS THAT THE COPTS CONSTITUTE A NATION

The United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, is a nice reflection of the EgypticCoptic ethnic national part in the Egyptian civil social order!

ON COPTIC NATIONALISM في القومية القبطية

fabricCoptic tapestry, fabric with three red rectangular ornaments , c. 4th-6th century AD

The central belief of Coptic nationalism that lies at the heart of its essence is that the Copts constitute a unique nation by ethnicity, history, heritage, language, heritage and religion. Now, this entails the secondary belief that Egypt is a multinational state: it is composed of Arab, Coptic and Nubian nations; but all united in one territorial patriotism in the same way, for instance, that Great Britain is made of four nations: English, Scots, Welsh and Irish.

No one would argue that the Copts do not possess unique language, religion and history (these are in themselves sufficient objective criteria for nationhood), but many will disagree that those who call themselves Arabs in Egypt are Arabs, and that they are rather descendants of the Copts who converted to Islam in the 13th century in droves. This is partially…

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