STATEMENT BY THE COPTIC NATIONALISTS (8 April 2013): CHANGE OF STRATEGY
Our position has changed: from now on, Coptic Nationalists will work for partition and creation of a Coptic homeland for our beleaguered nation where it can live in security, freedom and dignity; and where it can prosper and reach its potential.
This is not a call for civil war; nor do we advocate brushing all Egyptian Muslims by the same brush. It is, however, a signal for building up the case, and conditions, internally and externally, for a Coptic national homeland. Let’s hope, meanwhile, that Liberal Muslims of Egypt will succeed in ousting the Islamists from power, and avoid us ultimate separation.
Hitherto we have regarded our nationalism as merely cultural. Not anymore. The Khusus massacre on the 6 April 2013 and besiege of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo on the following day have changed everything. The events…
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