After the 18 utopian days in Tahrir all the Copts who took part in the revolution including me thought that all the sectarian issues will be gone as we all believed that it was all done by Mubarak’s regime. On the contrary, 6 churches got burnt in the first six months, when Copts protested 28 were killed in the Maspero massacre then Copts were forced to migrate from the own houses in towns like Amreia; along with Maikel Nabil being jailed for “Insulting the military” etc… the misery of Copts never stopped and we kept blaming the regime that we couldn’t topple that was manifested in the Superior Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF).
After Morsi got to office by his “El-Nahda” campaign, (Renaissance project) as he called it and removing Tantawi and Anan from SCAF, we thought that the sectarian issues would be one of his priorities but unfortunately that wasn’t the case. Right after Morsi got to office, 2 other sectarian clashes took place and again Copts were forced to migrate once in Dahshour and another time in Rafah where a church got burned and no one in the president’s office is giving a damn.
Just last week a pregnant teacher was taken from her home by the police as a student accused her of “Insulting Islam” while she was just explaining what was in the curriculum of social studies, her family were threatened to be killed and they had to leave their house while no lawyer accepted her case!
Last month Albere Saber, an Egyptian Coptic blogger got arrested for “insulting Islam” as well on Facebook, the police arrested him and the officer asked the prisoners in the cell to “teach him a lesson” cause he is an atheist which ended up in Albere getting severely beaten up. PS: Albere shared a video that a Muslim sheikh showed on his TV channels for millions of viewers while it is written in his charges that it is a felony to share such a video!
Another Coptic teacher called Bishoy Kamel got jailed for 6 years for “insulting Islam and Morsi” on Facebook.
Even Mubarak himself never dared to jail bloggers and journalists during his last 5 years except for 1 case which was for Karim Amer. This is not what we have been expecting as bloggers from Morsi. He can’t move around saying that we became a free country and praise a revolution that inspired the world with one of it’s keys as freedom of expression while jailing bloggers and poor Copts for such idiotic charges and turning a blind eye on the misery of Copts.