The Coptic Christians of Egypt are -- by any definition – victims, especially since the fall of Mubarak, but senior Homeland Security adviser Mohamed Elibiary disagrees. To him, the Copts are to be reprimanded for promoting "Islamophobia" and opposing the Muslim Brotherhood.
The estimated eight million Christians of Egypt have rallied behind the presidential candidacy of General Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who led the military in overthrowing the Muslim Brotherhood rulers. Under his leadership, the Brotherhood has been banned as a terrorist organization. El-Sisi promised to rebuild or repair churches damaged by Brotherhood supporters and has even called for a reformation in Islam.
"If Egypt had not been saved by Sisi, you would have seen an exodus of all the Christians from Egypt," says Naguib Sawiris, a high-profile Christian businessman in Egypt.