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38. In countries of immigration, Copts are no leaders

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Article title: 
38. In countries of immigration, Copts are no leaders
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Year: 
2007
Week: 
45
Article number: 
38
Article pages: 
p. 28
Date of source: 
14-11-2007
Author: 
Midhat Bishay
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
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Article summary: 

Midḥat Bishāy criticizes Charles Fū’ād al-

Mirsī and other Coptic authors such as Majdī Khalīl for portraying the work of the ’group’ of

activists as a new Coptic movement, and also for calling some of them ’Coptic leaders in countries of

immigration.’

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Although Midḥat Bishāy expresses his appreciation for the work of his friend journalist

Charles Fū’ād al-Miṣrī, and describes him as a clever and professional journalist, he devotes this

article to blame al-Misrī for joining the stampede of Egyptian media that welcomes and celebrates the

activities of expatriate Copts in the West no matter how harmful they are to the stability of the Egyptian

society.
He criticizes al-Miṣrī and other Coptic authors such as Majdī Khalīl for portraying the

work of the ’group’ of activists as a new Coptic movement, and also for calling some of them ’Coptic leaders in

countries of immigration.’ He rejects calling them leaders, believing that leaders of Copts should be within Egypt

and not abroad.
Bishāy refers to his conversation with al-Misrī about the real aims of devoting much

space in press to interviews with Coptic activists, in which al-Miṣrī said that press usually highlights what

readers are eager to learn about.
Bishāy concludes that he is proud that he has never interviewed any of

the so-called leaders of Copts in Diaspora, calling upon Egyptian journalists not to pay those activists attention

that they do not deserve.

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