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7. Copts say 'no', fearing Islamists

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7. Copts say 'no', fearing Islamists
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2011
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12
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7
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3
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March 21, 2011
Author: 
Sarah Mīkhā'īl
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Toon Bijnens
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Egyptian Christians say they voted on Saturday to reject proposed constitutional amendments in a referendum because they fear hasty elections to follow may open the door for Islamist groups to rise to power.

Copts would like to see a civil state created where religion is not a basis for legislation. Nonetheless, the Muslim Brotherhood has always sought to reassure Copts they have the same rights as other Egyptians. But they have also opposed the idea of a Copt as president. Coptic Christians also want the new constitution to do away with Article 2, which says that Islamic sharī'ah is the principle source of legislation.

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