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The Context of the Brutal Attack on a Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria on January 1, 2011: Analysis based on 15 years of research on Muslim-Christian Relations in Egypt

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The Context of the Brutal Attack on a Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria on January 1, 2011: Analysis based on 15 years of research on Muslim-Christian Relations in Egypt

Otmar Oehring (ed.) Author: Cornelis Hulsman
Internationales Katholisches Missionsverk e.V., Germany, 2011
ISSN 1618-6222
 
The brutal attack on a Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria on January 1, 2011, shows that strong efforts are needed to counter religiously motivated extremism. In order to do so, we firstly need to understand why people want to join extremist groups in the first place.