Recently Egypt has been in the news. As part of the swine flu hysteria, Egypt has ordered the destruction of all pigs that are in the country. What many news reports neglect to mention the religious aspect of this action. Egypt is a majority Muslim nation, with a Coptic Christian minority. Since Muslims are not allowed to touch pork, the pig farmers are Coptic Christians.
Here are two articles from that addresses the religious aspect of the action:
- Egyptian Police Clash with Protesters over Pig Cull
- Egypt Swine Flu: Christians Allege Sectarian Discrimination