Morsy’s Christian Problem

“Any attack on Egypt’s Christians is an attack on me personally,” said President Mohamed Morsi during his 100th day as president speech last September, a statement which he again reiterated when he spoke to Pope Tawadros II, the pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church, last night after 8 hours of attacks on St Mark’s Cathedral, during which he stayed silent, as he usually does. Given how wildly unpopular our president is, people on Facebook were joking whether or not this statement should be considered inciting violence against Egypt’s Christians. We are Egyptians. We make jokes when we are horrified, but what happened yesterday is no laughing matter.