Interestingly, Habte, "This is our home" is one of the things that the Copts were chanting at the protest. The reply from the Salafi thugs? "Islamiyya! Islamiyya!" You probably don't need to know Arabic to know the point they were making.
Earlier Salafi demonstrations were under the chant of "The Copts are our guests". Great guys, these Salafis...
It's all fine and well to say that the Copts need the state to protect their rights and provide equality for all before the law (that is, after all, what the Copts are demonstrating for), but this is like saying the Assyrians need that, and the Arab Christians need that, that the Maronites need that, and so on. We all know its true, but it amounts to exactly squat. Who are you going to talk to about these needs? Tantawi? Abu Dua? Hassan Nasrallah? Barack Obama? These people don't care. It took the few Assyrian and Arab Christian representatives in the government of the USA (specifically, Reps. Ana Eshoo and Darrell Issa, though I think Levin was involved too) to even get the little bit of money that has been allocated for Iraqi minorities last month (I can't remember how much; I got an e-mail about it from the Assyrian American Coalition...I think it was something around $20-$25 million). I would not be shocked to find most that money being appropriated and wasted by the damn Kurds, anyway. They don't even have to repeat Simele, or if they did they would still be able to count on foreign aid thanks to their inexplicably good PR. (Well, not inexplicably...they're seen as pro-Western, but that certainly doesn't extend to pro-not murdering and oppressing Christians.)
I hate to sound so very pessimistic, but that's the world. We're all screwed, but for the fact that the true God Christ will not abandon us
no matter what happens. The gates of hell shall not prevail against His church. I don't recall anything in the Bible about the government, though. In Egypt, they are clearly prevailing. Lord have mercy.