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1. White, Carron. “A Christian by Religion and a Muslim by Fatherland”: Egyptian Discourses on Coptic Equality.

Degree: MA, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, 2011, The Ohio State University

In the discourse concerning the social and political marginalization of the Egyptian Coptic Christian community, there is a widespread assumption that a secular, liberal Egyptian state is the only type of state that will respect Coptic interests and promote democracy and equality. However, contemporary Copts in Egypt have continued to exhibit traditional attitudes towards pivotal issues such as personal status law and the limits of personal autonomy, a trend that suggests that the type of secularism supported by Copts is complex and distinctive from secularism in a Western context. These distinctions can be attributed to Egyptian cultural values that Copts share with Muslim Egyptians as a consequence of the historical experience of Coptic integration into Egyptian society. The increase in sectarian violence since the twentieth century and the pressures of an authoritarian state, along with persistent uncertainties about Egyptian identity and the divisive tenor of relevant scholarship have obscured the reality that Copts and Muslims share a particular Egyptian frame of reference. This thesis endeavors to take these circumstances into account while comparing the attitudes of Coptic intellectuals and activists with those of moderate Egyptian Islamists. While Copts and Islamists certainly differ on a number of issues, there are considerable commonalities that underscore the social and cultural integration of the Coptic community. Coptic intellectuals often envision reform according to the shared values and interests of Egyptians as a whole; rather than approaching the issues as a distinctive, isolated minority group that is only preoccupied with promoting special interests. Moderate Egyptian Islamists have also provided extensive commentary on Coptic concerns and have used independent reasoning to support the validity of providing Copts with equal citizenship and political rights according to Islamic principles, an effort that underscores their recognition of Coptic Christians as an integral component of the Egyptian nation. Advisors/Committee Members: Webber, Sabra (Advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Islamic Studies; Middle Eastern History; Middle Eastern Studies; Minority and Ethnic Groups; Religion; Coptic Church; Coptic Christians; Muslim-Christian Relations; Religious minorities; Islam and state, Egypt, Religious freedom, Egyptian politics

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APA (6th Edition):

White, C. (2011). “A Christian by Religion and a Muslim by Fatherland”: Egyptian Discourses on Coptic Equality. (Masters Thesis). The Ohio State University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1308337064

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

White, Carron. ““A Christian by Religion and a Muslim by Fatherland”: Egyptian Discourses on Coptic Equality.” 2011. Masters Thesis, The Ohio State University. Accessed December 07, 2019. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1308337064.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

White, Carron. ““A Christian by Religion and a Muslim by Fatherland”: Egyptian Discourses on Coptic Equality.” 2011. Web. 07 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

White C. “A Christian by Religion and a Muslim by Fatherland”: Egyptian Discourses on Coptic Equality. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. The Ohio State University; 2011. [cited 2019 Dec 07]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1308337064.

Council of Science Editors:

White C. “A Christian by Religion and a Muslim by Fatherland”: Egyptian Discourses on Coptic Equality. [Masters Thesis]. The Ohio State University; 2011. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1308337064

2. Garnett, Jantzen William. Terrorism and the Rise of ISIS in Egypt.

Degree: MSin Defense and Strategic Studies, Defense and Strategic Studies, 2015, Missouri State University

Using mostly primary source materials this thesis seeks to understand the evolution of and linkages between different terrorist organization that have operated in Egypt and the Sinai, in particular. Of particular interest was the terrorist group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) which later became an Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham [Syria] (ISIS) affiliate known as Wilayat Sinai. The thesis then documents the group's operations and shows how it has evolved over the past five years into one of ISIS' most lethal affiliates. ISIS' expansion into Egypt by incorporating ABM into its global terrorist network has increased the threat posed by ISIS to Egypt. Finally, the thesis looks at the risks posed to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), civilians, and the potential for ISIS to foment sectarian strife in Egypt by targeting Coptic Christians. Advisors/Committee Members: Ilan Berman.

Subjects/Keywords: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis; Coptic Christians; Egypt; Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham; multinational force and observers; Sinai; Wilayat Sinai; ABM; ISIS; MFO; Defense and Security Studies

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APA (6th Edition):

Garnett, J. W. (2015). Terrorism and the Rise of ISIS in Egypt. (Masters Thesis). Missouri State University. Retrieved from https://bearworks.missouristate.edu/theses/2551

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Garnett, Jantzen William. “Terrorism and the Rise of ISIS in Egypt.” 2015. Masters Thesis, Missouri State University. Accessed December 07, 2019. https://bearworks.missouristate.edu/theses/2551.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Garnett, Jantzen William. “Terrorism and the Rise of ISIS in Egypt.” 2015. Web. 07 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Garnett JW. Terrorism and the Rise of ISIS in Egypt. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Missouri State University; 2015. [cited 2019 Dec 07]. Available from: https://bearworks.missouristate.edu/theses/2551.

Council of Science Editors:

Garnett JW. Terrorism and the Rise of ISIS in Egypt. [Masters Thesis]. Missouri State University; 2015. Available from: https://bearworks.missouristate.edu/theses/2551

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