Edit (with response to the above): State-supported crimes and instances of hate-crime are different. What a nation does about its crime rate is up to that nation. If you can provide me with a primary source demonstrating that the Egyptian government officially condones terrorism or genocide, then I will give those facts due diligence.
Alright, I'm not aware of any edict that explicitly sanctions killing
Copts. However, there IS state-sanctioned persecution against them.
Building Churches in Egypt and the Ground Zero Mosque
"Unlike Muslim citizens, who only need a municipal license to build mosques, the Copts require presidential approval for a church, based on the 1856 Ottoman Hamayoni Decree, in addition to ten humiliating conditions laid down by the Ezaby Pasha Decree of 1934, before being considered for a presidential decree. These include the approval of the neighboring Muslim community.
"Muslim clerics and Islamists easily persuade Muslims that a church is equivalent to slandering Islam, so they take advantage of this "Muslim approval" condition," said Guindi.
Even after obtaining licenses for a church, Muslims still attack Christians and demolish or burn their churches (AINA 7-12-2009). A rumor that Christians are meeting to pray is enough reason for Muslim neighbors to carry out acts of violence against them (AINA 8-21-2009). On various occasions, it only takes Muslims to protest against the building of a church for State Security to stop the works, under the pretext that it is causing "sectarian strife.""
And what about Shariah law? Enacting the death penalty for "blasphemy" (against Islam) would conceivably amount to de facto persecution of Copts. Because a lot of these Muslims interpret being Coptic as blasphemy against Islam. It would amount to Copts not being allowed to exist as Copts.
As of the lat count, the city I live in has a higher violent crime rate than Egypt on average. I remain unmotivated to stop self-determination to take sides in a conflict that is statistically meaningless amongst the nation's crime as a whole.
Since you know it, what is the violent crime rate in Egypt?
If you would like to change my mind, please provide some citations of the current total violent crime rate of the nation, including a subcategory for crimes with overt, undeniable anti-Christian motivations. Demonstrate that it is a serious problem with statistics, rather than specifically chosen, unorganized, and probably unrelated incidents all piled together.
What do you want? Statistics of what? Organised how? They're all related in that they are Muslim persecuting Copts. There are all demonstrably linked to anti-Christian motives. There's no reasonable doubt here, only unreasonable doubt.
List of Muslim Massacres of Copts since 1970
With response to the "America was attacked in the 1700's" notion, you cannot blame a modern society for what a different society, and especially what the pirates of a different society did hundreds of years ago in isolated incidents.
First of all, the Barbary "Pirates" were privateers. State-sanctioned pirates. And, if you watched the video, you'll know the Ambassador of Tripoli was well aware of their actions, and explained them in terms of Jihad and the Qu'ran.
Secondly, The Barbary Slave Trade wasn't an isolated incident, it took place over three hundred years.
Thirdly, what do you mean "a different society"? 18th century America and 20th century America is still America. Algiers or Algeria . . . the borders and government might have changed since then, but why do you say it's a different society? They're still Arabic-speaking Muslim Berbers in North Africa. I wasn't talking about a "modern society", I was talking about Anti-American Islam.
And you may recall that the Barbary, Ivory, and Gold coasts had a little bit of a history with white people by this time. It's not like aggression against European and similar powers is surprising given their histories up to that point.
What do you mean here? Yes, the Muslim Barbary Pirates had a history of attacking Europe and slave-raiding up the coasts of Britain, Ireland, even as far as Iceland. About 1-2,000,000 white European Christians were enslaved by state-sanctioned Muslim Barbary pirates. Europe wasn't the aggressor, and neither was America.
Those "attacks" cannot be attributed to the current Egyptian government by any stretch of the imagination.
I agree, they can't. Egypt wasn't a Barbary state.