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Copts demonstrate against ‘BBC bias’ following murder by Islamists

More than 100 activists from “Copts Abroad Britain” organized a protest in front of the headquarters of the BBC in London on Friday morning to protest and condemn what they charged was the “biased and distorted way” the BBC has covered the recent murders of Christian Copts in Egypt. Copts were gunned down as they left church services during the Coptic Orthodox Christmas earlier this month. Seven worshippers died and others were injured.
Dr. Ibrahim Habib, the head of the United Copts Organization said this was the first time that Copts had held a demonstration in Britain. He said Copts were furious at the way the BBC had covered the killings, which, he said, “showed a complete lack of objectivity and effectively sided with the Islamist killers of innocent Christian worshippers.”
In a related development, Free Copts and the Coptic Voices Organization in the United States called for a peaceful march and demonstration later today in front of United Nations headquarters in New York, to protest the recent violence by Muslims against Christians in Egypt.

Tom GrossTom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph and the New York Daily News.

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