Positive Muslim-Christian Relations in the 21th Century
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Positive Muslim-Christian Relations in the 21th Century
Muslims and Coptic have for a long time had a rough coexistence. Their coexistence challenges have brought about deaths and property destructions when violence arises. The violence has highly been politically triggered. In the 21st century, however, Coptic and Muslims coexistence have significantly improved. This essay will discuss the positive Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt along the economic, social and technological factors in the 21st century.
Economic Factors
The Muslim-Christian relationship has given room for greater economic nourishment over the past two decades. Under Hosni Mubarak, the economy of the country grew significantly. The active growth was because of the good economic cooperation between the government and the private sector. In 2001 the then Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak made January 7 a public holiday to honor Coptic faith. Later in 2005 appointed a group of five cabinet ministers who compromised of the elite business community (Roll, 2013). This steered the economic growth in the country so much. The president who came from the majority Muslim religion created a close tie with the private sector which is controlled by the Coptic industrialist Naguib Sawiris and his family. In Maasra a suburb of Cairo city where Muslim and Coptic distribution ratio is 70 by 30 has had a peaceful coexistence over the past two decades(Roll, 2013).

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