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I feel for your people

Jersey City USA | 3 January 2011
I live in Jersey City and was introduced to Egyptian Copts for the first time in July 2009.  The giveaway was the tattoo on the right wrist of all Copts.  Never seeing it before, I had to ask about it.  I then learned about how all of you are persecuted and I am truly sorry for what took place today (the church bombing).
 
Can someone please tell me why Arab Muslims and Christian Muslims speak differently (those from Egypt)?  I almost offended a Christian by saying as-salam alaykum?  Shouldn\'t Egyptian Arabic all be the same regardless of religious affiliation?
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2- I feel for your people
ronyvo email | 8 January 2011
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1- As Nash mentioned there is no such a thing as Christians Muslims. Arabs could be Christians OR Muslims.
2- The original language of the Copts (Christians of Egypt) is Coptic. The Arabic language was FORCED on them by the Arabs when they invaded Egypt in the 7th century. Their tongues have been cut if they spoke Coptic, As for the difference in the dialect depnds on the country, just like any country and language.
3- Muslims salute by saying el salmu alycum (peace over you). Christians say el salam lakum (peace be with you)
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Nash email | 4 January 2011
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There is no such a thing called Christian Moslem, it\\\'s either Christian or muslim
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