I’m telling her about my faith هقول لها علي ديانتي
Cairo, Egypt. 2016.
A religious mural is displayed inside a café in the densely populated neighborhood, Manshayet Nasr. When I stopped in to ask for directions, this man struck up a conversation with me. Interrupted by a friend passing by, he leaned against the wall and shouted in Arabic, “I’m telling her about my faith!”
Although Coptic Christians (adherents of the Coptic Church) only make up approximately 15% of Egypt’s population, they represent the largest population of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa region. Copts have faced increasing marginalization after the 1952 coup d'état led by Gamal Abdel Nasser. These communities are often discriminated against and have been regular victims of hate crimes.