Innocence of Muslims Controversy: Who Coptic Christians are, and What They Believe

As the world began to learn the identities of the filmmakers who have abused U.S. freedom of speech to cobble together the inflammatory Innocence of Muslims movie that has sparked a week of violence aimed at the West, an ancient but little-known intracultural feud surfaced. The original perpetrators of the film have been acknowledged as Coptic Christians, members of a faith dating to the earliest days of Christianity and providing the first religious, literary, and cultural standard of the common era in Egypt.

What U.S. Evangelical pastor Terry Jones’s excuse is for promoting the film remains to be identified.