Suad Thabet sits with her granddaughter Sandy at home in Abu Qarqas, Egypt. Thabet was attacked by a mob last year after one of her sons was accused of having an affair with a Muslim woman. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Gunmen fired on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Minya, where many Christians live in Egypt. Here, a photo from 2015 shows Coptic Christians walking outside St. Markos Church in Minya. Roger Anis/AP hide caption

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Relatives of Egyptian Coptic Christians purportedly murdered in Libya by self-proclaimed Islamic State militants mourn for those killed. Mohamed el-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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ISIS Beheadings In Libya Devastate An Egyptian Village

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Father Mina celebrates the Christmas Nativity Liturgy, the start of Christmas, at the Coptic Orthodox Church of St. George on Jan. 6 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Coptic churches around the country have witnessed a surge of Christians fleeing Egypt since the start of the Arab Spring. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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