The leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Australia, Bishop Suriel, is urging tolerance towards his community amid the storm of worldwide protests over the release of an anti-Islamic video.
The man reportedly responsible for making the video in the United States has been described as a Coptic Christian.
But Bishop Suriel says Copts have joined Muslims in condemning the video - and they should not be blamed for it being made.
Bishop Suriel says it's disturbing that protests in Sydney last Saturday against the video turned violent.
And he's told Zara Zaher that some protesters were carrying posters which were offensive to Copts.
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