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A priest purifies the church with incense during prayer at Al-Mahraq monastery in Assiut, Upper Egypt, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Islamists may be on the defensive in Cairo, but in Egypt's deep south they still have much sway and audacity: over the past week, they have stepped up a hate campaign against the area's Christians. Blaming the broader Coptic community for the July 3, 2013 coup that removed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, Islamists have marked Christian homes, stores and churches with crosses and threatening graffiti.