The Coptics have resided in Egypt for millenia now. They are in the minority...but Andrew, Luke, and Mark all established churches in Egypt. Maybe Phillip too...I can't remember.
One of my Egyptian friends came out of there to have a "better life" for his family....unfortunately the American culture is corrupting his children. Of course he, himself is a bit strict in understanding American social norms. He is accustomed to Near Eastern norms.
I explained the difference to him....he got it, but is flabbergasted with the difference between American teens and Egyptian teens.
He definitely didn't understand the rebellion of teens. In Egypt, rebellious teens die....quite easily and often. You stay within the coptic community or die.
No such thing exists in the USA. Too many safety nets. Too many jails. Too many police for that to happen. Life is very different outside of Sharia law.