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Coptic Christians fear rise of Islamists on eve of presidential elections
WP ^ | May 12, 2012 | Leila Fadel

Posted on 05/13/2012 12:51:12 AM PDT by Milagros

A year after an attack by ultraconservative Muslims raised the spectre of a wave of religious strife in Egypt, the Christian churches in Cairo’s Imbaba district have been repaired, with sturdy wooden rafters, fresh paint and portraits of the Virgin Mary and Jesus ready to be hung anew. But the deep wounds from those attacks and ensuing clashes, which left 12 dead, cannot be painted over.

Coptic Christians, whose forefathers lived in Egypt before the arrival of Islam, had hoped that the 2011 uprising that ousted authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak would give them equal rights.

Instead, things have worsened. Egypt’s Christians have been the victims of threats and dramatic violence, and they fear the ascendance of political Islam.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arabspring; bigotry; christians; christianwinter; copts; egypt; ethnoreligious; islamism; mb; nonmuslims; politicalislam

1 posted on 05/13/2012 12:51:23 AM PDT by Milagros
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To: Milagros

If I were a Coptic Christian, I would get the Hell out of there!


2 posted on 05/13/2012 1:16:39 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: Milagros

I fear the muslims in this country, and soetoro’s going nuclear if he even perceives loss.


3 posted on 05/13/2012 1:17:41 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Milagros
And why is anyone surprised? Obama facilitates the spread of radical Islam (but I repeat myself) throughout the Middle East and North Africa. He has facilitated the removal of secular leaders and the installation of religious regimes and he is paving the way for the creation of the Islamic dream of a Greater Caliphate. Obama is pleased with the progress he has made and welcomes the expansion of Islam in the US. Many Christians will die because of what he has done and continues to do. In the face of current developments, Obama sends billions of dollars to the new emerging regimes to establish their oppressive Shariah law governments.
4 posted on 05/13/2012 3:45:45 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Milagros.


5 posted on 05/13/2012 3:59:34 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SatinDoll

2000 years in Egypt and Egyptian Christians are supposed to “get the hell out of there”?

And go where exactly?


6 posted on 05/13/2012 5:57:31 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Milagros

I thought the Mohammedans would become peace loving dolphin savers once Obama got them their democratic revolution. How did Bush outwit him in Egypt?


7 posted on 05/13/2012 6:00:40 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: Milagros
"Coptic Christians, ..., had hoped that the 2011 uprising that ousted authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak would give them equal rights."

LOL... ReallY? What could've ever given them that idea?

This is such a load of crap spoon fed to us by the obomba's ministry of propaganda. LOL...

8 posted on 05/13/2012 6:23:53 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth (Romney (aka - obomney)... Just put the (D) behind your name and be done with it.)
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To: SatinDoll
If I were a Coptic Christian, I would get the Hell out of there!

Most do not have the means to do it. They are the native indigenous of Egypt. NOT The Arab-Muslim invaders!!!

9 posted on 05/13/2012 6:27:51 AM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth

I agree with you. But many of these long-oppressed-victims of Islamic-Arab persecution really started to believe -at that time- it was about “freedom.”


10 posted on 05/13/2012 6:31:57 AM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: SatinDoll

If I were a leader of the Copts, I’d take my people to the Sinai, just South of Eilat, and declare an independant Coptic state there. If I were Israel, I would form an understanding with the head Copt that while I won’t immediately recognize Coptia, I will have arms, food and water ready for the Copts, as well as building supplies, all to be quietly delivered. In the event of an Egyptian invasion of the Sinai, I will recognize Coptia and come to the aid of this ally, with the understanding that after the war, they will keep the Bedouins from smuggling drugs and arms through the Sinai.


11 posted on 05/13/2012 6:34:28 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: wrencher

Bush is tricky./s


12 posted on 05/13/2012 6:36:16 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: SatinDoll

Obama is bringing in 80,000 Muslims. Why not the Coptic Christians?


13 posted on 05/13/2012 6:44:28 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Milagros


"...who, being themselves but fallible and uninspired men, have assumed dominion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible, and as such endeavoring to impose them on others, hath established and maintained false religions over the greatest part of the world, and through all time;
 
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 that it is time enough for the rightful purposes of civil government, for its officers to interfere when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order; and finally, that truth is great and will prevail if left to herself, that she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate, errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them. "
 
"I HAVE SWORN UPON THE ALTAR OF GOD ETERNAL HOSTILITY TO EVERY FORM OF TYRANNY OVER THE MIND OF MAN"
--The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom
--Thomas Jefferson, 1786
 

14 posted on 05/13/2012 6:57:31 AM PDT by wm25burke
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To: Milagros

Gee, what would make them fear that?

Guess Coptics don’t read The New York Times.


15 posted on 05/13/2012 1:24:06 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Milagros

As well they should. May God protect them.


16 posted on 05/13/2012 5:27:40 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Milagros

The Egyptian folks who truly want freedom should realize: What you do onto the Coptic Christians, that you do onto me.


17 posted on 05/13/2012 7:44:45 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Milagros

Come to America, brother and sissters in the Lord!


18 posted on 05/14/2012 5:48:49 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ReformationFan

Amen.


19 posted on 05/14/2012 7:25:24 AM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: SatinDoll

I wouldnt, on the grounds that that is exactly what the radical muslims WANT me to do.


20 posted on 05/14/2012 8:42:18 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: silverleaf

Yeah, where are we all supposed to go if the house of peace becomes worldwide?


21 posted on 05/14/2012 8:43:51 AM PDT by Vanders9
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