Skip to comments.Fear keeps Egypt’s Christians away from polls
Posted on 12/21/2012 12:22:26 AM PST by Olog-hai
A campaign of intimidation by Islamists left most Christians in this southern Egyptian province too afraid to participate in last weeks referendum on an Islamist-drafted constitution they deeply oppose, residents say. The disenfranchisement is hiking Christians worries over their future under empowered Muslim conservatives.
Around a week before the vote, some 50,000 Islamists marched through the provincial capital, Assiut, chanting that Egypt will be Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians. At their head rode several bearded men on horseback with swords in scabbards on their hips, evoking images of early Muslims conquering Christian Egypt in the 7th Century.
The activists now see what happened in Assiut as a barometer for what Christians status will be under a constitution that enshrines a greater role for Shariah, or Islamic law, in government and daily life. Even under the secular regime of autocrat Hosni Mubarak, Egypts Christians complained of discrimination and government failure to protect them and their rights. They fear it will be worse with the Islamists who have dominated Egypts political landscape since Mubarak's ouster in February 2011.
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I am sure that this makes Zer0 happy.
Silence of the Lambs before the slaughter begins. obama is also silent, as is hillary...as they have been about the slaughters of Christians everywhere in muslim countries.
Their election is a fraud, just like ours.
Ooooooh...those fun-loving moozlums! Coexist! All they want to do is kill you and your family. Merry Christmas Christians everywhere.
Do you know what real life person “Buddy Sorrell” was based on?