Skip to comments.Egypt's Coptic Christians fleeing country after Islamist takeover
Posted on 01/14/2013 3:37:40 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Coptic Christian churches in the United States say they are having to expand to cope with new arrivals, as priests in cities like Cairo and Alexandria talk of a new climate of fear and uncertainty.
"Most of our people are afraid," Father Mina Adel, a priest at the Church of Two Saints in Alexandria said. "Not a few are leaving - for America, Canada and Australia. Dozens of families from this church alone are trying to go too."
Father Mina's church has an important place in the history of the Arab Spring. It was struck by a car bomb on New Year's Eve 2010, Egypt's worst sectarian attack in recent decades, in which 23 people were killed.
After the bombing, liberal Muslim groups staged protests in support of Christians, printing posters showing the cross and the crescent interlinked which then went on to be symbols of inter-faith unity during the Tahrir Square protests three weeks later.
But the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood in parliamentary and presidential elections has changed the mood - particularly as the biggest opposition party is the even more hardline Salafist movement which wants strict Sharia law implemented.
"Salafis meet Christian girls in the street and order them to cover their hair," Father Mina said. "Sometimes they hit them when they refuse."
President Mohammed Morsi has promised to respect Christians' rights, and issued a New Year message insisting Egypt was "one homeland for all". But several Brotherhood leaders and clerics issued thinly veiled threats against them during protests in late 2012, accusing them of being part of a plot to overthrow the government.
The biggest change in attitudes has come since the passing of a new constitution giving Sharia law more prominence.
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Thanks Obama and Hillary...
But where are our “Christian” politicians to lend a helping hand?
I forgot, these Christians can’t vote, can they?
Osama is dead but the Muslim Brotherhood is alive.
Selling out Christians (and Jews) is a big-time operation nowadays (when the agenda is promoting the Islamicist radical enemies of America)
look at the last 4 years and we can pretty well see what the next 4 will be like
America voted for this. “Elections have consequences...”
The oldest monasteries in the world
The Islamic Ratchet in action...
If any land should be Islamic for 5 minutes at any time in history, then forevermore, Islam has a permanent eternal claim on the land.
To facilitate, they just eject non-muslims on conquered territory they win by the sword, so that any minority cannot switch to a majority... EVER.
Soon to be turned into mosques.
America voted with their eyes wide open to what is inhabiting our white house and they wanted more,
Isaiah Chapter 27:13
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
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