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50 Christian churches burned to ground in days
World Net Daily ^ | 8-23-13

Posted on 08/25/2013 11:00:06 AM PDT by ReformationFan

Christians in Egypt are under the worst persecution by Islamic radicals in recent memory, Syrian believers are displaced in massive numbers and the effort to assist them in both countries goes on despite tremendous upheaval in both nations.

Most of the recent attention has been focused on Egypt. Christians have been in the Muslim Brotherhood’s cross-hairs since the 2011 Arab Spring, but the persecution has greatly intensified in the weeks following the July 3 coup that removed Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood from power. The violence is a result of radical leaders blaming the coup on Christians. It’s a palpably false claim, but it carries great resonance with those loyal to Morsi.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: christians; copticchurch; copticchurches; copts; egypt; iran; israel; lebanon; mohammedanism; muslimbrotherhood; randsconcerntrolls; religiouspersecution; russia; syria; waronterror

1 posted on 08/25/2013 11:00:06 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Any comments from Obama, the Clintons, John Kerry, John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Amnesty International, the World Council of Churches, the United Nations, or any of the other progressives and progressive organizations constantly preaching to us about human rights?


2 posted on 08/25/2013 11:04:44 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: ReformationFan
50 Christian churches burned to ground in days

Obama's plan is working perfectly.

3 posted on 08/25/2013 11:05:05 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: ReformationFan

Burn the churches but they can’t burn the Faith.


4 posted on 08/25/2013 11:09:03 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Soul of the South

Of course not wrong religion, End time prophey


5 posted on 08/25/2013 11:20:22 AM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: ReformationFan
I'm sure the "news" media would be all over this if they were mooselimb mosques instead of churches. They would probably blame Christians for them.

The US "news" media isn't about news anymore, it's all propaganda for their selected boy-king.

6 posted on 08/25/2013 11:21:26 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jeffc
Every mosk should be converted to a crater. There are so many better uses for those very same building materials.
7 posted on 08/25/2013 11:26:55 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: ReformationFan

This simply doesn’t catch anyone’s attention. Even on FreeRepublic, I’m only making the 7th comment on this subject.

Is it because it’s to be expected in the Middle East? I’m just afraid we’re so lost as a country and as Western civilization that we can’t stand up for anyting anymore. All our values are to be mitigated to outsiders.


8 posted on 08/25/2013 11:46:30 AM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Soul of the South

Any comments from Obama, the Clintons, John Kerry, John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Amnesty International, the World Council of Churches, the United Nations, or any other progressives and progressive organizations constantly preaching to us about human rights?

**crickets**

Thought so.


9 posted on 08/25/2013 11:52:54 AM PDT by getarope (Jesus is coming soon, and boy is he PISSED!)
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To: Navy Patriot

Just waiting for the churches and black churches to start burning here in the USA by the Mooslems.


10 posted on 08/25/2013 12:00:01 PM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: CaspersGh0sts
>> This simply doesn’t catch anyone’s attention. Even on FreeRepublic, I’m only making the 7th comment on this subject. <<

According to some freepers, the only people who "count" as "Christians" are evangelical born-again protestants. They're tell you Catholic and Orthodox churches are "unbiblical" and "medeval cults" who "worship the Virgin Mary" and so on.

Since virtually all Coptic Christians are Orthodox or Catholic, I guess the Muslims aren't killing "Christians" in Egypt.

11 posted on 08/25/2013 12:18:47 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

Even on FR? There have been lots of topics about the Egyptian church destruction.


12 posted on 08/25/2013 12:20:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Soul of the South
Any comments from Obama, the Clintons, John Kerry, John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Amnesty International, the World Council of Churches, the United Nations, or any of the other progressives and progressive organizations constantly preaching to us about human rights?

All that's on hold until September 45th.

13 posted on 08/25/2013 12:32:47 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: ReformationFan

Obama cheers.


14 posted on 08/25/2013 12:48:01 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: hal ogen

Amen!


15 posted on 08/25/2013 1:21:58 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

If those had been 50 mosques burned down - our ‘dear leader’ and his shills in the MSM would care...


16 posted on 08/25/2013 1:58:47 PM PDT by GOPJ (Young black men -- 3% of the population -- commit 50% of the murders in this society.)
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To: ReformationFan

Bet the WH has a party this week.


17 posted on 08/25/2013 2:57:11 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: ReformationFan

Muslims and atheists blame Christians for all the ills in the world.


18 posted on 08/25/2013 3:25:46 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: BillyBoy; ReformationFan
I think most of us (and I'm including myself) know very little about the ancient churches in Iraq (Chaldeans), Syria (Syriacs, Assyrians) and Egypt (Copts). I'm a Catholic, interested in the Eastern Churches, but that just means that my tiny trove of knowledge may be just a tiny bit bigger than the average Evangelical Christian FReeper's --- maybe.

I am grateful to Reformation Fan for posting this.

I knew almost nothing about the Copts until I read Fr. Mark Gruber's book Journey Back to Eden (Link) about the year he spent in the desert monasteries, some of them 1700 years old. They embody--- they LIVE ---a Christian religious culture so ancient and important ---

Now I my own response is a sense of pathetic futility. I want them to survive. I want people to know about them. But what can one do? Who's going to rescue them? Obama? (ha.) The U.N.? (Ha, ha.) The only one that's actually stepping in to support the Al-Sisi govt. is Putin, God help us. NOt that Al-Sisi is exactly an angel. Better than Morsi -- as far as we know, for now.

I pray. Not as much as I should.

19 posted on 08/25/2013 7:46:48 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("No one on earth has any other way left but -- upward." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
I had some freeper tell me that the only people who count as "Christians" are those who can "tell you the exact moment they got saved and accepted Jesus as their savior"

Since the vast majority of Copts (probably over 95% of them) were baptized as babies as never went around telling people when they were "saved" and "started a personal relationship with Jesus Christ", I guess they're "not Christians", according to some of our evangelical protestant friends. Just applying their logic.

20 posted on 08/25/2013 9:43:22 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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21 posted on 08/26/2013 3:49:14 AM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
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To: BillyBoy
I guess where I'd want to add a footnote, is I wouldn't even associate the honorable name "Evangelical" with people who would reject Copts, Catholics or Orthodox as Christians. I think those who are so preemptively repellent are a distinct minority, even here in FReeperville.

And we have many Evangelical friends here.

Haven't had much time to think of a suitable new label. Plenty of snarky ones pop up in my mischievous brain, but no need to add to the total amount of snark in the Universe.

How about "the More Bumptious Brethren"? I don't think anyone takes serious offense at "bumptious". Hmm. The MBB's.

22 posted on 08/26/2013 5:10:06 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("No one on earth has any other way left but -- upward." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
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To: TBP
Obama cheers
his ugly head rears.
23 posted on 08/26/2013 10:04:49 AM PDT by lbryce (The 22nd Amendment Lives:1142 Days Until America's Greatest Nemesis Gets the Heave "Ho")
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To: Mrs. Don-o
>> I guess where I'd want to add a footnote, is I wouldn't even associate the honorable name "Evangelical" with people who would reject Copts, Catholics or Orthodox as Christians. I think those who are so preemptively repellent are a distinct minority, even here in FReeperville. And we have many Evangelical friends here. <<

Well, I suppose that is a valid point. People who claim practicing Orthodox and Catholics "ain't Christians" are a very small but unfortunately very vocal minority of evangelicals. It's unfair to paint of all of them like that, just as its ridiculous to compare all Baptists to the lunatics at Westboro Baptist Church, or all Catholics to Obama's pal, "Father" Pfleger of St. Sabina's.

Nevertheless, I think its disgusting that some American Christians would reject one of the ancient forms of Christianity as "Christian", simply because they're not "born again" protestant fundamentalists. Truly an example of people eating their own.

24 posted on 08/26/2013 9:04:47 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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To: BillyBoy

Yet there are those Catholics and Orthodox Christians who do know the Bible.


25 posted on 08/27/2013 3:01:39 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: petitfour

Simply passing along the buck.


26 posted on 08/27/2013 3:04:31 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055253/posts

Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.

[by “anti-government activists” is meant church-burning jihadists]


27 posted on 08/31/2013 10:19:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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