Skip to comments.Why Copts fear the crowds
Posted on 02/11/2011 2:14:04 AM PST by Scanian
Hosni Mubarak can count on at least one loyal supporter. Coptic Christian leader Pope Shenouda wants the anti-Mubarak protesters to stand down. He has two inarguable reasons to stick with the dictator: fear and experience.
Even if the Muslim Brotherhood doesn't take over, there is every reason to believe that a democratically elected Egyptian government will become more Islamist and more hostile to the country's roughly 8 million Christians, who are overwhelmingly Copts. As a horrifying premonition, the Copts need look no farther than democratic Iraq, where the ethnic cleansing of Christians is still unspooling, slowly but inexorably.
It's an irony almost too bitter to bear that George W. Bush, an evangelical Christian fired by a vision of freedom with religious overtones, waged a war of liberation in Iraq that led to the uprooting of the country's Christians. And did almost nothing to prevent it, or even remark upon it. Iraq's Christians are the collateral damage of the country's post-Saddam revolution.
In a civil war, a small, defenseless minority hated by fanatics of both warring sides will not fare well. But even after the surge tamped down Sunni-Shia violence, the war on Christians continued. One convent in Hamdaniyah in the north has been attacked 20 times since the start of the war, and as recently as last spring; according to USA Today, it was down to four nuns last year out of an original 55.
Before the invasion, roughly 1.4 million Christians lived in Iraq. About half of them have fled, with many more sure to follow. For a community that dates back almost to the inception of Christianity, this is nothing short of a historic cataclysm.
Iraq's Christians have fallen prey to a one-two punch of terrorism and official indifference. Sunni extremists attack churches and assassinate individual Christians.
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They want a more Islamist shift in Egypt, they know that is what he road ahead is, and they will push the agenda of riots and bloodshed if they have to, in order to achieve this and even further represssion of minority Christians in Egypt.
World! (Especially Christian World!) PAY ATTENTION!!!
So many talking heads have said they don’t know what’s going on in Egypt. I think it is pretty obvious, the Islamists want to take over. Duh. If they win there, they’ll try this sh!t everywhere, even here one day.
The Copts have been taking it on the chin for years. Burned churches, beatings, deaths. It doesn’t seem to matter who is in the Presidential Palace. It is just the nature of the Muslim beast.
After all, they are doing their prophet’s Koranic bidding.
Father Zakarias’ You Tube videos are very instructive.
But the bigger surprise will be that Americans have what these Christians in the Middle Eastern countrie don’t: guns. That will force the Islamfacists will be forced to mind their p’s and q’s.
My guess is that half of the Christians in Iraq were praying every day for a way to get out. I wonder if anyone is ever thankful for our invasion giving tham that chance?
They fear the mob for good reason. If I were them, I would be getting out now.
These people are going to have blood on THEIR HANDS at the end of the day.
Note how they will shift talking about the Egyptian military being a very respected organizaton in Egyptian society and start to demonize them. They (CNN/BBC et al) will support the military as long as it supports the masses led surreptitiously by jehadi in Cairo streets, but they will pull their support in a New York Minute if they have to.
Because those networks want to have a new Islamic empire in the Middle East, and so those networks are doing the biding of the Islamic god and religion.
To the Copts, get out NOW!
The way Obama and the MSM minions are backing the mob it must be...They have got to be Communists.
“Hosni Mubarak can count on at least one loyal supporter. Coptic Christian leader Pope Shenouda wants the anti-Mubarak protesters to stand down”
“Even if the Muslim Brotherhood doesn’t take over, there is every reason to believe that a democratically elected Egyptian government will become more Islamist and more hostile to the country’s roughly 8 million Christians, who are overwhelmingly Copts. As a horrifying premonition, the Copts need look no farther than democratic Iraq,...”
So, with that reasoning, Rich, we should have left Saddam in power?
Please watch this short video about a saintly German nun who protects Iraqi girls (Christian and Muslim) who have had every horror visited on them.
A lady we attend church with is from Egypt. She is very worried about her family due to moslem violence. Her childhood friend’s father was murdered by moslems because he would not leave his home to join in the protests. He was specifically targetted because he was a Christian.
We are reaching the stage where our only logical action will be to kill all the moslems (world wide) and let God sort them out. They have proven themselves to be no more than animals enslaved to an evil religion
I agree. Kill every one of them. Do unto them as they insist on doing unto us. Only do them first.
I’m starting to understand how the crusades came about.
Monasteries in Egypt”
“Coptic Orthodox Diocese In Egypt:”
Amen to that. We are armed...and can be dangerous.
If we ever get to the tar and feathering stage, we must not forget the msm, they’ve played a serious role in our downfall here in the US as well as foreign lands. I agree, they will have blood on their hands.
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