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Lights Out for the Middle Eastís Christians?
National Review ^ | 2/11/11

Posted on 02/12/2011 8:56:53 AM PST by marshmallow

The tumult in Cairo may spell much worse to come for the Copts.

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–Shiite 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.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Islam; Orthodox Christian; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: moronsall; omg; saddamthegreat; upplrnutz
The great irony in all of this, is that the one country in the Middle East which could possibly have resisted the Islamic tsumani, was Iraq under Saddam. And we took him out.....at the cost of thousands of American lives.
1 posted on 02/12/2011 8:56:56 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow; BenKenobi

Ping!


2 posted on 02/12/2011 8:57:51 AM PST by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: marshmallow

The PC Genie is out of the bottle.

Every tribe and every grievance will be aired now.


3 posted on 02/12/2011 9:08:34 AM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: marshmallow

Matthew 18:6

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and [that] he were drowned in the depth of the sea.


4 posted on 02/12/2011 9:10:31 AM PST by kindred (Come Lord Jesus, rule and reign over all thine enemies.)
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To: marshmallow

Obama is all for Christian-killing democracies. He has never uttered a peep of protest as Muslims in Indonesia and Egypt have burned Christian churches and homes, imprisoned Christian pastors, raped young Christian girls and murdered their fathers and mothers.


5 posted on 02/12/2011 9:39:04 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: kindred
The American and International Left aren't going to be happy until the Islamists start rounding up the Christians and Jews in the Middle East and apply the “final solution” like Hitler's Nazis did. After all, it was the grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Himmler who came up with the grand idea in the first place. Now its time to get busy really getting into the wet work.

Barry Hussein Obama cannot wait to cheer lead and make pretty speeches in favor of Mideast genocide. After all, his madrassa told him this is what good Muslims do. Barry wants to be a good Muslim, so he can do the Haj to Mecca before lights out.

6 posted on 02/12/2011 9:47:56 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: marshmallow

The Christians will survive. They’ll just go invisible, but they won’t go away.


7 posted on 02/12/2011 10:28:57 AM PST by lurk
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Thanks marshmallow.
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.

8 posted on 02/12/2011 10:34:07 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: marshmallow

I so agree with you ... the Coptic’s were save under a dictator.. remove him and the coptics are being beheaded and churches burned ... the same thing will happen in Egypt.. the irony is our country gives political asylum to Muslims and condemns violence against muslims and stands silent as christians are being murdered


9 posted on 02/12/2011 10:36:36 AM PST by RnMomof7
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To: marshmallow

The great irony in all of this, is that the one country in the Middle East which could possibly have resisted the Islamic tsumani, was Iraq under Saddam. And we took him out.....at the cost of thousands of American lives.


Christians have been arguing about the end time tribulations for many years, the Bible has told us that it would come, we can blame it on who so ever we want but it does not change anything.

Also, is this the great tribulation that many religious scholars say that the Christians will be raptured out of?

If that be the case then maybe the Christians who this is happening to are not really Christians, but what would they say about it?

They are going through a great tribulation now
but the American Christians are siting snug as a bear on a rug saying they will be raptured out before the tribulation hits them.


10 posted on 02/15/2011 6:19:09 AM PST by ravenwolf (Just a bit of the long list of proofs)
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