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Christians Beginning to Flee Egypt
Catholic Culture ^ | 5/12/11

Posted on 05/12/2011 8:02:23 AM PDT by marshmallow

Fearful for their safety, some Coptic Christians have begun to flee Egypt, according to John Pontifex, spokesman for Aid to the Church in Need.

Offering an overview of recent violence against Christians in the Cairo suburb of Imbaba, Pontifex told Vatican Radio that “there is this great fear and great uncertainty that many people feel about the future for Christianity in an area where all the time there are reports coming through of Christians saying, ‘We want to leave, we do not feel safe here.’”

Only 0.3% of Egypt's 79.1 million people are Catholic, according to Vatican statistics; in all, an estimated 9% of Egyptians are Christian, most of them Coptic Orthodox.

Minority Christians fear future of Egypt (Vatican Radio)


TOPICS: Catholic; Islam; Orthodox Christian; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: ayers; codered; dohrn; obama

1 posted on 05/12/2011 8:02:25 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

I’m sure this corrupt media will be all over this just like they were when code pink, Ayers and obama pushed to have our ally out and who gave us decades of peace and was our 2nd best ally in the country

NAH THIS AMERICAN MEDIA ARE BIASED and can’t even bothered to hide it anymore.


2 posted on 05/12/2011 8:09:29 AM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: marshmallow

Ahhhhh, Arab Spring!!

What a breath of fresh air. Just like the fresh air in farm country during Spring - all manured up.


3 posted on 05/12/2011 8:10:42 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: marshmallow

Western countries should take in these Copts, who all have a target painted on their backs, and reduce the number of Muzlims they accept by the same numbers. If it were up to me, I would forbid the immigration of all Muzlims to Western countries — stop it cold. We have enough of them here already, planning ways to kill us.


4 posted on 05/12/2011 8:11:57 AM PDT by La Lydia ("California: When the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over.")
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To: Westbrook

Egypt has turned int 1939 Germany. Just waiting on the attack of Israel since it looks like the ethnic cleansing has begun.


5 posted on 05/12/2011 8:12:28 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Who is John Galt?)
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To: marshmallow
Sura (2:191-193) - "And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution of Muslims is worse than slaughter of non-believers...and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah."

Religious freedom. You are free to be a Muslim. Other religions? Not so much.

6 posted on 05/12/2011 8:13:46 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: marshmallow

Not surprised. Sadly, this is the begining of the end of a Christian community not only in Egypt, but in the Middle East altogether. Look for more Eastern rite/Orthodox Christian communites springing up in America.


7 posted on 05/12/2011 8:13:59 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Attack Israel and it would be the first and LAST mistake Egypt does.


8 posted on 05/12/2011 8:15:04 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: marshmallow

We had two Egyptian women join our church last Sunday in the Woodlands, TX.


9 posted on 05/12/2011 8:19:28 AM PDT by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: marshmallow

10 posted on 05/12/2011 8:24:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: marshmallow
I'm shocked!


11 posted on 05/12/2011 8:33:09 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: marshmallow
I'm shocked!


12 posted on 05/12/2011 8:33:09 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Biggirl

Bring to America refugee Christians from every corner of Islamic tyranny and terror:

Chaldeans & Assyrians (Iraq)

Melkites (Lebanon, Syria)

Copts (Egypt)

There are Christians in Africa suffering the Muslim lash as well.


13 posted on 05/12/2011 8:43:03 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam.)
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To: marshmallow

Just wait till it reads “Christians are fleeing Flint”.


14 posted on 05/12/2011 8:47:47 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: elcid1970

You got it. Even in countries such as in Nigeria, trouble is happening between the Christians and Muslims. My parish has some folks from Africa as well. As the Christian faith grows in Africa, so will the perscution.


15 posted on 05/12/2011 8:55:59 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: marshmallow

No news here,the world has been turning a blind eye on towards Eastern Christians in favor of Islamo-fascists.


16 posted on 05/12/2011 8:56:14 AM PDT by gitmogrunt
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To: redgolum

Difference is that in America, with the fact that Americans have guns, the Islamofacists HAVE TO mind their p’s and q’s.


17 posted on 05/12/2011 8:58:53 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: gitmogrunt

Well for the last couple of centuries that is.


18 posted on 05/12/2011 9:00:16 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Guess which side the fedgov is taking.

The cops have more guns, and is it worth a life time in prison.


19 posted on 05/12/2011 9:24:44 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

But if the Islamofacists start trouble here, look for both the police and those Americans who are armed, and there are those who are, to band together.


20 posted on 05/12/2011 9:30:27 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: La Lydia
8 million is a lot to take. Maybe the answer is a "two-state" solution....

Sadly, I think we're going to see a religious civil war in Egypt. The Muslim brotherhood will win the election, then renounce the peace treaty with Israel..at the same time we'll see mass attacks on Coptic churches..The Copt will arm themselves, and take reprisals..

21 posted on 05/12/2011 9:55:33 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: ken5050

There are already mass attacks on Coptic churches. That is why people are leaving. My point is that THIS IS A GOOD REASON TO STOP ALL MUZLIM IMMIGRATION to Western countries once and for all.


22 posted on 05/12/2011 10:20:32 AM PDT by La Lydia ("California: When the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over.")
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To: marshmallow

Sad part is... the Christians were there first.


23 posted on 05/12/2011 10:49:09 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: Biggirl
Attack Israel and it would be the first and LAST mistake Egypt does.

I presume you mean Israel will deal a devastating response, because 0bama's America will sit in the corner with its thumb up its a**.

24 posted on 05/12/2011 10:51:05 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: ScottinVA

Yes, that is what you were able to translate into, but I was using “clean” language. :)


25 posted on 05/12/2011 11:08:58 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: marshmallow

The same thing has been going on in Iraq for years and Syria is soon to follow.


26 posted on 05/12/2011 2:08:06 PM PDT by mas cerveza por favor
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To: La Lydia
If it were up to me, I would forbid the immigration of all Muzlims to Western countries — stop it cold.

Western elites are importing Muslims to undercut the Christian middle class. That is why the media screams "racist" whenever anyone objects.

27 posted on 05/12/2011 2:12:23 PM PDT by mas cerveza por favor
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To: elcid1970

What about the Serbs and Roma being driven out of Kosovo?


28 posted on 05/14/2011 9:17:42 AM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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29 posted on 05/14/2011 9:28:14 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: FormerLib

The Serbs are bloodthirsty enemies of Croats and Slovenes. They have huge Russia for their ally.

The Roma are brigands and thieves.

Next question?


30 posted on 05/14/2011 7:20:06 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam.)
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To: elcid1970
So it's ok to kill certain Christians?

Didn't see that part of the Gospel.

31 posted on 05/16/2011 5:01:41 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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