Skip to comments.Christians Beginning to Flee Egypt
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)
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.
Ahhhhh, Arab Spring!!
What a breath of fresh air. Just like the fresh air in farm country during Spring - all manured up.
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.
Egypt has turned int 1939 Germany. Just waiting on the attack of Israel since it looks like the ethnic cleansing has begun.
Religious freedom. You are free to be a Muslim. Other religions? Not so much.
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.
Attack Israel and it would be the first and LAST mistake Egypt does.
We had two Egyptian women join our church last Sunday in the Woodlands, TX.
Bring to America refugee Christians from every corner of Islamic tyranny and terror:
Chaldeans & Assyrians (Iraq)
Melkites (Lebanon, Syria)
There are Christians in Africa suffering the Muslim lash as well.
Just wait till it reads “Christians are fleeing Flint”.
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.
No news here,the world has been turning a blind eye on towards Eastern Christians in favor of Islamo-fascists.
Difference is that in America, with the fact that Americans have guns, the Islamofacists HAVE TO mind their p’s and q’s.
Well for the last couple of centuries that is.
Guess which side the fedgov is taking.
The cops have more guns, and is it worth a life time in prison.
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.
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..
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.
Sad part is... the Christians were there first.
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**.
Yes, that is what you were able to translate into, but I was using “clean” language. :)
The same thing has been going on in Iraq for years and Syria is soon to follow.
Western elites are importing Muslims to undercut the Christian middle class. That is why the media screams "racist" whenever anyone objects.
What about the Serbs and Roma being driven out of Kosovo?
The Serbs are bloodthirsty enemies of Croats and Slovenes. They have huge Russia for their ally.
The Roma are brigands and thieves.
Didn't see that part of the Gospel.