Skip to comments.Christians Snub Cairo Meeting with Clinton, Claim US Backs Islamists
Posted on 07/16/2012 8:45:28 AM PDT by marshmallow
Prominent Christian Egyptians snubbed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday because they feel the U.S. administration favors Islamist parties over secular and liberal forces in society at the expense of Egypt's 8 million Christians.
The critical theme was repeated by others Sunday in Cairo and Alexandria despite Clinton denying U.S. interference in Egyptian elections.
The politicians, businessmen and clerics who snubbed Clinton were supposed to take part in meetings between Clinton and influential members of civil society.
Coptic Christian businessman and politician Naguib Sawiris and three other Coptic politicians said in a statement they were objecting to Clinton's policies in solidarity with the mainstream Egyptian.
They also said that since the revolution, the U.S. administration and Clinton have paid many visits in support of Islamic political currents in society while ignoring other civil movements.
The four prominent Copts consider the meeting with the Islamist parties a form of external pressure to push the Islamists to power and ignore other civil movements. They blamed the U.S. for even showing a preference for an Islamist presidential candidate.
Egypt, a nation of nearly 84 million, is 90 percent Muslim, 9 percent Coptic and 1 percent other Christian denominations.
Two church leaders also turned their back on Clinton.
Coptic Bishop Morcos and Evangelical church leader Safwat al Bayadi refused to meet with Clinton because of what they characterized as interference in Egyptian internal affairs and U.S. support for Islamists while ignoring the majority of Egyptians.
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Given how Obama has treated Christians in general, over say, Muslims, I wouldn’t meet with him or the half dozen tax cheats in his cabinet either. Obama is an anti-Christian bigot who has disgraced the Jewish people and attacked the Catholic Church.
Most Americans agree.
Most Americans agree this administration backs islamist. Fixed
Clinton has as much in common with Christians as she does with happily married women.
Incredibly, there are still people out there who do not believe he is a muzzie. Really? Barack HUSSEIN Obama is not a Muslim? What total effin idiots.
That ol’ Arab Spring is going along swimmingly, eh, Hillary and BO?
I saw an interview, yesterday, with Fareed Zakaria and a Syrian Oppo leader. He absolutely RIPPED on Obama saying that all he cares about is his re-election.
Liberals: they’re soft on Islamic maniacs but give conservatives absolutely no quarter.
I am shocked to see gambling going on here Rick.
ZERO knows all the Arabic words in the Islam Call to Prayer.
Does he know the Lord’s Prayer or can he quote the verse John 3:16, without the TOTUS?
If he were alive today even Ray Charles could answer that!
Thanks for the ping. The Egyptian Christians are right: this administration supports radical Muslims and does not support Christians or Jews.
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