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At Weekly Exorcisms, Egypt’s Muslims and Christians Unite Against the Demons
TIME ^ | 3/3/14 | Aryn Baker

Posted on 03/03/2014 6:42:47 PM PST by marshmallow

Cairo's best-known exorcist may be Christian, but his weekly exorcisms provide an unusual space for interfaith cooperation

The demon that had possessed the elderly Muslim woman was so strong that even an Imam couldn’t get rid of it. So her family opted for a priest. “My mother is possessed by a jinn,” the woman’s daughter said, by way of explaining why she and her Muslim family had decided to attend a recent Thursday night mass last month at Cairo’s St. Sama’an Cathedral. Her mother, who was slumped over a nearby bench, gave no indication of hearing anything. In a few hours she would be yipping and howling along with dozens of other women similarly possessed, but for the moment she just stared into the middle distance and muttered softly to herself.

Tensions between Muslims and Christians have been high in Egypt, ever since a military coup against the country’s first democratically elected Islamist President on 3 July unleashed a spasm of violence that saw churches burned, priests murdered and Christians threatened in hate speeches broadcast across the country. But there is at least one sphere of Egyptian contemporary life where interfaith cooperation perseveres, and that is at weekly exorcisms performed by one of the country’s most celebrated priests, Father Sama’an Ibrahim. He is one of the few priests in Egypt who can preform exorcisms — not even the Coptic Pope can — and his reputation for expelling demons of all kinds extends well beyond his Christian flock. Muslim Imams can do exorcisms as well, explains the woman, who declined to give her name, but her mother’s case required some extra muscle. “We went to a mosque first for healing, but the demons who harm her are more afraid of the Christian priest.”

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TOPICS: Catholic; Islam; Ministry/Outreach; Orthodox Christian
KEYWORDS: egypt; medeabenjamin

1 posted on 03/03/2014 6:42:47 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Now for some happy news.

Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin Jailed In Egypt

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/03/03/Code-Pink-s-Medea-Benjamin-Jailed-In-Egypt?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


2 posted on 03/03/2014 6:45:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: marshmallow

This is the bottom line:

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“We went to a mosque first for healing,but the demons who harm her are more afraid of the Christian priest.”
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When in need, call upon the Most High, the Name that is above all others.

All. Others.


3 posted on 03/03/2014 7:30:59 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: marshmallow

Maybe he can do something about Miley Cyrus.


4 posted on 03/03/2014 7:46:28 PM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: marshmallow

Any way we can get this priest over here to Pennsylvania Avenue?


5 posted on 03/03/2014 7:51:51 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: marshmallow
Egypt's Muslims and Christians unite against the Demons.

This is a little hard to understand, considering that Islam was spawned by a demon, or the head demon, Satan himself. Jesus said if Satan is divided against himself, his kingdom can not stand, so I do not see how Muslims and Christians can unite on anything.

6 posted on 03/03/2014 8:14:34 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: cripplecreek
Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin Jailed In Egypt

I've been waiting to post this

7 posted on 03/03/2014 9:08:59 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: marshmallow

They all think they’re monotheists too.


8 posted on 03/04/2014 6:02:59 AM PST by onedoug
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