Skip to comments.Egypt Coptic Christians fear Islamist presidential win
Posted on 05/24/2012 12:44:01 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A large number of Egypts Coptic Christian minority are backing presidential front-runner Ahmed Shafiq.
The 70-year-old former prime minister represents their best hope for a secular presidency, something Copts worry will not happen if an Islamist candidate wins.
People see what happened with the Islamists in the parliament and Shura Council. People wont make the same mistake twice, said one man in Cairo waiting to vote.
Another woman said she felt it was time for someone other than an Islamist: Frankly from what I see, the Copts fear the current Islamists. I think because they won control of the parliament and the Shura council, they should leave the presidency to a Liberal.
I wont deny it; there really is fear. People are scared of the Islamists because they are ultra-extremists, said this woman, describing the feeling of many Coptic Christians.
I can tell you that its not only the Copts that are scared; many Muslims are afraid too, said another man.
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Can’t we make a deal with Egypt? We will take their Christians if they will take our Muslims.
Too bad 95% of Americans have their heads too far up their a**es to have any clue as to why this is a problem.
presidential front-runner Ahmed Shafiq”
Let’s hope this guy wins, because the alternative would be disasterous for the citizens, Israel, the USA, others.
I think in Egypt or the Middle East (anywhere but Israel where we American conservatives would probably be Likud (or the smaller right-wing/orthodox parties) WE would be “liberals/secularists”.
In Arabic Countries that is.
Sure . . . more Muslims for that country, to join the march on Jerusalem they’re always chanting about.