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  • Lights Out for the Middle Eastís Christians?

    02/12/2011 8:56:53 AM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The tumult in Cairo may spell much worse to come for the Copts.Hosni Mubarak can count on at least one loyal supporter. Coptic Christian leader Pope Shenouda wants the anti-Mubarak protesters to stand down. He has two inarguable reasons to stick with the dictator: fear and experience. Even if the Muslim Brotherhood doesnít take over, there is every reason to believe that a democratically elected Egyptian government will become more Islamist and more hostile to the countryís roughly 8 million Christians, who are overwhelmingly Copts. As a horrifying premonition, the Copts need look no farther than democratic Iraq, where the...