Skip to main content

Persecution of Christian Copts in Egypt on Rise as Muslim Brotherhood Consolidates Power Comments

President Mursi said he was going to be the president of all Egyptians, including the Copts. As we watch events unfold in Egypt, we have to ask ourselves, was that just a big lie, a ruse to gain power and Islamize Egypt? Does President Mursi mean to govern the Copts as a free and equal people or as the dhimmi class? Islamists seem emboldened in Egypt. Continue Reading

1 - 10 of 15 Comments

  1. Samir S. Halabi
    2 years ago

    History looks like being repeated once again.
    There was once 1,000,000 Jews living throughout the Arab-World in the M.E. and North Africa.
    Today there are fewer than 7,000 Jews living in the arab world, around 1,500 in Tunisia and
    around 4,500 - 5,000 in Morocco, a few hundred still in the yemen and around 35 to 40 jews in Bahrain.
    The Coptic Christians number around 8,000,000 around 10% of the total Egyptian population, they now must realize how the once Jewish population of 80,000 suffered at the hands of their Muslim countrymen, now it seems the time has come for history to rear it's ugly head and persecute, torture, murder or forcing people to convert to islam. The innocent Egyptian Coptic Christians who have practiced their faith in Egypt at least 300 hundred years before the dawning of Islam some 1,460 years ago. Islam want's to just dominate everyone and every country, in the end it will self-destruct.

  2. JoAnn
    2 years ago

    We better be concerned about the Muslim Brotherhood being in our own government also. Some in homeland security positions. Talk about the fox guarding the hen house. Obama has appointed MB members and supports them in the middle-east. What does that tell you? All references to MB and radical Islam has been purged in the FBI and CIA files. "Cair" has seen to that. Those persecutions will soon be on American soil. God bless.

  3. michael terheyden
    2 years ago

    Judy Claar, Please see the link toward the end of this article for another article I wrote, "Call to Solidarity: Christian Refugees from the Middle East Need Your Help." In that article, I mention an organization, Arab Refugee Christians in the USA, and I include their E-mail address and a link to their website. They need all kinds of help, including financial assistance. They will be glad to explain where the money goes and what it does. God bless you.

  4. Judy Claar
    2 years ago

    Deacon Keith, If we donate money, to whom does it go? and what does it do?
    i am shocked, that a so called, loving peaceful people, believe in something so barbaric! President Mursi should be called on such activities by the U.S. President. By our president not summoning him, is a silence that speaks volumes! Egypt should be denied any monies from the U.S. until peace and solidarity prevail.
    Is this not fair social justice? Or, am I being harsh out of compassion for our Coptic brothers and sisters?
    TO ALL:
    May I suggest we all write our senators, congressmen, and pray. God Be With You...

  5. robert matzinger
    2 years ago

    Recent history of the murder and persecution of our Coptic Christain brothers and sisters in Egypt with no repercussions indicates that muslims will continue to do this. And "the Muslim Brotherhood" will take the lead in this and continue the persecution of all Christains in Egypt.

    All our govt under Obama will do, is to continue to lend (give) monies to Egypt to continue to prop up the Muslim Brotherhood govt so it can do as it chooses and if some of this is persecution of Christains, our govt and Obama could care less.

  6. MJGT
    2 years ago

    Excuse me, Grover. I was wrong to say, "Every single thing you said is false." What you said about sin and us being our brother's keeper is excellent.

  7. MJGT
    2 years ago

    To Grover Weaver: Every single thing you said is false. Pope Benedict XVI is speaking about the suffering of the Copts and all Christians presently suffering persecution in Muslim and communist countries. He is also speaking about the rise of totalitarianism and the growing persecution of Christians in the West. Many Bishops have also spoken about these evils. The Catholic Church also played a major role in the formation of the new nation of Southern Sudan. The Church also played a major role in ending slavery in much of the world. I also recall that the Church saved more Jews from the Nazis than anyone else, other than the allied armies. I do not know what you mean by "little ones." However, the Church has spoken out against abortion and euthanasia more than anyone else. And the Church's great love for the poor and downtrodden has been repeatedly proven throughout history. Furthermore, I believe that the Church is the single greatest defender of human dignity and freedom in the world today.

  8. Grover Weaver
    2 years ago

    Why must President Obama get all of the blame for being silence at the suffering of the Copts Christians when Pope Benedict XVl and all of Christendom is silence and to be blamed for the pain suffered in the land that protected the Blessed Virgin and the Fruit of her womb.

    Christ's Church to its shame has a history rooted in the sin of silence. The church was silence when the African Church was taken into slavery; silence when the Jews were taken to Auschwitz; and, we all were shamed by our silence when we suffered our "little ones" to be abused by the hand that fed us.

    This sin happens when we do not do what we should do: we are indeed the keeper of our brother.

  9. Dan
    2 years ago

    I bet we don't hear a thing about this from the Obama administration. The same thing has already happened in Iraq and will probably be happening in Syria before we know it. And just think, Christians and Muslims lived how many decades in peace under Mubarak, who was one of America's best allies in the region? But our dear president threw him under the bus in favor of these barbarians.

  10. terry
    2 years ago

    An equivalent analogy would be if the Federal gov't of the US were to set out purging folks of the LDS faith. How I wish religious leaders and presidential candidates would just make mention of what is going on in the MIddle east! Where oh where is the courage?

Leave a Comment

Comments submitted must be civil, remain on-topic and not violate any laws including copyright. We reserve the right to delete any comments which are abusive, inappropriate or not constructive to the discussion.

Though we invite robust discussion, we reserve the right to not publish any comment which denigrates the human person, undermines marriage and the family, or advocates for positions which openly oppose the teaching of the Catholic Church.

This is a supervised forum and the Editors of Catholic Online retain the right to direct it.

We also reserve the right to block any commenter for repeated violations. Your email address is required to post, but it will not be published on the site.

We ask that you NOT post your comment more than once. Catholic Online is growing and our ability to review all comments sometimes results in a delay in their publication.

Send me important information from Catholic Online and it's partners. See Sample

Post Comment

Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Hebrews 10:32-39
Remember the great challenge of the sufferings that you had to ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 37:3-4, 5-6, 23-24, 39-40
Put your trust in Yahweh and do right, make your home in the ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 4:26-34
He also said, 'This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man ... Read More

Saint of the Day

January 30 Saint of the Day

St. Aldegunais
January 30: Virgin and abess, also known as Adelgundis, Aldegonde, or ... Read More