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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

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  1. J. Doenges
    2 years ago

    Maybe we should be considering supporting the Copts and other Christians more robustly. They should be able to defend themselves. It angers me to hear of how these Muslims treat our brothers and sisters in Christ. In many areas of the Muslim world, this so called "religion of peace" does not tolerate Christians unless they are faced w/ force. If the Egyptian govt won't defend them, do they not have the right to defend themselves. I don't want to see escalating violence there, but at this point, it seems w/o more aggressive intervention, the current situation could deteriorate to the point where there no longer exists a Coptic community in Egypt. I would hope our govt would do more to pressure President Morsi and his govt to protect its own citizens. President Obama does not seem to have any interest. After all, according to him, the US is "no longer a Christian country". Our we our Brother's Keeper?

  2. Jorge
    2 years ago

    whe need more than praying for our christian coptic brothers and sisters..we need stern
    ACTION of self-deffense against the muslim brotherhood government that is carrying out this christian genocide!

  3. rafaelmarie
    2 years ago


  4. Diane
    2 years ago

    This is sad, but the revolution in Egypt was brought in with violence and this violence will target others unless God intervenes. I pray for Egypt, Syria and the other violence wracked countries of the Middle East. If only the people there had known of JPII, Walesa and Solidarity. That is the peaceful way to change things.

  5. abey
    2 years ago

    A servant cannot be greater than his Master, for if the master be prosecuted so will the servant, stated by Jesus. So rejoice, not at the prosecution but at the Truth, 'cause if this be a truth to his words then all that he did & said is True, which is to life everlasting in God & to this life on earth, prosecutions & its pains is but a pin prick in terms of the Eternal.

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