Sunday, January 13, 2013

Christians Fleeing Egypt

Coptic Christians were living in Egypt long before Muslims. But many Copts are so fearful of recent changes in their country that they are fleeing to the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Unfortunately, when Copts arrive in the West, they'll be informed (by the media and countless politicians) that they are Islamophobic bigots for not believing that Islam is a religion of peace, tolerance, and candy-coated raindrops.

THE TELEGRAPH-Tens of thousands of Egyptian Christians are leaving the country in the wake of the Egyptian revolution and subsequent Islamist takeover of politics, priests and community leaders say.

Coptic Christian churches in the United States say they are having to expand to cope with new arrivals, as priests in cities like Cairo and Alexandria talk of a new climate of fear and uncertainty.

"Most of our people are afraid," Father Mina Adel, a priest at the Church of Two Saints in Alexandria said. "Not a few are leaving - for America, Canada and Australia. Dozens of families from this church alone are trying to go too."

Father Mina's church has an important place in the history of the Arab Spring. It was struck by a car bomb on New Year's Eve 2010, Egypt's worst sectarian attack in recent decades, in which 23 people were killed.

After the bombing, liberal Muslim groups staged protests in support of Christians, printing posters showing the cross and the crescent interlinked which then went on to be symbols of inter-faith unity during the Tahrir Square protests three weeks later.

But the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood in parliamentary and presidential elections has changed the mood - particularly as the biggest opposition party is the even more hardline Salafist movement which wants strict Sharia law implemented. (Continue Reading.)

6 comments:

Jabari said...

If our Egyptian brethren in Christ leave Egypt, who's going to preach the gospel to the Muslims there?!?

Tom said...

May the One Living Eternal God have mercy on Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Iran - and on other 'Islamic' nations - that they may all be spared from the wrath to come if the Holy Spirit is withdrawn from their lands.

Muslims cannot grasp - but the presence of Christians and Jews in a nation is a sign of spiritual health.
When the canaries stop signing, it's time to get out of the mine. There will be no place to hide in those nations where the Love of God is not welcomed. Witness: Syria & Pakistan. Egypt may be next and if so, it AIN'T gonna be pretty.

"Unless the Lord builds the house,
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain." Ps 127:1

Any strength, any effort, any success and any gain is hollow without Him as the foundation and the capstone.
The walls of Jericho fell with little more than a 'shout'.

May the Living God in Christ have mercy on all of us.

Craig said...

@ samual green
I was just wondering if you have that latest debate on the preservation of the quran

Traeh said...

Spencer's site is under hacker attack yet again, it seems. A lot over the last three days.

The first and last argument of Islam is force. Islam is thuggery.

aaron said...

@jabari

If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town Matthew 10:14

they already have done their jobs

crujjy said...

You have the right idea Jabari. I was mad, and your heart was better than mine. I await the day that God will bring justice to us who are persecuted, but until then, I hope we pray for, love, and preach to those who persecute us, that they may be spared justice by the blood of Christ. Let us know that the scholars are unanimous that Christ was crucified, and that His enemies, friends, skeptics, and a crowd of 500 saw post mortem appearances of Him, and that we are approaching unanimity that the tomb was empty on the third day. Let us know that He is risen, and that by that we know He will defeat Islam. May we preach Him to those that persecute us.