Muslim "Tolerance" of Christians in Egypt

When building a church in Egypt here are a few of the hoops that the Muslim majority puts on Coptic Christians.

After painful negotiations, the so-called Muslim leaders finally said that they were willing to permit resumal of construction work, but only if Christians meet four conditions.

First, the hardliners insisted that the churchwould not use bells; second, no loudspeakers would be mounted on the front of the edifice; third, no crucifixes would hang on the outside of the church; fourth, the dome must be torn down and removed entirely.

The besieged Copts, under pressure to salvage their hopes of rebuilding their church, compromised. They agreed not to hang any bells, figuring that most of the Christian congregation live around the church anyways. They also accepted the condition not to use outdoor loudspeakers, reminding their audience that Christians do not broadcast their masses through speakers as Muslims in Egypt do.

However, Copts objected to the condition of not hanging crosses outside the church since, they argued, the crucifix is a symbol of their faith and at the heart of Christianity.

Still, after a lot of pressure from the officials and the Muslim hardliners, and in order for construction of the church not to stop under the pretext of security conditions, Christians compromised yet again, and agreed to place the crosses inside the church.

But hey that's cool because humiliating Jews and Christians is like totally in the Koran.
Fight against those who believe not in Allâh, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”
No wedding bells, no speakers, no dome, no crosses or a Muslim mob will destroy your property and murder a few of you. See that's called "tolerance".

Posted by: Howie at 09:00 AM

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