Obama Administration Condemns Christian Copt Protest In Egypt
Obama fully supported protests to overthrow the relatively friendly Egyptian Government of Mubarak. U.S. support paved way for an Islamist takeover by the oppressive and violent Muslim Brotherhood.Now those suffering the most under this brutal Islamist rule want to protest, and the Obama Administration is trying to prevent it.
As Egyptians of all factions prepare to demonstrate in mass against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Morsi's rule on June 30, the latter has been trying to reduce their numbers, which some predict will be in the millions and eclipse the Tahrir protests that earlier ousted Mubarak. Among other influential Egyptians, Morsi recently called on Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II to urge his flock, Egypt’s millions of Christians, not to join the June 30 protests. While that may be expected, more troubling is that the U.S. ambassador to Egypt is also trying to prevent Egyptians from protesting—including the Copts. The June 18th edition of Sadi al-Balad reports that lawyer Ramses Naggar, the Coptic Church's legal counsel, said that during [Anne W.] Patterson's June 17 meeting with Pope Tawadros, she "asked him to urge the Copts not to participate" in the demonstrations against Morsi and the Brotherhood. [...] So why is the Obama administration now asking Christians not to oppose their rulers--in this case, Islamists--who have daily proven themselves corrupt and worse, to the point that millions of Egyptians, most of them Muslims, are trying to oust them? What's worse is that the human rights abuses Egypt's Coptic Christians have been suffering under Muslim Brotherhood rule are significantly worse than the human rights abuses that the average Egyptian suffered under Mubarak--making the Copts' right to protest even more legitimate, and, if anything, more worthy of U.S support. Among other things, under Morsi's rule, the persecution of Copts has practically been legalized, as unprecedented numbers of Christians--men, women, and children--have been arrested, often receiving more than double the maximum prison sentence, under the accusation that they "blasphemed" Islam and/or its prophet. It was also under Morsi's reign that another unprecedented scandal occurred: the St. Mark Cathedral--holiest site of Coptic Christianity and headquarters to the Pope Tawadros himself--was besieged in broad daylight by Islamic rioters. When security came, they too joined in the attack on the cathedral. And the targeting of Christian children--for abduction, ransom, rape, and/or forced conversion—has also reached unprecedented levels under Morsi.
The increasing number of Americans erroneously believe that O is a muslim. LOL.
Posted by: HerWrath at June 25, 2013 10:56 AM
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Posted by: GREYROOSTER at June 25, 2013 11:24 AM
Great Sarcasm. Though I doubt if some see it.
Posted by: GREYROOSTER at June 25, 2013 11:34 AM
Posted by: Guest at June 25, 2013 11:57 AM
(Getting down off soapbox now)
Posted by: Brian at June 25, 2013 12:17 PM
Everyone here knew the arab spring would end in disaster. At least anyone that knew anything about islam.
There is no doubt Bronco is a muslim. NONE....He's another soldier of allah doing all he can in the realm of dar al-harb.
Posted by: Abrog8 at June 25, 2013 03:01 PM
FORGIVE THEM FATHER FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO. Where have I heard that before?
Posted by: GREYROOSTER at June 25, 2013 03:08 PM
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Posted by: GREYROOSTER at June 25, 2013 03:39 PM
Damnit, I agree with you there.
Posted by: EROWMER at June 25, 2013 04:44 PM
don't understand it but it's damn sure real. Obama can't do anything right but they think he can't do anything wrong. Friggin weird.
My stepfather always told me that when the takers outnumber the makers the country is doomed. How close are we?
Posted by: GREYROOSTER at June 26, 2013 08:36 PM
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