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.

Posted by: DMartyr at 10:15 AM



The increasing number of Americans erroneously believe that O is a muslim. LOL.

Posted by: HerWrath at June 25, 2013 10:56 AM

2 Well he's damn sure not Jewish and he sure doesn't act like a Christian, so what is he? Besides according to the Koran, once a Muslim, always a Muslim, unless you convert. Then your dead, or on your way to being dead if the Ummah catch you.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at June 25, 2013 11:13 AM

3 Let's invite all those persecuted christians to come to the USA as refugees.

Posted by: occam at June 25, 2013 11:14 AM

4 I think someone needs to go back to the archives and see what the jerk offs here said when this Arab Spring thing started.

Posted by: GREYROOSTER at June 25, 2013 11:24 AM

5 Herwrath: I think Obama is a politician before any religion. He'd become a Jewish Republican and a FOX News contributor if it meant he could be re-elected.

Great Sarcasm. Though I doubt if some see it.

Posted by: GREYROOSTER at June 25, 2013 11:34 AM

6 John Ryan@3 has a Free Tibet sticker on his Volvo, but can always be counted on to excuse Christian Genocide.

Posted by: Guest at June 25, 2013 11:57 AM

7 Obama is a pragmatic politician whose only "god" is himself. He is an islamofascist enabler who sends arms to avowed enemies of the US and denies aid and friendship to those who would truly need our help and support. History will rightfully condemn him as one of the smallest and least of our Presidents. Hopefully, whoever is elected to replace him will be better (they could hardly be worse, but then again, I thought that about Jimmy Carter, and was proven wrong when O was reelected.).
(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

9 Brian: We'll see when either Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama becomes the next president. Then 8 more yrs of Obama. The deal has already been made with the Clintons but the scuttle is that Obama doesn't trust them. Entrance Michelle. Someone he can trust. It will be the same. The black vote, the union vote, the gay vote, the hispanic vote, the liberal left vote, the academic vote, the welfare vote, the free health care vote, the pro immigration vote, the Jewish vote, the same sex marriage vote, the social security vote, the white guilt vote, the I have a black in my family vote, the socialist vote, the Hollywood vote. Add them all together and the dems win again.

Posted by: GREYROOSTER at June 25, 2013 03:08 PM

10 OBAMA is America's PUTIN.

Posted by: GREYROOSTER at June 25, 2013 03:10 PM

11 The left has always thought that revolution was their exclusive domain. They bitch about the man repressing them, revolt and then when they have power deem anyone who disagrees with them counter-revolutionaries worthy of torture and death. Mix, stir, repeat.

Posted by: Randman at June 25, 2013 03:15 PM

12 Obama is the only politician in history who received the Black, Muslim and Jewish vote. Give the dude some credit. No one else could do that.

Posted by: GREYROOSTER at June 25, 2013 03:39 PM

13 Greyrooster @ 9-
Damnit, I agree with you there.

Posted by: EROWMER at June 25, 2013 04:44 PM

14 Of course you do. My photographic memory reminds me of who voted for Obama last time. I haven't seen one of the groups change a thing. Even in lieu of the problems Obama is presently having. I
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

15 It's so sad that everything President Obama does is disparaged by a bunch of deranged right wing bigots.

Posted by: Daquan Goldstein at June 28, 2013 06:44 AM

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