Islamists hit Christian churches in Egypt, Obama’s response tepid

Islamists hit Christian churches in Egypt, Obama’s response tepid

On Friday President Obama took a few minutes from his Martha’s Vineyard vacation to: denounce the violence going on in Egypt.But, that’s all he did or ever does.Within his speech he barely mentioned the attacks on“churches”.He didn’t have the decency to single out that it was Christian churches being sacked by his Muslim Brotherhood buddies!: : : 

It was a pathetic response by an inept president who was dying to get back on the golf course!

Yahoo News reports after torching a Franciscan school, Islamists paraded three nuns on the streets like “prisoners of war” before a Muslim woman offered them refuge. Two other women working at the school were sexually harassed and abused as they fought their way through a mob.

churchesIn the four days since security forces cleared two sit-in camps by supporters of Egypt’s ousted president, Islamists have attacked dozens of Coptic churches along with homes and businesses owned by the Christian minority. The campaign of intimidation appears to be a warning to Christians outside Cairo to stand down from political activism.

Christians have long suffered from discrimination and violence in Muslim majority Egypt, where they make up 10 percent of the population of 90 million. Attacks increased after the Islamists rose to power in the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring uprising that drove Hosni Mubarak from power, emboldening extremists. But Christians have come further under fire since President Mohammed Morsi was ousted on July 3, sparking a wave of Islamist anger led by Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood.

Nearly 40 churches have been looted and torched, while 23 others have been attacked and heavily damaged since Wednesday, when chaos erupted after Egypt’s military-backed interim administration moved in to clear two camps packed with protesters calling for Morsi’s reinstatement, killing scores of protesters and sparking deadly clashes nationwide.

One of the world’s oldest Christian communities has generally kept a low-profile, but has become more politically active since Mubarak was ousted and Christians sought to ensure fair treatment in the aftermath.

Many Morsi supporters say Christians played a disproportionately large role in the days of mass rallies, with millions demanding that he step down ahead of the coup.

Despite the violence, Egypt’s Coptic Christian church renewed its commitment to the new political order Friday, saying in a statement that it stood by the army and the police in their fight against “the armed violent groups and black terrorism.”

While the Christians of Egypt have endured attacks by extremists, they have drawn closer to moderate Muslims in some places, in a rare show of solidarity.

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The corrupt media doesn’t wanna call what’s going on in Egypt a civil war.But that’s what it is.A civil war is bad for Obama who wanted the Muslim Brotherhood to rule Egypt.The media couldn’t wait to give Obama credit for the downfall of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.However with Egypt blowing up in front of the world’s eyes, the media shields Obama from any connection to the chain of events

: Originally published at The Last Tradition

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