Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Egypt - Coptic Fears

The referendum to change the country's constitution has just been completed about a week ago. However, the Coptic Christians a minority in Egypt are weary of the result which allowed the amendments to the constitution to allow free election. The Christians said the election is coming too quickly which benefit established groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, and National Democratic Party(NDP). Many are very concerned about the Muslim Brotherhood coming to power because they will certainly marginalize the minority Christians. Recently they had formed a political party whose objective is to destroy Israel.

Christians may be a minority in Egypt, but they are 10 million strong. Egypt has the largest Christians community in the Middle East.

Ironically, as the Christians want more freedom, a spoke person in the video below said persecution is good for them.

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