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Egypt: 50,000 Muslims Led By Sword-Wielding Men March Through Christian Areas, Intimidating Christians


World  (tags: Islamic Egyptian intimidation of Christi, disenfranchisement )

Beth
- 649 days ago - m.apnews.com
ASSIUT, Egypt (AP) - A campaign of intimidation by Islamists left most Christians in this southern Egyptian province too afraid to participate in last week's referendum on an Islamist-drafted constitution they deeply oppose, residents say. The disenfranch



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Beth S. (332)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 8:32 pm
Around a week before the vote, some 50,000 Islamists marched through the provincial capital, Assiut, chanting that Egypt will be "Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians." At their head rode several bearded men on horseback with swords in scabbards on their hips, evoking images of early Muslims conquering Christian Egypt in the 7th Century.

They made sure to go through mainly Christian districts of the city, where residents, fearing attacks, shuttered down their stores and stayed in their homes, witnesses said.

The day of the voting itself on Saturday, Christian voting was minimal - as low as seven percent in some areas, according to church officials. Some of those who did try to head to polling stations in some villages were pelted by stones, forcing them to turn back without casting ballots, Christian activists and residents told The Associated Press this week.

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Lee Hampton (15)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 8:34 pm
If you're Buddhist, Christian, Jew, Baha'i, Islam wants you converted, out or dead. All over the world, the scene is played out again and again. Supremacist Islam wants total control.
 

Rob and Jay B. (121)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 10:21 pm
The Islamist president Morsi said before he was elected that he wanted a new Islamic conquest of Egypt and that the Coptic Christians (the real Egyptians, conquered by invading Muslims and oppressed by them for centuries) would have to convert or leave and they have been fleeing by the thousands.

Where is the outrage in the western media and from Obama and other western leaders? Silence and hypocrisy. You certainly don't read about this on Care2!
 

Carola May (20)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 10:26 pm
Even before the Muslim Brotherhood gained power in Egypt the Christians have been persecuted for centuries and have had limited rights in their own land, but now with the Orthodox Muslims in control their future looks very bleak indeed. Such a shame.

It's funny how Muslims are always whining about what victims they are when it is Islam that is persecuting non-Muslims the world over. And so many dimwits in the West fall for their broken wing act without doing any research or thinking.

Islam has been at war with the world since Mohammed invaded Medina with his thugs and forced everyone to convert to his new amalgam of a 'religion'. They have taken over most of their occupied lands by force and now are trying to conquer the West once and for all by infiltration, lies, deception and threats. Sadly, it is working well.
 

rene davis (74)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 10:39 pm
thank you.
 

David Anderson (70)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 11:24 pm
I can't say that there are no such thing as peaceful Moslems, but it appears that about 98.5% are giving the remainder a bad name.
 

Tommy S. (11)
Friday December 21, 2012, 12:57 am
muslims doing what they do best
 

Stan B. (123)
Friday December 21, 2012, 1:12 am
I wonder what it is that makes these maniacs feel so insecure.
 

pam w. (191)
Friday December 21, 2012, 7:24 am
Oh, I dunno, stan....perhaps the possibility that, deep down inside, they know they're barbaric THUGS?

" At their head rode several bearded men on horseback with swords in scabbards on their hips, evoking images of early Muslims conquering Christian Egypt in the 7th Century"

OR--adult men like playing the Islamic equivalent of COWBOYS & INDIANS?

 

Suheyla C. (229)
Friday December 21, 2012, 10:13 am
Thanks Beth
 

Billie C. (2)
Friday December 21, 2012, 10:44 am
oabam is giving our tax dollars to these thugs and the support of our country. how dare he. we don't support muslims and never will. the so called peaceful muslims only exist in obamas mind. stop sending our money.
there isn't a peaceful muslim unless they are dead. you would be better off kissing a cobra than making friends with a muslim. our country should be up in arms about what muslims are doing but no obama bows to them.
muslims need to be locked away in a region of the world and left to rot. wall them up and leave them to fight each other.
 

Ge M. (218)
Friday December 21, 2012, 11:07 am
Egypt, alond with all of the other Muslim controlled countries in the Middle East, forced around 1 million Jews out making them refugees with no right of return and no compensation. I have yet to hear any of the anti-Semites condemn this.

Now, Egypt is stepping up its attacks on Christians which have continued for centuries. They force them to live on the rubbish heap in Cairo, they kill anyone because they can, rape & abuse little girls and forcibly convert & marry them. They are now being beaten and arrested for being Christian. Why does no-one on care2 speak out? None of the "journalists" mention it. Why is being a Christian of so much less value than a Muslim? These are terrible human rights abuses that no-one wants to talk about and the anti-Semites ignore preferring to attack Israel, like the UN. It is sad that no-one recognises a true abuse and attempt at genocide.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday December 21, 2012, 12:17 pm
What democracy? America and Europe should withdraw all support and financial aid to these countries immediately. Christians in their own neighborhoods during the Arab Spring were evicted; homes torched and Christians crucified. How long before they are forceably converted or put to death in "god's" name?
 

kye j. (41)
Friday December 21, 2012, 12:58 pm
Muslims are the scum of the earth.I loathe them.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Friday December 21, 2012, 1:10 pm
I can only agree with Gillian - where the hell is the rest of the world? Even the Vatican, which is loves to issue statements of sympathy (like the UN) has not issued a word.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday December 21, 2012, 1:43 pm
150,000 Muslims Led By gun-Wielding Men and women March Through iraq, Intimidating and killing innocent muslims.

When does this religious non sense end? Just how is it that Xtians are any better? We whip and kill them and get mad when they strike back. Insanity in a nut shell.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Friday December 21, 2012, 2:07 pm
golden opportunity for the NRA to send handguns to the Christians to defend themselves. (sarcasm). Strange that the muslim radicals would even let women carry weapons..What is to prevent the women from turning on them instead? burkas could hide a few assault rifles or didn't they think of that? (more sarcasm)duh (no sarcasm).
 

Susie S. (4)
Friday December 21, 2012, 2:47 pm
it is a hateful religion!!
 

Michelle R. (5)
Friday December 21, 2012, 6:57 pm
noted. Yet another reason that makes people look at this religion in a negative fashion! Then they have the gull to ask why people "profile" them!? Really?
 

Rob and Jay B. (121)
Friday December 21, 2012, 11:49 pm
SUNNI MUSLIMS COMMITTED 70% OF ALL TERRORIST ACTS IN THE WORLD IN 2011:
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/sunni-muslim-extremists-committed-70-terrorist-murders-2011 according to a report by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) 8/3/12

'One Greek Christian account describes the Arab invasion of Egypt as "merciless and brutal." Not only did the Muslim invaders slay the commander of the Byzantine troops and his companions, but they also put to the sword all who surrendered including old men, babes, or women.[11] Similar slaughters occurred across Palestine and Cyprus. Muslim troops were particularly brutal toward non-Muslim religious institutions. During the caliphate of Harun al-Rashid, many Christian monks were put to death. One Muslim historian estimated that Arab armies destroyed 30,000 churches throughout Egypt, Syria, and other central lands.[12] An Armenian historian reported that, following a rebellion in 703, General Muhammad bin Marwan invaded the province, massacring and enslaving the populace. He wrote a letter to the nobility, giving guarantees of safety in return for surrender. They surrendered, at which point the Arab invaders shut them in churches and burned them alive.[13]'
http://www.meforum.org/1813/the-middle-easts-tribal-dna
 

Berny p. (23)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 5:09 am
and people still think that islam is a peaceful religion......ON WITCH PLANET DO THEY LIVE????
 

Kira Leeon (13)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 10:41 pm
To have an in depth understanding of the true nature of Islam as written by a Muslim (an ex Muslim cleric) exposing Islamist corruption, visit- www.spear.org. You will be duly shocked. Not all religions preach love, peace and understanding.
 

Gene Jacobson (253)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 9:10 am
"I tell the church, yes, you are our brothers in Egypt, but there are red lines. Our red line is Morsi's legitimacy. Whoever dares splash it with water, we will splash him with blood," he said, using an Arabic saying."

THIS should be the official description of the most horrid, repressive and violent religions ever to exist on the face of the planet. It is how they deal with EVERYTHING with which they disagree. Not discourse, bloodshed. They are a cancer of the human species, spreading like an uncontrolled plague bringing with them horror and death wherever they go. It is nearly impossible to read anything describing any Islamic gathering that does not include the word, enraged. They spend their entire lives enraged with the rest of the world. The only good thing about that is that their hatred will consume them faster than a normal lifespan. We may not be at war with Islam, but they are with us. Like it or not, they are coming for us all.
 

b. m. (32)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 6:02 pm


Deep down inside they know that they face judgement.. and have by mandate an unction from below to kill, steal and destroy at the behest of their father.......they think they can by their own acts achieve salvation...they despise the cradle carrying people of Israel...and have sought to deciewve the world away from the the Lamb of God ..Who came by Abraham through Mary by Promise.. but when the true Light comes again .. for ever .. the darkness will have been extinguished. Maranatha.
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Monday December 24, 2012, 11:22 am
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b. m. (32)
Monday December 24, 2012, 3:02 pm


Merry Christmas everyone.
..Behold the Lamb!
 

Carol D. (109)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 11:20 am
How come all this persecution of the Christians in Egypt is not in our world news Frightened as per usual are they of upsetting the Muslims the world condoned the government that took over now they probably realise what a stupid thing it was to do One should know with a Muslim government its going to mean trouble No peace and love in the islamic faith what i can see Whats the world going to do now Nothing i expect as too frightened of getting involved so the people will be no better off than they were before
 
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