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August 14, 2013 - 8:12 am

The rise of the “mostly secular” Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has had a decidedly non-secular effect: Persecution of Egypt’s Coptic Christians is on the rise. In the latest bout of civil unrest, the Brotherhood torched three churches.

Copts are a minority in Egypt. They don’t control the military government any more than they controlled Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government. But notice how AFP characterizes the burnings.

Supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi torched three churches in central Egypt on Wednesday in reprisal attacks as police dispersed demonstrations in Cairo, reports said.

“Reprisal attacks”? They’re attacking Christians, who are largely powerless in Egypt, in revenge for the majority’s successful move to oust them? Yes, according to AFP at the end of their story.

The Coptic church backed Morsi’s removal, with Patriarch Tawadros II appearing alongside army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as he announced the military coup on July 3.

Muslims persecute Christians. Muslims suppress the church and they deprive Christians of their lives and liberties as a matter of routine wherever they have the power to do so. It’s still illegal to have a Christian church in Saudi Arabia. Muslims who convert to Christianity face execution even in Afghanistan. We’re living, right now, through what some say is the worst period in history to be a Christian, as persecution is on the rise throughout the Islamic world. There is more persecution of Christians now than there was in the darkest days of the Roman Empire.

But to AFP, the Coptic Church’s support to push the totalitarian Muslim Brotherhood from power justifies harm to soft Christian targets –  “reprisal attacks” and church burnings.

h/t Andrew McCarthy

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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"Muslims who convert to Christianity face execution even in Afghanistan."

Yet, strangely enough, they manage to tolerate a Jew.

I saw a news story a couple of years back that introduced a middle-aged man who was apparently the only Jew in Afghanistan! I believe he had lived there his whole life but, somehow, the rest of the Jewish community had either died or moved to greener pastures. (And I have to believe ANY pastures would be greener for Jews in a Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.) But somehow, this one guy hung on.

Wow! Google comes to the rescue! I searched on "Afghani Jew" and my first hit was the Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zablon_Simintov

It turns out that he was actually born in Turkmenistan, one of the former Soviet "republics". It's not clear when he moved to Afghanistan or when his wife and children emigrated to Israel. An interesting story nonetheless....
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Revelation 20:4

This world system hates, and rejoices at the murder of those who will not worship their god/gods. That includes the moon god of the Kaaba.

America, once a Christian nation, is empowering those that hate Christianity like the Muslim Brotherhood. America has become cursed for abandoning G-d's laws, and turning away for G-d's love.
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One must understand that AFP sees no difference between Shari'a law and the socialism commonly practiced in Europe. The MB was best friends with Hitler, back in the day. AFP very conveniently "forgets and forgives" that little thing. I would not be surprised to find that the majority of employees at AFP think the original conviction of Dreyfus was correct.
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