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Bridget Johnson

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August 15, 2013 - 2:23 pm

Since what is happening to Egypt’s Coptic Christians right now in the Muslim Brotherhood’s “win at all costs” revolt against those who peacefully overthrew Mohammed Morsi isn’t exactly making many news stories on this side of the pond, here’s a sampling of reports straight from Egyptians, including Muslims infuriated by the Brotherhood:

The story of the torched churches is currently leading Egypt’s Al-Ahram news site:

Churches across Egypt came under frenzied attack Thursday as the country became convulsed in violent turmoil after security forces forcibly broke up two major Cairo protest camps held by supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Incensed by the bloody crackdown that has claimed more than 500 lives, Morsi loyalists orchestrated nationwide assaults on Christian targets, wreaking havoc on churches, homes, and Christian-owned businesses throughout the country.

Coptic rights group the Maspero Youth Union (MYU) estimated that as many as 36 churches were “completely” devastated by fire across nine Egyptian governorates, including Minya, Sohag and Assiut — home to large Coptic communities.

…Gebrial Dafshan of Minya’s Christians Youth Centre (Al-Wady), which was stormed and engulfed by flames, blamed lax security on the part of the government at Coptic facilities.

“There was no security presence. Even when we called the Fire Department for help they said they were themselves being attacked,” Dafsahn said.

…Egypt’s army chief General Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi pledged the military would cover the costs of restoration for all damaged churches.

Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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If any Egyptians are reading this, know that most Americans do not support terror groups like the Muslim Brotherhood. Our President, his friends and his news media are supporting the MB on their own. Our President did not ask the American people what they think or who we think they should support.
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It should be noted that these Coptic Christians are the original Egyptains, descendants of the Pharoahs, of Tutankhamen, Nefertiti, and such. Egypt was one of the first lands to convert to Christianity. Sts. Anthony, Catherine, Athanasius and many others were Copts. Christianity as we know it was more greatly influenced by the Copts than any other source. They were the spiritual heart of Christianized Rome. The Copts were overrun by Arabs in the first major Jihad against Africa. The East Romans, having fought with the Persian Empire for decades, was in no position to counter the attack.
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Thank God for journalists like Bridget Johnson
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when Hitler was losing the war, he still kept the death camps open and busy, diverting resources to killing his own people.

So what is the difference with Morsi's people, killing Christians and attacking those that aren't there enemies.

So the result should be the same, Hitler had to be removed to shut down death camps, and Morsi may have to have the same fate.
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Christians die - Satan laughs.
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It is pointless and fruitless to continue to seek answers to the barbaric behavior of Islamists - of which the Brotherhood Mafia is the chief umbrella and underpinning, its organic host - without a full understanding of Islam and its relationship to blood. This relationship extends to ALL infidels, but it concentrates on Christians and Jews, yet extends between so called brothers, as Shia fight Sunni to the death.

So, once again, this IS the crux and it will shed much needed light on all the chaos emanating from the Brotherhood Mafia and its organs, including Al Qaeda and every group which calls itself strictly Islamic - http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/13/islam-blood-a-groundbreaking-policy-paper-contained-herein-the-world-stands-on-a-precipice-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki-109/
Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
49 weeks ago
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and bet Morsi and his followers will still be looking to kill Christians and Jews when they are being attacked by the government.

Time to take this man out, and try him for crimes against humanity.
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It is likely as well that Morsi is up to his neck in the Benghazi attacks. They started in Cairo you will remember.
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Those thugs will have their lot with Nero, Domitian, Hitler, and Stalin just to name a few. In a few decades the mosques and the Marxists will be gone but Christianity will endure and be purified in the furnace of persecution. History is littered with the carcasses of those who thought they could erase Christianity.
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It should be noted that these Coptic Christians are the original Egyptains, descendants of the Pharoahs, of Tutankhamen, Nefertiti, and such. Egypt was one of the first lands to convert to Christianity. Sts. Anthony, Catherine, Athanasius and many others were Copts. Christianity as we know it was more greatly influenced by the Copts than any other source. They were the spiritual heart of Christianized Rome. The Copts were overrun by Arabs in the first major Jihad against Africa. The East Romans, having fought with the Persian Empire for decades, was in no position to counter the attack.
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The Muslim Brotherhood is a vile tyrannical, terrorist organization and I hope the Egyptian military kills every last one of them in Eqypt … … and elsewhere.
49 weeks ago
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And "elsewhere" ... so let's start here at home. We have a massive MB presence; they have successfully influenced our foreign policy via their Muslim Outreach "advisers" within our government. Anyone noticed how quiet it has become on the home front... Huma, Elllison, CAIR, Isna etc etc???
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If any Egyptians are reading this, know that most Americans do not support terror groups like the Muslim Brotherhood. Our President, his friends and his news media are supporting the MB on their own. Our President did not ask the American people what they think or who we think they should support.
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This is what Muslims do. Purge the Dhimmi. Where the heck do ya'll think Adolf got his ideas? He was not that smart, just murderous.
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h!tler got some of his ideas from the Turks. Turkey used to have more Greeks and Armenians living there than Turks. Not so anymore.
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Vlad III, Drăculești, of Wallachia—Vlad the Impaler or Count Dracula—just borrowed ideas from the Ottomans, he didn't originate any new horrors.
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Just as Muhammad intended.
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Muhammad would be proud.
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