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August 19, 2013 - 1:51 pm

It’s a good thing that Egypt doesn’t matter anymore. If it did, scenes like this might become a problem. Liberals who think Wendy Davis is Joan of Arc might even have something to say about it.

A mob marched nuns through the battle-torn streets of Cairo ‘like prisoners of war’ in the latest outrage against Egypt’s Christian minority.

Sister Manal, principal of a Franciscan school in suburban Cairo, watched for six hours as a mob looted the building, knocked the cross off the gate and replaced it with a black banner resembling the flag of Al Qaeda.

The classrooms were then burned to the ground and the women taken away, attracting a crowd of abusive onlookers.

Police told Sister Manal that the nuns had been targeted by hardline Islamists, convinced that they had given Muslim children an inappropriate education.

‘We are nuns. We rely on God and the angels to protect us,’ she said. ‘At the end, they paraded us like prisoners of war and hurled abuse at us as they led us from one alley to another without telling us where they were taking us.’

Siblings Wardah and Bedour, two Christian women employed by the school, also found themselves having to fight their way through the mob while being groped, hit and insulted by the extremists.

 

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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The saddest part of all of this is that Obama and his anti-Christian administration feel no empathy and no compulsion to do what the American people would do....whisk those nuns to the US post haste. Or at least to safety.

Never forget that Obama hates Christians and he hates the US. Viscerally.
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The situation of Coptic Egyptians, it seems to me, can be summarized in one reference "kristtnacht"

Just as then, there is only one hope for them, emigration. Only that will be impossible for the vast majority. Anti immigrant sentiment, especially from the middle east, is strong in the US and other western countries. Most are in low social strata and do not have resources.

There is nothing the US or anyone else can do to stop the developing civil war in Egypt. The Coptic Christians, since there are no more Jews to target, will suffer in this process. Sadly, when it came to the Egyptian Jews there is no more antisemitic and anti Israel group than the Coptic Church.

Still, it is sad to watch this happening. They are a large population and other than words and condemnations by conservatives they have no real support or alternatives.

History repeats.
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