Coptic Christian Priest Prefers Martyrdom to Slave Tax in Egypt
After the sweeping political victories Islamists made in the early round of elections in Egypt, the Deputy Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church Yohanna Qulta was interviewed on Arab television concerning the looming threat that Egypt's Christian communities will face in an Islamist society. The interview gives us unusual insight into the mind and heart of our Coptic brothers and sisters.
The three points are as follows: First, the West's failure to assist persecuted Christians in the Middle East and around the world. Second, Yohanna Qulta's excellent insight into the reason for the separation of church and state. Third, his willingness to sacrifice himself to the point of martyrdom gives us an example of courage and how we are to live....
Jim Lincoln wrote: Coptic Christians Asking Free World to Cut Ties With Egypt Under Morsi. Now the U.S. should start putting pressure on this would-be Hitler, and I really can't understand why US to Send 20 Fighter Jets to Egypt Despite Turmoil. I really hope the U.S. government comes to realize to get rid of Morsi they'll have to put pressure on the Egyptian military.
It's easier to understand if you can accept that that our president is a Morsi supporter.Why?
Answering-Islam wrote: we said that Islam and Muhammad do not have even one drop of love for others. Anyone who denies his faith, whether he is an old man or a weak woman, is subject to death, even a person such as Um Marawan, whom Muhammad ordered to re-embrace Islam or be killed. If the non-Muslim is an atheist, he will be offered two optionsâ€”Islam or death. If he is a Jew or a Christian, he will be presented with three optionsâ€”Islam, death, or paying the head tax and humiliation We will talk more about the ill treatment of non-Muslims In the previous pages, we have seen how women were persecuted, humiliated and inhumanely treated. We will also discuss the poor treatment of slaves.
Are we willing to be martyred for the sake of 55 million vivisected Americans, to date, with the macabre anniversary of this "liberty," yet again, "celebrated" as 1.2 million more Americans have been sacrificed on the altar of "choice"? Do we even have the "moral authority" to lead?