Analysts have begun warning that the recent increase in violent protests in Egypt is putting the nationâ€™s millennia-old minority Christian community in great danger, and members may be forced to leave their homeland.
â€śTolerance is not a characteristic Islamists embrace,â€ť said Michael Rubin, Middle East analyst for the American Enterprise Institute.
â€śJust as Arab nationalists drove Jews out of Arab countries in the 20th century, Islamists will drive Christians out in the 21st. Iâ€™m afraid a millennium-old community in Egypt will soon disappear.â€ť...
Dominic, Bumbling Bush and others Apparently thought that mob tyranny was equivalent to democracy. It would be better for Islamic countries to have benign dictators who would support a Bill of Rights then mob domination. I'm not sure how much pressure the US can put on Egypt. It put very little on them in the past, and the same amount of pressure now would even do less--Our World: America and the Arab Spring. America's encouragement of opening the Muhammadan Pandora box is something we are going to regret.
Benjamin Weinthal wrote: the Pakistan Christian Post wrote last week on its website, â€śThe Christian community in Syria has been hit by a series of kidnappings and brutal murders; 100 Christians have now been killed since the anti-government unrest began. A reliable source in the country, who cannot be identified for their own safety, told Barnabas Aid that children were being especially targeted by the kidnappers, who, if they do not receive the ransom demanded, kill the victim.â€ť
â€śJust as Arab nationalists drove Jews out of Arab countries in the 20th century, Islamists will drive Christians out in the 21st. Iâ€™m afraid a millennium-old [Christian] community in Egypt will soon disappear.â€ť