Friday, February 04, 2011

Egypt May Not Be What Media Portrays

I have heard many accounts like the one shown in this photograph, where Egypt's Coptic Christians surround Muslim protesters at prayer time in order to protect them from attacks. Also, after the Muslim Brotherhood bombed a church, the Muslims attended the next Christian service to use themselves as human shields.

The Coptic Christian Church was founded in Ethiopia and can trace its roots back to the Book of Acts, where the Apostle Phillip preaches the gospel to, and baptizes, a member of the Ethiopian Royal Court. About 10% of Egypt's population is Coptic Christian. They are routinely treated as 2nd class citizens.

Some people are warning us that the inevitable result of the collapse of the Mubarack government will be an Egypt run by the Muslim Brotherhood. Based on the reports I am getting from the undernet, I don't believe that.


Anonymous Rick said...

Who do you think will be running Egypt? I will be very surprised if a pro western government prevails. My prediction is a more radical Muslim country will come from this.

5:05 AM, February 05, 2011  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I feel that they will be pro-Egyptian, and who can blame them for that? Evidence on the street, like the photo I link to here, give me hope that the Islamacists will not take over the country. That is both my hope and my prayer, for the sake of the ancient Christian Coptic faith as well as all Egyptians.

9:03 AM, February 05, 2011  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

...and a part of me wonders if the secular global elites don't fear this peace between rank-and-file Muslims and Christians as a bigger threat than the Muslim Brotherhood!

9:20 AM, February 05, 2011  
Anonymous Rick said...

According to a 2010 Pew Poll Egyptians want more freedoms but also want their government to rule by Sharia Law. There is no way that what is happening in the middle east will produce a more peaceful region. I see it getting a lot worse. I found a decent web site you should check out and let me know what you think about it,

9:35 AM, February 05, 2011  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Dylan Ratigan is probably the only one on MSNBc worth watching. He ID's the root as soaring food costs..

PS- the two goals in that Pew poll are at direct odds with one another. Sharia law is the opposite of more freedom. If I were in Egypt, I'd tell the pollster that I wanted more Sharia law too- but I would really want more freedom.

11:05 AM, February 05, 2011  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Rick I like your source. It seems to me most of the recent threads up there are making me case that the MB is not a shoe-in for power in Egypt.

They don't want to run a Presidential candidates, and 61% of the population are concerned or very concerned about Islamic Extremism in Egypt.

Much of the media that conservatives listen to in American keeps hitting the fear button on this, because they are tied into the military-industrial-governmental complex Eisenhower warned about. They are making big bucks on perpetual warfare. The secularists also like it when the world's two largest religions with absolutes are at each other's throats.

11:10 AM, February 05, 2011  

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