Obama Watches Churches Burn in Egypt


Churches burn in Egypt. Christians are be paraded around the country and killed by armed militants. And you may ask: where is the cry for human rights? While we talk of invading Syria over chemical weapons, nothing is being done currently to stop the current persecution of Christians in Egypt. Most of the media remain silent as if nothing is happening. Worse yet, Christians have not united against this persecution occurring in the country. There is no excuse for what is happening over there, and we must all let the US government know our outrage over the situation and our outrage over their outright neglect of the entire incident. The following article summarizes the current state of affairs:

CAIRO (AP) - After torching a Franciscan school, Islamists paraded three nuns on the streets like "prisoners of war" before a Muslim woman offered them refuge. Two other women working at the school were sexually harassed and abused as they fought their way through a mob.

In the four days since security forces cleared two sit-in camps by supporters of Egypt's ousted president, Islamists have attacked dozens of Coptic churches along with homes and businesses owned by the Christian minority. The campaign of intimidation appears to be a warning to Christians outside Cairo to stand down from political activism.

Christians have long suffered from discrimination and violence in Muslim majority Egypt, where they make up 10 percent of the population of 90 million. Attacks increased after the Islamists rose to power in the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring uprising that drove Hosni Mubarak from power, emboldening extremists. But Christians have come further under fire since President Mohammed Morsi was ousted on July 3, sparking a wave of Islamist anger led by Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.

Nearly 40 churches have been looted and torched, while 23 others have been attacked and heavily damaged since Wednesday, when chaos erupted after Egypt's military-backed interim administration moved in to clear two camps packed with protesters calling for Morsi's reinstatement, killing scores of protesters and sparking deadly clashes nationwide.

Obama legitimized Morsi and continued to fund his regime while they were actively recruiting terrorists from Afghanistan along with letting other terrorists out of prison. This is our president's foreign policy! Morsi is letting terrorist out of jail and bringing more into the country that not only want to kill the Christians but also every American citizen! Plus, it's our taxpayer dollar that has funded their weapons of war. We must stand up now and stop an end to the madness.