Troubles Continue for Christians in Egypt as MB Majority Gov't Drafts Sharia Law


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Troubles Continue for Christians in Egypt as MB Majority Gov’t Drafts Sharia Law
By Alex Murashko

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood majority government continues to debate the phrasing used while drafting its new constitution that will more than likely have Islamic Sharia law as its foundation. A religious persecution watchdog group says the implementation of such a constitution is expected and can only mean deepening trouble for Christians in the country.

Troubles Continue for Christians in Egypt as MB Majority Gov’t Drafts Sharia Law

At least they have democracy now!!!


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This has been here for a while, so what’s your point? The Brotherhood took over in Egypt as it will throughout the Middleeast, and Obama has abetted the whole travesty by his non-arab policy. The Coptic is not alone as any Muslim not following the Brotherhood will also feel the pinch.


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This has been here for a while, so what’s your point?

Not sure what you mean by that comment. The ChristianPost article linked by RW is dated 11/2/2012, the day before he posted it here.

The Brotherhood took over in Egypt as it will throughout the Middleeast, and Obama has abetted the whole travesty by his non-arab policy.

Pres. Obama’s foolish (or malevolent) collusion in that takeover may have been part of RW’s point.

Egypt’s Copts have been experiencing violent persecution and fleeing Egypt in large numbers for 2 or 3 decades. The estimates of how many have left Egypt to avoid persecution range from tens of thousands (according to skeptics who want to minimize what has been happening) to hundreds of thousands (advocates who some claim are exaggerating) over the several decades. Wherever the truth lies as to numbers, violent persecutions have been going on in Egypt for decades, have been increasing, and will almost certainly be made worse by this new Islamic constitution and Islamist rulers. That may also have been part of RW’s point. The news here is both in the event and in the accelleration of a longterm process.

That Muslims who are not Islamic enough are likely to suffer under this would be newer - in being formal and in its scope - though I suspect that has been happening quietly and informally on a small scale over the last decade or two.


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Well then, Egypt can say goodbye to its path to development. What western tourists are going to want to visit a country with Sharia Law?


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Why would anyone want to visit Eygpt with the realization they could end up in prison or killed with what is going on over there?


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Well, before the “revolution” Egypt was a massive tourist destination. Seeing as its a country riddled with terrorism as well as an oppressive government, I doubt the market for western tourists could survive.


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[sarcasm] This will certainly encourage tourism! [/sarcasm] The first reports I saw of this were from Al Arabiya. Whether this character has any greater influence beyond the loudness and shrillness of his voice, who knows? OTOH, even if his influence is limited to a few hundred or a few thousand rabble, who wants to go as a tourist to where it may or may not be safe?!