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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #495 on: May 27, 2016, 03:37:02 PM »
If we in the West get a heavy heart for hearing these news, I can't imagine what it's like for you who have such strong bonds with that region. Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #496 on: May 29, 2016, 09:41:41 AM »
Lord have mercy, am I wrong to be cynical that anything will be done to protect the Copts?  I think one of the problems is that this tends to happen after these folks, who are attacking the Copts get riled up after Friday prayers at the mosques.

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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #497 on: May 29, 2016, 09:54:00 AM »
Lord have mercy
What are those people thinking?  :'(
Can't Egypt goverment protect all people fairly?
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #498 on: May 29, 2016, 04:06:30 PM »
Lord have mercy, am I wrong to be cynical that anything will be done to protect the Copts?  I think one of the problems is that this tends to happen after these folks, who are attacking the Copts get riled up after Friday prayers at the mosques.

That's exactly what happens, people get riled up after Friday services!
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #499 on: May 31, 2016, 05:30:37 PM »

This news made me sad and very angry, I was thinking she could be my mother  :( >:(
May the evils burn in hell!

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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #501 on: June 14, 2016, 03:23:38 PM »
Christian girls kidnapped, forced to marry and convert to Islam:

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/egypt.christian.girls.kidnapped.forced.to.marry.and.convert.to.islam/88241.htm

Sadly there been stories like this for a while, then the Muslims deny it, and say these girls converted to Islam, and "the Copts are the extremist", real nice bunch of these folks these kidnappers are  ::)
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #502 on: June 22, 2016, 11:47:16 PM »
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Egyptian mob reportedly burns 80 Christian homes on rumor of new church

An angry crowd of Muslims reportedly looted and burned the homes of 80 Christian families in an Egyptian village Friday after rumors circulated that they wanted to build a church.

Christian media reported the violence taking place in the village of Qarayat al Bayda, near Alexandria, quoting witnesses who claimed police did little to protect them. The alleged violence began after noon prayers, when a throng of Muslims gathered in the front of a home being built, Mousa Zarif told International Christian Concern.

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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/06/22/egyptian-mob-reportedly-burns-80-christian-homes-on-rumor-new-church.html
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #503 on: June 23, 2016, 02:12:56 AM »
Maybe some Coptic Orthodox here can give us info how the Egyptian State authorities are dealing with Coptic Christians, it seems no matter who in charge, there always the case of police standing by doing nothing.

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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #504 on: June 24, 2016, 05:07:25 PM »
Maybe some Coptic Orthodox here can give us info how the Egyptian State authorities are dealing with Coptic Christians, it seems no matter who in charge, there always the case of police standing by doing nothing.

Most of them don't do anything. Either they ignore their warnings of impending attacks or ignore their pleas as attacks are taking place. It's pathetic to say the least!
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #505 on: June 24, 2016, 07:38:49 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #506 on: June 30, 2016, 11:38:22 AM »
Coptic priest Fr. Raphael Mussa was gunned down in Sinai, Egypt today. Lord have mercy.
http://egyptianstreets.com/2016/06/30/coptic-christian-priest-killed-in-egypts-north-sinai-by-gunmen/
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #507 on: June 30, 2016, 11:48:00 AM »
Lord have mercy

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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #508 on: June 30, 2016, 01:15:48 PM »
Continued prayers to our Coptic brothers, and sisters. It never seems to end for you folks.

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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #509 on: July 05, 2016, 04:01:29 PM »
A Coptic Nun, Mother Athnasia, from Saint George covenant in old Cairo was shot on her way to Saint George covenant in khataba. The murder is being called "accidental" as she was struck by a "stray bullet" in between two, or possibly more, individuals who were shooting at each other.
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #510 on: July 05, 2016, 04:08:35 PM »
A Coptic Nun, Mother Athnasia, from Saint George covenant in old Cairo was shot on her way to Saint George covenant in khataba. The murder is being called "accidental" as she was struck by a "stray bullet" in between two, or possibly more, individuals who were shooting at each other.

Lord have mercy, such a tragedy where do you find all this info about the persecution of the Coptic Christians?  I need to talk to my priest, and see that if I can have his premission to cover persecution of the Copts, despite me being in the Greek Church, maybe even write about in the newsletter of our Church about persecution of Middle East Christians, and maybe raise money to help these folks.

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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #511 on: July 05, 2016, 07:50:25 PM »

Very sad!

Can anyone explain to me why Coptic Christian applications for asylum are turned down in countries like Germany? A friend of mine just told me over the phone all the Copts he knows are told to leave Germany. This is unbelievable, isn't it!?

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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #512 on: July 05, 2016, 08:01:25 PM »

Very sad!

Can anyone explain to me why Coptic Christian applications for asylum are turned down in countries like Germany? A friend of mine just told me over the phone all the Copts he knows are told to leave Germany. This is unbelievable, isn't it!?

It amazing, it seems Western countries are opposed to Eastern Christian asylum seekers, while opening the flood gate for Muslims , who will change and transform Europe, and the United States forever.
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #513 on: July 06, 2016, 02:55:29 AM »
A Coptic Nun, Mother Athnasia, from Saint George covenant in old Cairo was shot on her way to Saint George covenant in khataba. The murder is being called "accidental" as she was struck by a "stray bullet" in between two, or possibly more, individuals who were shooting at each other.

Lord have mercy, such a tragedy where do you find all this info about the persecution of the Coptic Christians?  I need to talk to my priest, and see that if I can have his premission to cover persecution of the Copts, despite me being in the Greek Church, maybe even write about in the newsletter of our Church about persecution of Middle East Christians, and maybe raise money to help these folks.

Facebook and Twitter! I know people that know people as well! This death seems accidental but it's really hard to believe it. A young Coptic pharmacist, 33, was found dead without his head, in Egypt as well. I personally thought things were getting better with Sisi in charge, but it seems not even he can change the amount of prejudice and hatred against Copts in that country. Our hope is in Christ alone.
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #514 on: July 06, 2016, 07:48:07 AM »

Very sad!

Can anyone explain to me why Coptic Christian applications for asylum are turned down in countries like Germany? A friend of mine just told me over the phone all the Copts he knows are told to leave Germany. This is unbelievable, isn't it!?

The same is happening with ukrainian orthodox and greek ukrainian catholics displaced families fleeing the civil war in Ukraine. Apparently, european authorities are comited to the multiculturalism and the salafist agenda, they are enemies of the western civilization and enemies of christianity.

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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #515 on: July 08, 2016, 10:28:54 PM »
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Muslims Burn Down Christian Homes in Egypt As Warning Not to Build New Church
By Alix Culbertson
http://www.express.co.uk
Posted 2016-07-08 17:28 GMT

The horror attack on at least four Coptic Christian homes in the Kom el Loofy village in Samalout, Upper Egypt, happened despite the landowner, Coptic man Ashraf Khalaaf, signing papers at a police station promising he would not use his property as a place of worship.

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http://www.aina.org/news/20160708132836.htm

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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #516 on: July 08, 2016, 11:38:26 PM »

Very sad!

Can anyone explain to me why Coptic Christian applications for asylum are turned down in countries like Germany? A friend of mine just told me over the phone all the Copts he knows are told to leave Germany. This is unbelievable, isn't it!?

The same is happening with ukrainian orthodox and greek ukrainian catholics displaced families fleeing the civil war in Ukraine. Apparently, european authorities are comited to the multiculturalism and the salafist agenda, they are enemies of the western civilization and enemies of christianity.

It seems the western elites have abandoned Christianity in the favor of multiculturalism, while literally having there heads in the sand concerning Fundamentalist Islam.

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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #517 on: July 21, 2016, 07:16:31 AM »

Very sad!

Can anyone explain to me why Coptic Christian applications for asylum are turned down in countries like Germany? A friend of mine just told me over the phone all the Copts he knows are told to leave Germany. This is unbelievable, isn't it!?

The same is happening with ukrainian orthodox and greek ukrainian catholics displaced families fleeing the civil war in Ukraine. Apparently, european authorities are comited to the multiculturalism and the salafist agenda, they are enemies of the western civilization and enemies of christianity.

It seems the western elites have abandoned Christianity in the favor of multiculturalism, while literally having there heads in the sand concerning Fundamentalist Islam.


It is quite bizarre to see 'liberal' people completely blind about islamic fundamentalism, the only one in this area I see concerned with this issue is Bill Maher (I am not a fan, but in my limited view of US personalities is the only one that I know), the rest of the 'liberal' establishment just pretend that jihadism doesn't exist.

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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #518 on: July 22, 2016, 11:42:55 AM »

Very sad!

Can anyone explain to me why Coptic Christian applications for asylum are turned down in countries like Germany? A friend of mine just told me over the phone all the Copts he knows are told to leave Germany. This is unbelievable, isn't it!?

The same is happening with ukrainian orthodox and greek ukrainian catholics displaced families fleeing the civil war in Ukraine. Apparently, european authorities are comited to the multiculturalism and the salafist agenda, they are enemies of the western civilization and enemies of christianity.

It seems the western elites have abandoned Christianity in the favor of multiculturalism, while literally having there heads in the sand concerning Fundamentalist Islam.


It is quite bizarre to see 'liberal' people completely blind about islamic fundamentalism, the only one in this area I see concerned with this issue is Bill Maher (I am not a fan, but in my limited view of US personalities is the only one that I know), the rest of the 'liberal' establishment just pretend that jihadism doesn't exist.

Yeah Bill Mayer is brave on this issue, not a fan of a lot of what he says, but on this issue he sees the threat, and I have to give him kudos for shutting down this one person trying to compare Christianity to Islam, that was decent of him, considering he no fan of Christianity but he understands he can co-exsit in peace with Christians.

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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #519 on: July 26, 2016, 09:42:35 AM »
"Be oppressed, rather than the oppressor. Be gentle, rather than zealous. Lay hold of goodness, rather than justice." -St. Isaac of Nineveh

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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #520 on: September 10, 2016, 08:49:30 PM »
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/05/09/egyptian-youth-face-trial-for-insulting-islam-by-making-fun-isis/

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Four Egyptian kids who dared make fun of ISIS in a harmless video are headed for trial along with their teacher on charges of "insulting Islam," after their Muslim neighbors got hold of the footage and went to police.

Aged between 15 and 16, the youths could face up to five years in a youth detention center – while the teacher would serve any sentence he receives in prison – if the court finds them guilty of violating Egypt’s blasphemy law, Egypt-focused activists say.

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ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Sentenced to prison in Egypt for allegedly insulting Islam in a video, four Coptic teenagers who had taken refuge in Turkey for months on Thursday (Sept. 1) flew to Switzerland to seek asylum.

In exclusive interviews with Morning Star News, the boys said they made their video before the release of the Islamic State (IS) mass execution video they were said to be mocking, and that at the time they had never even heard of the group.

Sentenced to five years in prison, the boys fled Egypt in April and, with the backing of Christian and human rights organizations, lived in secret for five months in a safe house in Istanbul. Two weeks ago, each was granted a humanitarian visa “under special circumstances” to Switzerland, where they will seek asylum.

http://morningstarnews.org/2016/09/coptic-teenagers-sentenced-to-prison-in-egypt-for-defaming-islam-in-video-flee-to-switzerland/

These kids deserve better.  I for one am very happy they made it out to freedom from the stupid tyranny of the bigots of my homeland.

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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #521 on: September 11, 2016, 06:09:44 PM »
Praise be to God!
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #522 on: September 11, 2016, 07:18:10 PM »
I shall be perfectly blunt & say the following, & mean it when I do: I think ALL Christian Churches, Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Church of the East, & Trinitarian Protestant should join together & declare a final Crusade against the Mohammedan curse in our world. They will NEVER give up until they have taken over the world. We should think likewise & force them to submit EVERYWHERE. Force them into unconditional surrender, & dictate terms, 1 of which will be NO CONVERSIONS! They can grow only by birth rate. I know I sound harsh, but I'm tired of them being such a menace to the planet.

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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #523 on: September 11, 2016, 10:48:56 PM »
I know I sound harsh, but I'm tired of them being such a menace to the planet.

This is when you no longer follow the gospel of Christ, but the way of the world.  2000 years the Coptic Church suffered martyrdom, and the message that seems to come back is the Church never tires from suffering, but rejoices in them.

I may be human enough to air my frustration, but I try my best NEVER to abandon the gospel of Christ in your statements.
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #524 on: September 11, 2016, 10:53:35 PM »
I know I sound harsh, but I'm tired of them being such a menace to the planet.

This is when you no longer follow the gospel of Christ, but the way of the world.  2000 years the Coptic Church suffered martyrdom, and the message that seems to come back is the Church never tires from suffering, but rejoices in them.

I may be human enough to air my frustration, but I try my best NEVER to abandon the gospel of Christ in your statements.

Sir, I give you more credit than I give myself. You are a kinder, and perhaps better man, than I.