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Church too tall: priest in Egypt gets six months in prison
« on: March 08, 2012, 09:50:13 AM »
An Egyptian priest will serve six months in prison for a unique 'crime.' His church was too tall.

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A court in Edfu has sentenced Reverend Makarios Bolous, pastor of St. George's Church in the village of Elmarinab, Edfu, in the Aswan province, to six months prison and a fine of 300 pounds for violations in the height of the church building. The court also ordered the removal of the excess height.

The church had received a license from the Governor of Aswan and was still under construction, but it was torched by a Muslim mob on September 30, 2011. Construction workers had started removing the excess height before the torching of the church.
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Re: Church too tall: priest in Egypt gets six months in prison
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 10:43:22 AM »
Wow, so glad we helped bring "democracy" to Egypt...*sigh*

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Re: Church too tall: priest in Egypt gets six months in prison
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 11:37:27 AM »
Wow, so glad we helped bring "democracy" to Egypt...*sigh*

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No need for the scare quotes. This is what real democracy, i.e. majority rule, looks like in the Muslim world.

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Re: Church too tall: priest in Egypt gets six months in prison
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 12:01:01 PM »
Wow, so glad we helped bring "democracy" to Egypt...*sigh*

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No need for the scare quotes. This is what real democracy, i.e. majority rule, looks like in the Muslim world.
You're right of course....*sigh again*

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Re: Church too tall: priest in Egypt gets six months in prison
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 12:26:43 PM »
Wow, so glad we helped bring "democracy" to Egypt...*sigh*

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No need for the scare quotes. This is what real democracy, i.e. majority rule, looks like in the Muslim world.
You're right of course....*sigh again*

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Up next, Syria!

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Re: Church too tall: priest in Egypt gets six months in prison
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 12:29:25 PM »
This is BS. The highest authority told the local government to allow the xchurch to be built, but the locals are doing nothing. Hope the appeal goes somewhere.

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Re: Church too tall: priest in Egypt gets six months in prison
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 01:00:55 PM »
This is BS. The highest authority told the local government to allow the xchurch to be built, but the locals are doing nothing. Hope the appeal goes somewhere.
Now that the authorities are the "minority radical" islamists, it'll go somewhere alright......

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Re: Church too tall: priest in Egypt gets six months in prison
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 01:58:04 PM »
Removed...didn't realize this was a public thread, post was a little too political.
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Re: Church too tall: priest in Egypt gets six months in prison
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 02:04:31 PM »
Lord have mercy. The Church in Egypt is being destroyed and the advocates of the social context in which it is happening praise it under the idea of "democracy". I am beginning to hate that word. It's worthless in Islamic societies, as none of them have the necessary underlying respect for true pluralism that actually makes it preferable to or different from dictatorship. Would it be an expression of democracy to burn down a mosque in the West, or to force Muslims to give up the deeds to their houses and move away, or to burn down Muslim-owned businesses? All of these things are happening routinely in Egypt. What hypocrites these Muslims and their Western sycophants are. They all deserve to be in jail, not this poor priest.

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Re: Church too tall: priest in Egypt gets six months in prison
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2012, 02:11:08 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Church too tall: priest in Egypt gets six months in prison
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2012, 02:11:48 PM »
can we get a parallel thread in the politics forum?
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Re: Church too tall: priest in Egypt gets six months in prison
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2012, 02:18:29 PM »
can we get a parallel thread in the politics forum?
Political Version - Egyptian Church too tall

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,43480.0.html

there ya go bud ;)
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