Saturday, February 05, 2011

Christians in Egypt

In my car yesterday, NPR had a radio piece about Egyptian Coptic Christians now living in Florida and belonging to St. John the Baptist Church. They were concerned that the ouster of Mubarek would lead to more oppression of Christians in Egypt; as with most dictators in pluralistic societies, the one common denominator that concerns leaders is their hold on power. Keeping the peace among the various religions seems to be a priority, even if it means tolerance of heretics. If the less tolerant Muslim Brotherhood or Hamas takes control of Egypt, the Christians would have the most to lose.

In a semi-related note, the picture making the rounds on reddit (below) is of a group of Christians in Egypt standing guard with a human chain as Muslims kneel to pray. Kumbaya...
as long as we have a common enemy.

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