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« on: January 07, 2011, 05:30:56 PM »

Coptic Christmas Shattered


Persecution of Christian minorities in the Muslim world gets little attention in the worldwide press. For example, how many Americans do you think are aware of the New Year’s Day church bombing in Egypt that killed 21 Coptic Christians?

As yet we have not been able to find any news report that identifies who the perpetrators were. But the AP report below states that investigators are “scrutinizing homegrown hard-liners, known as Salafis, and the possibility they were inspired by al-Qaida.”

Brigitte Gabriel’s best-selling book Because They Hate gave Americans an eyewitness glimpse into how Christians are treated in many areas of the Muslim world. An estimated 100,000 Maronite Christians died in Lebanon at the hands of jihadists in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.

Nations and societies throughout the Mideast and North Africa that were once majority Christian are today majority Muslim or near 100% Muslim countries, thanks in large part to centuries of jihad. This latest atrocity is just one more reminder that jihad against Christians in that part of the world is still a frightening reality.


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