Amid Unrest, Egyptian Christians Fear for Their Future

February 8, 2011 13:59

Christians in Egypt increasingly live in fear of discrimination and persecution, and political change may not be a change for the better.

By Greg Burke at


“I don’t believe Mubarak is a good man, but he’s at least ten times better than the Muslim Brotherhood is,” a popular tweeter named Maged told FoxNews.Com. “Imagine if they took control with American approval.”

Already, the uprising has led to new attacks on Egyptian Christians. A church in Rafah, near Egypt’s border with Gaza, was hit with a firebomb, but the church was empty and no one was injured.

Two days later, not far from Cairo, 11 members of two Christian families were killed in a brutal attack in which four others were wounded.

“The Muslim Brotherhood has a long-term commitment to establishing an Islamic state under Shariah rule in Egypt,” Nina Shea, Director of the Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute, told FoxNews.Com. “The Copts and other Christians should be worried. They would be reduced to ‘dhimmi’ status – denied the right to celebrate Christmas and weddings or otherwise publicly display their faith.”


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