03 May 2006

Egypt's beleaguered Christians

David Warren calls our attention to an anti-christian pogrom that occurred in Alexandria, Egypt, last month — an event reminiscent of something that occurred just over 50 years ago in Istanbul against the City's Greek population. Given that Egypt is a US ally, the UK Coptic Association and Freedom House are suggesting that the West might do more in behalf of that country's large christian community. Ordinarily one is tempted to assume that the mainstream media have been slow to cover the incident, but a Google search indicates otherwise. I myself visited Egypt in 1995 and heard first-hand of the difficulties Christians experience trying to live faithful lives in the midst of such hostility. They definitely need our prayers: Κύριε ελέησον!

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