As feared, the revolution in Egypt appears to be escalating the violence against Christians in the home place of the pyramids. According to this news report, Christians in the village of Soul (which is 30 kilometers from Cairo) were ambushed by a mob of 7,000 angry Muslims. The Muslims stormed the Church of St. Mina... Continue Reading →
Wondering About Christians in Egypt?
In case some of you are wondering how Christians are doing in Egypt, you can follow this link to a news report that paints a grim picture. Notice that the violence is taking place in a rural area far from Cairo. It surely isn't getting reported, and, according to the article, our present administration appears... Continue Reading →
The Pity and Praise of Coptic Christians
Politically speaking, pity might be the right word to describe how we ought to respond to the plight of Christians living in Egypt and other Arab lands. That is the argument in Fouad Ajami’s Newsweek article concerning the plight of Christians in Egypt ("Who Will Protect Christian Arabs in Egypt?"). After recounting the glorious history... Continue Reading →