Sydney Protests Copt
Persecution In Egypt
July 06, 2008
On Saturday, a few
hundred people protested the appalling treatment of Christians (specifically
Copts) by Muslims in the majority Muslim country of Egypt.
An Auspundits reader,
Bouillon, emails that the following flyers were handed out describing some
The Copts are the
Christian Egyptians. They are living in constant fear and threat from the
Muslims Fundamentalists in Egypt.
Muslims kidnap Christian girls, rape them and force them to convert to
The Muslims attack Christian jewelers shops, kill them and steal their gold.
Christians are treated as second class citizens.
Christian is allowed to be appointed as a dean in a university or head of a
department in the interior ministry or the foreign affair or the national
security or the police or the army.
Churches have been attacked, some destroyed, no repairs to the churches are
permitted without previous permission.
Monks in the monastery have been kidnapped, tied to a palm tree with ropes,
beaten with electric cables, stoned and spat on them, to force them to deny
their faith, after a long two days they were returned with broken bones, and
were admitted to hospital
Here are some photos
taken by Bouillon at Saturday's protest.
treatment Copts receive at the hands of Muslim fanatics is not unique in the
Middle East (or some part of Asia). Muslim countries generally treat Christians
at second-class citizens, or Dhimmis by limiting their careers at best or at
worst attacking their homes and community. This occurs irrespective of the
constitutional/parliamentary construct: in supposedly secular countries like
Turkey or in quasi-dictatorships like Egypt.
Richard has a
personal write up and notes that a protest delegation was invited into
Here's a sickening
documentary produced by an ABC journalist: