Coptic Christians Now Under Siege in America

Isn’t it wonderful how Islam bridges nations and cultures. Yesterday Copts were being persecuted in Egypt, today they’re in danger in California. That’s just one of the ways that Islam keeps enriching our lives.

Local law enforcement authorities are stepping up patrols around Coptic Christian houses of worship to deter those who might target them because the producer of an anti-Muslim movie that sparked unrest in the Middle East has ties to the religion.

And unlike Muslims, who whine after every Muslim terrorist attack that they now have to live in fear, American Copts have justifiable reasons to be afraid of violence.

Saad says Coptic migration increased after the 1967 war with Israel, and in the 1970s when Anwar Sadat ruled Egypt. The period saw a rise of fundamentalist Islam, culminating in Sadat’s assassination in 1981. His successor, Hosni Mubarak, clamped down on Islamists, and Egypt’s approximately 8.5 million Copts were relatively safe during the next three decades — though the community did face violence and pressure. But ever since the ouster of Mubarak in 2011, and the subsequent rise of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood as a political force, there has been a steady increase in Coptic emigration to the U.S. and elsewhere.

“Numbers have greatly increased over the past 18 months since the so-called Arab Spring,” Saad said. “We are seeing tens of families in every church every month.”

Jews are also afraid, even though Sam Bacile, who falsely claimed to be Jewish, was not Jewish at all.

The Wiesenthal Center, which regularly denounces anti-Semitic activities around the world as it documents the Holocaust and hunts down Nazi war criminals, urged the media to avoid casting the video as an Israeli or Jewish product.

“We need media to ensure that this film does not become another blood libel against world Jewry,” it said.

Too late.

  • Linda

    these uprisings have NOTHING to do with that movie and I wish that the media would end its obsession with this perpetuation of a false story!

    • Daniel Greenfield

      They're now claiming that attacks on a German embassy and Columbian peacekeepers are all about the movie.

    • Rebas Thgil

      Seems that the white house can't handle the idea that the islamists might seek retribution for Bin Laden, so they are using Bacile as the scapegoat. The timing was just a coincidence I guess……….

    • southwood

      Obama and Hillary are more culpable than the silly movie. They were prime movers in destabilising these countries.

  • Herbie bente

    Coptic Christians under attack even in America….they now join the Jewish people and Bible- believing evangelical Christians as the main target of this evil world. Humanism, evolutionary naturalism has joined forces with world socialism. We, who preach love are the enemy, which says a great deal about this world. Satan( the real one) knows his time is short and is getting panicky…. you can see it everyday on the news.

  • LindaRivera

    Western leaders have imported many millions of these perpetually rabidly angry, perpetually rabidly violent Muslims into our Western countries. The hate and violence is coming to a country, city or town near you soon. Our treasonous Western leaders are responsible for destroying the safety of every non-Muslim.

  • Rebas Thgil

    If we didn't have a muslim in the white house, it seems more likely that, in light of the past decade of our dealing with the islamist problem in the middle east they would be minding their p's and q's, dotting every i and crossing every t, being very careful not to offend any of us with their death cult practices.

    We've got laws here, or so I thought, and they definitely are not sharia.

  • A. Keen Observer

    This coptic christian, Sam Bacile, thought he make the film and then blame it on the Jews when the s_ _t hit the fan. How brave of him! If this is an example of the coptic value system, they should go back to Egypt where they have more in common with their muslim brothers than they care to realize.

  • chowching259

    There was no purpose for this film to be made but to mock Muhammad, anger Muslims, and blame the Jews. But the plan went wrong, an ambassador was murdered, and Nakoula the government informant has been disgraced. Michaiah!! the Jewish people have narrowly escaped another blood libel.

  • PAthena

    The film about Mohammed had nothing to do with the attacks in Benghazi, Egypt, and elsewhere. It was Islamists who chose Spetember 11 to celebrate the attacks in the U.S. and to support Osama bin Laden.