First They Came for the Jews and then the Christians


Maikel Nabil in Times of Israel summarizes the grim tale of Egypt’s ethnic cleansing of religious minorities over the decades, a story that should have authentic human rights activists up in arms.

Between 1954 and 1956, 80,000 Egyptian Jews were expelled from Egypt, but not before they were robbed of their property. After that, Egypt revoked their citizenship, forbidding them from returning to their homeland. Of course, before they left, Egyptian authorities forced them to sign papers saying that they had been treated fairly and were leaving of their own will. There are currently around 300 Jews living in Egypt, isolated in an environment that is hostile to them.

After the Egyptian military expelled Jews and outlawed Bahais and Shias, they started their campaign against Christians. The Egyptian regime has maintained since that time a very fundamental understanding of Islam, and forced it through the media and the education system. Violent attacks against Christians became increasingly frequent, and most of the time no one was prosecuted.

The Egyptian regime created an uncomfortable situation for Christians in order to force them to leave the country. And the evidence shows that it worked. Some 4 million Egyptian Christians have emigrated from Egypt over the last 60 years, representing one-third of the entire Coptic population, and comprising nearly 75% of Egyptians living abroad.

But Egyptian authorities are not satisfied with that. After Mohammed Morsi acceded to power, he decided to speed up this process. The Egyptian regime used the film “Innocence of Muslims” to start a huge propaganda campaign against Egyptian Christians. And of course, Christians in Egypt are becoming increasingly isolated under this propaganda. Violence against Christians occurs every day, and the state usually takes the side of the Muslim murderers.

The faux human rights activists don’t care about this explosive narrative or what the purge of 5 million people from two religious minorities implies about a state.

They will go on for years about Israel, a country where the Muslim population has increased over the years, while ignoring the real apartheid in Muslim countries where the minority non-Muslim populations have shrunk drastically over the years.

  • chowching259

    French Salafists reside in the heart of a Catholic majority, but its members only target Jews. Unless this Jew hating cult is destroyed by the French police Jews might have to leave France. Islam has entered a new phase, it is unleashing a more powerful Jihad against world Jewry, and Holocaust 11 is their goal.

    • shablon

      Linda go and see a shrink you need it more than anyone here

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "French Salafists reside in the heart of a Catholic majority, but its members only target Jews."

      They always come for the Jews first, just like their "perfect" pedophile pseudo-prophet demanded and demonstrated. First comes Saturday, then comes Sunday.

      "Holocaust 11 is their goal."

      Holocaust II?

  • LindaRivera

    We must prevent the terrible agony, kidnappings and enormous suffering in our countries that take place in Muslim countries! COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU SOON.

    The Passion of the Copts http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embed

    Comment by Egyptian Christian Copt underneath video:

    “OUR WOMEN ARE TO BE ENSLAVED IN ISLAM OUR MEN ARE TO BE KILLED AND AMERICA RECEIVES MILLIONS OF ISLAMISTS WITH OPEN ARM AND REFUSE TO GIVE US ASYLUM.”

    The suffering of non-Muslims in Muslim countries is beyond bearing. God help our brother and sister non-Muslims! This and other terrible horrors will take place in our Western countries if Muslim immigration is not stopped immediately!

    PROTECT INNOCENTS! Permanently end ALL Muslim immigration-immigrant conquerors!

    • shablon

      Linda you are on the rampage. Not only that you have no idea what you are blabbing about, but you do not even know anything about the society you are insulting without end.
      Having lived in Egypt and having had several Coptic friends from a military General (a Copt) to a merchant at Khan El Khalili, every one of those would spit in your eye for telling lies about Egypt.

      • LindaRivera

        To shablon

        I didn't make the video! The Egyptian Copt Christians tell their own story in the video! The video does NOT lie!

        I have demonstrated in NYC streets with Egyptian Copt Christians. i've talked to them. Saw their heartbreaking signs and heard their cries!

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Having lived in Egypt and having had several Coptic friends from a military General (a Copt) to a merchant at Khan El Khalili, every one of those would spit in your eye for telling lies about Egypt."

        Hmm, who to believe? What a dilemma…not. Not you that is.

  • LindaRivera

    What Muslims have done to Egypt, the Christian country they conquered is a stark warning to the Free World.
    In our day, Western leaders commit treason against their own citizens by inviting in many millions of Muslims to wage jihad and conquer as commanded by the Quran.

    • shablon

      Linda you have no idea about Egypt and Egyptian history. You must be an American

      • judahlevi

        Shablon, or whatever your name is, there are "Americans" who know more about Egypt and Egyptian history than you do. Do people like you always stereotype over 300 million people as all being the same? Don't you realize how simple-minded and childish that is?

        It is a fact, one that even Americans know, that Coptic Christians are being mistreated in Egypt. You can deny that until you are blue in the face and everyone will know you are not telling the truth.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "Shablon, or whatever your name is, there are "Americans" who know more about Egypt and Egyptian history than you do."

          Sorry, I repeated what you said before I saw you wrote it first. This is precisely true and not homer-ism. Virtually any American or European college student with his or her first year of study of ancient civilizations will know more about Egypt than any non-Christian Egyptian. Christians see Egyptian history as important because of its relationship with the history of the Bible. Archeology discoveries and analysis from secular and religious sources both support the biblical accounts. This would be true for Jews, if there were any left in Egypt to consider.

          Islam depends on lies about history, and furthermore has tried to obliterate all competitive culture from the time it started colonizing through today. Even today, they have no shame, destroying everything they can get away with. If Muslims could manage it, they would have destroyed even the Egyptian pyramids. Now, would any civilization bent on destroying priceless monuments have any respect for recording and telling history with accuracy, particularly when it conflicts with their totalitarian holy texts? Obviously not. Obviously, it is nearly impossible for Egyptians to know anything about Egypt other than what they personally witness. This is no fault of their own. They were born in to this mess.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Linda you have no idea about Egypt and Egyptian history. You must be an American "

        Oh the irony here!

        Americans and Europeans generally know more about Egyptian history than virtually all Egyptians. Egyptians mostly are told…lies. That is what sucks about lacking a free press and the ability to "blaspheme" with suggestions contrary to whatever the "leaders" want to tell you…from the Koran-compliant sources…need I say more? I don't think so.

  • queasy

    When you review old census records it is horrifying to realize how man tribes,religious sects and ethnicities that are completely gone because of muslims.

    They’ve taken control of ,or destroyed, all religious sites and historical icons.

    Egypt was 98% Christian at the time of the 1st muslim invasion .

    Palestinian Census from the Encyclopaedia Britannica 1911 :

    The population of Palestine composed of so widely differing a group of inhabitants — whose ethnological affinities created early in the 20th century a list of no less than fifty languages that it is therefore no easy task to write concisely … on the ethnology of Palestine. In addition to the Assyrian, Persian and Roman elements of ancient times,the short-lived Egyptian government introduced into the population an element from that country which still persists in the villages. There are very large contingents from the Mediterranean countries, especially Armenia, Greece and Italy, Turkoman settlements, Persians and an Afghan colony ,tribes of Kurds,German Templar colonies ,a Bosnian colony and the Circassian settlements placed in certain centres by the Turkish government in order to keep a restraint on the Bedouins, a large Algerian element in the population still remains ,while the Sudanese have been reduced in numbers since the beginning of the 20th century.

    • shablon

      Ease on the crapola, quesy. Are you suggesting that Cleopatra and Shagar El Dor were Christians?

      • caleb

        it you who lies after all it very much documented in many muslim majority countries of their treatment of minorities right from algeria to indonesia

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "you who lies after all it very much documented in many muslim majority countries of their treatment of minorities right from algeria to indonesia"

          To be clear, both the lies and the maltreatment are documented so well that nobody can dispute these claims. It's just futile to try unless you meet more dupes. Not here though. We won't have any of it.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Ease on the crapola, quesy. Are you suggesting that Cleopatra and Shagar El Dor were Christians? "

        Not at all simpleton. Just that Christians value accuracy and facts over propaganda and totalitarian agendas.

        And no, they were not Muslims. Islam was created from lies by Mohammed the pseudo-prophet liar in the 7th century after Jesus. There was no "Issa," no solitary Muslim existed before Mohammed invented the whole pack of lies based on his idiotic understanding of Christian and Jewish narratives, some of which was probably corrupted by Paganism by then. The popular myths about these religions had nothing to do with alleged corruptions of the core texts, which are known to have been preserved for at least 2500, more than 500 years before Christ. We'd know if anyone after Ezra had anything to say about Islam. It did not exist before the idiot Mohammed had his bad dreams in the cave. Did they have bad pizza then? I don't know. Maybe he drank too much camel piss.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "When you review old census records it is horrifying to realize how man tribes,religious sects and ethnicities that are completely gone because of muslims."

      And then lie about it, inventing entirely imagined history narratives to comply with the Koran and Islamic agenda.

  • queasy

    From 1920 – 1970s, 1,000,000-2,000,000 Jews fled, or were expelled from their homes in Arab countries.
    Many were forced to sell or abandon their property out of the countries they were fleeing.

    Jewish property seized in Arab countries would is valued at more than $150 billion USD (2006).
    Jewish-owned real-estate left behind in Arab lands totaled more than 100,000 square kilometers -four times the size of Israel.

    The expelled and persecuted Jews in Arab territories amounted for 56% of the total immigration to the State of Israel from 1920-1970.

    Iranian and Kurdish Jews fled in fear of hostile regimes.
    37% of Jews in the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan left for Israel between 1948- 1952.

    In 1941 a pro-Nazi regime was formed in Iraq, headed by Rashid Ali al-Galyani.
    Following widespread incitement and propaganda, an anti-Jewish pogrom erupted in Baghdad leading to deaths of 180 Jews. Jewish property was seized and 50,000 Iraqi Jews began fleeing for Israel at a rate of 1,000 per year . 10,000 Jews left Iraq in 1941-1949.In 1969 some 50 of the remaining Iraqi Jews were executed, 11 were publicly executed after show trials and hundreds of thousands Iraqis marched past the bodies amid a carnival atmosphere.

    In 1948 a massacre on Jews caused 18,000 Moroccan Jews to leave the country for Israel.

    The Jewish community in Sudan was concentrated in the capital Khartoum, and had been established in the late 19th century. By the middle of the 20th century the community included some 350 Jews.Due to anti-semetism it ceased to exist by the early 1960s

    In 1948, approximately 105,000 Jews lived in Tunisia. About 1,500 remain attacks in 1967, 1982, 1985, and 2002 forced them to flee to Israel.

  • shablon

    It never ceases to amaze me how many different lies have been invented about Islam and Muslims.Seems Jews were successful to create series of lies which completely preclude the facts of the Spanish Inquisition, Holocaust and expulsion of Jews from the city of Venice. To say nothing about wholesale slaughter of Eastern Christians, by their fellow Christian Crusaders form Venice, in Constantinople. During that time at least 250,000 Christians were mercilessly slaughtered. And yet in the comments here the lies abound. Shame and disgrace of you who are supposed to be cultured and educated in historical facts.

    • judahlevi

      Shablon, yes, history is all based on "Jewish" lies. And I am sure you don't have an anti-Semitic bone in your body. Right.

      Thanks for revealing your own bigotry for all of us. Now we know how to treat every post you make – as just coming from another Jew-hater.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "It never ceases to amaze me how many different lies have been invented about Islam and Muslims."

      Indeed, by Muslims.

      "Seems Jews were successful to create series of lies which completely preclude the facts of the Spanish Inquisition, Holocaust and expulsion of Jews from the city of Venice"

      This I have to hear…

      "To say nothing about"

      What? Where's your evidence? We don't even have any clue what you could be referring to, and since you are clearly a Muslim, we have to hear your explicit lie before we can refute it. There are just too many alternate universe theories floated by you psychopaths.

      "wholesale slaughter of Eastern Christians, by their fellow Christian Crusaders form Venice, in Constantinople. During that time at least 250,000 Christians were mercilessly slaughtered."

      The common denominator here is Paganism. Until Paganism was purged from the dominant church, it was easy for totalitarian monsters to cause problems then as Islam is unable to purge to this day. Why? You have the Koran, Christians and Jews have the Hebrew prophets. Once the printing press enabled the masses to rally around what the texts actually said, they were able to hold their leaders accountable.

      Accountability, justice, honesty and integrity. Those are values taught be Hebrew prophets and rejected by Mohammed. Anyone emulating Mohammed is in direct opposition to accountability, justice, honesty and integrity. That is without even delving in to specific horrors like rape, slavery, pedophilia and so forth, of your so-called perfect example. Denial?

      Christians and Jews are not at all taught to live in denial and lie again and again.

      People like you piss my off so much. You may never live to learn how idiotic you seem to anyone who knows why you claim what you do. It's also sad, so I'll get over it. In the end, you suffer more than all those you try to confront. Really we should pity you, and I know I do.

  • queasy

    In 1970 the Libyan government issued laws which confiscated all the assets and property of Libya’s Jews, issuing in their stead 15 year bonds. However, when the bonds matured no compensation was paid. Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi justified this on the grounds that “the alignment of the Jews with Israel, the Arab nations’ enemy, has forfeited their right to compensation
    In Libya Jews were deprived of citizenship forced to leave and their property was seized.

    GAZA

    The known history of Gaza spans 4,000 years.

    Settlements in the region of Gaza date back to 3300–3000 BCE at Tell as-Sakan.
    It was constantly involved in the wars between Egypt, Syria and the Mesopotamian powers, and appeared frequently in Egyptian and Assyrian records.
    The Hebrew Bible mentions the Avvites occupying an area that extended as far as Gaza, and that these people were dispossessed by the Caphtorites from the island of Caphtor-modern Crete, in the 12th century BCE.

    It became part of the pentapolis; a league of the Philistines’ five city-states. or roughly 350 years before being conquered by the Philistines, who made it one of the principal cities of their pentapolis in the 12th century BCE.

    Gaza came under Israelite rule from the reign of King David in the early 11th century BCE.
    When the United Monarchy split in about 930 BCE, Gaza became a part of the northern Kingdom of Israel.
    In 529 BCE, Cambyses I attacked Gaza and around 520 BCE, the Greeks established a trading post . The first coins were minted on the Athens model around 380 BCE.

    Alexander the Great besieged the city for five months before finally capturing it in 332 BCE.

    Roman rule brought six centuries of prosperity to the city—which became a busy port and locus of trade. A 500-member senate governed the city , and a diverse array of Philistines, Greeks, Romans, Canaanites, Phoenicians, Jews, and Persians populated the city.

    The first bishop of Gaza was Philemon,one of the 72 disciples, the first cleric was Saint Silvanus who was arrested in 310 CE and condemned to death.

    Gaza was represented by Bishop Asclepas in the First Council of Nicaea in 325 CE.

    During the 4th century, the Christian community was small, poor, and carried no influence .

    Conversion to Christianity in Gaza was spearheaded under Saint Porphyrius between 396 and 420 CE.

    Around 540 CE, Gaza became the starting point for pilgrimages to the Sinai Peninsula. It was an important city in the Jewish and Christian worlds and many famous scholars taught at its academy of rhetoric, including 6th century scholar Procopius of Gaza.

    Gaza was conquered by the Arab Caliphate in 637 CE.
    The arrival of the Muslim rulers brought drastic changes. Churches and Temples were destroyed or converted into mosques. The mixed ethnic population was converted, forcefully,to Islam and Arabic was declared the official language.

  • LindaRivera

    To shablon

    I didn't make the video! The Egyptian Copt Christians tell their own story in the video! The video does NOT lie!

    I have demonstrated in NYC streets with Egyptian Copt Christians. i've talked to them. Saw their heartbreaking signs and heard their cries!

    • zionit

      Thank you for this article and for your posts, linda and queasy, remember ‘tell the truth, shame the devil’.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      The poor devil's minion doesn't even know what he's saying. Pray for his soul.

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