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First They Came for the Jews and then the Christians

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On October 6, 2012 @ 1:44 pm In The Point | 27 Comments

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.


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