Last Jews in Egypt Support Fight Against Muslim Brotherhood Terror

Not that it means much, considering that after all the persecution, the Jewish community in Egypt is down to about 14 people from 75,000.

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Under Morsi, the last synagogue in Egypt was effectively shut down. So the few remaining Egyptian Jews are not unhappy to see him gone.

Haroun, the president of the Egyptian Jewish community, doesn’t enjoy hearing anti-Semitic slurs on the street. She gets nervous when she hears Egyptians are burning the churches of Coptic Christians, a much larger religious minority than the country’s tiny Jewish community.

She assumes that most of her compatriots have forgotten there are any Jews left in Egypt.

But when protesters filled Cairo’s Tahrir Square at the end of June calling on President Mohamed Morsi to step down, she was right there with them.

“The amount of people in Tahrir was breathtaking,” Haroun told JTA. “The unity between people was breathtaking. Some of the people recognized me because I was on TV. They were shaking my hand and telling me, ‘God bless you. You are a real Egyptian.’ ”

Haroun, 61, is the youngest of the 14 women who make up Cairo’s dwindling Jewish community. But though small in number, Haroun says the community is proud of its country and, like many Egyptians, supportive of the army’s campaign to quell Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood.

On Tuesday, CNN reported that the White House was withholding some military aid to Egypt in protest of the military’s violent crackdown on Morsi supporters. But for Haroun, the army’s assertion of control is a welcome development she sees as “fighting terrorism.”

“The way they wanted things to go, it’s a fascist movement,” she said. “I hope we’ll start a new era in Egypt where everyone will be equal regardless of political beliefs. I am very confident in the future.”

When a call went out for Egyptians to donate money to the government during the unrest, the 14 Jewish women in Egypt decided to scrounge together what they could.

“We have no money, but do you agree we should contribute a small amount of money in the name of the Egyptian community?” Haroun recalled asking the women. “You know what they responded? ‘Yes, of course. We are not dead yet.’ “

Whatever happens, the Jewish community in Egypt is over. But the Christian community may survive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/melvin.polatnick Melvin Polatnick

    Bringing the Jews back to Egypt is possible, if most are entrepreneurs that provide jobs and a buffet of free bagels and lox.

    • defcon 4

      Yeah, after all what najjis kaffir wouldn’t want to move to any one of the loverly islam0nazi states of the world today — especially the fun loving ones found in the Mid-East and N. Africa?

  • defcon 4

    One of my Jewish friends says the only way he would go to Egypt would be to take his grandfather’s body out of that stinking, fetid muslime cesspool and bury him somewhere decent.

    • Gee

      I went once – in October 1973. The Egyptians didn’t like my visit.

  • defcon 4

    Thank G-d most all of Egypt’s Jewish population fled that islamic cesspool — otherwise there’s no doubt they would be getting the same treatment the Coptic Christians are getting now.

    • UCSPanther

      I understand that they were, especially under Gamal Nasser.

  • Gary Dickson

    If the remaining Jews in Egypt leave that country, it will sink into a morass of death and destruction unprecedented in its history.

    • Gee

      And this is somehow different than what they are doing today?

      • Gary Dickson

        When the Jews finally leave, the descend into complete anarchy and chaos will accelerate far beyond even what is happening today, army or no army.

  • shelly

    While I understand that leaving the country in which one was born is not always easy to do, I would hope that the Egyptian Jewish community realises that there is a country not far from Egypt that would welcome them with kpen arms and hearts.

    • Gee

      They hate Israel.

  • Charlotta Jones

    Why do they still live there? Jewish women on their own in a Muslim country? Uneal

  • William Norman

    MAY IT BE THEIR LAST because their number don’t matter, they wont be allowed to turn Egypt into another palestine. I bet the JEWS ARE ALREADY CALCULATING THE NUMBER OF SETTLEMENTS THEY CAN EXPAND FROM PALESTINE TO EGYPT.

    • defcon 4

      Typical delusional antisemitism. Muslime much?

    • iluvisrael

      an ignoramus like you tarnishes that uniform you’re in – did you steal it?

  • William Norman

    You look like one of those hateful jewish old lady.

    • iluvisrael

      and you sound like an ignorant welfare thug

  • William Norman

    I CANT TELL IF U ARE A MAN IN DRAG OR AN ACTUAL WOMAN.

  • William Norman

    I CANT TELL IF YOU ARE A MAN IN DRAG OR AN ACTUAL WOMAN LOOKING LIKE A MAN.

  • Dan Nowotarski

    I think it was Patriotic of Haroun being out there, it was great that so many Egyptian citizens were out there protesting against the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorists. If Morsi was able, and had the time he would have clawed his way in controlling all the government agencies, by putting in place Muslim Brotherhood members, ultimately having complete control of Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhoods version of strict Shariah law would have then ruled the land. The Military saw and heard the Protesters who didn’t want to live under the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorists rule, and acted accordingly. I hope that one day the Egyptian citizens will one day enjoy the Liberties and Freedoms that we in America are now fighting to keep. – God Bless America, Israel, the NRA and all Real Freedom Fighting Patriots.