Spokesman for Catholic Church in Egypt: “Shame on Obama If He Is a Christian”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


The “if” part would be key here.

Father Rafic Antoine Greiche is the Head of the Press Office of the Catholic Church in Egypt and he isn’t exactly happy that Obama has spent a lot of time pressuring the Egyptian government into returning the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists burning churches and killing Christians to power.

An Egyptian Christian leader is calling out President Barack Obama and his administration for not doing enough in face of intense persecution against the Church by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Following the recent barrage of church burnings, Father Rafic Greiche, the chief spokesman for the Catholic Church in Egypt, criticized President Obama for not speaking out against the worst violence against Egyptian Christians in nearly 700 years.

“President Obama when he made a speech he just touched on the burning churches instead of telling the Muslim Brotherhood that they are terrorists and they are making terror on Egypt,” Greiche said. “He did not speak loud for this and shame on him if he is a Christian that he does not speak out loud.”

“The spokesman of the White House who…was asked ‘What is the red line for the Christians in Egypt?’ he mocked and said, ‘I didn’t bring my red pen,” he noted.

“So I think it was a mockery and not at its place and really shame on him also,” he said.

Radical Islamists, many members of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, attacked at least 60 churches, Christian businesses, and institutions in the days following the crackdown against supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

“Obama does not appear to understand the situation,” Greiche told AsiaNews. “In his speech he didn’t even so much as mention all the churches and Christian buildings being burnt down by the Muslim Brotherhood.”

“This must absolutely be made clear: the Muslim Brothers are terrorists and are tied to groups belonging to al Qaeda and to the Salafites,” he said. “The history of the Muslim Brotherhood, even since their foundation, has been a history of 85 years of bloodshed.”

Obama understands. He just doesn’t care. Egyptian Christians aren’t his priority the way that Sudanese Christians and Nigerian Christians aren’t his priority. Not to mention Israeli Jews or Burmese Buddhists or any other non-Muslim group targeted by Muslims.

I will stand with the Muslims, Obama said, and of all the promises that he made and broke, that is the only one he kept.

  • NSNZ

    The (boy potus) must be STOPPED.

  • DogmaelJones1

    Obama isn’t capable of shame. Was Hitler? Stalin? Mao? Pol Pot? Kim Il Ding-a-Ling One and Two? No. So, it’s fruitless to say to Obama, “Shame on you. Liar, liar, pants on fire.” He has no moral compass. I’m betting he even cheats at golf.

  • EamonnDublin

    I STAND WITH ISRAEL. Christians and Jews, UNITE !! Éamonn, Dublin, Ireland.

    • 4True

      Bless you for caring.

    • Domus Canus.

      Bravo Eamonn.

    • RightsaidFred2

      I’m with you as well. Amen!

    • nan

      I do also, we are God’s people, rejoice in that together

  • Nagia Sammakia

    Shame on Obama if he’s a Christian for supporting the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood and their fascist regime.

    • nan

      He is Muslim, he slipped and said his Muslim faith, reporter quickly said you Christian faith, he stammered and said, my Christian faith

  • Gee

    And when the Jews were ethnically cleansed from Egypt in the 1940s, 50s and 60s what was the position of the Catholic Church in Egypt or that of the UN or the President of the US? Oh right the Catholic Church supported and helped the Muslims and the rest of the world said not one single word.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      That is no excuse for inaction today.

      • Gee

        Never said it was – just am tired of the total hypocrisy of the Catholic Church. I want them to for once acknowledge their equal guilt for the exact same actions that they are now getting.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “Never said it was – just am tired of the total hypocrisy of the Catholic Church. I want them to for once acknowledge their equal guilt for the exact same actions that they are now getting.”

          As an institution I totally agree with you. But this institution is made up of people who were largely unborn at that time and their bound by tradition that keeps them from moving very fast in terms of what we might expect.

          I think some individuals would agree with you and many are simply blind followers of tradition.

          It’s not that I disagree with you, I just think it’s part of a different discussion. Or at least a more nuanced one.

    • AlreadyDead

      At least one Catholic priest in France was sent to a concentration camp to die for trying to harbor Jewish children at a private school. A famous French film director made a movie about it (Louie Mal?)

      • objectivefactsmatter

        There are lots of individuals that deserve to be defended by people concerned about justice and truth. But I understand Gee’s point to be addressing the church as an institution. There’s a lot to be said about their politics. They should speak up about injustice anywhere they see it. They should not be distinguishing between Christian and non-Christian victims of persecution.

        And obviously many many individuals inside the RCC agree with me, as in the example you cited.

      • Howdy Dowdy
    • defcon 4

      How do you figure the persecuted Christians in Egypt were EVER in any position to stop the persecution of Jews in Egypt? Why didn’t the Hindus in Pakistain stop the persecution of Christians and Sikhs? Why don’t the Hindus of Bangladesh stop the persecution of Buddhists there? The persecuted are the victims, they’re not in position to do anything.

    • 4True

      Many Christians died trying to help Jews although it should have been many more and it may not have ever happened.

    • truebearing

      Two wrongs still don’t make a right.
      There was a stubborn illogic among Catholics, and perhaps other Christian denominations, based on the way Jewish priests conspired to have Jesus crucified. Somehow, it was lost on the people who pushed the anti-Jewish agenda that Jesus, and all of the disciples, were Jewish. A problematic position, to say the least, for those intent on blaming the Jews.
      That being said, how do wrongs of the past have anything to do with the injustices of today? Should Jews turn their backs on Christians because SOME Christians turned their backs on Jews in the past? What is your ultimate point? Should we continue, in perpetuity, to make heartless and stupid decisions because some people did in the past?
      Be careful that you don’t alienate your friends.

  • marula

    What’s the fuss! Both he and his spouse publicly claimed he is a Muslim. What is so strange when a Muslim kicks Christian butt?

  • AlreadyDead

    What if the zero isn’t a Christian? Then he gets a pass?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      That makes him an even bigger liar. So no, he doesn’t qualify for any passes that I can think of.

      • defcon 4

        He’s only a Christian in the sense that Hitler was…

        • 4True

          When its convenient to get the semi-christian fools to vote him in.

        • http://1389blog.com/ 1389AD

          I would assume that Hitler was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church as an infant.

          AFAIK, BHO has never been baptized. Simply attending or hanging around a racist “church” that calls itself Christian doesn’t make anybody a Christian.

          • Andrew Patton

            Yes, Hitler was baptized Catholic, but he was excommunicated latae sententiae in the 1920′s for joining the Thule Society.

    • Dan Mesa/AZ

      Let’s see…..Obama, raised a muslim who then converts to Christianity but actually is a ‘practicing’ agnostic. Talk about voting present! The muslims hate this apostate, Christians don’t respect him…… . He’s wound so tight in PC jedi mind-fuckedness that I bet he couldn’t find his own moral compass if Jesus Himself handed it to him.

    • Andrew Patton

      Then he’d be doing as expected of him, for the Lord said, “If the world hates you, know that it also hated Me.”

  • cathy

    THE ISLAMIC DOUBLE STANDARD

    Todd’s American Dispatch: Feds forced churches to get baptism permits
    By Todd Starnes
    August 30, 2013

    … In Olympia, Wash., a church was denied a permit to hold a baptism at Heritage Park a few weeks ago. Their request was rejected because the attorney general said the religious sacrament was a violation of the state constitution.

    In 2011, a church’s beach baptism was shut down by lifeguards in Miami.

    But while the government cracks down on public expressions of the Christian faith, they are embracing public expressions of the Islamic faith – many times at taxpayer expense.

    Universities across the nation are spending thousands of dollars to install foot baths so Muslim students can wash their feet before their five-times-a-day prayers.

    The New York Times reported that the University of Michigan-Dearborn spent $25,000 to install the foot-washing stations in restrooms. The university defended the expenditure, claiming it was for health and safety measures, not religion.

    A number of airports have spent public tax dollars to provide foot-washing basins for Muslim taxi drivers. One Arizona airport went so far as to provide prayer rugs.

    And San Francisco International Airport renovated a building to create a house of worship for Muslim workers. Airport officials declined to reveal how much tax money was spent, but a spokesman told the San Francisco Chronicle they just wanted to maintain “a good relationship with ground transportation providers.”

    So there you have it, good readers. Our government increasingly affords accommodation to the Muslim faith, while attempting to regulate the Christian faith.

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/08/30/btodd-american-dispatchb-feds-forced-churches-to-get-baptism-permits/?test=latestnews

    • Domus Canus.

      But under this guys watch he stood by as Detroit went bankrupt? There is zero logic when it comes to this president and his obsession with catering to muslims, but torch a church? No biggie.

  • 4True

    Who said that about the “red pen” ? Mocking murder and oppression and cruelty to innocent people? I hope he learns what God thinks about them soon.

  • truebearing

    Obama is incapable of goodness. He is a pathological liar and a Muslim — not to be redundant. He will never be on the side of God or good. The death of Christians is, at best, an insignificance, at worst a pleasure for Obama. He is a man obsessed with himself and revenge on anyone who doesn’t worship him or worship the evil he worships.
    Obama’s pathetic attempt at pretending to be a Christian is the first time he has been completely transparent.

  • elaine schiff

    It is because of Obama that the Muslim brotherhood is rioting all over the Mideast-they have no fear that anyone will stop them-Syria is an on going disaster between the Shiet”s and the Sunnie-it has been that way for a long time-now Obama wants to put our military in harms way to again help the murdering Muslim brotherhood-and yes the other side is just as bad-
    In Egypt, the murder, burning and rape of Christians is another shameful act. To turn his back on this is stomach turning-but again it is the Muslim Brotherhood that is mostly guilty-so he says nothing-

  • Princeton67atCoxdotnet

    No shame. No blame. No Christian.

  • nan

    Obama has no shame, he is Muslim and most likely secretly praises it. 1 word I will never put together with that name, that is President. Not my president, he did not go by it honestly… He has mocked God too many times and USA has even more to worry about when God judges USA. Many dreams lately that Christians are having is being told God’s judgment is close. They are being told to make sure their prepared material wise and spiritually. Water, food, etc.