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Dispatch from Cairo: The frighteningly
uncertain future of Christians in Egypt

The Week, by Jacob Lippincott

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 5/12/2013 2:50:03 PM

Christians and Muslims generally live side by side peacefully. But there has been a troubling rise in religious violence. Coptic Easter has come and gone. For arcane reasons, Copts, the Christian sect indigenous to Egypt, celebrate the holiday on a different date than western Christians, and last Sunday they did so in the typical Egyptian fashion. Coptic youth set off fusillades of fireworks around churches and Coptic and Muslim families shopped and ate late into the night. (Snip)The Brotherhood leader who issued this edict, Fatwa Abdel Rahman al-Barr, said that saying happy Easter "comes at the expense" of Islam

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Hilary´s Middle East legacy - Saying ´Happy Easter´ is now a crime.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 5/12/2013 3:11:49 PM     (No. 9323097)

Arcane reasons? Do the folks at The Week own a dictionary and a computer? Arcane means secret or mysterious.

The explanation is online.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: MattMusson, 5/12/2013 3:34:42 PM     (No. 9323129)

This is an century´s old religous war that will flash hot. It´s no accident that the Bible says Armeggeddon takes place in the middle east.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kahunavol, 5/12/2013 3:38:40 PM     (No. 9323133)

What is a "non-practicing Christian?" The writer says she is one.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: philemon1967, 5/12/2013 9:27:31 PM     (No. 9323489)

By their fruit you shall know them... Allah isn´t the God of the Bible. Wishing Happy Easter WOULD come at an expense of Islam if the deity of Islam feels that Easter is a celebration of a major victory against him.

For the old Serpent, having used the Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans and now Muslims to subjugate people (Islam ="submission"), a celebration of liberation of people from sin and therefore from the kingdom of the Prince of this world would be repugnant to him. Easter celebrates the most painful defeat for him just when he thought he had his greatest victory. So, it wouldn´t surprise me if he goes after God´s saints especially during Easter.

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