Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham should take lessons in courage from Egyptian defense minister Col. Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who has vowed to rebuild Coptic Churches destroyed by the Muslim Brotherhood. Not only is the courageous El-Sisi vowing to rebuild Muslim Brotherhood-destroyed Coptic Churches, but his order aims to have them rebuilt ASAP, according to the Mid-East Christian News. “The Egyptian defense minister ordered the engineering department of the armed forces to swiftly repair all the affected churches,in recognition of the historical and national role played by our Coptic brothers,”
Comments: The last sentence is particularly disturbing...true, and disturbing.
I really like this El-Sisi fellow. He at least is trying to look out for the Coptics. This takes a great deal of personal courage, and an understanding that defense minister means you defend everybody. Not just muslims.
Curious question for our military types, What is a Col. General? Is there really such a rank?
Meanwhile, just to keep the players straight for readers: It is Egypt where a Muslim leader is championing the rights of Christians by rebuilding their torched churches. And it is in the United States where mosques are being built and Christians are being marginalized.
Just to add: it is th U.S. militay in particular where the President of the United States is moving fast to marginalize Christianity and valorize Islam.
#2 Colonel General is a specific rank of General. Russia uses the rank too. It´s normally the highest or next highest rank of General where it´s used. al-Sisi is CIC of all Egyptian armed forces, so I assume in Egypt it´s the highest rank.
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