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Coptic Pope Adviser: U.S. Still Supports Muslim Brotherhood

After my recent visit to Egypt, some people asked about Egyptian Christians. "How are they faring under President Al-Sisi?"

"They are doing better under their new president," I replied. "But they still need our support and prayers because Islamists are continuing to attack them, and life remains extremely difficult for them and other Egyptians."

I recently interviewed Father Anthony Hanna, a key adviser to Coptic Pope Tawadros who said a Christian kidnapping case is now reported almost every week in Minya Province.

Militant Muslims are abducting males and females--mostly from wealthy Christian families--demanding that a ransome be paid. In some villages, Islamists are demanding that Christian businessmen pay a jizya-like tax to keep their businesses safe from attack.

Father Hanna said several Christian homes were recently burned in Upper Egypt, and police foiled an attempted arson attack against a church in Sohag.

Are police and the government responding to help Christians when they come under attack by militants, or are they looking the other way?

Hanna said in many cases the police neither have the men, nor weaponry needed to combat heavily armed terrorists.

He also told me most Egyptians love Americans, but they are still upset and puzzled over continued U.S. support for the Muslim Brotherhood. He insists it is ongoing through American arm shipments via Turkey and Egyptian Christians are often the victims.

The new Egyptian government is "promising," said Hanna. But Egyptian Christians and their new government need our help if the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic extrmism are to be defeated.

Watch the full interview here:

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Comments on this post

# RE: Coptic Pope Adviser: U.S. Still Supports Muslim Brotherhood

Barack Obama has a rich brother who funds Al Queda and the Muslim Brotherhood. The IRS not only approved his request for tax relief for his "political fund raising" in ONE MONTH while discriminating against conservative groups' applications, but they made it RETROACTIVE for a full year. Why doesn't the media ever mention this? Why doesn't Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh mention it?
Left by # on Jul 22, 2014 11:06 PM

# RE: Coptic Pope Adviser: U.S. Still Supports Muslim Brotherhood

We sure would like to know the truth about why the USA is supporting the MBH? Why are we supporting the Christians in Iraq and Egypt, if Mr. Obama is a Christian?
Left by KellieC on Jul 23, 2014 7:13 PM

# RE: Coptic Pope Adviser: U.S. Still Supports Muslim Brotherhood

Prez Obama is supporting MBH not the U.S. citizens.
Left by truthtalker on Jul 24, 2014 9:22 AM