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Murdered Christian Children: The Price of Obama’s Pro-Brotherhood Jihad

Murdered Marys

Who is more deserving of punishment by the United States? Millions of Egyptians, for ousting the Muslim Brotherhood? Or the Muslim Brotherhood, for habitually terrorizing and murdering Christians, among many other crimes?

According to the unmistakably clear actions of the Obama administration, it is the millions of anti-Brotherhood Egyptians who deserve punishment.

Last Sunday, the Church of the Virgin Mary in Waraq near Cairo was attacked during a wedding ceremony, leaving four dead and many wounded. According to Dr. Hisham Abdul Hamid of forensics, two of those who were murdered were Christian children—two girls; two Marys: 12-year-old Mary Nabil Fahmy, who took five shots in the chest, and 8-year-old Mary Ashraf Masih (meaning “Christ”), who took a bullet in the back which burst from the front.

It should be noted that this scene—attacked Coptic churches and murdered Christians, especially on holy days and celebrations—has become a normalized aspect of Egypt’s landscape (see Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians, especially pgs. 42-43 and 56-62).

So too are the murders of Christian children increasingly common in Egypt. Indeed, along with Sunday’s two murdered Marys, back in July, another Christian girl, 10-year-old Jessi Boulos, was shot dead while walking home from Bible class.

All of these church attacks and murders are a direct byproduct of the Muslim Brotherhood’s incitements against Egypt’s Christians in retaliation for the June 30 Revolution, which saw the ousting of the Brotherhood.

Needing someone to scapegoat in order to set Egypt ablaze, Brotherhood leadership—including supreme leader Muhammad Badie, Safwat Hegazi, and Al Jazeera’s Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi—repeatedly demonized the nation’s Christian minority, leading to any number of atrocities committed against the Copts.

As today’s headline from one of Egypt’s most read newspapers, Tahrir News,put it: “The Brotherhood’s crime in Waraq [location of Sunday’s church attack]. Seventeen murdered Copts and 85 torched churches since ousting of Morsi… Copts pay price of June 30 Revolution.”

Now consider the response of the United States concerning the conflict between Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood in the context of U.S. aid.

For years, human rights activists have been imploring the Obama administration to make aid to Egypt contingent on respect for the human rights of all Egyptians, including Christian minorities.  Such a move would dramatically ameliorate the plight of the Copts, since all potential Egyptian governments, including the ousted Muslim Brotherhood, are more interested in securing money than in killing Christians.

Instead, the Obama administration’s approach has been 1) to ignore the plight of Egypt’s Christians and 2) when attacks are especially egregious (and exposed by the MSM) offer perfunctory condemnation. (After all, if the administration was able to get away with the lip-service approach among Americans—vocally condemning and promising to get the Muslim Brotherhood-linked murderers of Americans in Benghazi but then ignoring it—surely it will not hesitate doing so with a foreign nation.)

As for making U.S. aid to Egypt contingent on respect for human rights, that has been out of the question for the Obama administration.

And yet, when those who are responsible for the destruction of nearly 100 Christian churches (including an unprecedented attack on the holiest Coptic church back when Morsi was still president) and the murders of Copts and their children finally get ousted by the Egyptian people and their military, it is then that the Obama administration cuts hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. aid to Egypt—thereby punishing all of Egypt for ejecting the Muslim Brotherhood from power. (In other nations, like Syria, the administration supports the Christian-slaughtering, al Qaeda linked terrorists).

What more proof can any sensible American need to know that the Muslim-named president of the United States of America is in league with Muslim terrorists?

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Comments on this post

# RE: Murdered Christian Children: The Price of Obama’s Pro-Brotherhood Jihad

Remember the bombing of the US Cole and no one was ever held responsible for it by the Clinton administration although they said that they would find and hold them accountable. So much for promises being kept. FDR was the last good Democratic President. Good looks and good talking did not get anything solved.
Left by KellieC on Oct 24, 2013 11:34 PM

# RE: Murdered Christian Children: The Price of Obama’s Pro-Brotherhood Jihad

GOOD GOD: Again - tired, ridiculous, usually hate-based, garbage that BHO is a Muslim.

BHO is a Christian, attends St. John's Episcopal in DC. Rev. Joshua DuBois leads daily devotionals at the White House. BHO came to Christianity as a young man, no family help, and was baptized as an adult in the Trinity United Church of Christ. You'll find two OBJECTIVE articles about this on about.com. The first, at


is titled "President Barack Obama", dated 01/30/2012, and written by By Mary Fairchild, About.com Christianity Guide.

The second, at


is titled "Barack Obama's Religious Beliefs & Background: What Does Barack Obama Believe? / Barack Obama has a More Religiously Diverse & Secular Background than Most", undated, and written by By Austin Cline, About.com Agnosticism / Atheism Guide.

These encyclopedic articles are written by OBJECTIVE experts.
Left by JohnR on Oct 25, 2013 2:32 AM

# RE: Murdered Christian Children: The Price of Obama’s Pro-Brotherhood Jihad

Wonderful... an article about Christians being slaughtered in Egypt and all someone can do is moan about a slur against Barak Obama. Not a mention of the murdered children and the continued attack on the Copts - I suppose as non-white, non-American kids their life is cheap. Poor Barak Obama, being called a Muslim, how terrible (what children? did someone mention children?)how damn sick
Left by breely on Oct 26, 2013 1:29 PM

# RE: Murdered Christian Children: The Price of Obama’s Pro-Brotherhood Jihad

Johnr - even the Bible says we are known by our fruit. the president can call himself an apple but that does not make him one. He has exported abortion to the whole world, pushed the homosexual agenda, and continues to finance known and sworn enemies of the U.S., who kill Christians on a daily basis and just like Bengazi there will not be any justice for them except when the wrath of God falls on this country because of Mr. 'I will kneel on a muslum prayer rug and worship allah just like i worship that christian god'. You are either Gods and do His will or you are satans and do his will. By his fruit he is deffinetly satans!
Left by Gerald on Oct 29, 2013 8:58 AM